Excerpt: So here, we have it – the replacement to the all-conquering DVD-1930 is here. The DVD-1940 has almighty footsteps to follow in, footsteps weighed down by a 2006 Product of the Year gong, no less. So, what's new? Well, that's a very good question. On the face of things very little has changed. The only visible change in spec seems to be a 12-bit DAC as opposed to the ‘1930's 11-bit version.
Pros: Smart style and good build, as ever, class-leading picture has improved yet further, plays DVD-A and SACD in solid style
Summary: Denon’s replacement for its all-conquering DVD-1930 is here – and with its smooth edges and black or silver casings, it’s as well-built as its predecessor. In a nod to green concerns, standby power use has been halved and the power lead itself is now detachable, making it much easier to pull out the unit and fiddle with the connections. Faroudja filip There are more changes under the bonnet, with the player using an advanced Faroudja DCDi chipset and 12-bit video.