Summary: I've had one of these players for several years. Like many people, I have a pretty large collection of DVDs and an HDTV. I also don't want to pay a lot of money for Blu-Ray movies. The nice thing about this player is that it upscales DVDs to 1080i, so the picture is better than out of a standard DVD player hooked up via component video cables -- you have to use the DVI output to upscale the video, though! Tons of setup options, good sound, good video, no problems.
Summary: Have been using the Denon DVD 2910 now for 2 months and it's perfomance/value is terrific. As a pure CD player (using the "all off" mode) its performance is much better than my previous CAT CD player, which cost $1800--- sweeter highs, clean lows, and a full mid-range. And the DVD player out clases my previous Sony and JVC high end players, too.
Summary: We recently installed a home theater and thought we'd save a little money my keeping our cheap DVD player that worked fine with a 27" TV. This cheap DVD player produced numerous annoying video artifacts. Tried the Denon 2910 and the difference was amazing! At least to this price point you really get what you pay for!
Summary: I'll reiterate the couple of previous comments made in earlier reviews -- the 2910 is well made, feels solid, and makes you want to watch all your DVDs again just to see how much they've improved. In 720p mode, even regular DVDs look great. If you put in a Superbit DVD, it looks amazing. It has HDMI and DVI outputs for fixed-pixel displays. If you don't have a fixed-pixel monitor, component output is available.
Summary: The new breed of HDMI/DVI players fall into 3 groups: first, the low-end players, typically under $250; second, the mid-tier entries that range from the mid-hundreds to about a thousand; and third, the top-line boxes that cost thousands. The first group fits a niche but is cheaply made, and if that's your bag, go for it. However, the next group up makes a giant difference in reliability and quality. You can see it, you can feel it.
Summary: I got this player for Christmas after buying a new rear-projection TV (Samsung 4674W). I spent an afternoon in the store trying players and the Denon was the lowest-priced player which didn't show weird artifacts in the picture like strange colors, flashing white lines, "snow" or "bugs" flying around in midtone areas of the picture, etc. The picture just blows away the "average" $100-$200 players I looked at.
Summary: I purchased this unit a couple of weeks ago after returning two Yamaha DV-C6770 units that quit working. This unit costs twice as much, but the build quality and improved sound make it well worth the price. This unit plays DVD-audio, SACD and HDCD formats in addition to everything else. It is quick to load and play discs of any format. Compared to the Yamaha and an older Sony unit, the sound from the 2910 seems very warm and natural.