Originally Posted by AdamWL
Denon better do a little better than $2,000 for their "low-cost" universal player offering. They also better add some net based streaming capabilities. According to a ZD Net article, BD days are numbered. Hey, I have over 200 BD and HD-DVDs in my collection, along with three high-def players, but honestly my interest of late has been more turning to HD streaming and DLs. If Denon doesn't add some kind of Netflix or Blockbuster streaming capabilities to their players, they could be helping to put the nail in the BD coffin.http://blogs.zdnet.com/storage/?p=509
I agree with this in a way, bluray will never be as big as DVD but there is and will be a place for a while (say 5 years) before online options are strong enough.
A few remarks on the issues since my last post :
The 4010CI is aimed to replace the 3800 not the 2500, denon won't make a second transport again atleast thats what they claim personally i would also love one.
4010CI is basicly A1UD without the highend balanced design, overkill analog parts, probably not AL32 and 32 bit dacs but same dacs as in the a5308.
A1UD indeed is a weird sell to AVP and maybe also 5308 owners since well you have most of it already thats why the upped it it to AL32 and new dacs i guess if you want to stay analog BUT why the hell not use DL4 then right
. So well i guess their logic is/was lets just make the BEST bluray player and see who buys it and why. seems to me you will always leave a part on the floor
The reason why they added the clock to DL4 and NOT the data seems simple to me. Owners of DL1,2,3 might remember that it took denon 2+ years to convince them (sony mostly) to 'allow' denon to transport sacd over DL3 it was a mess. So by leaving all the bits on hdmi with its protection and encryption BS and adding extra info (the clock) over a second line (the DL4 utp cable) they sidestep the whole discussion there is no way that the bluray people can say they broke anything... denon being smart here