Denon Bluray Player
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Pros: Great picture
Cons: None to note
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When Denon designed the DBT-3313UDCI Blu-ray player, they weren't merely concerned with making sure it could play practically any disc you can fit in its tray. Sure, it can handle Blu-ray, DVD, SACD, DVD-Audio, standard CDs, rewriteable media, and even 3D Blu-ray discs. Most universal players can handle those duties. So Denon worked to refine this player's construction to ensure the highest quality playback of those discs. They started by creating a 5-block construction, to isolate the independent mechanisms, thereby preventing unwanted interference between the player's internal functions. Next, they built a fully shielded disc-loader mechanism to prevent internal and external vibration from corrupting a disc's audio and video signals. Finally, they got rid of the internal fan, so the '3313 runs quietly. So when you're watching a movie, you're not seeing and hearing a lot of extraneous noise introduced by your playback device.
Impressive as this design is, Denon went even further to ensure sonically accurate music reproduction. The '3313 features Denon's A/V Pure Direct system, with separate HDMI outputs for audio and video. One output is designed to transport the video stream directly to your HDTV, while the other carries the audio stream to your A/V receiver or surround preamp/processor. This keeps video signals out of the receiver for a cleaner audio signal path and optimum sound quality, ideal for high-resolution discs and downloads. You can even go a step farther with Denon Link HD, a separate connection between the '3313 and a compatible Denon receiver. This connection separates the disc's timing data from the HDMI audio stream, allowing the receiver to accurately re-clock the data to reduce jitter and distortion. If you are obsessive about pristine sound, Denon has blazed a new trail for you.
The '3313 is Internet-ready for streaming video from Netflix®, VUDU®, Hulu® as well as YouTube™. Connect the player to your network via the rear-panel Ethernet jack to enjoy your favorite movies, videos and TV shows when you feel like reaching beyond your physical media. You can also stream music, videos and photos from a networked PC. Even if you're not networked, just transfer those tunes, videos and pics to a thumb drive and insert it into the '3313's front panel USB port.
Pros: Great picture
Cons: None to note
I run the Denon DBT-3313UDCI Player through a Pioneer Elite SC55 Receiver to an older Pioneer Plasma Display, the 42" PRO-930HD. Both the Denon Blu-Ray and the Pioneer Receiver provide "upscaling" technologies, which result in sharp and beautiful video output on the plasma display. Blu-Ray DVDs yield greater detail, of course, but even commercially produced standard DVDs and home computer-made DVDs are upgraded to a remarkable level of clarity when played by this new Denon Player.
Pros: All good: plenty of connectivity, superior internal technology to maximize both video and audio outputs for various A/V system configurations, and easy on-screen setup menus.
Cons: None. The price may be negative to some, but in accordance with the truism that "you get what you pay for", the high price of this unit is worth paying to obtain the outstanding audio and video experience the unit provides.
This new Denon offers DVD that is near HD quality; exceptional color, detail, and depth in Blu-ray; and the best CD audio I have heard from any hardware to date, especially when using Denon-Link. IMPORTANT You might have to allow up to 20 hours or more burn-in for DVD and Blu-ray (separately) to bring them up to high-end quality (and don't forget the firmware upgrade.)
Pros: Quick to load, and superior performance in every format.
Cons: Drawer that won't open far enough makes loading and unloading discs a bit problematic.
Back in 2005 I upgraded my HT with Denon DVD-3910 player and 5.1 125Watts per/channel audio system, and upgraded my HDTV to Sony`s "LAST" 34" CRT HDTV that cost about $10k.I read the reviews on Denon`s "NEW" DBT-3313UDCI BR player and AVR-3313CI RX. I just recieved and setup the BR player to HDMI RGB/1080i, and AVR RX 5.1 audio system with Denon`s "NEW" D-link, and RGB output HDMI to my Sony 34" HDTV. This is the best PICTURE on SD and BR-HD DVDs, and SOUND 5.1 system on 7 year old CRT HDTV. THX U, Denon for a great job done "RIGHT"!
Pros: Two great products Denon`s DBT-3313UDCI and AVR-3313CI.
I don't know if it's because I bought the matching Denon 3313CI receiver, but DBT-3313UDCI was a wonderful addition to my home theater. Plenty of great engineering and flawless execution, I would recommend this to anyone thinking of putting together a first rate system.
|Surround Sound Decoding||
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
|4K Ultra HD||No|
|Internet Movie Streaming||Netflix 5.1,Hulu,Vudu,YouTube|
|Smartphone App Control||Yes|
|DVD Video Upconversion||720p, 1080i, 1080p|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Digital Optical Output||None|
|Digital Coaxial Output||None|
|Analog Audio Outputs||Stereo|
|1080p Video Output||Yes|
|Component Video Outputs||None|
Disc Compatibility: The Denon DBT-3313UDCI Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc types:
|Disc Type||Disc Description|
|Blu-ray||BD-Video, BD-3D, BD-R, BD-RE|
|DVD||DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW|
|CD||CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW, SACD|
Blu-ray Disc: Blu-ray provides these key features and advantages
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. This Blu-ray player is 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.
SACD: Super Audio CD use a technology called Direct Stream Digital (DSD) to convert music into a digital signal that can be stored on a disc. Compared to the traditional PCM method (the technology used for CD), DSD offers a much higher resolution by following more closely the original waveform of music. With a frequency response of over 100kHz and a dynamic range over 120dB across the audible frequency range - some 64 times higher resolution then CD - Super Audio CD offers music reproduction that reveals details you just cannot hear on a normal CD.
DVD Audio: DVD Audio is a digital audio format that delivers high-fidelity audio content on a DVD disc. DVD-Audio supports bit depths up to 24-bit and sample rates up to 192 kHz, while CD audio is only 16-bit, 44.1 kHz. Compared to CD audio discs, DVD Audio offers considerable more music storage, higher audio quality, and additional audio channels for surround sound. DVD-Audio offers many possible configurations of audio channels (up to 5.1-channel surround sound).
AVCHD Playback: The DBT-3313UDCI 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 DBT-3313UDCI 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:
Build Quality: The Denon DBT-3313UDCI Blu-ray player offers exceptional build quality for high quality video and audio performance.
Dual HDMI Outputs w/ AV Pure Direct: The Denon DBT-3313UDCI is fitted with dual HDMI (ver. 1.4a) outputs. Dual HDMI outputs allow individual HDMI video and audio connections to your HDTV and to your A/V receiver or surround processor. This connection method (known as AV Pure Direct) allows for clearer signal transmission with very little interference between audio/video signals.
Note: The Dual HDMI outputs do not allow simultaneous audio/video output to two separate televisions.
1080p Resolution w/ Scaling: 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. DVD discs, USB video, and network steaming video can be scaled, up to 1080p (60/24 Hz) from the HDMI port.
Note: This player does not feature any analog video outputs; such as component, composite, or S-video.
3D Ready: The Denon DBT-3313UDCI 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. The Blu-ray player offers several 3D settings.
Deep Color: The HDMI output supports Deep Color, increasing the number of bits available for transmission, meaning more colors. This results in greater color fidelity, smooth tonal transitions, and ultra-fine gradations between colors. It also enables many times more shades of gray, for higher contrast ratio.
x.v.Color: The DBT-3313UDCI's HDMI output supports x.v.Color, meaning it's ready for x.v.Color discs when they become available in the future.
Progressive Mode: The Denon DBT-3313UDCI allows you to set the appropriate progressive conversion mode for the source video material (film or video) you are watching. You can choose from:
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:
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:
Slow Forward Playback: The unit allows Slow Forward Playback in three different speeds (1/8, 1/4. 1/2x) for BD-video, DVD-video, DVD-VR, AVCHD, and DivX discs. Sound is muted during this function.
Zoom: The player allows you to magnify an image on-screen 1.2x, 1.5x, 2x, or 4x that of normal size and then allows you to pan through that zoomed image. This function is possible on DVD-video, DVD-R/RW, JPEG and DivX discs.
Angle: Some BD and DVD discs contain scenes which have been shot simultaneously from various angles. This player allows you to select from these different camera angles.
Audiophile Sound Quality: For optimum audio quality, the DBT-3313UDCI is equipped with the latest specification HDMI 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 DBT-3313UDCI provides stereo mix down along with bass management via the analog stereo.
Audio Formats: The Blu-ray player's HDMI outputs are capable of delivering Multi-channel Surround, Multi-channel LPCM, and 2-channel audio. The DBT-3313UDCI supports the following Audio Formats depending on the unit's HDMI output setting, disc type used, and audio recording format of disc:
|Disc Type||Audio Recording Format||HDMI Out Setting|
|BD-video||Dolby Digital||Dolby Digital||Multi Linear PCM|
|Dolby Digital Plus||Dolby Digital Plus|
|Dolby TrueHD||Dolby TrueHD|
|Linear PCM||Multi Linear PCM|
|AVCHD||Dolby Digital||Dolby Digital|
|Linear PCM||Multi Linear PCM|
|DVD-video||Dolby Digital||Dolby Digital|
|Linear PCM||2ch Linear PCM|
|DivX||Dolby Digital||Dolby Digital|
|MP3/MP2||2ch Linear PCM|
|DVD Audio||Linear PCM||Multi Linear PCM|
|CD-Audio, MP3/WMA/AAC||2ch Linear PCM||2ch Linear PCM|
|FLAC||Multi Linear PCM||Multi Linear PCM|
|Super Audio CD||DSD|
Pure Direct: There are two Pure Direct options (three counting Off):
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.
2-Channel Audio Outputs: In addition to the Blu-ray player's HDMI output, the DBT-3313UDCI 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. The two-channel audio outputs are also helpful when wanting to send the audio signal of the Blu-ray player to Zone 2 of your home theater receiver. This player does not offer optical or coaxial digital outputs.
Denon Link HD: For the purest audio reproduction, the DBT-3313UDCI features the Denon Link HD system, which is an additional port that connects to a compatible Denon A/V receiver (sold separately). This feature separates out the timing data from the HDMI stream, allowing the receiver to re-clock the data with maximum precision, eliminating distortion-causing jitter for pristine sound quality. This technology transmits digital sound by transmitting your Denon A/V receiver's master clock signal to the BBT-3313UDCI and operating the ICs (integrated circuits) on both sides based on a shared, uniform clock signal. In digital signal transmissions over conventional HDMI connections, the ICs are operated with separate clock signals, resulting in considerable jitter and loss of resolution in the sound. Denon Link HD works not only with Blu-ray disc, but with all HDMI digital output signals; including DVD, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, music CD, and music streamed from a network. The adoption of Denon Link HD in the DBT-3313UD achieves more clearly defined sound localization and a beautifully spacious 3D sound. A Denon Link HD cable is included.
USB Port: The Denon DBT-3313UDCI is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port for playback of audio, still image, and video files stored on a USB memory device. You USB memory device must be formatted with FAT16 or FAT32. The player can recognize up to 8 folder layers, 999 folders, and 999 files. The unit will display file/folder names up to 32 characters and artist/song titles up to 60 characters. The DBT-3313UDCI supports the following audio, photo, and video files via a USB memory device.
|Playable Media||File Type||Bit Rate||Sampling Frequency|
|Audio||MP3||64-320 kbps||32, 44.1, 48 kHz|
|WMA||48-192 kbps||32, 44.1, 48 kHz|
|AAC||32-320 kbps||32, 44.1, 48 kHz|
|LPCM (WAV)||16 bits||44.1, 48 kHz|
|FLAC||8, 16, 24-bits (64 kbps-16.2 Mbps)||32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz|
|Playable Media||File Type||Resolution||Maximum File Capacity|
|Photo||JPEG||32 x 32 pixels to 4096 x 4096 pixels||12 MB|
|Playable Media||File Type||Video Layer||Audio Layer|
|MPEG||MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4||MP3, AAC, WMA, AC-3|
|WMV||WMV9, WMV9AP (VC-1)||WMA, AAC, AC-3, DTS|
|AVI||MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4||PCM, MP3, AAC, AC-3|
|DivX||up to DivX Plus HD||MP3, AAC|
Network Connection: The Denon Blu-ray disc player is equipped with a rear-panel Ethernet jack which lets you connect the player to your home network. Once the unit is connected to your network, you can enjoying the following functions.
Online Services: Using the DBT-3313UDCI , you can stream videos from online services such as Netflix, VUDU HD Movies, Vudu Apps, Hulu Plus, and YouTube to your home theater system
DLNA Certified: The Denon player's Ethernet connection is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 certified and Windows 7 compliant. This means it's easier for you access and enjoy digital music, photos, and videos stored on your PC through your home entertainment system.
Note: You will need a Windows XP (SP2 or more), Windows Vista, or Windows 7 OS (operating system); with Windows Media Player ver.11 or DLNA software.
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.
Standby Mode: The Denon DBT-3313UDCI provides three standby modes to choose from.
Note: If the unit is in stop mode for approximately 30 minutes, it will automatically switch to standby mode.
Start Up/Play Back Time: 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 Screen Saver appeared. The Play Back Time test was stopped when the Blu-ray disc began playback.
On-Screen GUI: The Denon Blu-ray disc player incorporates an on-screen GUI (Graphic User Interface) menu system which makes various operations and menu selections visible on your connected television set. To view the on-screen GUI, you will need can connect either the HDMI, component, or composite video output to your television.
Program Play: You can program up to a maximum of 15 tracks in order.
Resume Playback: This function allows you to resume playback from the point at which the playback has been stopped on the disc even if the power to unit is turned off.
Marker: You can mark electric reference points on a disc to view at a later time. This feature allows you to assign a specific point on a title or track to be called back later. You can mark up to 12 points.
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 Denon Logo background when the DVD player is in stop mode or audio playback mode.
Screen Saver: The Screen Saver function activates when stop or pause status continues for approximately three minutes. The Screen Saver function also activates during playback of a CD, Super Audio CD, or audio file when no operations are performed for approximately three minutes.
Dimmer: The brightness of the front panel display on this unit can be adjusted between four settings - Normal, Dim, Dark, or Off.
IR Wireless Remote Control w/ Glow Buttons: Included with the Denon Blu-ray player is an intuitive IR remote control featuring glowing cursor and operation keys and direct access buttons for online video services. You can also use the remote to operate a Denon AV receiver.
HDMI Control: When a TV supporting HDMI control is connected to the DBT-3313UDCI 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.
Denon Remote App: Denon offers a remote app you can download to control the DBT-3313UDCI using your Apple iOS device or Android-based device, when using the player in conjunction with a compatible Denon network A/V receiver. Download the free Denon Remote App from the iTunes App Store for the iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad (iOS 4.3 or later). Or, download the free Denon Remote App from the Android Market for your compatible Android device (1.5-up). Your Denon network AV receiver and Blu-ray player will need to be connected to the same network as your Apple iOS or Android device.
CI (Custom Integration): Custom Integration is Denon's certification to custom installers that models marked with the "CI" stamp have advanced connectivity and control features often required for custom home integration and theater applications using premium control systems. The following are examples of the control features.
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Wanted Denon link for audio with my Denon receiver. Have had 2 Denon receivers and 1 DVD player. All were superb. [ E Jan 11, 2016 ]
It skips and locks up on all disks. Do not purchase this machine. [ Michael Sep 07, 2016 ]