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Denon Unveils DBP-2012UD Blu-ray 3D Player

Denon UK announced its new DBP-2012UD universal Blu-ray 3D player (£749.99).

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Denon Advanced Quality Engineering

Denon unveils its latest 3D universal Blu-ray player

Denon, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality home entertainment products, has announced its new midrange 3D universal Blu-ray player, the DBP-2012UD. Sharing the same structural and electrical design as the high-end DBP-4010UD and DVD-A1UD models, the ‘2012UD offers outstanding sound and picture quality plus maximum connectivity. Users can enjoy a wealth of network content including music, photo and video streaming from DLNA compatible devices, and access data from the built-in USB port. The £749.99 DBP-2012UD will be available in stores from March onwards.

Denon’s “universal” Blu-ray models provide superior playback of virtually all 12cm silver discs including Super Audio CDs and DVD-Audio. The newcomer features separate audio and video circuits to achieve superior audio and video quality. Moreover, it comes with a leading-edge Anchor Bay Technologies VRS (Video Reference Series) high-bit video processor, delivering Blu-ray Discs to perfection and upscaling standard definition DVDs to a level never seen before. The DBP-2012UD’s audio section features 7.1ch analogue outputs with full decoding of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. For those listeners who want to use it as a step-up CD player, the player offers a dedicated two channel analogue audio output, equipped with high-bit D/A converters (32bit/192kHz) to ensure the high level of sound quality for which Denon is renowned. Elsewhere, special coatings to the surface of the disc mechanism and a top cover with dual layers ensure the very best performance possible.

The DBP-2012UD provides easy and straightforward access to the Internet, opening up new content and networking opportunities. For instance, it offers YouTube streaming* and is DLNA 1.5-certified for audio/video/photo streaming with other DLNA certified products across a network.

The player has versatile playback options including Kodak Picture CD as well as DivX Plus HD, MP3 and WMA playback (all via either recordable DVD/CD or external memory). Denon’s DBP-2012UD will be available in a black or a premium silver colour finish from March onwards.

DBP-2012UD at a glance:

· Universal Player (incl. SACD and DVD-Audio playback)
· Blu-ray 3D Playback
· High-bit audio D/A converter (32 bit/ 192 kHz)
· External high-bit video processor with Video EQ
· DLNA support for audio/video/photo streaming via network
· YouTube streaming*
· Denon audio quality circuit with dedicated two channel output
· HD audio decoder with output via latest HDMI and 7.1 output
· Fast loading & response
· New GUI (Graphical User Interface)
· BD-Live with 1GB internal memory
· 7.1 channel and dedicated two channel analogue output
· RS-232C port
· Available in premium silver and black

* Requires firmware update; update process is planned to start around Spring 2011.

About Denon:
From it s beginning in 1910 as a supplier of professional recording studio and broadcast equipment, Denon has become a world leader in the manufacture of the highest quality home theatre, audio and software products. Denon is recognized internationally for innovative and groundbreaking products and has a long history of technical innovations, including the development and first commercialization of PCM digital audio.