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Denon DVD-1940

Denon DVD-1940
alaScore 89

75 reviews

Sep, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Denon DVD-1940. 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-1940 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Tech staff (

Denon DVD-1940 review


Denon's player offers wide compatibility as well as a reasonable scaler

Relatively tidy scaling up to 1080p ; strong SD images too

Stereo playback doesn’t quite match the Cambridge ; some jagged lines caused by scaling

Despite some noisy pictures, this is a competent and likeable player

May, 2008

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Denon DVD-1940 review


A discernable step up from the Denon 1930 in picture quality, but not sound

Smart style and good build, as ever ; class-leading picture has improved yet further ; plays DVD-A and SACD in solid style

Movie sound lacks a little get up and go

While we welcome the small improvements in picture quality, we do notice a drop-off sonically – over to you

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Denon DVD-1940


The Denon DVD-1940 is a worthwhile successor to to the 1930, with great DVD pictures. If the upscaler was up to snuff it would be perfect.

Class-leading DVD pictures ; Good music playback ; Elegant styling

Upscaling is worse than SD ; Only HDMI version 1.1 ; Same price as the PS3

Using an SACD of Peter Gabriel's greatest hits showed that, to our ears at least, this is the superior HD audio format, with "Solsbury Hill" showing great detail and a reined-in bass drum

Mar, 2008

Expert review by (

Denon DVD-1940 review


No, it's not an episode of The World At War. It's Denon's revamped, 1080p-upscaling DVD player

This tweaked and tidied update of Denon’s award-winning 1930 DVD player boasts even better picture quality but less impressive surround sound

Nov, 2007

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Denon DVD-1940


Denon DVD-1940 is a DVD player that comes from one of the most respected brands when it comes to DVD players. It has a no-nonsense design and is a bit bigger than the other DVD players on the market. It comes in silver and black, and has HDMI...

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. Denon DVD-1940 is tagged with Denon and DVD player. Select a tag (Denon,...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (

Denon DVD-1940


Was very noisy while playing. DVD drive failed right out of warranty. Refuses to stay closed. Cost to repair too expensive. Cheaper getting a Blu-Ray player.

plays DVDs

noisy, failed just out of warranty

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (

Denon DVD-1940


great and good looking player. I got mine for $350.

very good player

can't connect an iPod

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (

Denon DVD-1940


This dvd player is damn good,great picture and superb sound.

Great picture,sound,simple to use


May, 2008

Consumer review (

Denon DVD-1940


I bought this unit on recommendation of Cnet's review of the DVD-1930. I think the HD upscaling is much better than my PS3 on just about every scene.

Very good upscaling. Even though I have a PS3 I think I would keep buying DVDs with this player given the price and limited titles of Blu-Ray media

The load tray is flimsier than most laptops. A little pricey but I got mine for $599

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (

Denon DVD-1940


Very sexy, great up-scaler and reads all formats. Sound & image quality are excellent and the price we paid was amazing.

Could be a little slimmer in a perfect world.

Mar, 2009

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