Inputs and Outputs Notes
Denon Link (3rd Edition): The
DVD-2930CI 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.
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.
10-Bit I/P Converter:
Conversion from interlaced to progressive (I/P Converter) video is accomplished using a 10-bit converter developed by Silicon Optics and Denon. This 10-bit processing offers high conversion performance and dramatically improves motion detection capability.
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.
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
Video Scaler: The video scaler
upconverts standard DVD signals to HD-compatible 720p, 1080i, or 1080p, and
passes it through the HDMI output. Upconverted signals are not passed by the
component video outputs.
Dual Discrete Video Circuit (DDVC):
Isolated video circuits for interlaced and progressive signals improve video
Video D/A Converters:
The DVD-2930CI uses a 12-bit, 216-MHz video D/A converter to tap the maximum
potential DVD has to offer. This converter provides a high sampling frequency of
216-MHz, with 8x oversampling for Progressive video and 16x oversampling for
Interlaced video, resulting in the most detailed D/A conversion.
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
HDCD (High Definition Compatible Digital) is a digital audio recording
technology, compatible with the conventional CD format. It significantly reduces
distortion during recording to expand the dynamic range and realize higher
resolution than standard CD. The HDCD decoder allows the DVD-2930CI to play
discs that have been recorded in HDCD format and to bring out superior sonic
performance from these discs. Combined with Denon's advanced audio technology,
the DVD-2930CI masterfully reproduces HDCD's rich dynamic range and beautiful
Speaker Configuration: During the initial set up it is possible to
set the speaker size, distance, and crossover point. The crossover point for
bass management can be fixed at 40, 60, 80, 100 or 120 Hz.
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.
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-2930CI 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.
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. Additionally AL24 expands original PCM 16-bit
recordings to 24-bit word length using interpolation algorithms developed by
Denon. The result is a more natural reproduction of spatial information and
clarity that will bring out all the delicate nuances of the music.
Pure Direct Mode:
The DVD-2930CI includes two Pure Direct modes that further improve sound
quality. 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.
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.
Note: The DVD-2930CI is
not compatible with packet write software or ID3 Tag information.
JPEG Disc 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-2930CI. 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.
Surround Sound Processors:
Along with the multi-channel processors for DVD-Audio and SACD, Dolby Digital
and DTS surround decoders are built in.
During DVD-Video and Video CD playback, you can enlarge the picture by 1x, 2x,
or 3x. You can then use the cursor buttons to move the enlarged viewing area up,
down, left, or right.
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.
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.
Auto Power-Off: If the unit is
in stop mode for approximately 30 minutes, it will automatically switch to
Dimmer: The display can be
adjusted to one of three brightness levels, or the display can be turned off.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Denon Link (3rd Edition): Using
the supplied Denon Link cable this DVD player is connected to a Denon Link 3rd
or S.E. compatible receiver.
5.1-Channel Audio Outputs: The
DVD-2930CI 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
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.
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 mini-jacks are provided for wired remote control, allowing
you to connect the DVD-2930CI to compatible Denon components.