The Blu-ray player DVD boasts a pleasant homogeneous image 3800 BD (2000 euros) from Denon and plays popular compressed audio formats.
- Blue-ray player Denon DVD 3800 BD
- Data sheet
The Denon DVD 3800 BD sees only from known front as the transport BD drive DVD 2500 BT (issue 09/08). A look at the back this is confirmed, more on it as only a lone HDMI socket, on the contrary: in addition to the S/P-DIF digital connections, it offers all types of analog video signal with dual component outputs, this double Audio-Outs. Double, because there is still a complete octet for the surround output in addition to the precision-controlled, gold-plated stereo jacks. The rest of the facilities, so the actual drive and the decoder, again same Spartan’s brother.
Almost, because in addition has the 3800 over a more elaborate video signal processing with Realta chipset from the HQV family of Silicon Optix Denon fans already know from the top DVD players and love. The integrated decoder for HD audio formats from Dolby and DTS are more complements, also dispenses with the transport. The only thing that a user could miss, would be connected to a network and the Blu-ray profile 2.0, so the ability to download additional information and content directly from the Internet into the player to certain discs. For this, he offers a convenient SD card reader only for compressed music and photos, which he also quickly shows in HD.
A duo of analog devices’ SHARC Processors deals with responsibilities assigned to the entire signal. The first shark decodes and interpolated lower resolution audio data to 24 bit; the second works on the postprocessing of the bass management. A downstream FPGA (Field Programmable Gate array) provides with its ultra precise clock for the upsampling on the timeline up to 192 kHz and the re-clocking, time synchronization of all audio components in the player.
In the test area, the complex technology had to show what it is worth. Not to expect the HQV mimic performed all the work for processing of DVD and BD-Video, produced stable frames and scaled crisp sharp and low noise all resolutions to the full-HD projector. So the DVD showed so completed neutral and honest as a good Studio monitor the Toten Hosen live-BD 3800 BD with rough, hectic 1080i picture. The “pants” request the image, they not good however for the listening passage. CDs of the Denon sound precise and subtle, compared with pioneer and Sony something low in body. With increased resolution and Surround outputs of Ramsey Lewis'”they can’t take that away from me” in Dolby True HD played the 3800 are clean and fine, but everything worked when someone threw a delicate tulle through the speakers.
Denon DVD 3800 BD
Technical data and test results
|Video digital HDMI (version)||1.3|
|Max resolution of HDMI|
|Decoder Dolby True HD / DTS HD Master||/|
|Decoder DD / DTS||/|
|Remote control for TV / Adaptive||/|
|Predefined picture settings / adjustable||/|
|Memory card reader|
|Ethernet for update / interactive content||/|
|Headphone output / adjustable||/|
|BD – time DVD / Blu-ray (in seconds)||20 / 50.0 s|
|JPEG / JPEG HD||/|
|Analog output stereo / 5.1 / 7.1||/ /|
|DVD + R / RW||/|
|CD-R / RW||/|
|BD-R / RE||/|
|optical / HDMI||/|
|Hosiden / 3-comp.||/|
|Signal to noise ratio (A weighted)||115 dB|
|Output resistance||297 ohm|
|Error correction ability info layer CD / DVD||1.9 / 1.5 mm|
|Error correction surface CD / DVD||3.0|
|Power consumption standby / operating||0.7 / 48.0 W|
|Short conclusion||Player with particularly complex, separate 2-channel processing plus 8-channel outputs. Decoder for all HD audio formats, SD card reader. Fine, more streamlined sound. Sharp, uniform thanks to HQV chipset.|
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|Picture Blu ray / DVD||16 / 9|
|Overall rating (max. 120 points)||outstanding 105|
|Price-performance ratio||Very good|
|tested in issue:||2 / 09|