Inputs and Outputs Notes
Player: The Denon DVD-3930CI 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.
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. This unit can also play DVD+R and DVD+RW
discs as well as Picture CD, Fujicolor CD, and DivX compatible discs.
MP3/WMA Playback: This unit
will play MP3 files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs using the ISO 9660 level
1 format (128 kbps and faster recommended). Windows Media Audio (WMA9) is also
supported using a compression rate from 64-160 kbps.
JPEG Playback: JPEG files
stored on CD-Rs and CD-RWs can be played as a slide show and enjoyed on your TV
using the DVD-3930CI. Kodak picture CDs and Fujicolor CDs are also supported.
During slide show playback, you can rotate an image 90-degrees clockwise or
counterclockwise, flip an image vertically or horizontally, or zoom in on an
image. In addition, you can play the pictures in random order.
Note: JPEG files
recorded on a Macintosh computer cannot be played.
Dual Discrete Video Circuit:
The DVD-3930CI uses dual 14-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.
I/P Converter from Silicon Optix
Inc: The DVD-3930CI uses a 10-bit I/P converter called REALTA. This 10-bit
processing offers high conversion performance and improves motion detection
capability. Regularity in pixel-level patterns are rapidly and accurately
detected not only in the 3:2 patterns of film sources but in other patterns as
well during I/P (Interlaced/Progressive) conversion.
1080p Video Scaler: The same
10-bit video converter known as REALTA is also used as a video scaler and is
capable of 720p, 1080i or 1080p output for HDMI. This scaler can also output PC
resolution - VGA/XGA/WXGA/SXGA signals.
HDMI: The unit's HDMI jack
passes both digital video and audio using a single cable. HDMI Version 1.1 is
compatible with copy protected DVDs with HDCP and CPPM (Content Protection for
Pre-recorded Media/used in DVD-Audio), which was not the case with version 1.0.
You can select the type of video signal output by the HDMI jack: 480i/576i,
480p/576p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p.
Denon Pixel Image Correction
(DPIC): Also built on a 10-bit platform, DPIC's pixel by pixel correction
compares nine different pixels of adjacent video data for each pixel correction.
Luminance and chroma signals are also processed to suppress ringing noise and
Noise Shaped Video (NSV): The
NSV feature works in the digital domain to reduce noise in the video signal
frequency band, improving video signal to noise ratio and enhancing video signal
Multi-Directional Diagonal Filter
(MDDF): MDDF detects and corrects at a pixel-level the directionality of
lines, avoiding the "jaggies" often seen in supposedly straight diagonal lines.
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.
Advanced AL24 Processing for All Channels:
Denon has further developed its proprietary AL24 Processing, an analog waveform
reproduction technology, to support the 192 kHz sampling frequency of DVD-Audio.
This new technology, AL24 Processing Plus, thoroughly suppresses quantization
noise associated with D/A conversion of LPCM signals to reproduce the low-level
signals with optimum clarity that will bring out all the delicate nuances of the
Pure Direct Mode: The DVD-3930CI
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-3930CI 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-3930CI masterfully reproduces HDCD's rich dynamic range
and beautiful sound quality.
Unlike PCM based technology (CD/MiniDisc/DVD/Audio DVD, etc.), Super Audio
CD is based on Direct Stream Digital (DSD)
encoding, which does not require decimation and interpolation filters. DSD is
much simpler and enables a 1-bit signal to be recorded directly. DSD encodes
music at 2,822,400 samples per second (64 times that of standard CD) allowing
you to hear sound with incredible detail and clarity. DSD combines the
advantages of digital recording with the best characteristics of analog sound.
The DVD-3930CI unit will play 2-channel and multi-channel Super Audio CDs.
During SACD playback, the optical digital and coaxial outputs do not operate.
The Digital Link 3rd output or analog outputs must be used to listen to SACDs.
Multi-channel DVD-Audio Playback:
DVD-Audio is a multi-channel format used for high resolution audio recording.
This unit can decode and play DVD-Audio discs with a sampling rate up to 192 kHz
with a 24-bit word length.
Since the high-density data recorded on DVD must be read with absolute accuracy,
vibrations from outside or from internal sources, such as the power supply, will
adversely affect sound and picture quality. A variety of designs has been
incorporated in the DVD-3930CI to suppress these unwanted vibrations. The DVD
mechanism section in the main chassis has been divided in a two-box construction
to further protect it from vibrations. Furthermore, the unit is shielded from
internal and external interference via a 3-box chassis design.
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.
- RS232C serial command control
- Remote in/out IR command control
- Discrete Power on/off command
- 480i output capable for HDMI
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 "On" or
"Off". The speaker distances can be set between 1 and 60 feet in
1-foot steps. The low-pass crossover can be set at 40Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz or
120Hz with a high-pass slope of 12dB/octave and a low-pass slope of 24dB/octave.
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.
Virtual Surround: This feature
lets you enjoy a surround effect with only 2 speakers. This function is only
available when using DVDs recorded in Dolby Digital, DTS, MPEG, LPCM with 2 or
Bass Enhancer: This feature
sets the subwoofer output for when playing 2-channel or other sources without
Dynamic Range Compression:
Select this feature to achieve a powerful sound even when the volume is low.
Audio Synchronization: You can
adjust the audio delay with respect to the picture. You can set the delay from 0
to 200 milliseconds in units of 10 milliseconds.
TV Aspect Ratio: You set the TV
Aspect Ratio output according to the screen of your connected TV. You can choose
from 4:3 Pan and Scan, 4:3 Letterbox or Wide 16:9.
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.
Squeeze Mode: In this mode the
picture is displayed in the center of the 16:9 TV screen with a 4:3 aspect
ratio, regardless of the original image size.
Keystone Correction: Keystone
distortion occurs when the connected projector or screen is at an angle. The DVD
player allows you to correct the angle horizontally (-40 to +40) and vertically
(-30 to +30).
Picture Quality Adjustments: The DVD-3930CI 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, DNR, MPEG NR, gamma, setup level, horizontal position,
and vertical position.
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.
Function: The Resume function
allows the player to remember the point where you stopped play. Playback will
resume from the point stored in memory. The stopping point is cleared if the
tray is opened or the stop button is pressed a second time.
Markers: Up to 8 points on a
DVD-Video disc can be stored in memory and easily recalled. Markers are
automatically cleared when the power is turned off or when the tray is opened.
Multiple Angles: The angle can be switched when playing DVDs containing multiple angels.
Zoom: You Zoom in on a picture
during play or pause mode. You can zoom in 1x, 2x, or 3x.
Dimmer: The display can be
adjusted to one of three brightness levels, or the display can be turned off.
Auto Power-Off: If the unit is
in stop mode for approximately 30 minutes, it will automatically switch to
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.
Remote Control: The DVD player
comes with a full-featured wireless IR remote control (RC-1038) to operate DVD
and Outputs Notes
5.1-Channel Audio Outputs: The
DVD-3930CI offers multi-channel analog output for DVD-Audio, DVD-Video and SACD
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.
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 480i/576i, 480p/576p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p.
Denon Link: The DVD-3930CI has
an RJ-45 Denon Link 3rd Edition output. Through the Denon Link, the DVD player
can transfer 6-channel 96kHz/24-bit or two channel stereo 192kHz/24-bit
DVD-Audio signals, as well as 2-channel and multi-channel SACD signals,
digitally to a receiver. Because the signal transfer is balanced and the voltage
is lower than coaxial or unbalanced cables, the Denon Link is far less
susceptible to radiated noise, which helps to ensure the highest level of signal
transfer. Denon Link 3rd Edition uses a different signal from Denon Link S.E.
(Second Edition). Because of this, the Denon Link 3rd Edition signals are only
compatible with A/V receivers that are Denon Link 3rd compatible. In the Digital
Interface Setup, you can select the type of signal output through the Denon Link
jack: 3rd, 2nd, or Off. If the unit is set to 2nd Edition signals, there will be
no output from an SACD.
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-3930CI features two component video outputs, capable of passing a progressive
scan signal or an interlaced video signal. Note: One set of component
video outputs are BNC connector-type.
Composite and S-Video Output:
The DVD player features one Composite video and one S-vide output.
Room To Room
In/Out: Two 3.5mm mini-jacks are provided for wired remote control, allowing you
to connect the DVD-3910 to
compatible Denon components.
RS-232: There is a
bi-directional RS-232 port which is designated for future system expansion.