DVD-Audio/Super Audio CD Playback
The DVD-C950 is compatible with both DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD. These multi-channel music formats provide a surround sound music experience that is much more natural and lifelike than normal stereo.
Progressive Scanning (NTSC/PAL)
Progressive scanning provides maximum resolution for a smoother, filmlike image when viewed on a high definition TV or large screen. The DVD-C950 offers progressive scanning of both NTSC and PAL signals.
DCDi Progressive Scanning
DCDi circuitry detects the type of picture sources and selects optimal processing accordingly, eliminating jagged edges that generally appear in moving images when interlaced video is converted to progressive. 3:2 pull-down is automatically applied when necessary.
HDMI Interface with Indicator
HDMI, an advanced version of DVI (Digital Video Interface), provides superb video quality, much better than a component connection. It provides 480p, 576p, 720p and 1080i digital video output capability.The DVD-C950 will play almost any type of formats you are likely to have: Super Audio CD, DVD-Audio/Video, Super Video CD, Video CD, Picture CD, Audio CD, MP3, JPEG, DivX and WMA, as well as discs with DVD+RW/+R (Video/VR format), DVD-R/-RW (Video format), CD-R/RW.
JPEG/MP3 Simultaneous Playback for Slide Show CD Text Display 3-Step Dimmer Screen Saver Resume (10-Disc Memory) Play Disc Lock Function Multi-Angle, Multi-Aspect, Multi-Language and Multi-Subtitle Capabilities Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8" x 2-15/16" x 16-3/4" (435 x 75 x 425mm)
DVD is essentially a large capacity optical video storage media that contains movies or other video content for home entertainment. DVD has become the standard for video publishing by most movie and video studios.
The most popular 5.1-channel home theater sound system. An improvement over Dolby® Pro Logic® offering: 1) Full frequency response in all channels (3 Hz — 20 kHz), 2) discrete surround channels, and 3) a separate track for bass, only, called the Low-Frequency Effects channel.
DTS 2.0 + Digital Out denotes the dual ability to pass the DTS encoded digital bitstream to an external DTS decoder for playback as well as fold down the digital surround soundtrack for playback in a 2-channel environment through analog outputs.
CD / DVD Direct Amplification Circuit
Engaged by a front panel switch, it matches CD / DVD signal levels so each stage produces less noise, resulting in improved S/N ratio and maintenance of the amps total gain balance.
DCDi TM (Directional Correlational Deinterlacing)
Invented and patented by Faroudja, Directional Correlational De interlacing (DCDi), virtually alleviates jagged oblique lines that appear when standard interlaced video is viewed on progressive scan displays, enabling the reproduction of beautiful, natural-looking moving images.
DivX is the video compression codec developed by DivX Networks and based on the MPEG-4 compression format. Its balance of high video quality and low bit rate has made it very popular and quickly established it as the best home video format thus far. The ability to play it on newer DVD models continues to add to its popularity as DivX Networks advances its support to many new household products. This compression technology has the potential for expanding the ways we view video media in much the way MP3 has given us many new ways to listen to music.
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Pro Logic II is an improved technique used to decode vast numbers of existing Dolby Surround sources. This technology enables a discrete 5-channel playback with 2 front left and right channels, 1 center channel, and 2 surround left and right channels instead of only 1 surround channel for conventional Pro Logic technology. There are three modes available: “Music mode” for music sources, “Movie mode” for movie sources and “Game mode” for game sources.
Dolby, Pro Logic, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
DTS Digital Surround™
DTS Digital Surround™ was developed to replace the analog soundtracks of movies with a multichannel digital sound track. This system produces practically distortion-free 6-channel sound (front left and right, center, surround left and right and subwoofer low frequency effect channels for a total of 5.1-channels).
DVD-Audio is an extension of the highly popular DVD format, distinguished by its capability to deliver high quality multi-channel audio capability previously unavailable in traditional packaged audio media.
HDMI® (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first and only industry supported, uncompressed, all digital audio/video interface. With the ability to deliver crystal clear, all digital audio and video via a single cable, HDMI® dramatically simplifies cabling and helps provide consumers with the highest quality home theater experience. HDMI® can provide an interface between most audio/video sources, such as a set-top box, Blu-ray Disc™ player, DVD player or AV receiver and a video monitor, such as a high definition television (HDTV) over a single cable. Depending on the model of product, HDMI® can support standard, enhanced or high definition video, plus multichannel digital audio on a single cable. It can support all currently available compressed audio formats (such as Dolby® Digital and DTS) and most newer HDMI® devices can support lossless digital audio formats like Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. (View the specifications of each product for details on HDMI® compatibility.)
Yamaha CD changers give you the benefits of extended playing time and direct selection from all discs. And with PlayXchange, you can change discs while the current one continues to play. You don't have to interrupt the music to change a disc and you're not limited to changing only one disc at a time.
Super Audio CD
DVD players that support Super Audio CD use a technology called Direct Stream Digital (DSD) to convert music into a digital signal that can be stored on a disc. Compared to the traditional PCM method (the technology used for CD), DSD offers a much higher resolution by following more closely the original waveform of music. With a frequency response of over 100 kHz and a dynamic range over 120 dB across the audible frequency range – some 64 times higher resolution than CD - Super Audio CD offers music reproduction that reveals details you just can’t hear on a normal CD.
Anchor Bay Technologies designs and manufactures advanced digital semiconductor and system-level solutions for next-generation digital television and high-definition digital video products. The company's proprietary Video Reference Series™ (VRS™) technologies allow Anchor Bay to offer a wide range of advanced video processing solutions that greatly improve image quality on large-screen HDTV home theater systems and other video displays.
VRS (Video Reference Series Technologies) is a trademark of Anchor Bay Technology. Inc.
Audio & Video
|JPEG (Multisession) Playback||Yes|
|MP3 (Multisession) Playback||Yes|
|DivX (Multisession) Playback||Yes|
|WMA (Multisession) Playback||Yes|
|Picture CD Playback||Yes|
|HDMI Output||Yes (480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i)|
|Dolby Digital/DTS Decoders||Yes|
|Video DAC||216 MHz / 12 bit|
|AUDIO DAC||192 kHz / 24 bit|
|Extended IR Codes||Yes|
|Product Dimensions (W x H x D)||17-1/8" x 2-15/16" x 16-3/4"|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||12.1 lbs.|
|Shipping Dimensions (W x H x D)||21" x 7-3/4" x 20-1/2"|
|Shipping Weight (lbs.)||17.1|