and I've been disappointed at most Blu-Ray DVD players audio capabilities
Richard Carota Jr., Amazon
25 July 2014
Summary: I'm an old school audiophile, and I've been disappointed at most Blu-Ray DVD players audio capabilities. I've bought LG, Samsung, Toshiba Blu-Ray players for DVDs. Unfortunately, the Chinese electronics in these are all the same and they suck.
No Competition ,,, Plays Anything & Everything !!!
Matthew J. Molina Jr., Amazon
21 March 2011
Summary: I purchased this item a couple of years ago ,,, right here ,,, and now ,,, I am back for another !!! I own about a thousand ,,, probably more ,,, DVD's and I don't get put-off by that "Region" stuff i.e. Canada, Japan. Europe, Antarctica ,,, well maybe not Antarctica.
Summary: I purchased this up-converting DVD player when my parents just purchased a 32" Samsung LCD 1080P. I was younger when I purchased it and didn't really do enough research, great price for the time but could have purchased something better for the money.
Summary: The DVD-1740 displays a beautiful picture on my HD television on the 1080i & 1080p HDMI settings. Colors are noticeably vivid and sharp. Disks load very quickly with no waiting/response time. Music CDs emit tremendous sound quality, especially when using fiber optic cables.
Summary: If you're looking for a device to play dvds, then this Denon 1740 is great. You can never go wrong with the Denon brand. I have nothing bad to say about the dvd player My only recommendation to audiophiles out there is if you have a 1080p HDTV save your money for a blue ray player.
Summary: It's a good DVD but doens't read SACD. That's why i changed for a 1940 Denon DVD, that's read SACD and has more resources.If you just want to have a good DVD and doens't need to read SACD, Denon 1740 it's an excellent option, affordable and best cost benefits.
Summary: After three attempts at getting a midrange dvd player (mid $80 range) and not getting a single one that did not have issues, finally went up scale and found it was worth the money. Plays all the dvd without problems, loads much faster, upscaling is great.
Summary: Can't disagree with the other reviewers. This is my second bought specifically for the component and optical options (sorry - no feedback on the HDMI capabilities yet). I am happy with the look, the feel, the onscreen setup and especially with the picture through my Panasonic AE100 projector.