Thanks - I will check back.
I can't wait for your evaluation of redbook. I currently have the Toshiba sd9200. DVD sound better in my system. Redbook, however, is not as good to my ears. I am trying to research for another universal player - Denon 5900 looks good - but don't know if it will perform better than my current sd9200 on redbook. Maybe I should buy the dedicated player just for redbook.
Thanks - I will check back.
I have over 120 hours run in whith redbook and find the 5900 to only sound decent, not only does it not sound much better than the 963sa and up universals,but its sonics never seemed to improve after around 50 hours.
I also wanted to mention that the video on most material is fantastic, but I have seen macro blocking in dark scenes of a few movies and find it unacceptable.
Someone else can do a more in depth [more hours]of this players sonics as I am bringing the 5900 back.
I have both the sony dvp s9000es and the denon A11 same as the US. 5900.I have found the sony to be tempremental in playing sacd discs some it likes others it rejects,but as a player I think it is very good in both cd and sacd,and I can compare the cd standard to my reference player the mark levinson 37.I have used my levinson 360s dac on both units and on an a and b listening there is not much in it.
As to the denon its early days to make any malor comments,but one point I would make on the video is that even with its dvi and scan feature it still is not much better than my proceed md transport and that is 4 years old.So much for progress
You should try Indestructible when Bruse Wills is opening the door to find the bound girls.
Its real dark...and you can see a dark green blob towards the middle bottom of the screen.
There are also lists of other movies that show MB at AVS.
I tried a 3910...and it had less MB...but several QC issues and it was lacking for audio also....and has a cheaper build.
I have since seen MB on all players that use the 2310 dcdi chip...and have moved on to an Onkyo SP1000.
Not only does the Onkyo not have any MB problems....it also offers a superior build..smoothest dvd based transport I have ever seen..and it also has superior video and audio.
Ozzy....this is a known fact...the 3910 also has MB because of its 2310 dcdi chip.
Denon admited this....yet used the same exact chip for thje 3910.
As far as audio...the 5910 does not even match the Onkyo SP 1000 in all available professional and personal comparisons.
I am sure your modded 3910 sounds nice though.
I have never actually heard the Onkyo. I have read that it is a fine Universal player. I considered buying it but I was thinking of having the audio modded and no one seems to do any modding with the Onkyo.
Instead, I kept the Denon 5900 as a dedicated DVD player and bought the APL Denon 3910 for serious 2 channel listening.
I just dont think the Denon has the Video problem as you descibed. At least if there is a problem it is so minor that I have never paid attention to it.The audio seems to be fine for Movies and the occasional SACD/DVDA
For what its worth I am using the Denon DVI out and it is plugged into a Shunyata Hydra 8 on a dedicated circuit along with my Sony LCD TV.
Sounds like you are happy with the change, enjoy your player.
I may pick one up to try sometime.
Ozzy...it may not have the MB problem with your particular display....buy you can go to AVS...do a search on MB.....and Denon 5900/3910 and you will find 100's(and I am being generous here) of people who do have the problem.....most do have it on there display...and its not limited to Denon players as its also a problem with any other 2310 chipped player from all brands including the very latest Panasonic,Oppo,Samsung.Zenith or any other brand that uses the 2310 chip.
I had a Modwright 9000 with all options including upgrade and very expensive Jensen capacitors in the power supply...as well as Blackgates and bybees ect....and the 1000 was just as good stock.
There is a reason that nobody offers mods...the 1000 doesn't need them stock.
Evs and Reference were both interested in modding the 1000 when it was first out.....except nobody would send them one.
Having owned two 3910's and two 5900's...I can agree that they DO need mods as stock they sound sterile and way too digital like all the other Denon dvd based players I have owned.