Inputs and Outputs Notes
The Denon DVD-2910 is a "universal" player, which
offers playback of both ultra high-resolution multi-channel audio formats:
DVD-Audio and SACD (Super Audio Compact Disc). Both formats, with their wide
frequency responses, capture subtle details that make music sound richer and
This unit can play the following types of discs:
DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, Video CD, Audio CD, and Super Audio CD (SACD). In
addition, this unit is compatible with CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RW discs, as
well as MP3, WMA, and JPEG files recorded on CD-R, CD-RW or CD-ROM discs.
According to the manufacturer, this unit can also play DVD+R and DVD+RW discs,
although compatibility with these discs is not mentioned in the manual.
Dual Discrete Video Circuit:
The DVD-2910 uses dual 12-bit 216 MHz video D/A converters to ensure highly
accurate playback of delicate, low-level video signals and give you a vivid
picture that is faithful in every detail. One D/A converter is used to process
Progressive signals and one is used for Interlaced signals to eliminate mutual
interference between the two types of signals.
This unit uses 24-bit, 192 kHz audio D/A converters that are well protected from
noise caused by fluctuations in current from the power supply. It has built-in
Dolby Digital and DTS decoders along with a 5.1-channel analog output.
Pure Direct Mode: The DVD-2910
includes two Pure Direct modes that further improve sound quality. For example,
during analog audio output, Pure Direct can turn off digital signal outputs,
video signal outputs, and the front panel display, which can easily influence
the sound quality of the analog audio signals. You can define which operations
are to be turned off and store those preferences in memory.
HDCD is a digital recording technology, compatible with the conventional CD
format, that significantly reduces distortion during recording to expand the
dynamic range and realize high resolution. The HDCD decoder allows the DVD-2910
to play discs that have been recorded in HDCD format and to bring out the
superior sonic performance from these discs. Combined with Denon's advanced
audio technology, the DVD-2910 masterfully reproduces HDCD's rich dynamic range
and beautiful sound quality.
High-End Digital Outputs: This
unit can be connected to another compatible component using a single cable for
high quality digital images and sound with little transfer loss:
- HDMI: This terminal can
transfer digital video and digital audio signals from DVD-Video and
- DVI-D: Digital video
signals can be transferred to display components that are supported by HDCP
for content protection. The DVD-2910 supports the 24-pin DVI-D cable, but
not the 29-pin connector.
Black Level: When the HDMI or
DVI-D outputs are used, you can set the black level to Normal (within a range of
16 to 235) or Enhanced (within a range of 0 to 246).
DCDi By Faroudja: The
DVD-2910's Progressive Scan technology is powered by the latest DCDi by Faroudja
FLI-2310 decoding engine for the finest processing of film, video, graphics, or
8 MB Buffer Memory:
This unit is equipped with an 8 MB buffer memory to ensure that both picture and
sound are played without interruption when the DVD disc shifts from layer 1 to
layer 2, or in the rare event of a pickup dropout.
NTSC/PAL Compatible: The TV
Type can be set to NTSC, PAL or Multi. The Multi setting automatically switches
the output to NTSC or PAL depending upon the type of disc loaded.
Picture Quality Adjustments:
The DVD-2910 allows you to select a Standard picture quality setting (default
settings) or customize the settings and save them in one of five image quality
memories (M1-M5). Custom settings include adjustments for contrast, brightness,
sharpness (mid and high), hue, CCS, white level, chroma level, chroma delay,
DNR, gamma, setup level, horizontal position, and vertical position.
Digital Audio Output Capabilities:
When playing copyright-protected linear PCM or packed PCM DVDs, no digital
signals are output for sources exceeding 48kHz/16-bits. When making digital
connections to a receiver that is not compatible with 96kHz/88kHz signals, you
can set the unit to output the signal as 44.1kHz or 48kHz LPCM.
Bass Management: To tailor the
output of the 5.1-channel jacks to the bass handling capabilities and
configuration of your speaker system, left and right front, center, left
surround and right surround speakers can be set to "Large", "Small" or "Off".
The subwoofer can be set to "Yes" or "No". The speaker distances can be set
between 1 and 60 feet in 1-foot steps. You can also adjust the output level for
each speaker between 0 and 10dB in 1dB steps.
Note: The Speaker
Setting and Speaker Distance settings are turned off when you select the
"Source Direct" option.
SRS TruSurround: The
multi-channel sound normally achieved with five speakers is recreated using only
two front stereo speakers. This results in a sound with a nearly natural sense
of movement that seems to surround the head, without the strong directivity
characteristic of multi-speaker system. TruSurround only works for DVD-Video and
Video Scaler: This unit
features a built-in high quality video scaler that is capable of outputting
video signals in a variety of customizable HD formats. You can select in the
Video Setup menu to output the image from the HDMI and DVI-D connectors as
480p/576p, 720p, or 1080i.
MP3/WMA Playback: This unit
will play MP3 and WMA files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs using the ISO
9660 Level 1 format. It is recommended that MP3s be recorded with bit rates of
128 kbps or higher, and WMA files at bit rates of 64 to 160 kbps. The player can
recognize up to 600 files. This unit is not compatible with ID3 tags.
JPEG Playback: This unit will
play JPEG still image files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs using the ISO
9660 Level 1 format. This unit can recognize baseline JPEG files of less than
30MB. JPEG files can be displayed one at a time, or in a slideshow fashion.
Resume Play Function:
This function allows you to resume DVD playback at the point where it left off
the last time you stopped playback. The resume function is cleared by pressing
the stop button twice, opening the disc drawer, adjusting the Parental Lock
function, or removing power from the unit. This feature only works with discs
that have elapsed time information.
Slow Motion Speeds:
When playing a DVD-Video disc, you may move forward or backward through the
program in one of four slow-motion speeds (1/8x, 1/6x, 1/4x and 1/2x). When
playing a Video CD, you may move forward only through the program in one of four
slow-motion speeds. No sound is output during slow-motion play.
There are seven fast forward and reverse speeds for DVD-Video and DVD-Audio
discs (2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 16x, 32x, and 64x) and four for SACD, Video CD, and CD
(2x, 4x, 6x, and 8x).
Playback: You can create a playlist of tracks from DVD-Audio, Video CD,
SACD, and Audio CD of up to 20 steps. The playlist is deleted when the unit is
turned off or the disc is ejected.
Bookmarks: You can bookmark up
to 5 scenes you want to see again so you can start playback from the marked
position whenever you want. The marks are cleared when the disc is ejected or
the unit is turned off.
Ratings (Parental Control):
This unit allows you to set playback restrictions for DVDs using the
Ratings feature. You can select a parental control rating level from 0 (lock
all) to 8 (No Limit), which is protected by a 4-digit password.
Display Dimming: The
unit's display can be adjusted in 4 steps from All Off to Always On.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
5.1-Channel Audio Outputs: The
DVD-2910 offers multi-channel analog output for DVD-Audio, DVD-Video and SACD
Audio Outputs: In addition to the 5.1-channel analog outputs, the unit
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.
DVI-D Output: The DVD-2910 has
a 24-pin DVI-D jack for connecting a compatible TV or monitor. Using the DVI
setup menu, you can choose to output the signal as 1080i, 720p, or 480p. A
separate audio connection must be made because the DVI-D connection does not
pass audio signals.
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia
Interface): The unit's HDMI simplifies A/V connections by carrying
uncompressed SD or HD digital video and up to 8 channels of digital audio all in
one cable. This unit features HDCP copyright protection technology, and must be
connected to an HDCP-compliant device. The output resolution can be set to match
the capability of the monitor or projector. The HDMI connection is compatible
with DVD-Video and DVD-Audio, but not SACD. The video signal format can be set
to 480p, 720p or 1080i.
Note on DVI-D and HDMI:
On the front panel, you can select one of following outputs: "HDMI Y Cb
Cr", "HDMI RGB", "DVI", or "HDMI/DVI Off". Once you have chosen the
output, you can then select the video signal format: 480p/576p, 720p or
Digital Audio Outputs: This
unit features two digital audio outputs, one optical and one coaxial connection.
These can be connected to an A/V receiver, amplifier, surround decoder (Dolby
Digital, DTS), or other component.
Component Video Output: The
DVD-2910 features a component video outputs, capable of passing a progressive
scan signal or an interlaced video signal.
connecting to TVs with only composite or S-Video inputs, this unit provides one
composite video and one S-Video output jack.
Room To Room
In/Out: Two 3.5mm mini-jacks are provided for wired remote control, allowing
you to connect the DVD-2910 to compatible Denon components.