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Denon DN-500BD 1U Rack Mounted Universal Blu-Ray With DVD/CD Playback

Product Code DEDN-500BD
Manufacturer Denon

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Compact unit offers no-compromise performance, handles all popular disc formats

The Denon Professional DN-500BD Blu-ray disc player is 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 in 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 your 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 extra steps, 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 compact single rack space unit. Its unique combination of performance, versatility and compact size is ideally suited to the professional user.



Panel lock and IR remote lock functions prevent unwanted or accidental operation

Power-on Play button eliminates extra steps, provides simplified, ultra-fast startup

OSD (On Screen Display) hiding mode eliminates unwanted disc status updates

Repeat mode offers an uninterrupted playback loop

Support BD-Video, BD-R, BD-RE, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DVD+R, DVD+RW

OSD hiding mod

Panel lock function

IR remote lock function

Power on play function

Default repeat setting

RS-232C and IP control

XLR balanced audio output

7.1ch audio analog output

Transport controls on the front

Panel 1U size for space


Digital System


Digital media player (Blu-ray Disc, DVD, CD, USB device [mass storage class]) AVCHD playback format


Supported Disc Formats

Blu-ray Disc: BD25, BD50, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE


CD: CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DTS Music Disc (DTS Audio CD, 5.1 Music Disc), HDCD, Super Video CD (SVCD), Video CD (VCD)


Supported File Formats

Video: .3gp, .asf, .avi, .dat, .divx, .mkv, .mov, .mp4, .mpg, .m2ts, .ogm, .rmvb, .tp, .ts, .wmv

Subtitles: .ass, .smi, .srt, .ssa, .sub

Audio: .ape, .flac, .m4a (AAC), .mp3, .wav, .wma

Picture: .gif, .jpg (or .jpeg), .png


Supported File Systems


USB drive (mass storage class) with < 2 TB total capacity



Resolutions Auto, 480i/576i, 480p/576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

Aspect Ratios 16:9 Full, 16:9 Normal, 4:3 Pan & Scan, 4:3 Letterbox

System NTSC, PAL, Multi (if supported by TV)

HDMI Color Space: RGB PC Level, RGB Video Level, YCbCr (4:4:4), YCbCr 4:2:2

Output: HDMI > v1.4 (3D), HDCP 1.4


Video: DivX 3, 4, 5, 6; DivX HD; MPEG-1; MPEG-2; MPEG-4; MPEG-4 AVC (H.264); VC-1 (Windows Media Video); Xvid

Audio: AAC; Dolby Digital; Dolby Digital Plus; Dolby TrueHD; DTS Digital Surround; DTS-HD; WMA


Analog Outputs

Output Level (balanced XLR): +4 dBu = +1.786 dBV

Output Level (unbalanced RCA): +6 dBV

Digital Output

Output Level (coaxial): 0.5V, 75 Ω

Signal Format: AES/EBU

Surround Audio

DTS-Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS Digital Surround, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (7.1ch)

Frequency Response

20 Hz – 20 kHz (+0.5 dB)

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

> 100 dB (A-weighted)

Total Harmonic Distortion

< 0.05%

Dynamic Range

> 100 dB (A-weighted)


6 dB

Channel Separation

> 90 dB


Remote Control

Infrared protocol, > 200 mV transmission output level

Serial Remote

Connector: 9-pin D-Sub female, RS-232C

Mode: Full duplex

Baud Rate: 9600 or 38400 bps (selectable)


Connector: LAN port

Standards: Ethernet (10 Mbps), Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps)

Other / General


(2) XLR audio outputs (L/R, balanced)

(2) RCA audio outputs (L/R, unbalanced)

(8) RCA audio outputs (7.1 surround sound)

(1) Coaxial digital audio/visual output

(1) HDMI audio/visual output

(1) LAN port

(1) 9-pin D-Sub female RS-232C port

(1) IEC power connection


Connection: IEC

Requirement: 100–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Consumption: 15 W typical, < 0.5 W standby

Environmental Conditions

Operating temperature: 41 – 95 °F (5 – 35 °C)

Operating humidity: 25 – 85%, no condensation

Dimensions (width x depth x height, with rack ears)

19.00” x 10.75” x 1.73”

483 mm x 273 mm x 44 mm

Weight (with rack ears)

5.9 lbs.

2.7 kg


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