Inputs and Outputs Notes
DVD-5910 Updates: The
DVD-5910CI is an updated version of Denon's DVD-5910 flagship DVD Audio-Video/SACD/CD
player. There are two main upgrades:
- Denon Link 3rd Edition:
The Denon Link has been upgraded to include digital signals from a Super
Audio CD disc. Note: Some later versions of the original DVD-5910
already had this upgrade.
- 1080p HDMI Output: The
unit has been made compatible with 1080p video signals via the HDMI output
for use with 1080p-compatible high resolution displays and A/V receivers.
Note: These new
features can be used with the following Denon A/V receivers (as of
- Denon Link 3rd:
AVR-5805, AVR-4806, AVR-4306, AVR-3806, and AVR-3805.
- 1080p HDMI Output:
AVR-4306 and AVR-3806
Denon Link (3rd Edition):
The DVD-5910CI 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 that 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 (Auto), 2nd (IEEE1394), 2nd (Analog), 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: 480p/576p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p. The HDMI and DVI-D
outputs are active simultaneously at the same scaling rate, however, there is no
output from the DVI-D jack when the unit is set to 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. The DVD-5910CI is
the first consumer product to be powered with the Realta with HQV (Hollywood
Quality Video) decoding engine by Teranex (built by Silicon Optics). The benefit
of this high speed engine is dramatically improved detection of motion and
pixel-level regularity from both film and video sources.
Multi-Directional Diagonal Filter (MDDF):
Used for the first time on the DVD-5910CI, 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 other artifacts.
DVDO Video Scaler: Anchor Bay
Technology's DVDO video scaler upconverts standard DVD signals to HD-compatible 720p,
1080i, or 1080p, and passes it through the DVI and HDMI outputs. 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
Super Sub Alias Filter: The
ratio can be improved when unwanted signals of higher than 6.75 MHz are removed. The
DVD-5910CI uses a Super Sub Alias Filter that
cuts signals of unwanted frequencies following D/A conversion. This produces
flat characteristics, ensuring that adverse influences do not affect video
signals inside the essential frequency band. Folding noise is eliminated. In
the DVD-5910CI, the Super Sub Alias Filter is applied to the chroma signal as well
as the luminance signal, improving color reproduction.
Video D/A Converters:
The DVD-5910CI uses two 14-bit, 216-MHz video D/A converters to tap the maximum
potential DVD has to offer. Independent D/A converters
are used for Progressive and Interlaced picture reproduction. These converters provide 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 linearity.
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 changes from layer 1 to
layer 2, or in the rare event of a pickup dropout.
Design: A variety of designs
have been incorporated in the DVD-5910CI to suppress unwanted vibrations. The
sturdy 4-layer construction is designed
to be resistant to any vibration. A heavyweight chassis and low center of
gravity make for a low vibration design. The pickup mechanism is positioned at
the center to reduce the effects of external vibrations.
Advanced Loading Mechanism: The newly-developed loading mechanism
uses a hybrid
material that is highly resistant to vibration in order to prevent adverse
transfer to the tray.
Independent Power Supply: Independent
power supplies provided for the separate areas of the player eliminate mutual distortion with other
blocks. Clean supplies of power to the various circuits contribute to high
picture and sound quality.
DVI-D Output: The DVD-5910CI has
a DVI Jack for connecting a compatible TV or monitor. This player supports HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) technology, which provides
secure data transmission for high definition video. Using the setup menu,
you can choose to output the signal as 1080i, 720p, or 480p. Note: There
is no output if the unit is set to 1080p.
Two 4-pin IEEE 1394 jacks are included for passing the audio (audio only) from a DVD-Video
disc, DVD-Audio disc, and SACD in digital form to compatible Denon components.
The output signal is A&M protocol compliant.
Denon cannot guarantee that the DVD-5910CI can be connected to other IEEE
1394 compatible components not manufactured by Denon.
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
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-5910CI masterfully reproduces HDCD's rich dynamic range
and beautiful sound quality.
Audio D/A Converter: The
DVD-5910CI uses the best Burr-Brown 24-bit, 192 kHz audio D/A converters currently
available. There are five converters for use with 5.1 Channel output, resulting
in significantly improved channel separation, signal to noise ratio, and dynamic
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 with 12 dB high pass and 24
dB low pass slopes. The digital bass management circuit uses Analog Device's
Melody 100 "HammerHead" processor.
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.
SACD: 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-5910CI unit will play
2-channel and multi-channel Super Audio CDs. During SACD playback, neither the
optical digital nor coaxial
outputs operate. Either the Digital Link 3rd output, analog outputs, or the IEEE 1394 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-5910CI 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/level 2 format (128 kbps and
faster recommended). Windows Media Audio (WMA9) is also supported using a compression rate from 64-160 kbps.
Note: The DVD-5910CI 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-5910CI. 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.
SRS TruSurround: Using this
feature, the multi-channel sound normally achieved with five speakers is
recreated using only the two front stereo speakers.
During DVD-Video and Video CD playback, you can enlarge the picture by 1.5x, 2x,
or 4x. During DVD-Audio playback, you can enlarge the picture by 2x or 4x. You
can then use the cursor buttons to move the enlarged viewing area up, down, left, or right.
Markers: Up to 5
points on a DVD-Video or DVD-Audio 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.
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 standby mode.
Dimmer: The display can be
adjusted to one of three brightness levels, or the display can be turned off.
and Outputs Notes
- Denon Link (3rd Edition): RJ-45 Denon Link
using the supplied Denon Link
cable this DVD player is connected to a Denon Link 3rd or S.E. compatible receiver.
- RS-232C 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
mini-jacks allowing connection to compatible
- IEEE 1394:
Two 4-pin IEEE 1394 jacks for passing audio from a DVD-Video
disc, DVD-Audio disc, and SACD in digital form to compatible Denon components
- Component Video Outputs:
Two sets of component video outputs, one with 3 BNC jacks and
the other with 3 RCA jacks
- S-Video Out: Two
- Composite Video Out 1: BNC
Composite video outputs
- Composite Video Out 2: RCA Composite video outputs
- DVI-D Output: DVI Output (with
HDCP), 1080i, 720p, or 480p
- HDMI: HDMI Output (with HDCP
and CPPM), 1080p, 1080i, 720p, or 480p
- 2 Channel Audio Out: RCA Jacks
for Left and Right
- 5.1 Channel Audio Out: RCA
Jacks for Left Front, Center, Right Front, Sub, Left Rear, and Right Rear
- Optical Digital Out: Single
- Coaxial Digital Out:
Single RCA Jack