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Denon DVD 2930CI

Denon DVD 2930CI
alaScore 81

35 reviews

Jan, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Denon DVD 2930CI. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Denon DVD 2930CI is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (

Denon DVD-2930CI review:


Denon's high-end upscaling DVD player, the DVD-2930CI ($850 list), is initially a somewhat confusing product. With Toshiba's HD-A1 HD-DVD player going for $500 and upscaling DVD players costing about $150, who wants to spend $850 for a non-high-def DVD...

Outstanding image quality; upscales to 480i/480p/720p/1080i/1080p; plays SACD, DVD-Audio, and DivX; solid build quality.

Very expensive for a deck that doesn't play next-gen HD-DVD or Blu-ray discs.

We were floored by the Denon DVD-2930CI's image quality, but we were also floored by its high price.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (

Denon DVD-2930CI Review and Prices


If you're looking for a DVD player that will deliver the best picture quality without going for a true high definition HD or Blu-ray player, then the Denon DVD-2930CI is probably it. Unfortunately, such performance doesn't come cheap. The DVD-2930CI is...

HDMI upscaling to 720p, 1080i and 1080p, excellent audio reproduction, SACD and DVD-Audio compatible

Very expensive, larger than most budget priced players

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: B.Greenway (

Denon DVD-2930CI Review


Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending some time with the new Denon DVD-2930CI which uses the Silicon Optix Reon HQV chipset. The review took place at my good friend Raj Birbal's ‘Home Cinema Entertainment' in Alpharetta Georgia. I have to say it was...

I’m starting to really get why Denon opted to sit out the format war, they are able to continue to justify the price of premium DVD players, without breaking a sweat over which side to pick. Speaking of the format wars, I've decided what would make for...

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: zeev22978 (

Denon 2930 review


Great built, picture and sound.

I would like to see denon cut down the price.

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: zeev22978 (

Denon 2930 review


Now that is what I call a good dvd player.

Great built, picture and sound

I would like to see denon cut down the price

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Denon DVD2930


Good build, picture quality and sound

Manual needs to cater for the less knowledgeable HiFi enthusiast

Mar, 2008

Product Specifications

The DVD-2930CI uses the latest 10-bit I/P converter "REON-VX" developed through a joint development effort that merged image processing algorithms of Silicon Optix, and Denon video technology on the foundation of an image processing device. This 10-bit processing offers high conversion performance and dramatically improves motion detection capability. Multi-Directional Diagonal Filter (MDDF) technology, used for the first time in the DVD-2930CI, which accurately detects and corrects the directionality of lines on a per- pixel level to avoid "jaggies" that easily appear when video sources are I/P converted, ensuring smooth picture play- back. To ensure that high-grade video signals from the latest high-performance I/P con- verter are reproduced with utmost fidelity to the original images, the DVD-2930CI has an extremely fast and accurate 12-bit, 216-MHz video DAC. Oversampling of 8x for Progressive and 16x for Interlaced signals results in sharp, detailed pic- tures. Composite, S-video and component signals each have their own dedicated video DAC, a design that enhances the reproduction of low-level video signals and reproduces high-definition images that are faithful to the original. In addition, Noise Shaped Video (NSV) technology is used to improve the S/N of video signals and further boost their linearity. The Denon Pixel Image Correction feature that incorporates original Denon enhancement technology and makes high-definition video correction possible, has been advanced to even greater heights in the DVD-2930CI. Denon Pixel Image Correction performs detection and correction through 10-bit processing to significantly improve contour correction. This new contour correction circuit uses enhancement-processing technology that also considers the influence of pixels surrounding the target pixels. It uses new algorithms to sample and analyze a total of 9 pixels of video data around, and including, each target pixel. Video images are detected and processed in vertical, horizontal, and diagonal directions at a highly detailed per-pixel level to produce contours that are visually more nat- ural and processed to suppress ringing noise and other artifacts that easily occur during enhancement. By performing the type of processing that is most effective for the current video image, the picture is free of degradation and appears more natural.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Surround Sound Effects:Virtual Surround Mode


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Content Access: No


DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS decoder
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-Audio / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / Fujicolor CD / Kodak Picture CD / Mini CD-R / Mini DVD / SACD / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / PCM / WMA
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes
Picture Zoom Power:1.5x / 2x / 3x

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
3D Ready: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Denon DVD


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: Yes
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: Yes
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No
USB Recording: No


DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital