Conclusion: Too expensive to be paired up with a small, cheap TV - but if you’re a projector or big screen TV user that wants to give your old DVDs a new lease of life, it’s a fine choice.
Pros: Those of us with massive DVD libraries might not want to upgrade to a Blu-ray player just yet - but an upscaling DVD deck like this can take your standard def discs and boost them to hi-def resolutions. While you’ll struggle to notice the difference on some players, this one boosts detail and sharpens edges nicely - handy if you’re watching on a big screen TV. Audiophiles will also appreciate the DVD-1940’s support for SACD and DVD-Audio music discs, which offer much ...
Cons: There’s not much to dislike about this player, although at around £200 it’s certainly far from the cheapest DVD deck around - in fact, you could buy a Blu-ray player for a few extra quid. And if we’re being particularly picky, we’d say Denon could do with employing some fresh blood in the design department - the boxy, boring styling is a disappointment.
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.