2900..or 1910??

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  1. Steve_Barrow

    Steve_Barrow Agent

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    Found a great price on a 2900 today and up here they list for a 1/3 more then the expected list of the 1910. it actually comes in cheaper than what I think I should be able to get a 1910 for.

    Looking at the spec and it seeming somewhat greek, I'm having trouble distingushing if this might be the better way to go as i was poised to buy a 1910.

    Any assistance would be much appreciated, the 2900 is on sale for tomorrow only.
     
  2. JeremySt

    JeremySt Screenwriter

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    Id vote for 2900.
     
  3. Tyson Wetzel

    Tyson Wetzel Stunt Coordinator

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    I'd get the 2900
     
  4. Levesque

    Levesque Supporting Actor

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    If you are interested in PQ only, go with the 1910. For DD and DTS there will be no differences in SQ between the 2900 and 1910.

    The picture of the 1910 is sharper and cleaner then the 2900, particularly if you own a digital display.

    I own the LG7832 (Zenith DVB318 clone), the Denon 5900 and the 1910. The 5900 was alot better then the 2900 PQ wise, and the 1910 could easily pass for a 5900 on a small screen (65'' or under).

    But if you are interested in the hi-rez formats (DVD-A and SACD) then go with the 2900, or the upcoming 2910 that will be more ''futur-proofed'' (until HD-DVD...).
     
  5. Greg Labate

    Greg Labate Stunt Coordinator

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    do you still recommend the 1910 over the 2900 if you will only watch it through the component input of a RP HDTV?
     
  6. EricRWem

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    No DVI? No point in getting the 1910. Get the 2900.
     
  7. Greg Labate

    Greg Labate Stunt Coordinator

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    I curently have the Denon 1910 and I'm very happy with PQ through DVI, but that one DVI slot on my RP HDTV will be used for the new HDTV Tivo Satellite soon.

    So do you recommend the 2900 or the Zenith DV318 without the firmware upgrade that prevents upconversion through component?
     
  8. EricRWem

    EricRWem Screenwriter

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    You betchya. If you're not going to use the DVI, then I think those are your two best choices.

    Personally, I'd give priority to the DVD player everytime when it comes to DVI. Why? Because most satellite programming isn't even HD, and whatever is...you really aren't losing anything at all if you go to component on the sat box. It makes no difference, imho.

    That's my $0.02.
     
  9. John Garcia

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    I agree with Eric, I'd use the DVI for the DVD player becaue it will be used EVERY time you use the player, vs the occasional HD signal on the Tivo. If you watch a lot of stuff on DVD there is no question.
     
  10. Greg Labate

    Greg Labate Stunt Coordinator

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    Just upgraded to the 2910. Incredible PQ thru DVI. Worth the price ($400) to upgrade. Better PQ than the 1910.
     

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