Denon has announced a new Blu-ray player in the States, the DVD-1800BD at an "affordable" price point.

With the price set at $749, the player boasts modest specs including Blu-ray Profile 1.1, or "Bonus View" but not the all-singing BD-Live features that the newest next-gen discs will feature.

As per usual with Denon, the focus is on audio and visual quality with the company promising high performance from the new device.

The DVD-1800BD features HDMI 1.3a with Deep Color and Bonus View support, full bitstream output of Dolby and DTS-HD audio formats, as well as 1080p scaling from DVDs and 2-channel analogue audio output.

The Denon DVD-1800BD is scheduled for availability in October 2008 in the States and Pocket-lint can reveal it will get a European launch in November.