Denon upgrades entry-level DVD players: DVD-1740 and DVD-1940

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Denon has launched upgraded entry-level DVD players, offering more eco-friendly, upscaling, sleekly designed goodness.

The DVD-1740 offers “Near Full HD” upscaling of DVDs via an HDMI connection, progressive scan via component inputs, a clear front display, larger control buttons, and smooth, curved edges matching Denon’s 2008 Home Cinema receivers. There’s also DivX ULTRA functionality. Priced at £149.99.

The DVD-1940 universal DVD player offers upscaling to 1080p, utilising the Faroudja FLi2301 DCDi chipset, and comes with five Image Mode memories allowing the user to fine-tune picture quality to their own preferences.

The player also features additional circuit enhancements, offering discrete interlaced and progressive video digital-audio converters, and discrete high performance PCM-1738 Burr Brown Audio DACs. Priced at £249.99.

Both units come in either black or silver styling, and are available this month.

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Andy Merrett