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Denon expands Universal Blu-ray player range

Ian McMurray 28 July 2010

Denon has introduced two new 3D-ready Universal Blu-ray players, which are said to deliver an enhanced Blu-ray experience with networking capability. The DBP-2011UD (pictured, £599.99) and the DBP-1611UD (£399.99) provide playback of virtually all 5in silver discs and incorporate high-bit video processing, including a video equaliser to get the most out of Blu-ray Discs and standard-definition DVDs.

3D support for the new devices will be provided via a firmware update due to be made available in late 2010.

Both new Universal Denon Blu-ray players provide easy and straightforward access to the internet, opening up new content and networking opportunities. For instance, both will offer YouTube streaming (via a freeware update later this year) and are DLNA 1.5-certified for audio/video/photo streaming with other DLNA-certified products across a network.

BD-Live, Bonus View functionality, 1GB of onboard memory for BD-Live playback, and a USB connector for additional external memory for media and BD-Live content are among the other features of the new devices.

Roger Batchelor, product marketing consultant for Denon UK, told IE Residential: "In 2009 Denon enhanced surround sound performance with its new range of AV receivers incorporating Dolby Pro-Logic IIz and Audyssey DSX, two technologies that offer a more expansive sound which involves the listener even more than standard 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound systems. Now Denon’s new 3D ready Blu-ray players will be compatible for 3D playback, offering a totally immersive cinema and gaming experience to match the incredible sound of the AV receivers."

Denon’s DBP-1611UD (to be released in August) will be available in a black colour finish, while the DBP-2011UD (September) will also be sold in a premium silver version.

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