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Marantz 8400

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by philipb, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. philipb

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    I see the new Marantz 8400 due out soon will have DVI output.

    Anybody know if this will be compatible with the DVI input on a Pioneer 433?
     
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    You may already know this but I understand that the DVI output will not be enabled on the 8400 when it first ships and AIUI it will require a firmware update to get the DVI output working.

    Regards,

    Jules.
     
  3. philipb

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    No I didn't know. Thanks for that.
     
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    Just tracked it down on the Marantz web page.

    The picture of the back of the 8400 shows "DVI-D (hdcp)", which means I think that it won't talk to the 433, but hopefully I'm wrong.

    This could be DVD heaven if only there is a way to get an all digital signal out of the 8400 and into the 433.
     
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    The heaven is just a click away. This German company developed DVI enable mod www.chiptech.de :clap:
    They do speak English.
     
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    Hi philip,

    You would need the Aurora A303-HDCP replacement card for the standard PDA-5002. It's available from www.plasmaextreme.us

    Steve
     
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    Doma - you're a star. Well worth investigating.

    Dutch - I thought the aurora card might do it for me, but extra expense on top of the £1400 for the DV8400:( Still, an option.

    Course - what I really want to do is try it out first to see if the PQ improvement from an all digital feed would be worth the money.
     
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    Hi philip,

    Have you considered the Momitsu V880? This will output 480p, 720p or 1080i from the non-HDCP DVI output, although the PDA-5002 card will only accept the 480p signal. You would need the Aurora card if you wanted 720p or 1080i.

    Steve
     
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    Why don't you try and get hold of a Brainwave/Momitsu V880 first then (around £250 inc. duty + carriage). Does DVI without HDCP (or at least it can be turned off with a handset hack) so may well work with your plasma without needing an extra card. Would be a much cheaper way of experimenting....if you liked it you could then take the plunge for the Marantz.

    Regards,

    Ian Guinan
     
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    Brilliant minds thinking alike......
    Ian Guinan
     
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    Spooky! ;)

    Steve
     
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    Thanks guys.

    Do you have a dealer for the Brainwave?

    Steve - you have a 433 don't you? Putting you on the spot - is the DVI route worth it? I'm pretty impressed with PQ from theatertek + ffdshow, but miss the convenience of a set top player.
     
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    Hi philip,

    Yes, I have a 433MXE but the Momitsu I got was faulty so I returned it to HiViZone - I'm still waiting for them to get a new batch in stock. In the time that I had the Momitsu, I hadn't yet got the MXE so I am yet to play with the DVI output. I'm looking forward to seeing a pure digital signal from disc to plasma. Should be good! :smoke:

    Steve
     
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    I've tried a V880 with a Toshiba MT8 via DVI and thought it to be very close to HTPC quality with the benefits of 'slot the disk in and play as oppsed to the PC.

    Did 480p (and 720p) from PAL very effectively over DVI. It is not a 'night and day' sort of improvement over a good analogue component DVD player and the projectors excellent internal de-interlacing/scalingthough..may be you'll have a better improvement with your plasma.

    Regards,

    Ian Guinan
     
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    A top end player like the 8400 using DVI should be better still, but life, as we know, is not like that:(
     

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