Originally Posted by DreamCatcher
Well my 4010 arrived yesterday... YES!
Setup was easy and quick, love Denon's onscreen menus/setup GUI.
While not the heavy beast of previous Denon's, A1UDCI, 5910CI, 9000etc, the 4010 makes my OPPO BDP-83 look and feel a little toy-ish.
Operation is silky smooth and quite, but as stated earlier in this thread, a bit slow, both loading and menus, compared to the OPPO and PS3.
I have the 4010 connected to the 4810 via HDMI and DenonLink4.
Display is the Panasonic 65V10 plasma and Panasonic PT-AE4000 projector.
I also have the 2 channel analog outputs of the 4010 connected to the
Wyred4Sound STI-1000 intergrated amp, which I use in conjunction, Home Theater bypass, with the 4810. The W4S STI-1000 gives my main speakers, NHT Evolution T6s, 500 watts per channel.... whether through the 4810/4010 combo or directly through the STI-1000.
I have four analog sources connected to the STI-1000....
4010, Transporter via XLR balanced inputs, Phono and of course the 4810Front R/L pre-outs for the Home Theater bypass function.
Anyway back to the 4010, I just wanted to state the importance of
2-channel music in my system.
First Bluray movie loaded into the 4010..... The Fifth Element, one of my references for video performance.
First impression was WOW this thing looks better than I remembered.
But you know how first impressions can be.... you've just spent a bundle on a new toy and you want it to look better
Next up was Dave Matthews Live at RadioCity bluray.
The more I watched the more the wow first impression faded.
Yes it's good, very good, but maybe it's about the same, video wise, as my previous bluray players, OPPO, Panny, etc.... maybe, maybe not, time will tell. I plan on putting the Oppo back into my system and do a little side by side comparsions to verify my first impressions.
Also to compare audio performance, both Bluray and SACD, of the 4010 via DenonLink4/HDMI versus the OPPO via HDMI.
However I won't have to compare 2-channel analog audio.
The 4010 beats the crap out of the OPPO.
Very, very nice analog audio from the 4010.
Musical, detailed, smooth, clean and dynamic come to mind listeing to the 4010 via it's analog outputs. This alone makes the upgrade to the 4010 worth it!
More to come........