Got it sorted the seller is refunding me as it was deemed faulty.
Thanks to everyone who contributed on this thread, Id like to just say im still going to try and obtain a Denon 2500BT, for when it did work the Colours, Depth of picture and detail stood out. As did the clarity of sound.
However im going to see the item working before i part with cash.
On a side note i auditioned the Panasonic Dmp-Bdt500 and whilst good it did not seem to have the same depth of picture as the Denon. Colour was excellent and detail a little less. Motion was so so all my own opinion. So i am now going to get a Cambridge Audio BD651 as well as Denon 2500BT. IS this a good compromise?
Thanks for now
Not sure about improved "clarity of sound" as the 2500BT is only a transport & does not decode audio at all. It's your AV receiver doing all the decoding.
Personally, I would recommend looking at Cambridge Audio BD751 or Oppo 95 or Denon 2012 instead. Don't forget that the Denon 2500BT is a 4 year old product with no guarantee that the manufacturer will continue to support it via firmware updates. Blu ray technology is such that firmware updates are necessary to ensure latest discs play on the machine.
Or wait for a couple of months & get the Denon 1713UD, which I believe is a direct successor to 2500BT.
EDIT: It's already available.
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I would have thought the DBT-3313UD would be the replacement for the 2500BT - Due sometime October.
The 1713UD is available £499.00.
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But that's not a transport. I don't think we should compare with regards to the price of the player. Like TVs, even blu ray players have fallen in price. Premium TVs like the 50VT50 are available for less than £1800 today. During the time when Denon 2500BT was released, you would be paying in excess of £3000 for it.
Yes, the 1713UD is available for £449.
From my understanding the DBT-3313UD is a transport (DBT- Denonon Blu Ray Transport) as in DBT-1713UD.
Aah, ok. It wasn't clear in the description here (although now I can see the word "bitstream":
What you've said makes sense now.
I'm surprised at the paucity of details on this player on google search.
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