Denon 1600 vs 2900 Video Quality Difference

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  1. Kimo Bonnelycke

    Kimo Bonnelycke Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello All,

    While I am on my quest for the "best" hardware for me, I am wondering what the "real" difference is between the above units. The 1600 uses the Faroudja chip and the 2900 uses the SiI504 chip. Would there be a major difference in PQ?

    Kimo B.
     
  2. Kimo Bonnelycke

    Kimo Bonnelycke Stunt Coordinator

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    Opps,

    It appears I put this in the wrong forum. Could this please be moved to the Audio/Video Section?

    Thx..

    Kimo B.
     
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    Kimo,
    I own the 2900 but i used to own a 1600 and the video difference is very small with the 2900 getting a slight edge for a little more filmlike image. I think most people would be hard pressed to find much of a difference. BTW, i am using my 2900(and the 1600 previously) on a Panasonic 56" 16x9 set. On the audio side the 2900 is superior for regular DVD's and DVD-A. And of course the 2900 has SACD as well(excellent also). I know some others seem to have bass management problems with the 2900 but it works perfect for me.

    And yes this should be moved to the Audio/Video sources forum.

    Take Care,
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