There has been much anticipation for the release of the Marantz Blu-Ray player.Â Lots of talk about it on the forums and around the web.Â Mainly because the player will play Blu-Ray, DVD, and CDs, unlike most Blu-Ray players.Â The player has been released, in all it’s $1,999.99 glory.Â Hope you still have your job.
Those premium brands just love HD discs
Blu-ray fans, it appears, have lots of cash. How do we know this? Because traditional hi-fi brands like Denon and now Marantz are happy to ignore the credit crunch and flog Blu-ray players for megabucks.
The Marantz entry into this burgeoning canon of high cost, hopefully high-performance machines is the BD8002: a snip at Â£1800. (US$1,999,99)
So what makes the BD8002 so special? Well, for starters it’s capable of decoding Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Also, its HDMI 1.3a terminal supports 24fps, Deep Color and all raw high definition data; the video chipset is a hugely powerful 12-bit/297MHz affair; two SHARC DSPs are used for HD audio decoding; and there’s a 10-bit Silicon Optix Realta processor for superior upscaling of your standard DVDs.
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New formats mean new technologies. But new technologies donâ€™t make tried-and-proven design standards obsolete. Thatâ€™s why our new BD8002 Blu-ray/DVD/CD player is every bit a Marantz! From careful choice of internal components through painstaking circuit design and attention to human engineering, the BD8002 provides the performance and flexibility that have made Marantz a classic name in home entertainment.