Denon's DVD -5910 Featuring Realta HQV™ Chip Gets Highest Score Ever For A DVD Player

Denon's flagship DVD player, DVD-5910 with Realta™ Hollywood Quality Video (HQV™ ) technology has received the highest score ever, 97 out of 100, in the history of the Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity's DVD benchmark.

San Jose, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2005) -Denon's flagship DVD player, DVD -5910 with Realta' Hollywood Quality Video (HQV') technology has received the highest score ever, 97 out of 100, in the history of the Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity's DVD benchmark.


"We've tested hundreds of DVD players, and Denon's 5910 delivers the highest -quality image that we've ever seen. The addition of the Silicon Optix Realta HQV chip is a breakthrough feature of this player," stated Kris Deering of Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (www.hometheaterhifi.com).

"Denon's 5910 transforms DVDs to near -HD quality and is a perfect companion to anyone who has an HD display and wants to get the most from the thousands of DVD's that are available today," continued Deering.

The Realta HQV chip originates from Teranex's broadcast and postproduction platforms. Teranex's software algorithms run on Realta's fully programmable, trillion -operations -per second video processing engine to deliver a new standard in image quality, a standard Silicon Optix is calling Hollywood Quality Video, or HQV.

The Realta HQV processor has already won six awards since its launch in September 2004, including the CES 2005 "Best of Innovations" award for the Embedded Technologies category, "Most Promising New Technology" and "Most Exciting New Company" from The Perfect Vision, "Best Buzz" of CEDIA from Insight Media, AVGuide Monthly's "Best Product Overall" and Red Herring`s "Top 100 Innovators" award.

The DVD -5910 is available now at a suggested retail price of $3500 (USD). For more information on Denon, please visit: www.usa.denon.com.

To learn more about Realta HQV go to www.siliconoptix.com.

About Denon Electronics
From its beginning in the 1930s as a supplier of professional recording studio and broadcast equipment, Denon has become a world leader in the manufacture of the highest quality home theater, audio and software products. Denon is recognized internationally for innovative and groundbreaking products and has a long history of technical innovations, including the development and first commercialization of PCM digital audio. Denon Electronics is a wholly owned subsidiary of D&M Holdings Inc.

About Silicon Optix
Silicon Optix Inc., a privately held fabless semiconductor company, is the leading supplier of advanced video/image digital processing integrated circuits (ICs). The company's products are driving three unique technologies into a broad range of markets: a patented, powerful, array -based programmable DSP for digital video; industry -leading software algorithms from Teranex; and proprietary eWARP' geometry processing. Its mission is to leverage these innovative technologies into ICs that will enable the next generation of digital video/image capture, transmission, distribution, editing, storage, and display solutions, with an initial focus on large -area digital displays including front and rear projection. Silicon Optix is headquartered in San Jose, California, with operations in Hanover, Germany; Orlando, Florida; Taipei, Taiwan; and Toronto, Canada. For more information about Silicon Optix, please visit the company`s web site at www.siliconoptix.com.

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