DiVA DV137 DVD Player (Discontinued)

Arcam was among the first companies in the world to develop DVD players for true high performance and now enjoys an enviable reputation for excellence in the field. It is recognized as one of the few specialist manufacturers to design and manufacture its own players from the ground up. The DV137 incorporates not only a host of new features, but also a picture and sound quality that will delight even the most demanding enthusiast.


Key Features

  • true high performance universal player
  • latest generation Zoran Vaddis 888S core processing engine
  • DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, CD audio, SACD, DiVX playback
  • exceptionally high-quality motion adaptive progressive scan
  • HDMI digital video/audio output
  • brand new ABT1010 video scaler to 720p, 768p, 1080i, 1080p
  • new on-board video setup wizard for display calibration to ensure optimum video quality
  • simultaneous analogue interlaced and digital progressive video outputs
  • audiophile sound quality for movies and music

Using the very latest Zoran Vaddis 888S core processor, Anchor Bay’s upscaling technology and Arcam’s broadcast quality circuitry, the picture from the DV137 is quite simply stunning. Zoran’s motion adaptive de-interlacing techniques mean pictures are pure, clean and startlingly detailed. The internal video scaling engine allows the DV137 to supply high resolution pictures direct to the screen using its HDMI output. In many cases this means bypassing the low cost scaling chips fitted inside most of today’s digital video displays. The DV137’s resolution options even include 768p for direct input to any of the popular 1366x 768 pixel constructions that choose to implement this format.

To complement the superior video circuitry, Arcam’s development team has drawn on its 30 years of audiophile design experience, resulting in exemplary audio performance no matter what type of disc is playing or output used. Ultra high precision clocking, Wolfson 8740 DAC’s and low noise power supplies ensure CD playback is of true audiophile standard and will captivate all who love music. For dual layer discs, extended buffer memory means no pause during the layer change of DVDs. The DVD-Audio decoding also benefits from the DV137’s world-class design. In addition, for the first time from Arcam, SACD discs benefit from full resolution playback giving the DV137 a truly universal appeal.

A new stylish remote handset is included (the CR515) and, for more complex control systems, a full duplex RS232 interface is fitted. A full suite of RC5 remote control codes gives discrete control of toggle commands such as on/off. A separate set of “Always On” stereo audio plus composite and RGB SCART video outputs feed a constant signal for distribution to other zones no matter what other outputs are doing.

The DV135 was designed and manufactured in the UK and was manuafcatured in black or silver

Technical spec


  • Zoran Vaddis 888S processor with built-in per pixel motion adaptive progressive scan engine
  • ABT1010 Advanced 10bit video scaler (supporting 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 768p to HDMI out)
  • Internal video setup wizard for calibrating display to DVD player (Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness & Colour)
  • RGB SCART and component video outputs – latter supports both 525p and 625p video
  • HDMI video output, supporting the following formats: 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 768p, 1080i, 1080p
  • Dedicated 768p output for 768 line screens with appropriate HDMI input
  • No Chroma Upsampling Error (CUE)
  • NTSC to PAL and PAL to NTSC conversion
  • High quality zoom function with 1.25 and 1.5 settings to fill ‘wrong aspect ratio’ screens
  • “Always On” composite video output for multi-room applications
  • 6 x 11 bit 216 MHz Analog Devices video DACs – permitting simultaneous output of interlaced component (or RGB), S-video and composite video
  • RGB, component and composite properly buffered 75 ohms video outputs, capable of driving long cables without distortion
  • Supports DVD-Video, VCD, SVCD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW discs plus CD, SACD, MP3, WMA, DiVX, Photo CD and JPEGs

Digital Audio

  • Dolby Digital, DTS, CD, plus stereo and multi-channel DVD-Audio and SACD playback
  • 32-bit Zoran audio DSP for optimum fidelity
  • Top of the line 24-bit 192kHz Wolfson WM8740 DACs for all 6 audio channels
  • Global audio delay manager, 0-150ms, for perfect lip sync with digital processors / displays
  • Comprehensive bass management supported for all audio formats, including variable crossover frequencies from 50-150Hz in 10Hz steps, plus loudspeaker delay and level setting
  • Ultra-low jitter audio clock circuitry
  • State of the art CD replay from a DVD player, including HDCD decoding
  • Quick and easy SACD/CD hybrid layer change for fast comparisons
  • Replays MP3 and WMA files from CD, with dedicated on-screen browser
  • Coaxial, optical and HDMI digital audio outputs support 2-channel PCM up to 24-bit / 96kHz
  • Dual laser DVD drive reads CD-R/RW discs and most copy protected audio CDs

(HDMI V1.1 up to 6ch 24bit 192kHz PCM), plus DTS and Dolby Digital streams

Custom Install Features

  • Full duplex RS232 control
  • RC5 remote input jack
  • Full suite of discrete IR RC5 codes, including separate on / off etc
  • “Always On” stereo audio down-mix outputs available for audio distribution
  • “Always On” composite and RGB SCART video always available for video distribution
  • Extended internal buffer memory means no DVD layer change delays
  • 4-layer fibreglass main circuit board for best audio and video performance
  • Low noise Arcam-designed mixed mode power supply (linear for audio switched for digital & video)
  • Over spec Toroidal mains transformer
  • Arcam “Mask of Silence” EMC dampening technology
  • Sturdy all metal cabinet construction from heavy gauge steel and aluminium
  • Front panel Navigation Button simplifies disc navigation when not using remote control
  • New stylish remote control, type CR515
  • Size 430mm wide, 340mm deep, 85mm high
  • Weight 8Kg
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