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Denon DBT-3313UDCI

3D universal Blu-ray player with networking

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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.

Thoughtful design from Denon

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.

Going above and beyond for pure sound quality

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.

Denon DBT-3313UDCI 3D Universal Blu-ray player with networking

The DBT-3313UDCI's fully shielded disc drive keeps vibrations from compromising a disc's audio and video signals.

Stream movies and shows from Netflix and HuluPlus

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.

Product Highlights:

  • plays standard and 3D Blu-ray discs, SACDs, DVD-Audio discs, DVDs, and CDs
  • Internet-ready — plays TV shows, movies, and more from Netflix, YouTube, VUDU and Hulu (membership required for some services)
  • streams photos/videos/music from a compatible DLNA-enabled Windows® PC
  • BD-Live and BonusView support for added bonus features with compatible discs (requires USB thumb drive for storage)
  • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
  • fan-less design for reduced noise
  • Independent Block Construction isolates electronic circuits for faithful playback of audio and video tracks
  • fully shielded disc-loader mechanism suppresses vibration and ensures high-quality sound and video
  • Denon Link HD separates timing data from HDMI stream to reduce jitter (requires compatible Denon receiver)
  • Pure Direct mode turns off video processing and front display for optimum sound quality
  • remote control with dedicated Netflix, VUDU and YouTube buttons
  • plays Region A Blu-ray discs and Region 1 DVDs
Technical Specs:
  • selectable video resolution up to 1080p via HDMI output
  • video upconversion for DVD (via HDMI)
  • DLNA 1.5 support for streaming music, photos and video from a networked PC (network connection required)
  • built-in audio decoding for Dolby® Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS®, and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit audio digital-to-analog converters
  • two HDMI outputs for separating audio and video signals
  • audio stereo outputs for multi-zone use
  • front USB port for additional memory or for audio and video file playback
  • Ethernet port for video streaming functionality
  • RS-232 port for automated control systems
  • HDMI cable and Denon Link HD cable included
  • detachable power cord
  • 17-1/8"W x 4-1/2"H x 13-1/16"D
  • weight: 17.4 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Single-disc Blu-ray Player
  • Wireless remote control (RC-1161)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • 6.5' AC power cord
  • 58" HDMI cable
  • 59" HD LINK cable (with a male RCA connector on each end)
  • Owner's Manual on CD-ROM (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Getting Started (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Warranty information
  • Denon service network information
  • Safety Instructions
  • Important Notice
  • Denon's Extended Protection Program

Great Player. Picture is good. Sound is good. Easy to setup. It replaced my 2930ci.

Anonymous, Kent, WA


Denon DBT-3313UDCI Reviews

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(14 Reviews)

Denon DBT-3313UDCI

Anonymous from Kent, WA on 2/2/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great Player. Picture is good. Sound is good. Easy to setup. It replaced my 2930ci.


Cons: The remote does not control the volume of my AVR-3808ci receiver natively.


Howard from Burlington, ON on 1/18/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great picture across many formats.



Denon DBT-3313UDCI

Anonymous from Farmington, MI on 1/17/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just as other people have written,this is one heck of a machine! I upgraded my whole home theater system and this was worth the money. Not counting the discounted price from Crutchfield's. The time to load and start up is fairly fast for a Bluray player. The picture and sound are beyond reproach. I'm totally satisfied.



Denon DBT-3313UDCI

Rosina from Brooklyn, NY on 1/6/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The image is perfect,only the sound quality can not reach our request, but everything is perfect.



Denon DBT-3313UDCI

Anonymous from Gilbert, AZ on 1/2/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product and price. Delivery was quick.



Sweet, killer multi-channel audio!

Jim from High Ridge, MO on 11/20/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased this player as a replacement for my Oppo BDP-103 that had a loader go bad. I did not want to be without a good Blu-ray player over the holidays, so I researched and squeezed the trigger on this Denon. I am very happy that I did. As great as the Oppo players are, I honestly think the Denon actually sounds better. I say that while using an awesome multi-channel (7.1 DTS MA HD and Dolby Atmos) source Blu-ray disk that I have played dozens of times on the Oppo. The image detail is a bit better and the sparkly bits just shine and twinkle while not being harsh or fatiguing at reference levels. I would buy this one again, and I would also highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good BD player. The only knocks against the Denon are no native 4K or upsampling, and the GUI is lacking in places as far as settings are concerned. Both of these issues I knew about before I made the purchase. I will be keeping this unit even though Oppo repaired by 103 for me. I'd also like to mention the awesome build quality... this thing is heavy!

Pros: Separate HDMI outputs for audio and video. Very clean audio. Great 1080p video. Build quality. Hefty remote, good layout.

Cons: No native 4k or 4k upsampling. GUI is a bit clunky and lacking some settings that lesser players have. Loader tray does not open fully, which may be an issue is some racks, but not mine.

Great Build Quality but Flawed Design

Dave from Weymouth, MA on 11/19/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I use the Denon only for standard DVD and CD so please keep that in mind while reading this review. I purchased it mainly for the analog audio outputs and in that regard I did get excellent 2 channel sound. Other than that, I was very disappointed with this player. The audio performance from DVD and CD exceeded my expectations. Played through a pair of Audioengine A2+ powered speakers, the sound is detailed but very smooth and easy to listen to for extended periods of time. It's the video and ergonomics that left something to be desired. Upscaled video from DVD was mediocre. Using a 26" widescreen Panasonic, I preferred the 480P over 720P and 1080i on every DVD I played. The picture in 480P was exceptionally good, but not enough of an improvement over my 10 year old Marantz to warrant this purchase. The disc tray is poorly designed. It was almost impossible to remove discs that had a rounded, smooth top edge like some Deutsch Gramophone CD's. I had to push them up from the hole in the underside of the disc drawer in order to get a grip on them. Although this works, it's impractical and shows a serious oversight by Denon. The disc tray is also very shallow and it can be difficult to know when a disc is inserted properly, especially in a dimly lit room. Fortunately Denon accounted for this flaw and if a disc is tilted up slightly and gets caught when the drawer closes, the player stops loading the disc to prevent it from jamming.

Pros: Excellent sound quality from analog outputs. Works well with direct connection to powered speakers. Excellent 480P playback for standard DVD.

Cons: Upscaled DVD leaves a lot to be desired. Disc tray is poorly designed. Occasionally locks up.

Denon DBT-3313UDCI

Anonymous from Richmond, VA on 11/7/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Extremely clear picture with vibrant colors and beautiful sound. This is a real upgrade over my old Denon DVD player.

Pros: Easy to install and use

Cons: none

Excellent picture and sound!

Mark from Louisville on 10/20/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Quality design as usual from Denon. I never realized how bad my old Sony bluray player actually is until see movies through this Denon. Well worth the price for superior picture and sound!

Pros: Denon link, excellent build quality.

Cons: None found

Denon Bluray Player

Tazman from Florence,SC on 12/29/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great unit

Pros: Great picture

Cons: None to note

Denon Blu-Ray Universal Audio/Video Player

TJMurf from Davenport, IA on 8/17/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

Denon knows how it's done.

TallEars from Hazard, KY on 5/30/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

Denon DBT-3313UCI, AVR-3313CI

Marty M. from Manchester, NH on 12/13/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

Cons: NONE

Denon DVD Does the Job

Dwardoman from Chapel Hill, NC on 11/9/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.




Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Surround Sound Decoding Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
4K Ultra HD No
3D Capable Yes
Internet Movie Streaming Netflix 5.1,Hulu,Vudu,YouTube
Built-in Wi-Fi N/A
DLNA Certified Audio
Smartphone App Control Yes
DVD Video Upconversion 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Multibrand Remote No
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
CD-R Capable Yes
CD-R/W Capable Yes
SACD Playback Stereo
DVD-Audio Playback Yes
Digital Optical Output None
Digital Coaxial Output None
HDMI Outputs 2
HDMI Version 1.4a
Ethernet Ports Yes
Analog Audio Outputs Stereo
1080p Video Output Yes
Component Video Outputs None
RS-232C Port Yes

Product Research

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

Disc Compatibility

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

Blu-ray Disc: Blu-ray provides these key features and advantages

  • 1080p Video Resolution: Blu-ray disc delivers full 1080p video resolution to provide pristine picture quality.
  • 25GB/50GB Capacity: Blu-ray disc offers up to 5x the capacity of standard DVDs; 25GB for single layer disc and 50GB for dual layer disc.
  • 7.1ch Audio: Blu-ray disc provides as many as 7.1 channels of native, uncompressed surround sound for crystal-clear audio entertainment.
  • Enhanced Interactivity: Enjoy such capabilities as seamless menu navigation, bonus features, and network/internet connectivity.
  • DVD Compatible: Blu-ray disc players enable you to continue to view and enjoy your existing DVD library.

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:

  • 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 32-320 kbps
  • LPCM: two-channel, 16-bit, and sampling frequencies of 44.1 or 48 kHz

Video Features

Build Quality: The Denon DBT-3313UDCI Blu-ray player offers exceptional build quality for high quality video and audio performance.

  • Rigid Chassis & Cabinet: The Blu-ray player features an aluminum front-panel, a dual-layer top-panel, and a triple-layer bottom-panel to protect sound quality from vibration.
  • Fully Shielded Drive Mechanism: The DBT-3313UD's SVH (Suppression Hybrid Construction) disc loader mechanism features an aluminum top cover and twin shafts that suppress internal and external vibration and electromagnetic noise to ensure highly precise disc playability. Rubber coating on the disc tray further absorbs unwanted vibration. A new servo circuit reduces moving noise of pickup mechanism.
  • Independent Block Construction: The Blu-ray player incorporates separated 5-block construction for faithful playback of audio and video signals (Disc mechanism, Analog audio, Power supply, Indicator, and Core processing block)
  • Fan-less Design: The Denon DBT-3313UDCI employs a fan-less design which makes the player exceptionally quiet during playback.

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.

  • 3D Output: You can choose between Auto (automatically determines whether the video signal is 3D or 2D) or Off (always outputs 2D video signals).
  • Screen Size: You can enter the size of your TV from 0" to 999".

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:

  • Auto: Detects the type of video material and automatically switches the mode. Normally, this setting is used most often.
  • Video: Suitable for playing video material discs.
  • Film: Suitable for playing film material discs.

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

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 (16:9): select when a wide-screen TV is connected; discs recorded in wide-screen format are played over the entire screen

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.

Audio Features

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
Bitstream PCM
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):

  • 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.

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/Internet Functions

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
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.

  • Playback of a Blu-ray disc supporting BD-Live.
  • Playback of music, photo, and video files stored on a device on your network.
  • Playback of select video on-demand services (Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vudu HD Movies, Vudu Apps, YouTube).
  • Downloading for latest firmware updates.

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

  • Netflix: The Denon DBT-3313UDCI can play back movies and TV shows from Netflix when connected to your home network with Internet connection. Netflix is a subscription-based online video streaming service. Your Netflix Instant Queue (created on your computer) will display on your connected television. The Blu-ray player will support up to 5.1ch audio streaming from Netflix. It is recommended to use a broadband line connection with an effective speed of 6 Mbps or more.
  • Hulu Plus: Hulu Plus lets you watch current hit TV shows, classic series, and acclaimed movies anytime in HD for $7.99/month with limited advertising.
  • Vudu HD Movies: Vudu is an HD on-demand movie service. With over 3,000 movies available on-demand in streaming 1080p, VUDU offers you the world's largest HD movie catalog. You can watch new movies on Vudu the same day they're released on DVD. Vudu delivers 1080p vide with 5.1ch surround sound. There is no monthly subscription fee. Pay for only the movies you want to watch.
  • Vudu Apps: Vudu Apps provides you with access to a wide range of Internet services and applications including streaming video, music on demand, photo browsing, social networking, news, weather, and more. Vudu Apps offers the following online applications.
    • Featured Apps: Vudu movies, Flicker, Picasa, Facebook, Twitter, Weather, Dolby Digital Plus, Stock Tracker, Dailymotion
    • Arts & Entertainment: Nation Lampoon, Scam School, Big Love, True Blood, Californication, Dexter
    • Gaming: Attack of the Show, X Play
    • Internet Culture: Currently no apps available.
    • Music: UVTV
    • News: The New York Times, NBC Nightly News, Today Show, MSNBC w/ Rachel Maddow, AC360°, CNN Daily, CNBC
    • Science & Technology: Discovery, Nova, Hidden Universe, Ted Talks
    • Sports: Motorz
    • Travel & Lifestyle: DelciousTV, DiveFilm HD
  • YouTube: The Denon DBT-3313UDCI can play back video hosted by YouTube when connected to your home network with Internet connection. YouTube is a video file-sharing service. You can use the player's on-screen virtual keyboard to  search for video content offered by YouTube.

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.

  • Audio File Playback: MP3 (64-320 kbps), WMA (48-192 kbps), AAC (32-320 kbps), LPCM/WAV (16-bits), and FLAC (8/16/24-bits) audio files stored on your computer can be played through the player via its network connection. You can control playback of your streamed audio files from the DBT-3313UDCI. The players also supports ID3-Tag (ver.2) and WMA META tag information so song title, artist name, album name, and album art can be displayed on your connected television.
  • Picture File Playback: Still picture (JPEG/PNG) files stored on your computer can be played as slide shows on a connected TV through the player's network connection. The duration each picture is displayed can be adjusted (5-60 secs).
  • Video Playback: Video files (DivX/MPEG/AVI/WMV) stored on your computer can be played back on your connected TV.

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.

Convenience Features

Standby Mode: The Denon DBT-3313UDCI provides three standby modes to choose from.  

  • Energy Saving: This is the lowest power consumption mode. During standby, operations are not accepted via HDMI control. The Power indicator status in standby mode will remain off.
  • Normal Standby: During standby, operations are accepted via HDMI control. Power consumption is slightly higher. The Power indicator status in standby mode will remain red.
  • Quick Start: Startup time is reduced, but more power is consumed in the standby mode. HDMI control operations are accepted.
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.

  • Quick Start: 6.1 seconds start up time; 20.3 seconds playback time
  • Normal: 16.3 seconds start up time; 21.7 seconds playback time
  • Energy Saving: 20.7 seconds start up time; 23.1 seconds playback time

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.

Remote Control

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.

  • RS-232C Port: This port connects to the RS-232 port on a compatible external controller, allowing control of this player using outboard remote systems.
  • Room To Room In/Out: Two 3.5mm minijacks (input/output) are provided for wired remote control, allowing you to connect the DBT-3313UDCI to compatible Denon components.

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Why did you buy this?

All my gear is Denon, and I need a blue ray player that play my library of discs. [ Jack  Feb 09, 2017 ]
Denon has always been my brand of audio equipment receiver /turn-table/ cassette player. Been looking for a better, blue ray player, more diverse, with better picture, etc. The Denon DBT 3313 should pair nicely with my Denon Receiver AVR-S900W . [ C  Jan 16, 2017 ]
I wanted Denon Link HD. And this thing is built like a TANK!!! [ G  Jan 06, 2017 ]
Compatibility with my current home theater setup. [ Howard  Jan 05, 2017 ]
Mostly on price and the fact that it is new with full warrenty. Not like taking a chance on Ebay or Audiogon sites. [ Albert L.  Jan 04, 2017 ]
Own several great Denon products and all have been excellent reliable components. [ Gary  Nov 26, 2016 ]
Was considering an OPPO but does not have any apps like Netflix or Vudu included as does the Denon. Read reviews on this and they all seemed great, as I am looking for great audio as well as picture. I will write a review after I have had it and give it a good workout ! [ WAYNE M  Nov 16, 2016 ]
I bought this unit to replace my Oppo BDP-103 that had the loader go bad. I have always been a die-hard Oppo fan, and will continue to be because of their great customer service, but I honestly feel that this Denon sounds a bit better than the Oppo (musically). I have not watched a movie through it yet, but I expect it will sound every bit as great. I don't care for the GUI or front panel display nearly as much as the Oppo, but it does what it's supposed to do, and very easy to navigate. [ Jim  Nov 15, 2016 ]
I chose the Denon DBT-3313UDCI because of the excellent reviews, the fact that I've been very happy with Denon products I've owned in the past, and most important of all the inclusion of analog audio outputs that can be used simultaneously with the HDMI outputs. [ David  Oct 30, 2016 ]
This was recommended by my home theater installer. [ Kevin  Oct 24, 2016 ]
Allen in tech support was a great help in making this choice. Also, I have had great seccess with Crutchfield in the past. Prices are fair, service is excellent and product choices have always met or exceeded my expectations. [ Kent  Oct 14, 2016 ]
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 ]

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