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The Harman Kardon DVD 48 is the advanced DVD player, with the ability to play DVD video, DVD audio and SACD discs.

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Pros

excellent audio and video quality

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included remote control is backlit

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sacd multichannel is awsome

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a hdmi input makes it future ready for digital formats

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can play DVD-A and SACD music discs

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player sound performance rival some high-end players

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HDMI output

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able to upscale SD content to 1080p/1080i or 720p

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Cons

inexpensive

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outdated - cannot play the current generation of optical media

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all functions on remote dont work

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expensive - remains the cost of a Blu-ray player

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The Harman Kardon DVD 48 is the most advanced DVD player offered by harmon/kardon, with the ability to play DVD video, DVD audio and SACD discs with HDMI connectivity. The HDMI connection is capable of scaling older video discs to 1080p with DCDI by Faroudja and is also capable of 480p, 720p and 1080i. It is capable of playing 5 inch or 3 inch DVD-Video or DVD-Audio, standard-conforming DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, VCD, CD, CD-R or CD-RW discs, and can also handle MP3, WMA, JPEG and Kodak Picture CD formats. The included remote is backlit for easy use while watching a movie in a dark room. For connectivity, there are coaxial and optical digital audio outs, 2-channel and 6-channel analog outs, HDMI, composite, s-video and component outputs. Along with remote control, the DVD 48 comes with batteries, HDMI cable, A/V cables, s-video cable and mini-plug remote interconnect cable.

Specifications:
  • Applicable Disc formats: 5-inch (12cm) or 3-inch (8cm) DVD-Video or DVD-Audio, standard-conforming DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, SACD?, VCD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW or MP3 discs
  • Region Code: DVD-Video discs with Region Code 1 or 0 only
  • DVD Layers: Single side/single layer, single side/dual layer, dual side/dual layer
  • Audio formats: DVD-Audio MLP Lossless, SACD 2-channel or multichannel, linear PCM, MPEG, Windows Media 9, Dolby Digital or DTS audio discs
  • Still-image format: JPEG 
  • Video Signal System: NTSC or PAL
  • HDMI Output: Video: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
  • HDMI version 1.1-compliant
  • HDCP version 1.1-compliant
  • Composite Video Output: 1V p-p/75 ohms, sync negative polarity
  • S-Video Output (Y/Luminance): 1V p-p/75 ohms, sync negative polarity
  • S-Video Output (C/Chrominance): 0.286V p-p
  • Component Video Output (Y): 1V p-p/75 ohms, sync negative polarity
  • Component Video Output (Pr): 0.7V p-p/75 ohms
  • Component Video Output (Pb): 0.7V p-p/75 ohms
  • Analog Audio Output: 2V RMS (1kHz, 0dB)
  • Frequency Response DVD (linear PCM): 2Hz – 22kHz, +0/–0.5dB (48kHz sampling)
  • Frequency Response DVD (lLinear PCM): 2Hz – 44kHz, +0/–1.5dB (96kHz sampling)
  • Frequency Response DVD (linear PCM): 2Hz – 88kHz, +0/–0.5dB (192kHz sampling)
  • Frequency Response CD: 2Hz – 20kHz, +0/–0.5dB
  • Frequency Response SACD: 2Hz – 100kHz, +0/–0.5dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 105dB (A-weighted)
  • Dynamic Range (DVD): 100dB (18-bit)/105dB (20-bit)
  • Dynamic Range (CD/DVD): 96dB (16-bit)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: DVD/CD: 0.0025% at 1kHz
  • Wow and Flutter: Below measurable limits
  • Power Requirement: 110 – 240VAC/50 – 60Hz 
  • Power Consumption: 1 Watt (on/standby)/13 watts (max)
  • Dimensions(H x W x D): 2" x 17-3/10" x 11-1/4" (50mm x 440mm x 285mm)
  • Weight: 6 lb (2.7kg) 
  • Carton Dimensions (H x W x D): 5" x 14-3/8" x 20" (127mm x 365mm x 508mm)
  • Shipping Weight (System, Accessories, Packing): 8.8 lb (4kg)
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