Denon DVD-1200 DVD Players

2/5 (3 Reviews) MSRP : $400.00


Product Description

  • plays DVD-Video, DVD-R & DVD-RW
  • plays DVD-Audio, CD, audio CD-R & CD-RW, and MP3 and WMA CD-R & CD-RW
  • plays digital picture CDs (JPEG)
  • 54MHz/12-bit video DAC
  • selectable interlaced/progressive-scan component video output (progressive scan requires an HD-compatible TV)
  • Faroudja DCDi de-interlacer with 3-2 pulldown processing
  • 2MB buffer for quick layer change
  • Virtual Surround for enhanced 2-speaker sound
  • built-in Dolby Digital/DTS decoding with 5.1-channel output
  • optical and coaxial digital outputs for Dolby Digital/DTS/PCM
  • 1 set of A/V outputs (composite video, S-video and 480i/480p component video)
  • remote control
  • 192kHz/24-bit audio D/A converter
  • audio signal-to-noise ratio 115 dB
  • 17-1/8"W x 3"H x 9-13/16"D


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Cliff a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2003

Bottom Line:   
A cheap, poorly built product not worthy of the Denon name. Used it for two days and it failed. Just out of curiosity I openend it up before returning it. The build quality is worse than that of your typical WalMart product. This is just a crappy Chinese DVD player with a Denon badge and a $200 markup.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Tweeter



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by James a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Interlaced (progressive not tested) DVD picture quality is very good -- smooth, yet crisp and detailed. Color tones are very natural. The Pioneer's picture is terrible by comparison -- way too soft, lacks detail, and the color red is too intense. The Toshiba's picture is better than the Pioneer's (much crisper, better color), but not quite as good as the Denon.

DVD-Audio (only tested in stereo using Metallica's Black Album) sounds good on the Denon, but I think the Pioneer might sound a little bit better. The low-level detail seems to come out more on the Pioneer and with the volume turned up, it's more "in-your-face", but not harsh because of the higher resolution of dvd-audio. The audio characterstic of Denon products is a warm, laid-back sound, so I guess this is to be expected. This was my first experience with DVD-Audio. The format itself sounds noticeably better than CD audio -- louder, more detailed, more dynamic. It's like going from 30 frames per second to 60 frames per second on your favorite PC game.

CD audio is very unimpressive with the Denon. It sounds clean, but very flat, lifeless, and digital. By comparison, my 5-year old Yamaha changer has better stereo imaging, and a more dynamic and natural (analog) sound.

Comparisons were made using analog outputs for cd and dvd-audio and coax digital audio output and s-video output for dvd-video.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $400.00



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Kerry a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Picture quality is top notch but sound quality is a horrendously bad

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Crutchfiled




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