Yamaha DVD-S2500 Universal Player
Yamaha Electronics Corporation debuted its next generation high-quality flagship universal DVD player with Faroudja DCDi progressive scan. The DVD-S2500 will be replacing the DVD-S2300MKII as the new flagship model.
The DVD-S2500 has all the same high-quality features of the DVD-S2300MKII with some significant upgrades. The DVD-S2500 includes an i.Link digital connection for DVD-Audio, Linear PCM, Super Audio CD and other high-quality digital audio transfer capabilities for premium audio performances. Another vital feature is Video Off Mode, which allows the user to turn off video circuitry that may interfere with these enhanced audio formats. Other new video enhancements include a new high-performance video DAC (216MHz12-bit) and HDMI, which is capable of 480p, 576p, 720p, and 1080i digital video up-conversion.
Still present is NTSC/PAL progressive scan with DCDi processing by Faroudja, with 2:3 pull-down technology, which seamlessly converts film-based DVDs to video frame rate, for a cinema-quality performance.
The DVD-S2500 single-disc DVD player handles all popular audio/video formats, including DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, CD, CD-R/RW, SVCD, VCD, picture CDs, MP3 files and JPEG files.
The DVD-S2500 takes full advantage of effects channels on DVD-Audio discs, and offers high-quality, Super Audio-CD-capable DACs for all channels. Its Super Audio CD and DVD-Audio circuits are completely independent and optimized for each format, which guarantees extremely high-quality audio playback. In addition, the DVD-S2500 has independent digital and analog power circuits and transformers. Like the DVD-S2300MKII, the DVD-S2500 comes with an RS-232C port for advanced custom installation capability.
The DVD-S2500, priced at $749, will be available in January 2005. For more information, please visit www.yamaha.com/home .