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I am upgrading my HT to 1080p. My questions deal with an advertised upconversion difference between the Denon AVR-1910 and the AVR-2310CI. On the Denon site they list the following:

For the AVR-1910 - Anchor Bay VRS advanced analog and digital video upconversion and deinterlacing with 1080p 24Hz/60Hz pass-through.

For the AVR-2310CI - Anchor Bay ABT-2010 advanced analog and digital video 1080p/24fps/60fps upconversion and deinterlacing with multi-cadence detection.

There is a $300.00 difference between these two receivers. The extra 15 watts per channel, although nice, is not necessary. The same goes for the few extra inputs. My limited knowledge tells me this has to do with making my standard DVDs, of which I have four to five hundred, look better. I am projecting to a 106 screen. So my questions are as follows:

1. What is the difference between these two Anchor Bay products?

2. I have a Sony BDP-BX1 (Costco version of the Sony BDP-S350) that already upconverts the standard stuff. Will I notice an improvement on the screen?

3. Extra power and inputs aside, is this unit worth an extra $300.00 to me? Please factor in that I will have a 1080p projector in the very near future.

As always, thank you in advance for your help.

Best wishes,


My modest HT setup:

Panasonic PT-AE900U

Denon AVR-1907

Def Tech ProMonitor 80 Mk II (4)

Def Tech ProCenter 100 Mk II

Def Tech ProSub 100

Sony BDP-BX1 (Costco version of the Sony BDP-S350)

Toshiba HD-A2

Panoview Grey Wolf 106 manual pull down screen

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The Denon 2310 uses the ABT2010 chip (AnchorBay).

The Denon 1910 uses the ABT1030 chip (AnchorBay).

The specs for these chips can be found on the AnchorBay web site.

It seemed to me that the 1030 chip specialized in upconversion of SD, while the 2010 incorporates all 1030 capabilities plus some, including application to HD formats in addition to SD formats.

In another thread, forum member "dazzerxxx" pointed out these differences ...


Looking at the info the 2010 spec appears to differ in the following areas -

Mpeg noise reduction

Picture enhancement


Audio delay


On board memory and max memory support

Aspect control i.e. zoom, pan, border control etc


Of course, the maker of any product can elect to incorporate or omit any of the capabilities in the chipset, so all capabilities in either chip may not be present in the respective Denon products. The reason they omit things is often one of the cost to develop control software in their software to control the chips.
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