DENON EXPANDS ITS BLU-RAY LINE WITH TWO NEW PLAYERS THAT COMBINE GREAT PERFORMANCE WITH GREAT VALUE
– New Profile 2.0 Players, Featuring Onboard Ethernet Ports, Multiple Format Playback and More, Debut at Significantly More Affordable Prices –
Mahwah, NJ, May 11, 2009- Denon Electronics, one of the world’s premier manufacturers of high-quality home entertainment components, today introduced two high-performance Blu-ray products, each designed to make the benefits of high-definition video and audio more available and affordable. The company’s new Blu-ray offerings include two Profile 2.0 Blu-ray players, the DBP-2010CI (SRP: $699) and DBP-1610CI (SRP: $499.) Both are scheduled for July 2009 availability.
Denon’s new Models DBP-2010CI and DBP-1610CI are both geared for use in today’s most advanced integrated home entertainment systems. Among their innovative interactivity features, both include built-in BD Live and Bonus View functionality. For easy connectivity to both a host of current-day and future entertainment enhancements, the new models both feature onboard Ethernet port that allows for Internet connectivity for BD Live and firmware updates. Adding to their video handling capabilities, both models offer DivxHD playback and support AVCHD playback from BD discs made from HD camcorders.
Both players offer custom installers and customers more affordable options for enjoying the benefits of a true high-definition video and audio experience. Their highly rigid chassis and center-drive mechanisms ensure total reliability and optimum performance at all times. For ultimate image quality, the DBP-2010CI features leading-edge ABT (Anchor Bay Technologies) VRS processing for the highest-resolution video available via HDMI connection, with upconversion and IP scaling to 1080p/24, as well as high-definition audio decoding and multi-cadence i/p detection. Both players feature remote in/out connection for custom installation convenience, and the DBP-201CI adds RS232C connection capability for third-party system control as well. HDMI, Component Video, Composite Video and analog audio connectors add to the total flexibility of both players, in addition to their Ethernet connection for BD Live capability.
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- DBP-2010CI ($699; shipping in July) – Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player, onboard Ethernet, BD-Live / BonusView support, DivX HD playback, support for AVCHD, Anchor Bay Technologies VRS processing, upconversion and IP scaling to 1080p/24, RS-232c support, HDMI / component / composite video outputs
- DBP-1610CI ($499; shipping in July) – Same as above sans Anchor Bay chip and RS-232c
- Nine new AV receivers, priced from $379 at the low-end to $1,999 at the high; shipping between May and July 2009
- ASD-51W ($299.99) and ASD-51N ($249.99) network-enabled iPod docks, both shipping in August. Both items also allow for Rhapsody streaming, Internet Radio streaming and Napster support.
- AH-NC600 ($199), AH-C710 ($149) and AH-C360 ($49) in-ear headphones, all of which will ship by July