Denon DVM-2815 Multiple DVD Players

2.8/5 (5 Reviews) MSRP : $450.00


Product Description

  • change 4 discs while the 5th keeps playing
  • plays DVD-Video, DVD-R & DVD-RW, and Video CD
  • plays DVD-Audio, CD, 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 Sound for enhanced 2-speaker sound


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by lcseh a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I agree with the reviews here. My Denon experiences (dating back to my DRA-1035) are that the sound is great, but the user interface ranges from weak to terrible.

I love the sound quality of my DVM-2815, and would likely have suffered through the terrible user interface/usability except for 2 things:

- I am sending mine back for the 4th repair for the same problem- inability to read discs gets steadily worse until it is just about unusable. In Denon's defense, I think I have narrowed down the problem to accidentally inserting a DVD data format disc which if you read the small print in the documentation, it says that there are 2 types of discs that "may damage the unit".

- I frequently receive PAL format DVDs from others, and these cannot be played on this device

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Purchased At:   an eBay retailer



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Storm861triple a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2005

Bottom Line:   
The reason why I'm writing this review is to express my aggrivation w/this player, and help others from making a poor purchase.

When shopping for this player I specifically spent extra time looking for a quality unit w/features I like and that was free of gimicks I dislike. I thought I did decent research and picked a quality unit that would meet my needs. I specifically wanted a 5 disk carousel for extended music play at parties and because a carousel generally chages disks fast and quietly.

On w/the review now. I am just about 100% unhappy w/this player, and here is a bullet list of why:
*Carousel and eject are excessivly noisy and SLOW!
*You can't enter a comand ahead of time. If you place a disk in the tray, and hit "close", you have to sit there and wait for it to close, load, and get ready to play before you can hit "play". If you hit "play" before it's ready, you might as well have not hit it at all. Same goes for disk skip then play and pretty much any other command. One at a time please. Lame.
*If you put 5 CD's in the machine, and hit "play" (when it's ready), it will only play one disk then stop. If you're having a party and want more music, you need to hit "disk skip", wait, wait, wait, then when it's all set and ready, you can hit "play", and it will play just one more disk.
*If you select "Random play" either for one disk or all disks, it DOESN'T ELIMINATE A "PLAYED" TRACK!! It will play the same track multiple times...and NEVER play some other tracks! Junk!
*The only way to get continuous music that appears "random" for dinner/party etc, is to program your own play list, which takes a long time. The On Screen Display is not great, so you neet to hadn write a play list first, and cross each one off as you enter it into the menu, so you don't miss a track or double up.
*It skips way, WAY too easily. Brand new, blemish free disks even. It just can't deal w/some disks. The primary function of its existance...it can barely manage.
*It's not even a year old yet, and it is already having a very hard time playing both CD's and DVD's (that are in fine conditon). Some times it won't play at all. Once (and IF) you get a CD or DVD to "load", you're good to go (except for the skipping issue), but sometimes it just plaine won't load a disk. Sometimes you can play a disk all the way through, issue free, then it stops (like I said above) so you go hit "play to hear it again....and it won't do it. Or mostly you just turn it on, throw a disk in wait, wait, wait, and it just won't ever play. Very annoying when you have a date over and can't get the move started. Or mood music for dinner. Unacceptable.

I made a bad purchase. I hope no one else makes this mistake.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Mac World



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by landoco a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2005

Bottom Line:   
I bought this player primarily because of the Farouda DCDi capability. I have not yet been able to check that feature out as I am still waiting for my HDTV. One of the things that strike me was its ability to improve the CD playback over my previous Sony. The audio on this unit is pretty good. Interlace Video is also good. My criticism is more with the interface and other features I think its zoom feature sucks as it looses detail when you zoom. The carousel is very slow. The display sucks as it is small requiring you to put your eyes right up to it to figure out information. This could have been a very good player if Denon had paid attention to some of these things. I had a Panasonic F87 multi player and it beat the Denon in almost every respect except CD playback and for $200.00 less. Denon players seem to have improved in audio and video but it still is behind in some of those features that make a good player great. I will be putting this player on Ebay in the near future.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $346.00

Purchased At:   JandR



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by pocketchange a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I spent a good bit of time and energy locating a multyplay unit with advanced features to upgrade my CD/DVD audio/video. When I decided on the 2815 my reasoning fell back on my first CD player,the DENON 517, which continues playing with no issues after several years. I decided on DVD/A in lieu of 5 to 1 sales over a SACD and Sonys lack of support for the format they have lost their patent privileges on. Having delt with the BetaMax/VHS format war also did enter into my purchase decision. Denons quality with this player is excellent for the price paid and this unit is the top of their line auto changer. Reading the manual allows for easy operation and with my system the 2815 fell right into place with no problems.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $249.00

Purchased At:   MacMall website



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

Date Reviewed: December 10, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this to replace my old Toshiba dvd player. I wanted something that did DVD-Audio. I'd auditioned 2 other DVD-A players before, but had returned them both. There are some compatibility issues with some DVD-A discs and this model. I noticed that I was only able to get stereo(no surround sound) on Fleetwood Mac's "Say You Will" and Yes "Fragile" DVD-A's. I could select the surround tracks from the menu, but would only get stereo. I discovered that if in the player setup, you do not have a subwoofer, this player will not allow you to access the surround tracks on some dvd-a discs. This is a flaw that should be corrected by Denon. I have five full range speakers and no sub. If I tell the machine I have a sub, I can get surround sound on those discs, but shouldn't have to do it.

One other found flaw: On Sting "Brand New Day" DVD-A, I could play surround sound, but had problems accessing the stereo tracks. Tracks 1-8 played correctly, tracks 9-11 would not play. The player would lock up and power itsefl off. I have not figured out the nature of this problem or any workaround. Contacted Denon regarding these issues, and they were clueless. I discovered these workarounds on my own, Denon was not aware of any problems, although from other reviews I see this no sub/no surround problem has cropped up on other models of theirs.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $449.00

Purchased At:   Crutchfield




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