With the announcement of the DBP-1610, Denon has reached their lowest price point yet. The most economical of Denon’s Blu-ray players, the new addition will retail for $499.
While certainly scaled down from Denon’s typical line of BD players, the DBP-1610 is still a very capable player. The DBP-1610 does what high end Blu-ray players should do. It supports high definition audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio. It features BD-Live capability. It supports DiVX, upscales standard DVDs up to 1080p, and offers Deep Color and x.v. Color support.
The DBP-1610 also has a few features not as commonly seen in the $500 range, such as support for oddball formats like Kodak Picture CD and Fuji Color CD, a 24-bit/192kHz audio converter and Pure Direct Mode. Particularly of interest, Pure Direct Mode lets you send a direct signal down the line to a receiver or other component with a better ability to scale the signal.