The Barn Man
Hi Barn Man, I found a web site on Audiogon.com that advertised a Blue-Ray player from Denon. I had heard they were going to release one, but they were waiting to see which market, Blue-Ray or HD DVD, would be economically superior, in sales, to the other. From what I am currently reading , neither product's sales can be truely said to be superior to the other. Its been this way and appearently its going to stay this way. This may also be why that specific web site dealer isn't currently advertising the Denon player. I called him and he's now saying that the player probably won't be released until sometime in January(saw the listing in September,07) and its even possible that the price (currently 1500.00-1600.00 dollars) could go up. Secondly, a major issue to me was that the list of features described the video processor chip , that the Denon will be using as , is the "big Brother" , to the processor chip that Toshiba has used in their higher end HD-Ax2 model, which is what I have now for my HD DVD player. I feel lucky that JoeRod has done a very nice job of extolling the virtues of the ax2 , and if the Denon is truly that much better , due to a better ax2 type chip set', I probably would want it. I will tell you this , What I don't want is another Denon product that is a good product, but is not a outstanding product, and thats what it would have to be for the price I would have to pay. Thanks for asking.