Please don't thread fart or get way off-topic here guys, I intend this thread for owners of the 3910, to discuss and share experiences and set-ups with this particular DVD player.
I owned a Denon, 2800, 3800, sent them back... you all know the problems. Owned a 5900, sent it back to..... ditto the reasons.
I have now owned the Denon 3910 for only two days, but I just had the chance to hook it up to my Seleco HT300Link Projector (HD2+ DLP) a few minutes ago.
All I can say is WOW!! The DVD picture on this thing looks to me to be as good as you can possibly wring out of standard DVD. I have not watched a movie yet, just Avia Pro Test patterns and set-up fields, but I can say that this thing absolutely pushes the limits of detail from standard DVDs. If a HTPC or a different zillion $ DVD player can look any sharper or clearer, I do not see how. The only thing that looks better than this is HD with plenty of bandwidth.
I am using the HDMI input, and I can tell you the 3910 is definitely sharper than my 5900 was (with the same projector) going from DVI-HDMI. I cannot explain why, since I have read that the 5900 and 3910 are essentially the same, but I can tell you this, on my set-up, the 3910 looks to be about 15-20% sharper, without ringing or artifacts. I can set this thing on a 10 sharpness level with no ringing !!
With component input in progressive or interlaced the player looks no sharper than my Panasonis RP-91, but the pisture is still quite a bit brighter and snappier. HDMI is where this player shines.
The whitelevel on this thing is incredible, as is the black level.
I am gonna watch some movies this weekend to test for all the other stuff, layer change, colors in movies, MB, etc. One of the reasons I sent the 5900 back was subtitles popping up at odd times, so I hope I don't see that !!
I'm curious what HDMI setting you find looks the best on your set-up, and can you please post what TV or projector you are using with this DVD player ??
What DVDs and particular scenes are you folks using to test out your Player??
Thanks, more later,