Originally posted by placidman
Two things I noted relative to the 3910's performance when compared to the 2900. First, noticable layer changes ( once on SW Episode II AOTC, and the other on Episode V TESB ). Secondly, the 3910 is slower when selecting a chapter from the " search " mode via the remote. There is a noticable pause once the chapter is selected. On the 2900 this was immediate, and layer changes were seemless. While neither of these issues is a deal breaker, I am a little annoyed that they exist. I really can't see why a step up player like this would take a step back in these areas.
I'm speechless. I was let to believe that the 3910 was supposed to be superior in every conceivable fashion. Is it possible, based on what I've read here from other forumers, that you MIGHT have a defective unit?
If not, that's sad. Not earth shattering, but as awesome the 2900 is, this was supposed to be at least equal if not better. Certainly at this price range, there should be no such thing as a layer change.
That's not a comment against Denon specifically, just in general. I must say, all these Denon threads have certainly opened my eyes. Some for the good, some not so good.
Aside from what I stated above the units strengths are notable and well worth it.
Very likely, but honestly, those two issues you mentioned should not be at this price. Well, hell, even the menu and chapter thing I could probably overlook, but if this has a layer change like my Zenith 318 does, at $160, that's really sad.
I can definitely see where a happy 2900 owner probably doesn't have much incentive to upgrade if all this is really true. I may gravitate towards the 2900 myself based on all that I've read here in the forums. (Heh, it's one of several considerations...)