Denon Electronics, a company that specialises in high end home entertainment products, has announced its upcoming flagship Blu-ray player, the DVD-3800BDCI. This player is the world’s first to feature the new BD-ROM Profile 1 version 1.1 and also features a 10-bit Silicon Optic Realta chipset, a well acclaimed for its upscaling capabilities. Its audio capabilities include High Definition audio decoding and DDSC-HD audio output.
Those interested in getting their hands on this will need deep pockets, as the suggested retail price for this player is $1,999, making it the most expensive Blu-ray player to launch in the US. On the other hand, despite being a high end player, it does lack an Ethernet connection, which means that the player cannot be hooked up directly to a network or to the Internet. However, to allow access to bonus online features for Blu-ray discs, these can be downloaded using a PC, transferred to an SD card and then accessed on the player by loading the SD card into the player’s front SD slot.