Sequence Strata Speaker System, Primare DVD26 DVD Player & SPA21 Surround Processor/Amplifier At A Glance & Ratings: Primare DVD26 DVD Player

At A Glance: Primare DVD26 DVD Player

Inputs: Video: None, Audio: None
Video: component video interlaced (1), component progressive (1), S-video (1), composite video (1), 21-pin Scart, VGA progressive (1)
Audio: coaxial digital (1), optical digital (1), stereo analog (1)
Additional: RS-232 (1), Data in (1), IR in (1)
Compatible Playback Formats: DVD, DVD-R, DVD+R, CD, CD-R/-RW, MP3, JPEG, VideoCD, SVCD
Possible Playback Resolutions: 1080i/720p/480p/480i
Built-in Decoding: Dolby Digital & DTS Downmixing to 2 channel, MP3
Video D/A Converter: 12-bit/108-megahertz
Audio D/A Converter: 24-bit/192-kilohertz
Bass Management for Analog Audio Outs: None
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 4 x 17 x 15
Weight (pounds): 23.5
Price: $1,695

Ratings: Primare DVD26 DVD Player

Build Quality: 95
• Enviable Scandinavian attention to detail
• Super-quiet transport mechanism

Value: 91
• No DVD-A or SACD playback
• But you get a massive power supply

Features: 90
• Modular card slot designed for future upgradeability
• Built-in scaler

Performance: 95
• Absolutely amazing NTSC video output
• High-end analog audio output
• Scaler is exceptional

Ergonomics: 91
• Small front-panel buttons
• Button labels are not easy to read

Overall Rating: 93
If you think of a DVD player as a $200 add-on to a TV, you should take a look at the DVD26 to see—and hear—how a real DVD player performs. For most folks, the price tag may be shocking, but they'll find the quality shockingly good.

General Information
DVD26 DVD Player, $1,695
(510) 843-4500