I found this gem: A $500 Ethernet cable
, and it's not even long. This is for a digital output on a CD/DVD Player. This is astounding. I guess they assume their customers have not really grasped the concept of digital. Denon think you are a bunch of suckas, and will gladly take your money fool. I for one will never buy a Denon product after seeing this. No really - it's digital. Either the 1s and 0s make it, or they don't. I send data from one side of the globe to the other over a piece of ethernet cable crafted from a piece hewn from a 1000' spool that cost about $50 from black box that I crimped the ends on myself, and it works/worked just fine (at least until I took a chunk of it out with a drill whilst attempting to liberate it from a very small hole in the book case - but that's another story). ALL the 1s and 0s make it. Not most of them, all of them, every last one of billions and billions of 1s and 0s. How do I know, because my binaries work on the other end, because my MD5 sums still add up.
Denon - shame on you. How can we ever trust anything you tell us about your products after this line of pure crap is printed on your website.