updated 07:35 pm EDT, Mon April 26, 2010
Boxes offer Netflix, YouTube integration
Denon has introduced two new Blu-ray players, the BDP-1611UD and BDP-2011UDCI. Both devices are compatible with 3D Blu-ray discs, although the support will be officially added in a firmware update scheduled for the fall. The universal players can also be used with standard Blu-ray discs or DVDs, along with CDs and high-resolution audio discs in SACD and DVD-Audio formats.
The new boxes feature 1GB of integrated storage for BD-Live playback, while a USB port can be used to further expand storage capacity. Other Internet-connected features include Netflix and YouTube streaming.
The BDP-1611UD is scheduled to ship in June for $400, while the BDP-2011UDCI will be available in August for $800.