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Is the denon 1940 an improvement on the denon 1930 model, I understand the picture quality has improved, but is it better or worse sonically, are there any alternatives upto £300 that have comparable quality?
 

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Two clear sub-£300 competitors in our new issue, out next Thursday (or sooner - subscribers should have theirs today/tomorrow, will be in many shops from Monday).....
 

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So can anyone with their hands on the November issue shed some light on which two DVD players Clare is referring to? I assume that the Denon DVD-1940 is one of them but which is the other one?
 

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So can anyone with their hands on the November issue shed some light on which two DVD players Clare is referring to? I assume that the Denon DVD-1940 is one of them but which is the other one?

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Anybody?? Unfortunately I live in a part of the world where the October issue hasn't even arrived yet, let alone the November issue. Sigh...
 

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Strange that Clare should say it like she did. It sounded like the 1940 had a competitor, and I wouldn't have expected that competitor to be its little brother.
 

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Strange that Clare should say it like she did. It sounded like the 1940 had a competitor, and I wouldn't have expected that competitor to be its little brother.

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Hi guys. Sorry, but we're so mad-busy with Awards stuff that i'd lost track of this thread.

To clarify, i wasn't referring to the 1740 in my original post, but the Marantz DV6001 (£300) and (because the issues are starting to blur into one) the Cambridge Audio Azur 540D V2 (£250) we tested in the October issue. Both five-star players, both strong rivals to the Denon 1940.

Such matters are what our current intensive Awards judging are made of!
 
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[quote user="D.J.KRIME"][quote user="Spike66"]Denon DVD-1740[/quote] The 1740 is hardly in the same class as either the 1930 or 1940.[/quote]

You're right - sorry !
 
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Can anyone comment on whether the 1940 would be a worthy successor to my (very) long-in-the-tooth Sony DVP-NS900?

I am looking to replace it as I want DVD-Audio and HDMI...

Does anyone know if the 1940 HDMI cable carries the audio too? (It's 1.1, so I appreciate DVD-Audio and SACD are off the agenda)
 

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I've just bought a 1940 and haven't noted any lip sync problems .....a prime reason for buying it for me was the DVD-A / SACD capability which IMHO sounds excellent ......listening to multi-channel Steely Dan via the Denon and an Onkyo TR 875 works wonderfully well!
 
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hope its better than my 1930 13months old when i first got it it was superb then theses last few weeks on various dvds picture has been hit and miss. some times good then stoping it and when resumes.its crap. on other forums there is loads of people complaining about it and because it can some times be a intermitant fault denon does not want to know. also my mate got his sameday as me and his does the same. if you look you will find pleanty off reports on machines which use dcdi fl-2301 chip. this is my third time of getting a denon 2200 faulty freezing upgraded to 2910 same got pioneer no prob then this 1930. it does not give me mutch faith in denons qc dept.
 
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Just seen the 1940 on Richer Sounds for GBP 179.40 -Why so cheap-Anything to do with the rumours about it's chipset?

So what's with this apparently faulty Faroudja FLi2301 DCDi chipset......hardly bodes confidence in a product as far as longevity, or perhaps in the Denon 1940's case........short life expectancy is concerned and if they know there's a fault why don't Denon recall these players?

What happens if it goes kaput under Denon's 2 year Warranty?
 
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Hi guys, sorry I've been off the airwaves for a while!

I've been wondering how much difference there would be between my Toshiba DVD player and the new budget Denon. I bought my Tosh for £120 second hand and it retailed for £1300 about 4 / 5 years ago when it was new. The picture is lovely through component and the sound is lovely too.

Seemed a good buy to me and to be honest I wondered whether something that retailed at £1300 could possibly be bad. It has turned out a worthy successor to my Pioneer DV565D but I do wonder how it would fare against a new Denon 1940.

Does anyone have any views. It isn't even progressive scan on PAL, just SD interlaced, but the colour is so full and rich and vibrant, once set up with Video Essentials disk. A very worthwhile £15 investment!
 
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Id give the ps3 serious consideration as a dvd player i have a denon 2930 and i bought a ps3 around three weeks ago and after a few trial runs im fairly covinced it has a better picture than the denon! for music its not as good but you cant have it all i spose.
 

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