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Denon Professional Debuts Versatile DN-500BD Blu-Ray Player

Mon, January 05, 2015

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA — January 5, 2015 — Denon Professional ( , today announced the DN-500BD Blu-ray disc player, a compact high performance unit that handles all popular optical video playback formats for unrivaled capability from a single disc playback device.

The DN-500BD offers a tremendous amount of performance and flexibility from a space-saving single rack unit (1RU) chassis. It provides the wide range of connection and control capabilities that are essential to the professional user, making it ideal for use in corporate A/V, education, theaters, house of worship, and more. These include RS-232C and IP controllability and XLR balanced audio outputs. The DN-500BD also has discrete 7.1 channel analog outputs for simple connection to powered speakers or signal management devices.

The Denon Professional DN-500BD will play virtually every Blu-Ray, DVD, and audio CD format, making it easy to utilize multiple disc formats within a system. Supported formats include BD-Video, BD-R, BD-RE, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DVD+R, DVD+RW (Video mode, AVCHD format), DVD-R, DVD-RW (Video mode, AVCHD format) and Audio CD (CD-R, CD-RW). Using the built-in LAN port, users may optionally access additional content via BD Live. For even more versatility, a front-loading USB slot delivers access to .MP3, .WAV, .FLAC, .MP4, .WMV, .JPG, .PNG, .GIF files, and more.

In addition to its extremely high performance and wide range of format playback capabilities, the DN- 500BD anticipates the user’s requirements and operational patterns by providing features that maximize the unit’s ease of use:

  • Panel lock and IR remote lock functions prevent unwanted or accidental operation
  • Power on Play button eliminates provides, simplified, ultra-fast startup
  • OSD (On Screen Display) hiding mode eliminates unwanted disc status updates
  • Repeat mode offers an uninterrupted playback loop

“The Denon Professional DN-500BD combines no-compromise performance, wide-ranging connection and control capability, and compatibility with virtually every disc format there is,—all in a space-saving single rack space unit,” noted Costa Lakoumentas, Senior VP at Denon Professional. “We feel that its unique combination of performance, versatility and compact size is just what the professional user is looking for.”

The Denon Professional DN-500BD will be exhibited at Winter NAMM, January 22-25 at Booth 6010 in Anaheim, CA, and will be available in early 2015 at a price of $399.99. For more information, visit

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