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Denon DVD-3930CI DVD Player

by November 02, 2006
Denon DVD-3930CI DVD Player

Denon DVD-3930CI DVD Player

  • Product Name: DVD-3930CI
  • Manufacturer: Denon
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: November 02, 2006 19:00
  • MSRP: $ 1499
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Supported Formats
DVD Audio/Video, Music CD, SACD, CD-R/RW (audio/MP3/WMA/JPEG), Video CD, DVD-R/RW(Video mode/VR mode), DVD+R/RW/Picture CD

Video Features
10-bit Silicon Optix REALTA T2 Processing
Pixel Image (contour) Correction
1080p output via HDMI (also 480i) with support for up to WXGA/SXGA PC signals
Dual Discrete Video Circuit (DDVC)
14-bit 216MHz ADV-7324 video DAC
Keystone adjustment (+/-30 degrees vertical, +/-40 degrees horizontal)
15 picture quality adjustments
PAL/NTSC support
RCA and BNC component outputs (both active)

Misc Features
Discrete Power On/Off commands
RS-232C and Remote in/out ports
Backlit remote control

Audio Features
Advanced AL24 processing
24-bit/192kHz Burr Brown PCM-1796 DACs for front channels, 3 additional DACs for 5.1 surround.
Pure Direct mode
Denon Link 3rd Edition (DVD-Audio/SACD-compatible)
HDMI 1.1 multi-channel audio output (PCM/DD/DTS/DVD-Audio)
INDEPENDENT bass management over HDMI and analogue audio output
Three-box layout to isolate circuits
Vibration-resistant construction
50kHz/100kHz brick wall filter for SACD
THD: 0.0008%
SNR: 120dB

Power consumption: 70W

Dimensions: 17.1" W x 5.5" H x 16" D

Weight: 25.3 lbs


  • 480i and 1080p via HDMI
  • HDMI output autoformatting
  • Unsurpassed video performance
  • PAL/NTSC support
  • INDEPENDENT bass management over HDMI and analogue audio output


  • High retail price
  • Makes DVD-5910 owners feel like they got ripped off


The DVD-3930CI was another surprising release from Denon. Just as the DVD-3910 seemed to obsolete (in a practical sense) the DVD-5900, the DVD-3930CI takes the spotlight again... almost.

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