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Denon DVD-A1UDCI Blu-ray Player

Denon DVD-A1UDCI Blu-ray Player
alaScore 72

16 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Denon DVD-A1UDCI Blu-ray Player. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Denon DVD-A1UDCI Blu-ray Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Heinonen and Adrian Wittenberg (

Denon DVD-A1UDCI Universal Blu-ray Player


My wife often enjoyed making fun of how many optical disc players I had in my AV setup. When it was the most out of control, I had an HD-DVD player, a PS3 for Blu-ray movies, an Oppo Universal DVD player, and a Sony SACD changer for music. While DVD-A...

The Denon DVD-A1UDCI Universal player faces stiff competition from the Oppo BDP-83, and now even more competition from the BDP-83 SE (which I have not used yet). In my daily use, I found the image quality during movies to be the equal of the Oppo, and...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Gene DellaSala (

Denon DVD-A1UDCI Universal Blu-ray Player Review


The Denon DVD-A1UDCI Universal Blu-ray player exemplifies flagship performance and status from a company that continually strives to be the leader in high performance audio gear and transports. It flawlessly plays every disc format currently relevant...

Phenomenal picture and sound quality ; Superb build quality ; Makes for a perfect combo with Denon Separates ; High end appeal

No audio/video streaming support for Netflix, Pandora, Youtube, etc ; Very complex to setup ; Excessive load times on some Blu-ray discs ; Uber expensive

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Shane Buettner (

Denon DVD-A1UDCI Universal Blu-ray Player


The Chosen One?

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Shane Buettner (

Denon DVD-A1UDCI Universal Blu-ray Player


This isn't the first player we've reviewed in the high-end price category. In some respects, we've walked away impressed by the high-end players we've reviewed, but none of the high-end designs we've looked at has earned their pay grade by making our...

While it's nice that the DVD-A1UDCI plays back lossy compressed audio formats like DD, DTS, MP3, and AAC, I'm far more impressed that Denon takes steps to make them sound better with its Restorer technology. I'm not (quite) contentious enough to say...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Adrienne Maxwell (

Denon DVD-A1UDCI Blu-ray Player Reviewed


This $4,500 player is the crème de la crème of Denon's Blu-ray line, loaded with the company's high-end design and performance technologies. The DVD-A1UDCI is a universal disc player that supports Blu-ray, SACD, and DVD-Audio playback....

The Denon DVD-A1UDCI supports 1080p/24 playback of Blu-ray discs. Dual HDMI outputs lets you send the A/V signal to two displays or separate the audio and video signals

This player does not support any type of video-on-demand or music streaming, nor does it feature a wireless option for connection to your home network ; The player lacks internal memory, and Denon does not supply an SD card for storage of downloadable...

The $4,500 DVD-A1UDCI is clearly targeted at the high-end A/V enthusiast who wants to use it as the primary playback device for both high-definition video and high-resolution audio. This product is best mated with a top-shelf Denon receiver or...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Jesse Corbeil (

Denon DVD-A1UDCI Blu-ray Player


Denon is taking Blu-ray to a whole new level with the DVD-A1UDCI universal player.

Coming in February, Denon's newest entry into the high-end home-theater market promises to amaze with both its unbelievable media quality and its earth-shaking price. The Denon DVD-A1UDCI is designed for use with the company's matching preamp and power...

Product Specifications

For the ultimate disc playback accuracy, Denon’s DVD-A1UDCI sets the standard in state-of-the-art audio and video reproduction. Denon’s exclusive design allows playback of popular high resolution audio formats such as SACD and DVD-Audio, and is BD-Live Ready (Firmware update available approx. July/09). Your CD collection will never sound better, thanks to Denon's new AL32 advanced digital audio processing, which upconverts conventional 16-bit CDs to full 32-bit digital format, virtually eliminating low-level harmonic distortion in the process. For pristine video quality, the Silicon Optix Realta HQV processor provides superb DVD deinterlacing and upconversion to HD, along with sophisticated picture improvement algorithms. Featuring balanced stereo analog outputs, the DVD-A1UDCI is equipped with true 32-bit dual differential D/A converters for each channel, along with a full set of conventional analog 7.1 outputs. The dual parallel HDMI outputs can also be assigned with HDMI Pure Direct Mode, with one HDMI output for audio and the other HDMI output for video with higher digital clocking accuracy and improved jitter control. For installation and configuration flexibility, the DVD-A1UDCI features RS-232C serial control, and BD-Live functionality via Ethernet connection.