updated 12:35 pm EST, Mon February 26, 2007
Denon upscaler and hi-fi
At Friday's Sound & Vision expo in Bristol, England, Denon displayed a new pair of high-end AV products. Foremost is the DVD-2930, a player which can upscale to an impressive 1080p resolution, while still costing a relatively manageable £650 ($1,276). By contrast, the similarly-capable DVD-A1XVA may cost hundreds of dollars more. The 2930 is also well-equipped to handle a variety of formats, such as MP3, DivX 6, SACD, and DVD Audio. Computer monitors can be used to view video in VGA, XGA, WXGA and SXGA resolutions. The 2930 is on sale now.
Audiophiles will appreciate the CX3 hi-fi system, which comes with features like gold-plated input terminals and a connection for iPod docks. The accompanying CD player can handle SACD and MP3/WMA discs, and the matching speakers produce 75W per channel with 8 ohms of resistance. The CX3 should also be on sale already, though prices can only be had by ordering a catalogue.