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Internet-ready universal 3D Blu-ray player

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by Kristen Schaub
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Blu-ray Disc players — the ultimate picture and sound

Blu-ray players deliver a better picture to your HDTV than any other available source. In fact, Blu-ray's 1080p picture is a perfect match for the 1080p screens found on most current TVs. Blu-ray movies also offer the most precise and realistic surround sound you can get. These players do a terrific job with standard DVDs, too — you'll see a cleaner, clearer picture with every disc in your collection. Many Blu-ray players can connect to the Internet for watching online movies from Netflix® and other video services.

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More than just a Blu-ray player

Audiophiles and videophiles with large disc collections now have a "go-to" player with the DBP-1611UD. It'll play just about every disc format ever made, including DVD-Audio and SACDs. Plus, you'll be able to enjoy the latest in Hollywood entertainment: 3D video. This player also features unusually solid construction, with carefully-chosen video circuitry that delivers beautifully detailed images from Blu-ray movies and standard DVDs alike.


Compelling sound with both movies and music

The DBP-1611UD can play the richly detailed Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks found on today's Blu-ray discs, or send the audio bitstream out to your compatible home theater receiver for processing. Either way, these master-quality soundtracks will enhance your Blu-ray movie experience with incredibly realistic surround sound effects. The '1611UD is a very capable music player, too. Its high-quality digital-to-analog converters reveal all the details in your music. And the player's Pure Direct Mode disables the video circuits when you're just playing music to eliminate that source of potential noise, so you just hear clear, pure sound.


Entertainment options that don't come on a disc

Use this player's Ethernet port to connect to your home network, and you can enjoy the BD-Live and BonusView features found on a lot of today's Blu-ray movies. This extra material can range from commentaries and behind-the-scenes footage to online games, some of which you can download and store for later on the player's 1GB built-in memory.

Connect to your home network for PC streaming, plus Netflix® movies

Your entertainment options aren't limited to just discs, either. The DBP-1611UD's Internet streaming lets you play movies, TV shows, and video clips over your broadband connection from Netflix®. It'll even upconvert the video up to 1080p to better match your TV's high-def screen. Or use the player to connect to your compatible computer, and stream videos and photos to your living room. You can also listen to your digital music collection played through your living room speakers at your next house party. Want to check out your friend's music, pictures, or videos, too? Have them load up a thumb drive and plug it into the '1611UD's front USB port to enjoy them together.

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Key Features:

  • plays standard and 3D Blu-ray discs, SACDs, DVD-Audio discs, DVDs, and CDs
  • initial production models require a firmware update via the player's Internet connection for 3D Blu-ray playback
  • Internet-ready — plays TV shows, movies, and more from Netflix® (membership required for Netflix)
  • streams photos/videos/music from a compatible DLNA-enabled Windows® PC
  • BD-Live and BonusView support for added bonus features with compatible discs — includes 1GB of built-in memory for downloadable content
  • Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit audio digital-to-analog converters
  • Independent Block Construction isolates electronic circuits for faithful playback of audio and video tracks
  • Direct Mechanical Ground Construction suppresses vibration and ensures high-quality sound and video
  • 3D Digital Noise Reduction for optimum picture quality
  • Pure Direct mode for enhanced sound quality
  • backlit remote control included
Technical Specs:
  • selectable output resolution: 1080p signals available through HDMI output only; 720p/1080i signals available through HDMI or component video
  • selectable 720p/1080i/1080p video upconversion for DVD and streamed video (upconverted video available through HDMI output only)
  • HDMI version 1.4a for 3D video, Deep Color, x.v.Color, High-Bit-Rate Audio, and HDMI-CEC control
  • built-in audio decoding for Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • outputs high-resolution audio for decoding in your compatible receiver (HDMI connection required)
  • video outputs include composite video, component video, and HDMI
  • audio outputs include stereo and coaxial digital
  • front USB port for additional memory or for audio and video file playback
  • Ethernet port for BD-Live and video streaming functionality, plus possible future upgrades
  • detachable power cord
  • 17-1/8"W x 4-3/16"H x 14-7/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Surround Sound Decoding
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Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
3D Capable
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Yes
Internet Movie Streaming
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Netflix
DLNA Certified
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Audio
Video
Photo
Smartphone App Control
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No
DVD Video Upconversion
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720p/1080i/1080p
Multibrand Remote
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No
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Compatibility
CD-R Capable
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Yes
CD-R/W Capable
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Yes
MP3 Playback
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Yes
WMA Playback
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Yes
SACD Playback
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Stereo
Multi-channel
DVD-Audio Playback
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Yes
Outputs
Digital Optical Output
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None
Digital Coaxial Output
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1
HDMI Outputs
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1
HDMI Version
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1.4a
Ethernet Ports
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Yes
Analog Audio Outputs
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Stereo
1080p Video Output
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Yes
Component Video Outputs
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1
RS-232C Port
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None
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What's in the box?

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  • Single-disc Blu-ray Player
  • RC-1151 Wireless remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • 76" AC power cord
  • 57" A/V Cable (RCA composite video and stereo audio on both ends)
  • Operating Instructions (English/ French/ Spanish)
  • Warranty information
  • Denon service network information
  • YouTube update note (update expected in March 2011)
  • 100th Anniversary Thank You note

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Disc Compatibility
Video Features
Audio Features
USB/Internet Functions
Convenience Features
Remote Control

Disc Compatibility

Multi-Disc Compatible: The Denon DBP-1611UD is compatible with Blu-ray, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, CD, and SACD discs; including BD-R, BD-RE, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW. It's also compatible with Kodak Picture CDs.

Blu-ray Disc: Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a high-definition disc format designed to take advantage of today's high quality HDTVs. The resolution is up to 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and the data transfer rate is up to 40 mbps. Blu-ray Discs and players offer several advantages over the standard DVD format:

  • Better Picture Quality: Blu-ray Disc is a true high-definition format offering video at 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or 1080/24p resolution. While standard DVDs look very good on an HDTV, they don't provide a high-definition signal (not even when you use an up-converting DVD player). Blu-ray Discs deliver an extraordinarily sharp, clean, detailed picture, with deeper, richer colors.
  • Better Sound Quality: In addition to the same multi-channel sound formats you're accustomed to with DVD (Dolby Digital and DTS), Blu-ray Disc offers Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, and uncompressed multi-channel PCM.
  • Greater Storage Capacity: What makes Blu-ray Disc's superior picture and sound possible is the much higher storage capacity of Blu-ray Disc discs. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25 gigabytes of data, over five times the amount a standard DVD can hold. Dual layer Blu-ray Discs hold 50 gigabytes, which equates to nine hours of High Definition or 23 hours of Standard Definition video, plus high-resolution multi-channel audio and the added features and material that require multiple discs with standard DVD.
  • Backward Compatible: To ensure backward-compatibility with your existing library of discs, Blu-ray Disc players use a dual-laser mechanism: a blue laser for playing high-definition Blu-ray Discs, and a conventional red laser for playing DVDs and audio CDs.

Note: Like DVD, BD uses region codes. The region code on your disc must match the region code on your player, otherwise the disc will not play. The DBP-1611UD is Blu-ray region A and DVD region 1. Blu-ray Disc uses the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) to prevent unauthorized recording of copyrighted material.

Firmware Updates: As Blu-Ray technology continues to evolve, new disc types with enhanced functionality will become available. In order for you to enjoy this new functionality, you will likely be required to update the firmware in your player. These firmware updates will become available for downloading from the Internet, via the player's Ethernet port.

AVCHD Playback: The DBP-1611UD will play home videos recorded in AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), a high definition digital video camera format used to record in high definition or standard definition on DVD-R/RW or DVD+R/RW discs. AVCHD can also be played from a USB flash memory device connected to the front panel port.

DivX File Playback: The DBP-1611UD supports playback of DivX (up to DivX Plus HD) files recorded on DVD-R/RW or DVD+R/RW discs, USB flash memory, or streamed from the connected network. This unit supports DivX file sizes up to 2 GB.

JPEG Playback: The player will also playback JPEG still image files written to CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW discs, USB flash memory, or streamed from the connected network; image resolutions from 32 x 32 pixels to 4,096 x 4,096 pixels are supported. The maximum file size is 12 MB. The name of the folder and file can be displayed, up to 32 characters. Images can be played as a slide-show and can be rotated as needed.

Kodak Picture CD: This unit can also play JPEG files stored on a Kodak Picture CD; you can enjoy pictures on the television by playing back the CD.

MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The Denon Blu-ray player will play MP3, WMA, AAC, and LPCM audio files written to CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and DVD+R/RW discs, USB flash memory, or streamed from the connected network. The name of the folder and file can be displayed, up to 32 characters. The following file specifications are supported:

  • MP3: sampling frequencies of 32, 44.1, or 48 kHz and bit rates of 64-320 kbps
  • WMA: sampling frequencies of 32, 44.1, or 48 kHz and bit rates of 48-192 kbps
  • AAC: sampling frequencies of 32, 44.1, or 48 kHz and constant bit rates of 16-320 kbps
  • LPCM: two-channel, 16-bit, and sampling frequencies of 44.1 or 48 kHz

Video Features

Construction: The Denon DBP-1611UD features Direct Mechanical Ground Construction to minimize vibration and independent block construction for thorough protection from mutual interference caused by electric or magnetic fields between audio and video signals.

Video Outputs: The Denon DBP-1611UD Blu-ray disc player features two high-definition video outputs (HDMI, Component) and one standard-definition video output (composite).

  • HDMI Output: The Denon DBP-1611UD features a single HDMI output for HD audio and video signal transmission. The HDMI port is version 1.4a with Deep Color and x.v. color support; video resolutions include 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p and 1080/24p. There are also Source Direct (source resolution is not changed) and Auto (outputs the highest resolution compatible with the connected display) settings.
  • Component Video Output: The component video output supports 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i video resolutions. When a 1080/24p signal is output from the HDMI port, there is no component video output.
  • Composite Video Output: The DVD player features one Composite video output which supports 480i.

Scaling: The video signal can be scaled, up to 1080p (60 or 24 Hz), for output from the HDMI port. Video can also be scaled and output via component video (up to 1080i), but copyright protected material (most pre-recorded DVDs) cannot be scaled for output through component video.

3D Ready: The Denon DBP-1611UD lets you enjoy 3D Blu-ray disc movies in full HD 1080p. 3D viewing requires compatible 3D content, 3D HDTV, 3D emitter & glasses, and a high-speed HDMI cable (supporting at least 10.2 Gbps) connection.

Note: The initial production of DBP-1611UDs is not 3D compatible, but a firmware update (from Denon website) is available that will add the 3D feature.

Picture Control: You can adjust the picture quality of the player's video output and save up to 5 picture setting presets. The following picture settings are adjustable:

  • 3DNR: reduce the overall noise level in the entire picture; 0 to +3
  • BNR: reduce the block noise generated by digital processing; 0 to +3
  • MNR: reduce the noise around the outline of an object generated by digital processing; 0 to +3
  • Contrast: the difference between the bright and dark parts of the picture; adjust from -6 to +6
  • Brightness: adjusts the brightness of the picture; 0 to +12
  • Gamma Correction: detailed adjustments of the picture's brightness; -4 to +4
  • Sharpness: adjusts the sharpness of the picture for the high frequency range; -6 to +6
  • Hue: adjust the green and red color balance; -6 to +6
  • Chroma Level: adjusts the color density; -6 to +6
  • Setup Level: adjusts the black areas of the image; 0 IRE or 7.5 IRE

TV Aspect: This function of the Blu-ray player lets you set a picture size according to the aspect ratio of your connected television; choose from the following:

  • 16:9 Squeeze Auto: when playing 4:3 images, the picture is displayed in the center of the 16:9 screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio
  • Wide: select when a wide-screen TV is connected; discs recorded in wide-screen format are played over the entire screen
  • 4:3 Pan&Scan: plays a disc recorded in wide screen format on a 4:3 TV with the displayed picture centered on the action, with the sides of the picture cut off
  • 4:3 Letter Box: plays a wide screen signal on a 4:3 TV with black strips at the top and bottom

Marker: You can mark reference points on a Blu-ray disc or DVD to view at a later time, allowing you to assign a specific point on a title or track to be called back later. The markers are erased when you turn the power off or eject the disc.

Angle: Some BD and DVD discs contain scenes shot simultaneously from various angles. This player allows you to select from these different camera angles.

Audio Features

Audiophile Sound Quality: For optimum audio quality, the DBP-1611UD is equipped with the latest specification HDMI output, along with coaxial digital output, and an audiophile stereo output that features premium Burr-Brown PCM-1781 24 bit/192 kHz D/A converters. For multi-channel SACD compatibility, the DBP-1611UD provides stereo mix down along with bass management via the analog stereo.

Audio Outputs: The Denon DBP-1611UD Blu-ray disc player features coaxial digital audio output and one analog audio output (stereo RCA).

  • Digital Audio Output: This unit features a coaxial digital audio connection; it can be connected to an A/V receiver, amplifier, surround decoder (Dolby Digital, DTS), digital recording device, etc.
  • 2-Channel Audio Outputs: The DBP-1611UD features a stereo audio output for connecting to a stereo analog input on a TV or receiver. Even when the source audio is multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, DVD-Audio, SACD), these jacks will output a downmixed 2-channel signal.

Audio Formats: The Blu-ray player's HDMI and coaxial digital outputs are capable of delivering Multi-channel Surround, Multi-channel LPCM, and 2-channel audio. The DBP-1611UD supports the following Audio Formats depending on the unit's HDMI or digital output setting, disc type used and audio recording format of disc:

Disc Type Audio Recording Format HDMI Out Setting Coaxial Digital Setting
Bitstream PCM Bitstream PCM
BD-video Dolby Digital Dolby Digital Multi PCM Dolby Digital 2-ch LPCM
Dolby Digital Plus Dolby Digital Plus Multi PCM Dolby Digital 2-ch LPCM
Dolby TrueHD Dolby TrueHD Multi PCM Dolby Digital 2-ch LPCM
DTS DTS Multi PCM DTS 2-ch LPCM
DTS-HD DTS-HD Multi PCM DTS 2-ch LPCM
LPCM Multi LPCM Multi PCM 2-ch LPCM 2-ch LPCM
AVCHD Dolby Digital Dolby Digital Multi LPCM Dolby Digital 2-ch LPCM
PCM Multi LPCM Multi LPCM 2-ch LPCM 2-ch LPCM
DVD-video Dolby Digital Dolby Digital Multi LPCM Dolby Digital 2-ch LPCM
DTS DTS Multi LPCM DTS 2-ch LPCM
LPCM 2-ch LPCM 2-ch LPCM 2-ch LPCM 2-ch LPCM
DVD-Audio LPCM, PPCM Multi LPCM Multi LPCM 2-ch LPCM 2-ch LPCM
SACD Multi Area DSD Multi LPCM No Output No Output
Stereo Area DSD 2-ch LPCM No Output No Output
CD Layer 2-ch LPCM 2-ch LPCM 2-ch LPCM 2-ch LPCM
DivX Dolby Digital Dolby Digital Multi LPCM Dolby Digital 2-ch LPCM
MP3/MP2 2-ch LPCM 2-ch LPCM 2-ch LPCM 2-ch LPCM
CD-Audio/MP3/WMA/AAC 2-ch LPCM 2-ch LPCM 2-ch LPCM 2-ch LPCM
DTS-CD DTS 2-ch LPCM DTS 2-ch LPCM

Pure Direct: There are two Pure Direct options (three counting Off):

  • Pure Direct 1: turns off the video circuitry, digital outputs, and front panel display
  • Pure Direct 2: turns off the video circuitry and digital outputs

DRC: Dynamic Range Compression (DRC) compresses the dynamic range of Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby TrueHD soundtracks, useful at night or other times when you cannot play back at high volume; the high volume sounds are reduced and the low volume sounds are increased.

USB/Internet Functions

USB Port: The front panel USB port can be used to increase available memory for Bonus View or BD-Live, or to play audio, photo, and video files; compatible formats include MP3 (64-320 kbps), WMA (48-192 kbps), AAC (16-320 kbps), LPCM (16-bits), JPEG (32 x 32 to 4,0962 x 4,0962 pixles), DivX (2GB), MPEG (1/2/4), WMV (9/9AP), and AVI (1/2/4). Your USB memory device must be formatted with FAT16 or FAT32. The Denon Blu-ray player can recognize up to 999 folders and 999 files. The unit will display artist name and song titles (up to 60 characters).

Ethernet Jack: The rear-panel RJ-45 Ethernet port is used to connect to your Network for audio/video streaming and to the internet for Netflix streaming, firmware updates, and to access BD-Live.

Bonus View: The Bonus View feature provides picture-in-picture capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles. You can view additional content (such as director/actor commentary) in a small display window while the movie is playing. The necessary 1GB memory is built-in; more memory can be added via the front panel USB port.

BD-Live Ready: BD-Live technology allows you to download and stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based games, and more using a broadband internet connection. The Denon Blu-ray player features an Ethernet port to connect to the internet via your home network. The necessary 1GB memory is built-in; more memory can be added via the front panel USB port.

Audio/Video Network Streaming: Via the Ethernet (LAN) port, the DBP-1611UD connects to your multimedia home PC and lets you watch your favorite videos (DivX/MPEG/AVI/WMV), listen to your favorite audio tracks (MP/WMA/AAC/LPCM), and even view your favorite photos (JPEG) on your connected TV.

Netflix: The DBP-1611UD supports the Netflix streaming service, with which you can enjoy select movies and TV shows streamed to the player via your broadband internet connection and LAN. The Blu-ray player supports 2CH audio streaming from Netflix.

Note: A subscription to Netflix that includes the streaming service is required and titles are added to your Netflix Instant Queue using a computer.

YouTube Videos: Available by firmware update only from Denon website (August 17, 2011).

Convenience Features

Start Up/Play Back Time: The Denon Blu-ray player has a start-up time of approximately 13.7 seconds. It takes approximately 34.4 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback.

Note: The Start Up/Play Back Time tests were started with the Blu-ray player initially turned off & in standby mode. The Start Up Time test was stopped when the player's Home Menu screen appeared. The Play Back Time test was stopped when the Blu-ray disc began playback.

Parental Control: Parental Control allows you to set a rating limit, which prevents your children from viewing inappropriate material. Playback will stop if the ratings exceed the levels you set, and it will require your to enter a 4-digit password before the disc will play back. The Parental Control feature consists of an 8-level DVD and 254 BD rating system protected by a custom user 4-digit password.

Wall Paper: You can select a Blue, Black, Gray, or the Denon Logo background when the player is in stop mode.

Screen Saver: The screen saver function activates when stop or pause status continues for approximately three minutes.

Auto Power-Off: If the unit is in stop mode for approximately 30 minutes, it will automatically switch to standby mode.

Remote Control

IR Wireless Remote Control with Glow Buttons: The Denon DBP-1611UD comes with an IR wireless remote control to operate this unit only. The remote's buttons glow-in-the-dark for easy operation at night. To avoid other Denon BD players responding to the remote signal of this unit, you can change the Remote ID Code (set to 1 or 2 on both the remote and player, default is 1 for both).

HDMI Control: When a TV supporting HDMI control is connected to the DBP-1611UD via an HDMI cable, it is possible to use the television's remote control to perform such operations as: power on/off, function switching, and volume adjustment.

 
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5 out of 5

Denon upgrade, excellent!

Written By Paul S., Brownsdale, MN. on Friday, November 16, 2012
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I recently had my Samsung BD-C6800, purchased Dec. 2010, break down after only 2 years. I had been looking at an OPPO player for some time in order to upgrade to a universal disk player to enjoy my DVD-Audio and SACD titles in all their glory. I had ordered the top of the line Sony player after reading several great reviews about it, and as it fell under my 300 dollar price point. I discovered the Denon DBP-1611UD the following day in the outlet store very near my budget. I still own a Denon DVD-1920 universal dvd player that has been faithful for several years now so it was a "no brainer" on that decision. It has been a couple days and it is all set up with the newest firmware update which only took 10 mins. to download with a simple ethernet cable connection and a couple clicks on the remote. The audio dynamics are far superior to my player that was replaced. The 192 kHz output matched up with my Onkyo TX-NR 807 is spectacular! I am extremely pleased so far and look ahead to many years of enjoyment. As always customer service was fantastic as to the returned product. As for the "open box" from the outlet store the item was like "brand new" not even unwrapped from the factory packaging.GOOD GRAB!!
Pros:
Audio performance. Easy set-up and updating. Great price. Strong build-quality and vibration resistance.
Cons:
Only "glow in the dark" buttons, not backlit remote.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Denon DBP-1611UD

Written By James, Conover,NC on Tuesday, November 06, 2012
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In process of moving and being a disabled veteran I haven't completed the installation. I will need additional items as progress is limited. >>> However, So far, I have been extremely pleased with the ethics of Crutchfield. NOT THE USUAL "TAKE-IT-OR-LEAVE-IT attitude. God Bless and always remember those still sacrificing for OUR Freedom that Charlottesville contributed. JFE
Pros:
Complete customer satisfaction.
Cons:
NONE
2 out of 8 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

The best disc player I have ever owned

Written By Bryan, Louisville on Wednesday, October 31, 2012
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I rarely review anything, but this player so impressed me that I felt honor bound to congratulate Denon. Granted, I have not bought an A/V product in something like ten years, so I may have missed some really good players, but this performs better than any player I tested back in 2002 for DVD video, and, by my ears, at least as well for DVD-A and SACD, even though it is coupled with a very inexpensive Denon AVR 1312 via HDMI versus the six audio cable output I have from a universal Pioneer player to an Onkyo receiver. There was no player I tested, and that included a $1200 Denon, in 2002 that did not have visible DVD layer transition, whereas the Denon DBP-1611UD played right on through a copy of Jaws (25th anniversary edition) that gave my Pioneer pause to consider (at the end of the Mr. and Mrs. Brody and Hooper wine scene); furthermore, there was no player that I tested in 2002 that could present reds properly in 480p, causing jags, or, at the very best, smudges to appear around the edges, such as the red squares of the checkerboard in Toy Story or the lid to the bail bondsman candy jar in Jackie Brown, so this player did a better job in 480i than those players were doing in 480p, and then I set up for 1080p and watched the Blu-ray version of Jackie Brown and was astounded by the pristine quality. Finally, I perhaps have a flawless video player, though I am unable to comment on 3D at this time and I do not have broadband.
Pros:
Too many to list, though I covered several of them in my review.
Cons:
Excluding any different size discs (such as laserdisc) from consideration, there is no HDCD or HD-DVD decoding, so not quite "universal" in all respects, and while I will not miss the HD-DVD, I do have quite a few HDCD titles.
4 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

No disappointment

Written By bearcat, Starkville, MS on Friday, October 26, 2012
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Bought this as a companion to my DENON AVR-4311CI. Wanted the 3D capability along with the sound quality reproduction that is synonymous with DENON. Replaces a sony blu-ray and a DENON DCM-520. Like the universal capability. Has the same styling as the 4311CI. It does not have DENON link , but HDMI makes up for that. I use it for Blu-Ray, DVD, and CD playback. Considering increasing my SACD collection. Network capability is nice for upgrades but use my AppleTV and AirPlay on the 4311CI for most of that capability.
Pros:
3D, HDMI connection, Component connection, digital coax and optical out, Universal Player, sound quality, clear picture, looks good with AVR-4311CI.
Cons:
none so far
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5 out of 5

Great performance!

Written By F. O, Camuy, PR on Wednesday, October 03, 2012
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This DVD really rocks! It has a sturdy construction, delivers a great sound and image. Matches perfect with my Denon reciever.
Pros:
Great sound and image.
Cons:
Would like to have Pandora to make it a perfect DVD.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Just One Word .... DENON......

Written By Rob, Gatlinburg, Tn. on Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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Great Product! The Sound quality and the many features make this one great match for my AVR - 2312 could not be happier.. Thanks Crutchfield ..
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5 out of 5

great blu-ray player

Written By jon m, big lake, mn on Friday, September 21, 2012
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i bought this to replace a 6.5 yr Denon DVD player that ran absolutely flawless the entire time i had it. As for the new unit, it works well. set up is easy. the remote response time is not as quick as my old Denon DVD player...i'm not sure if this is because of the Blu-ray capability. the manual is much more user friendly than the old one, too. i have not yet played any SACD's nor have i tried my DVD-audio dics, which is one of the reasons i bought this player.
Pros:
heavy duty, very quiet, good remote, extensive menu's for tweaking picture/sound, excellend Crutchfield support as always plus free shipping!
Cons:
remote response time is rather slugish
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

It's a DENON

Written By Khaled Omran, PA on Saturday, August 11, 2012
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One of the Best and Crutchfield made it simple and fast to own. A++++++++
Cons:
NONE
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Very Happy!

Written By Jeff, Shelton, CT on Monday, July 30, 2012
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Always pleased with the quality and performance of Denon products; this is a great Blue-Ray player at a great price.
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5 out of 5

Nice Player

Written By Scott, Michigan on Saturday, January 08, 2011
 
I have had this player since 12/2010 when Crutchfield got their initially shipment. It is a well thought out, designed player, much nicer than my previous Sony Blu Ray player. I have been mainly using it for Netflix so far and it has been flawless. The couple of Blu Ray disks I have watched have also been great. The media server is also a great feature. I have the unit mated with Denon AVR 991 receiver.

Also of note: My player updated last night (01/07/11) to the new 3D firmware. I can't comment on how it plays since I do not have a 3D television.
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