I've cross-posted this with another thread. Apologies in advance.
I bought a Denon 2910 about a month ago. I've been very happy with the picture quality this player produces - unlike some people, I have yet to experience macroblocking issues and I haven't noticed excessive green push, if any at all. My only problem is that it stutters on some DVD-Rs. I took the disks in question to a store nearby and they all played fine on all models I tested - 2900, 3910, 1910, and other brands; which leads me to believe it is a quality control problem with my particular unit.
I should also mention that I haven't been completely happy with the sound. I think redbook CDs don't sound that great; but it could just be my setup.
I have my player connected via DVI to a Samsung HLP 4674 and via 5.1 analog interconnects, stereo interconnects, and optical to a Rotel RSX 1056.
Right now I have the following options:
(1) Have the 2910 exchanged for another 2910 and see if that resolves the stuttering issues.
(2) Exchange it for a 2900. I wouldn't have to pay anything extra.
(3) Exchange it for a 3910 and pay an additional $500.
(4) Get a Pioneer 59AVI
Option (1) seems to be the surest route as I already know what to expect from this player. However, I would want to use my player for music too and I'm not 100% satisfied right now. I care more about music than video; but the wife does care more about video quality.
Option (2) would be great for the audio part as the 2900 does produce great sound; but I'm unsure about the video. I don't care too much about the upconversion as my TV should handle that with some ease; but I do care about losing the DVI connection. What would people say is the difference in PQ between the 2900 connected via component and the 2910 connected via DVI?
Option (3) would take care of both audio and video; but really, that's a lot of money for a player some people are still complaining about.
I've discounted Option (4) because apparently the Pioneer isn't as good an audio player as the 3910; and as I said before, I care more about audio fidelity.
I would greatly appreciate any input from the knowledgeable people here.