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 DENON announces new DVD-2900 supporting playback of DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, and SACD discs!
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Message Text: Marking one of most significant product introductions in the company's history, Denon today announced the introduction of its "universal" DVD-2900 DVD-Audio/Video/Super Audio CD player, the company's first-ever all-format universal optical disc player. The DVD-2900 is Denon's first player to offer both DVD-Audio and Super Audio Compact Disc playback, and includes a host of leading-edge technologies and features to offer ultimate-performance multichannel audio and progressive scan video playback.

The DVD-2900 is featured in active demonstrations at the Denon exhibit, Booth 20000 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth 20000.

Stephen Baker, Denon Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing pointed out: "The Denon design philosophy is perfectly reflected in our new DVD-2900—it's an extremely versatile component that provides maximum benefits to our customers, and while technologically advanced, is nevertheless easy to operate and enjoy. The DVD-2900 plays back every popular video and audio disc format, delivering state-of-the-art audio and video quality at an extremely attractive price point. It's truly one of the most significant home entertainment components we've ever introduced, and it demonstrates our intention to continue leading the home entertainment industry with innovative and useful lifestyle products."

DVD-2900: The Ultimate Source Component with Universal Format Compatibility

Denon's DVD-2900 is designed to deliver ultimate audio and video performance in every respect, and incorporates the most advanced digital video and audio technologies available. The DVD-2900 plays back virtually every optical disc format available, including CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3-CD and DVD-R/RW Videodiscs in addition to DVD-Audio, DVD-Video and Super Audio CD, making it the ultimate all-in-one digital home entertainment source component.

Consistent with Denon's philosophy that a DVD player is a high-end audio component as much as it is a video playback device, the DVD-2900 is designed for unsurpassed sound quality. It incorporates leading edge Burr-Brown DSD-1790 24-bit, 192kHz audio D/A converters for the highest possible resolution and fidelity along with maximum surround sound separation and dynamic range. The DVD-2900 also offers full digital bass management for DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD, with selectable crossover slopes to optimize sonic performance with any loudspeakers and room environment. In addition, the player includes built-in Dolby Digital and DTS decoding with 5.1-channel outputs, plus built-in MP3 decoding that provides up to 10 hours of music playback from a single MP3-encoded CD-R or CD-RW disc.

The video performance of the DVD-2900 is equally exceptional. The player incorporates precision Analog Devices 12-bit, 108MHz video D/A converters, and Denon's PureProgressive Scan™ technology featuring the Silicon Image SiL 504 decoding engine—the identical state-of-the-art digital video processor used in the company's flagship DVD-9000 DVD player. The processor is capable of real-time computation at more than 6 billion operations per second-massive computing power that assures seamless, artifact-free image quality.

PureProgressive also features technologies such as an advanced Cubic Interpolating Deinterlacer with Four-Field Processing that is able to detect and correct motion artifacts on a pixel-by-pixel basis, and image quality is further enhanced by the player's exclusive Noise Shaped Video™ digital image enhancement technology for interlaced and progressive scan video signals, as well as superior 3:2 pulldown detection and deinterlacing.

In common with all Denon DVD players, the DVD-2900 provides a comprehensive selection of digital and analog audio and video connections, including component, S-video and composite video outputs, as well as optical and coaxial digital audio outputs, plus an RS-232C port and remote in/out ports for integrated system control. The player also provides a wealth of convenience functions such as Kodak Picture CD compatibility, a JPEG photo file viewer, a large 16 MB buffer memory to minimize layer-changing time in dual-layer DVD discs, picture control adjustments to tailor the image quality to the video display device and personal preference, an intuitive on-screen menu system and many additional advanced features.

The Denon DVD-2900 will be May 2003 at a suggested retail price of $999.
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