Marantz VC8100 DVD Players

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

· 300+1-disc storage capacity · Easy to use disc management and search system · Discs can be named and entered into 20 user-definable categories using a PC keyboard or the remote · Fast-access disc mechanism · 10-bit video D/A conversion with 27MHz filtering · Dolby Digital® and DTS® surround sound compatibility · Component video, S-video and composite video outputs · 24-bit D/A converters · Digital noise reduction · Remote control and advanced on-screen menu


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by valiant1 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This is my centerpiece! It stores my entire CD collection plus room for my dvds and rental dvds. Unit is THX certified and it shows. It's solid. construction is fine. Similar to Pioneer and Onkyo units. Guts inside have Pioneer chips from what I've heard but Marantz always adds extra sound circuitry. The sound is phenomenal, especially DTS. The unit is easy to use. I use the random play a lot and it's a very fast mechanism for a 300 disc player. The remote has a shuttle wheel that lets you find disks quickly, especially with the on screen display - you can input disk titles and they show up. Input can be either from the front, remote or computer keyboard.

The DVD functions and video capabilities are superb. Has component video, SVHS, and Composite outs. I use the SVHS outs and picture rendition is clean and smooth with no artifacts or dropouts. Many extras in how you set up the picture resolution - can be sharper or softer and it remembers your preferences. Unit is also pretty quiet.
I owned a Sony 300 disk DVD changer and this unit is worth the extra bucks. Marantz is much quieter, quicker, sound is head and shoulders above it and picture is smooth. Was jagged and filled with artifacts on many DVDs on the Sony.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   accessories4less.com



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by eltucu a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Fast loading CD and DVDs. Sometimes it takes a bit of time to play CD-Text CDs. I had no change to try my receiver with other player, but seams to have good sound and movie playback is also good. Good interface for selecting DVD or CDs.
I'll like to try the sound quality of other products before making or not a recommendation.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   online



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steve C a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Excellent picture and sound. Plays any disk I throw in, a few that barely played in the SONY play perfectly in this unit. Fast loading for a 300 disk carousel, crystal clear scan-still mode images. Disk labeling input via any computer keyboard, plugs straight into the front panel of the player. Title & disk access through OSD. Memory of favorite playback setting for each disk, EG:DTS sound track, video settings, When you select a disk it automaticly plays your favorite settings instead of having to select them through the DVD's menus (sound track, language, captions, etc.) There are also six video presets available. Each video preset can be fine tuned for gamma, chroma, sharp, detail, more. Out of the box I thought it looked very soft untill I set the video adjustments up properly. Impressive player !

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $820.00

Purchased At:   Accessories4less




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