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Hi All,

I am new here and this is my first post, but I have a serious dilemma. I recently ordered a Denon DVD 2900 over the internet. The price seemed really good - $670. However, I got an email today and it looks like they sent me the Denon DVD 2910 instead. I am aware that $670 is a reasonable price for the 2910, although not nearly as great a deal as it would be for the 2900. I've heard all sorts of reliability issues on the 2900 which made me a bit nervous. Is the 2910 a more reliable machine and worth keeping. I plan on using the player for DVDs, SACDs and DVD-A's. My receiver is a Marantz SR7500 which does not have DVI, HDMI inputs, I think. This internet company (pricesrite) was a bit dodgy so if the 2910 is on par (for the most part) with the 2900 with a bit more reliability, I'd rather keep it than deal with these guys any further. Any thoughts?
 

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The 2900 isn't made anymore. At one point you could get a B-stock unit with warranty for about $500. $670 is not a good price for a 2900. :) IIRC, the 2900 was DVD/CD/DVD-A - no SACD. It is/was also one of the better 480p component output players - it does not upscale or have digital video output. Do a search here on the 2910, tons of info.


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Oops, my mistake about the SACD. Was it the 1600 or 2200 that was DVD-A only? Also, performance-wise, the 3910 replaced the 5900. The 2910 replaced the 2200. 1910 replaced the 1600 (1600 was much better unit). At least that's what I remember from reading all the threads when they came out.


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If your display has a DVI or HDMI input, then the 2910 is the better choice. If not, then you might try searching for a 2900. The 2200/2910 and 2900/3910 comparison statements are really for audio, based on the audio DACs. The 2910 and 3910 are pretty similar for video.
 

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Originally Posted by BillP
The 2910 and 3910 are pretty similar for video.
I would give a slight PQ advantage to the 3910 in the areas of Y/C error at 720p & 1080i, as well as reduced vertical line edge noise.


I haven't noticed any additional image controls available under DVI/HDMI output.
 

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I would give a slight PQ advantage to the 3910 in the areas of Y/C error at 720p & 1080i, as well as reduced vertical line edge noise.
I agree. The 3910 is a little better for video, but a lot better for audio. I'm not sure I would have gone for the 3910 if not for my interest in the audio side as well as the video.
 
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