Denon 2900 v.s. 2800MK2

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  1. David Giesbrecht

    David Giesbrecht Second Unit

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    Is there any difference in these players as far as video performance goes. I'm not really interested in DVD audio or SACD play back. I don't think the 2900 has DCDI, will the 2800 look better?
     
  2. Luis S

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    Stay away from the 2800/2800 MKII line. Not worth the hassel IMHO. They were buggy from the get go and its pretty damn difficult to get one that works well from what Ive heard. YMMV of course and you may get lucky but its something you should keep in mind any way. I waited and bought the 2900 and it is one SWEET machine. Absolutely stunning picture and sound,well worth the price to me [​IMG] Hope this helps.

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  3. David Giesbrecht

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    Luis

    Do you use the 4:3 shrink function, and if so does it work well.
     
  4. David Giesbrecht

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    bump
     
  5. Luis S

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    Oops! Sorry I didnt get back to you David! :b But to answer your question, your refering to watching non-anamorphic material right? If thats it then no, I couldnt tell you how the shrink and zoom is.I dont have anything really to try it out with. I'll see if I can find something though and give it a shot. I'll let you know what I find out.

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  6. David Giesbrecht

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    anyone else? don't forget me!
     
  7. Edward J M

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    Do NOT buy the 2800 MKII.

    It is not reliable - freezes, skips, audio drop-outs, etc. are all too common.

    Furthermore, it is plagued with the worst case of the chroma bug I have ever seen.

    The 2900 is 100 times better. If you want the Silicon Images decoding engine, it is the only WTG.

    Regards,

    Ed
     

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