This is the most amazing hdm device ever. I have NEVER seen a hidef picture like this, with equally phenomenal audio. I have just watched portions of two movies Casino Royale and Fly Boys, and i am speechless. I have never seen my tv look so god. The color palette seems to be "expanded" compared to my XA-2 and image rendition is just notches above anything thing i have seen on blue ray on hd dvd before. I am so glad i spent the money to get this player
The image is surreal, it is so film like , it is like that feeling when you watch a movie is a panoramic theatre large screen, it is so clear , sharp resolute, colors so bang on, it almost seems like there is an extra layer of processing on the image, i loved my reon on my XA-1, this is just a whole different image quadrant. I have seen blue ray on a Samsung and Pioneer, this is simply a level apart. Truly stunning chip, the image quality is just 3d filmlike like i have never seen on any hd dvd. I am truly impressed with this player.
The sound is very encompassing and "loud" compared to my other hdm players in true denon quality, which i expected.
This is the player to get, it makes the few movies i have seen bits of just want to make you keep watching them. I bought 16 movies in one day, quite a fortune, i have never done that for hd dvd.
Denon you have hit a home run with this player i just love it.
Only complaint it is one basic and ugly unit, I hate the remote , no backlite, buttons too small and cluttered, and they only give you three rca cables, not even a cheap hdmi cable. That sucks, after spending$2000 on the unit. The unit is very plain, however, i can live with that , it is the spectacular images we love.
I thought i would hate blue ray, i bought into it grudgingly, this denon has truly lifted my spirits and enthusiasm for the format.