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.Still disappointing given that Denon Jeff said that Denon's design engineers were given a green light to make the '2900 free of flaws that plagued previous Denon players.
There is no perfect DVD player.....Amen to that, John. As much as I like some of the features on my RP-91 I find it most annoying that it does not display time remaining on Videos.
And, like all products involved in our common "affliction" the RP-91 filled a niche for me at the time and now the 2900 will fill a slightly different niche. With the Denon 2900 I'm adding Multi-channel SACD (I own a Sony 9000 for 2 channel SACD and that will now move upstairs). Also, the 2900 allows me to use the one set of 5.1 analog inputs that are available on my Outlaw 950 to play both DVD-A and SACD MC. The bass management issues apparently are non-issues if one has both small speakers (M&K 150's) and an Outlaw 950 (jury still out on that until I get some real world experience, but people who have come through in the past assure me that this is not a problem). I'll keep the RP-91 in the system for now since the auto-aspect feature is nice, particularly for the supplemental discs where material routinely goes between anamorphic, non-a, etc.
I'm hoping that some of the supposed issues with the 2900 are ironed out but none of them appear to be deal killers in my situation. And, as previously noted, this is just another step on the long path toward the evasive AV HT nirvana.
Comes with the territory.
And like you said, nothing's perfect. Instead of nit-picking, I prefer niche-filling.