Two New 3-D Ready Blu-ray Players From Denon

Posted Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 09:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery

Both players feature YouTube and Netflix connectivity as well as DLNA 1.5 compliance.

Denon has a pair of new Blu-ray players that will be hitting shelves in the next few months. They were designed to be universal players, which means they can play back "virtually all 5-inch silver discs," as Denon's press release puts it.

The DBP-1611UD (June) and DBP-2011UDCI (August) are marketed as 3-D ready players, but they won't handle three dimensional video right out of the box. You won't have long to wait, since Denon has a 3-D firmware update slated for this fall.

Both players offer DNLA compliance, so streaming video from your PC should be nice and easy. You can also stream from YouTube and Netflix, but since Denon doesn't mention WiFi, you can expect to plug these in.

The DBP-2011UDCI separates itself from the 1161UD when it comes to Blu-ray playback though. Though the $399 1161UD does offer HDMI v1.4a outputs and 36-Bit Deep Color, it doesn't have the Anchor Bay decoding engine that the $799 2011UDCI has. The higher-end model also sports the new Burr-Brown 32-Bit Audio DACs.

Source: Denon via Ecoustics

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