Originally Posted by Rod#S
Really, you are considering the 2010 to be the replacement of the 3800? There appears to be way too big of a price gap between it and the 3800 for it to be a replacement, no? The new player coming in the fall would seem more in line, at least as far as pricing goes.
The new flagship A1UDCI will replace the previous 3800 flagship but offer SACD/DVD-A functionality as well as ProLogicIIx support.
Here's an executive summary of the upcoming offerings:
1) A1UDCI - videophile/audiophile player with Realta processor, AL32, SACD/DVD-A, jitter reduction over HDMI (requires DenonLink4), ProLogicIIx support, and CIH support, $4500 MSRP
2) 4010 - audiophile player with AL24, SACD/DVD-A, jitter reduction over HDMI (requires DenonLink), ABT2010, ~ $1800-1900
3) 2010 - videophile player with ABT1030, Burr Brown DAC's only for stereo analog outs, no mention of AL24, $699
4) 1610 - budget player, same as 2010 except no ABT VRS, $499