Denon DVD-2900 may have chroma bug

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  1. Haris Ellahi

    Haris Ellahi Second Unit

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  2. HarryR

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    Well, my RP91 was stolen at Christmas. I really have been wanting a universal player and knew about the 2900. I really thought they would have all the issues hammered out but he we are talking about the chroma bug and bass management.

    If these issues are not resolved I cannot see spending 900 on this player when I can buy an RP91 for 300-400 and just buy a separate SACD later.
     
  3. Jeff Adams

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    Harry, how is the video performance on the RP91?
     
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    I doubt that it's the chroma bug. As already noted by the original poster, it's probably a different issue. I would wait until a more reliable source such as Don Munsil or Stacey Spears to make a definitive statement about the Chroma issue.
     
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    Yeah definatly wait for a more reliable source than that screw ball...wait.that's me! I may have jumped the gun a bit. It definatly looked like the bug but it may be the other issue. I am going to take a look at non-disney discs that are know for the bug and see tonight.
    Marc (FREAK!)
     
  6. Jeff Adams

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    Marc,
    You almost made me disregard the 2900. Thanks a lot! Just kidding, I really HOPE this player does not have a chroma issue, I have been waiting for this player for a while and hope it performs the way it should.
     
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    Sorry FREAK! Hope you didn't take offense, but I think you'll agree that Spears and Munsil are a more reliable source than just about anyone on this issue! I do appreciate hearing the comments on the player.
     
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    Why the hostility?
     
  9. Don Munsil

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    That's very kind. Thanks. I just posted a pretty complete rundown on what's going on with the 2900 on AVS Forum, in the thread referenced above. The short version is that it has a chroma-bug-like issue with alternating progressive flag material. Unfortunately, this material is pretty common. You can't really call it a bug, because they're following the spec to the letter, but it's still not up to the standards set in this area by the best chipsets.

    Don
     
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    Jeff, the video was just fine on the RP 91. The audio was adequate IMO. Heck, if they could have just added SACD to the RP91 I would jump all over it.
     
  11. KeithH

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    Don said:

     
  12. John Kotches

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    Keith,

    Repeat this, ad nauseum:
    There is no perfect DVD player.....
    There is no perfect DVD player.....

    [​IMG]

    Regards,
     
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    John, I just can't get myself to say it. I tried and tried and tried, but I can't do it. [​IMG]

    So, when is Denon going to initiate a full-scale recall of the '2900? [​IMG]
     
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    FREAK,

    I've adjusted the title of this thread to include the word "may" to better reflect your position on this (ala other cyber venues).
     
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    Thanks for the title change. I think I jumped a little too fast to report and I do totally agree that I can't even be counted as high as amateur in regards to player rating in comparison to the fantastic people at Secrets! I got a PM from Denon Jeff indicating they are working on it. I am hoping for a CD to pop in to correct it.
    Time will tell...
    How is the secrets review going?
    Make no mistake. I LOVE this player! It is fantastic other than this pseudo error. I watched most of The Hunt for Red October and was very impressed (don't forget FREAK!=sub-amateur). On the title credits the 'Red October' was very red and no problem there. The scene where the LA class sub bridge turns all red was fine too if that is a supporting indication that the regular chroma bug is not there.
    Marc
     
  17. Parker Clack

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    So then what is the audio section for playback of MC SACD and DVD-A like performance wise?

    Parker
     
  18. CurtisC

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    Well,for me the dvd-a was a bummer as 25 minutes into play my 2900 started skipping,then said, no play.I tried another and after a few songs same thing,then another,same thing.I should say this could just be a faulty unit,not a design flaw,I hope.It also sounds like a microwave oven,it does play cd's fine.By the way dvd-a and cd did sound quite good,never made it to sacd, and video is not too important to me.
     
  19. Daniel Mai

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    CurtisC,
    I had the same problem with a few disc last Friday and it got worst on Tuesday, it wouldn't play any DVD-A or DVD-V at all. SACD still works. Packed it up and traded for another unit on Wednesday and everything works fine now for 2 days. I love this player for both A&V. You gotta try SACD. Keep checking the symptoms!!
     
  20. CurtisC

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    Thanks Daniel,thats what I'll do.
     

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