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Denon Releases Pro Blu-Ray Player

Denon Professional designed its new DN-V500BD professional-reference Blu-Ray/DVD player to meet the needs of sound contractors and systems integrators. The DN-V500BD is designed for ease of installation, versatile playback capabilities, and reliability under demanding conditions.

Denon Professional designed its new DN-V500BD professional-reference Blu-Ray/DVD player to meet the needs of sound contractors and systems integrators, the company says. The DN-V500BD is designed for ease of installation, versatile playback capabilities, and reliability under demanding conditions.

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The Denon DN-V500BD provides HDMI 1.3a, 1080p/24-bit video with Deep Color and x.v Color support, as well as high-bit-rate audio output. It uses an Anchor Bay VRS high-bit interlace-to-progressive scan converter and scaler, and Denon's High Picture Quality Circuitry to deliver improved picture quality from DVD discs. Additionally, the player provides BD-Live Profile 2.0, AVCHD, and DivX HD support, and includes an HDMI Source Direct mode to output the native resolution of a Blu-ray Disc.

The player features Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding, and can output these formats via HDMI or 7.1-channel analog output, complete with bass management for integration with legacy systems. It also has a two-channel audio output and uses 24-bit/192 kHz audio D/A converters for high-resolution audio reproduction.

The DN-V500BD plays back Blu-ray, BD-Rom (BD-Video), DVD-video, DVD+R/RW, and DVD-R/RW with support of VR-mode discs, audio CDs, CD-R/RW, MP3, Windows Media Audio (WMA), JPEG-written CD-R/RWs, Kodak Picture CD, and Fuji Color CD discs.

Other features include Remote In/Out connection for integration with other Denon components, and an RS-232c control port for integration and management via any Crestron or AMX control system. A graphical user interface and a Glo-key IR remote control help users navigate the system, while an Ethernet port allows for future BD-Live firmware updates. The DN-V500BD includes a 3 RU rack-mount kit for standard 19-inch rack installation.

The Denon Professional DN-V500BD professional-reference Blu-ray/DVD player is currently available with an MSRP of $1,000.



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