Denon's Blu-ray Player Is Too Expensive

The company is betting on its reputation for quality, but its device uses older technology, has a cheap look, and costs too much

Editor's Rating:

The Good: The Good: Impressive video quality, easy setup

The Bad: The Bad: Pricey; no support for latest BD-Live interactive format

The Bottom Line: The Bottom Line: Denon's pricey Blu-ray may be poorly timed for mass adoption

The Consumer Electronics Association is predicting one of the hottest items for the holiday season will be Blu-ray players that can serve up high-definition movies for the tens of millions of HDTVs already sold worldwide. Though such players have had a slow uptake, experts say falling prices for the players should spur demand.

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