Denon DVD-3930 / DCD-700E Audio Playback

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Does the Denon DVD player have similar audio playback quality to the CD player? I have awful CD playback through my Panny DVD player and really want to upgrade both. I mainly watch films and pop CD's in now and again. Denon was my first choice to pair with my receiver Any thoughts peeps?? My Kit: Denon AVR-3808 PMC FB1i (L&R) PMC TB2-Ci (Centre) PMC TLE1 (Sub) PMC Wafers for surrounds Panasonic 42PX70 (Plasma) Panasonic DVD-S53 (DVD) PS3 - For Blu-ray
 

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Truth is few DVD players are as good as a dedicated CD player when it comes to music replay. The Denon DVD-3930 is perfectly good as a CD player, but no, it won't be quite as good for music as a dedicated CD. If you want a more musical DVD player, you should consider the Marantz DV7001 (£600), which is a very fine universal movie and music machine and sounds exciting with CDs.
 
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Thanks for your help, will have a listen to the DCD-700.
I was advised to hold off buying the 3930 untill denon blu-ray machines arrive (local dealer)
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That's another huge reason why I would not pay big money for a dvd player. My 1940 upscales DVDs superbly. To give you an idea, I played The Departed on DVD and Sky HD at the same time, flipping screens. There was no difference whatsoever. I cannot imagine the 3930 improving the picture to a noticeable degree. If I were you, I would wait for a Bluray machine and buy a seperate cd player. It would be cheaper than the 3930 as well!
 

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[quote user="Gerrardasnails"]That's another huge reason why I would not pay big money for a dvd player. My 1940 upscales DVDs superbly. To give you an idea, I played The Departed on DVD and Sky HD at the same time, flipping screens. There was no difference whatsoever. I cannot imagine the 3930 improving the picture to a noticeable degree. If I were you, I would wait for a Bluray machine and buy a seperate cd player. It would be cheaper than the 3930 as well![/quote]Oh just how wrong you are about the 3930 not doing that much better a job over the 1940 you are. There are reasons that the 1940 is circa £200 and retail on the 3930 is £1100 and that is all to do with how it is built and what lies underneath the casing. The 1940 does a good job for a budget machine but the 3930 is a highend player which used HQV chipsets for upscaling and not the cheepo Faroudja DCDi FLI-2301 chipset. I sujest you actually see one in action before comenting on it proformance and INHO it also does a fantastic job with CD playback especially when you disable all video processing in its audio direct mode.
 

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Will it do a better job than a bluray player? If so, why all the fuss about bluray? My advice was to not spend over a grand on a dvd player when, now the "war" is over, bluray player prices will tumble. I've seen the Denon A1X (can't remember the rest of it) and it's the top of the range at Denon (above the 3930) and I agree it's great but not that much greater than the 1940.
 

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I only paid £500 for my 3930 BNIB with 2 year gurantee well worth the extra £300 over the 1940 I think. But if you cant see the differnce between the A1X and a 1940 I think you need to go see specsavers, and from what I have seen from any Blu-Ray unit none of them do as good a job as a quality DVD player with DVD.
 

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I have just changed my HD Ready 50""Plaz to a FULL HD 1080p Plaz and have both set to 1080p. The Denon delivers a fantastic image full of both colour and detail especially when compared to the results of the PS3 with DVD. But as a direct comparison between say Pirates of the Carib 3 yes there is more detail on the blu-ray over the dvd and colours apear slightly more natural but IMHO not enough to make me spend almost twice the amount on the Blu-Ray disc over the DVD.
 

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