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Denon debuts universal disc player

The players will take Blu-ray, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, and CDs.

Denon Universal Disc Player
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Looks like Denon has beaten Oppo in launching what could be the world's first player that spins Blu-ray, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, and CD.

The new Denon DVD-A1UD is not only a "true" universal player, it's also fully equipped to unlock the full potential of Blu-ray. It's BD-Live-ready to support Web-based interactive features and decodes high-resolution Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks.

For hardcore enthusiasts with dual displays such as a separate projector and flat-panel TV, the DVD-A1UD's twin HDMI 1.3a terminals are sweet additions, while professional-grade balanced audio output will integrate effortlessly with any premium home theater system. As for pricing and availability, this player's Japan launch is scheduled for January and will be available for $3,800 in the U.S in February.

Via Crave Asia