Only extreme enthusiasts and Denon fans are going to pay this price.
No thanks, I'll stick to my evolving PS3.
For that price it should have been a dual-format player, but Denon has a history of making high-end/high priced DVD players.
They seem to be making a big deal about meeting the BD 1.1 profile. Isn't any player released after Oct. 31 supposed to meet the BD 1.1 profile?
An SD card required for interactive content? Interesting approach. I suppose they feel that people will want to download this content and keep it on their PC for when it is needed. Again I still don't quite understand when the format has a maximum storage of 50GB, why you need this? Are studios truly going to do this for new interactive content or is going to turn into, pay this to unlock this content, here's a link for a $1.99 ring tone.... something tells me we are headed down a slippery spiral in what the studios want to do.
Back to the Denon, interesting piece of equipment, but it is overkill for me at least.