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Denon DVD-2910

Universal DVD/CD/SACD/DVD-Audio player
with HDMI™ and DVI output (Black)

Item # 033DV2910B

Let Denon take your home theater to the next level.

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About the Denon DVD-2910

Let Denon take your home theater to the next level. By combining HDMI and DVI technology with high-resolution audio capability in a single player, Denon has created a future-ready home entertainment machine.

Let Denon take your home theater to the next level. By combining HDMI and DVI technology with high-resolution audio capability in a single player, Denon has created a future-ready home entertainment machine.

The DVD-2910 uses advanced video processing and upconversion to create sharp 720p or 1080i DVD images that look great on your HDTV. The player's DVI output can send these images to any TV with a digital input. Using the HDMI output, you'll enjoy the added convenience of streaming upconverted video and digital audio signals together on one cable. The versatile '2910 will deliver unforgettable images and sound to any HD-compatible television having one of these inputs.

Faithfully preserving even the most delicate, low-level audio signals, this Denon is a music lover's player of choice. The DVD-2910 makes any digital music format sound fantastic. Multichannel music listeners will especially appreciate the digital bass management functions that enable you to tailor your sound to a wide variety of systems, from full-size speaker setups to compact cubes.

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Product highlights:

  • plays DVD-Video, DVD-R & DVD-RW, DVD+R & DVD+RW, and Video CD
  • plays SACD, DVD-Audio, CD, CD-R & CD-RW, MP3 and WMA CD-R & CD-RW
  • plays digital photo CDs (JPEG)
  • HDMI interface with multichannel audio & DVI digital video output with HDCP copy protection (selectable 480p, 720p, 1080i output)
  • dual, discrete Analog Devices ADV-7310 216MHz/12-bit video DACs (one for progressive-scan and one for interlaced video)
  • Faroudja DCDi progressive-scan mode for smoother video with HD-compatible TVs (via the component video output)
  • Pure Direct mode
  • digital bass management (fixed 100Hz low-pass crossover)
  • 8MB video buffer for quick layer change
  • HDMI version 1.1
  • optical and coaxial digital outputs for Dolby® Digital/DTS®/PCM (96kHz/24-bit capable)
  • 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown DSD-1791 audio DACs
  • HDCD® decoding
  • remote control
  • 17-1/8"W x 4-1/16"H x 13-7/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year parts and labor
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • designed for use with "Region 1" coded DVDs
  • MFR # DVD-2910B

What's in the box:

  • Black single DVD/Audio CD player
  • RC-985 wireless remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • 56" Audio/Video cable (has left and right RCA audio connectors and an RCA composite video connector on each end)
  • 67" AC power cord
  • Operating Instructions (English/Spanish/French)
  • Warranty sheet
  • Denon Service Network sheet
  • Instruction manual note

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Inputs and Outputs Notes


Multi-Format Player: 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 more real.

Disc Compatibility: 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.

Audio Processing: 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 Decoder: 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 DVD-Audio signals.
  • 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 mixed-mode content.

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 CDs.

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.

Scanning Speeds: 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).

Program 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 playback.

2-Channel 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 1080i.

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.

Composite/S-Video: For 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.

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