Blu-Ray Player Denon DBP-1610

Denons of smallest Blu-rayer, the DBP 1610 (500 euro) offers bombastic processing and good facilities – just the usual quality of Denon.

  1. Blu-ray player Denon DBP-1610
  2. Data sheet

First, it stumbles at Denon name, turn the usual letters to DBP but the Japanese. The 1610 is a robust, high-quality impression with its massive aluminium front, whose noble impression reinforce the keys with precise pressure point. Only those who even wobbles on the open drawer, which notes that the mechanism is not the top models. A SD card reader for photo -, video – and music tape, which serves the buffer of BD-live content from the Internet but also with a (hopefully freshly formatted) SD card sits next to the crystal clear display. The back is decorated with a standard arrangement of analog and digital book by a LAN connection through HDMI, coax digital up to stereo RCA outputs.

You can start the player, like the clearly structured menu on Denon normal distribution. The first page is a quick setup, which summarizes the most important and most frequently needed settings: exemplary. This can be quickly between Bitstream output of the HD audio formats (sounds typically a little bit better) and its own decoding plus PCM playback (compatible with discs with image-in picture) switch.

Compatibility tests have shown not to be expected that the Denon indemnify reads everything what he get promises MP3 JPEG photos up to the high Blu-ray profiles. Also when checking the quality of video the tester could determine only that this player does everything right. Only charge you could de-Interlacer, that he performs no image analysis and rely alone on correctly used status bits in the video stream.

The scaler important especially for DVDs features a crisp image on the canvas with fine line of standard resolution and shows the best diagonal interpolation in the test box, important for quiet lines and “beautiful” fonts.

Nevertheless it can happen quite in this price class, that the downstream projector or TV uses a better scaler. The internal interpolation can be completely shut down and transferred as the image sensor with the setting “Source Direct”. This is exemplary as a double scaling costs always valuable image sharpness.

The video showed up on the hearing room screen by the calibrated Panasonic full HD projector quiet, sharp and vivid, neutral without any exaggeration and thus in the best sense of the word. So about Disney’s “wall-E” in Jet-Black space access flew past close to the camera, and even distant details were crystal clear.

Denon DBP-1610

Manufacturer Denon
Price €500.00
Rating 103.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Width 43.5 cm
Height 10.6 cm
Depth 31.0 cm
Weight 4.1 kg
Video digital HDMI (version) 1.3a
Max resolution of HDMI
Decoder Dolby True HD / DTS HD Master /
Decoder DD / DTS /
Remote control for TV / Adaptive
Predefined picture settings / adjustable /
Memory card reader
USB /.
Ethernet for update / interactive content /
Headphone output / adjustable /
Playback memory
HDMI control
BD – time DVD / Blu-ray (in seconds) 22 / 34.0 s
Playback formats
MP3WMADivX / /
Analog output stereo / 5.1 / 7.1 / /
Playable disc.-formats
DVD + R / RW /
CD-R / RW /
BD-R / RE /
optical / HDMI /
Hosiden / 3-comp. /
Measured values
Signal to noise ratio (A weighted) 101 dB
Output resistance 1031 ohm
Error correction ability info layer CD / DVD 2.1 / 1.1 mm
Error correction surface CD / DVD 3.0
Power consumption standby / operating 0.2 / 20.0 W
Short conclusion Above-average processed BD player with good standard facilities. Shows pretty plastic screen, analog and digital quite accurate, spatially and beautiful musical sounds.
Sound HDMI
(maximum 70 points)
Sound surround
Sound stereo
(max 70
Measured values
(maximum 10 points)
(max. 15 points)
(maximum 10 points)
Picture Blu ray / DVD 16 / 9
Overall rating (max. 120 points) outstanding 103
Price-performance ratio Very good
tested in issue: 3 / 10