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It is a progressive-scan DVD player and has the ability to upconvert DVDs to 1080p resolution using HDMI connection.

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Excellent DVD video upconverting using HDMI and Faroudja DCDi processing.

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Nice build quality with gold plated rear jacks and aluminum face plate.

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Good value especially if you can get it for about $100 on clearance.

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Great sound quality for CDs, SACDs, and DVD-Audio.

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Pure audio mode which shuts down front panel display and video circuitry for absolute clean music listening.

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Fast load times for DVDs and CDs.

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Plays almost every disc available except for blu-rays.

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Built in Dolby Digital, DTS, SACD, and DVD-A multi-channel decoders with bass management.

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Cons

Even with the 2MB buffer, still has a slight pause on DVD-Video disc layer change.

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No distance compensation or DSD bitstream output for SACD.

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The DVD-1940CI from Denon is a progressive-scan DVD player and has the ability to upconvert DVDs to 1080p resolution using HDMI connection. It has a Faroudja Fi2301 video engine and DCDi circuitry for image processing, with dual discreet 12-bit video digital-to-analog converters. Audio-wise the player is equipped with Burr-Brown 24/192 Audio digital-to-analog converters and has built-in Dolby Digital, DTS, DVD-Audio and SACD decoders. The player is compatible with DVD-V, DVD-A, SACD, CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DivX, MP3 and JPEG disks. There is an HDMI 1.1 output, plus composite, component and S-video output, and coaxial and optical digital audio outputs.

Features
  • Progressive scan
  • Upconvert DVDs to 1080p via HDMI
  • Compatible with DVD-V, DVD-A, SACD, CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DivX, MP3 and JPEG disks
  • Faroudja Fi2301 video engine and DCDi circuitry for image processing, with dual discreet 12-bit video digital-to-analog converters
  • Burr-Brown 24/192 Audio digital-to-analog converters
  • DD, DTS, DVD-A, SACD decoders built in
  • Composite, component and S-video output
  •  Coaxial and optical digital audio outputs
  • HDMI 1.1
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