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Marantz to Debut New BD8002 Blu-ray Player at CES

DELUCAS

Distinguished Member
Marantz to Debut New BD8002 Blu-ray Player at CES




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Marantz America will showcase its upcoming Model BD8002 BD-ROM version 1 Profile 1.1 Blu-ray Disc Player at CES 2008.

The Marantz BD8002 Blu-ray DVD player features the 10-bit Silicon Optix Realta chipset for the ultimate high-definition video resolution possible via HDMI connection, as well as the finest possible audio performance, including Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio. The Marantz BD8002 is scheduled for delivery in Q1 of 2008 (SRP: $2,099.99).

Marantz? new BD8002 BD-ROM version 1 Profile 1.1 Blu-ray Disc Player features an SD card reader for full interactivity, offering content providers a variety of options for adding enhanced content such as games, movie trailers and more.

Thanks to it 10-bit Silicon Optix Realta chipset, the BD8002 Blu-ray DVD player offers improved video performance with upconversion and IP scaling to 1080p. The pixel-by-pixel and Digital Noise Reduction feature afforded by this technology allows the player to remove image-degrading artifacts. In addition, the player offers High Resolution HD Audio with decoding of Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio and is capable of outputting both 7.1-channel analog signals and PCM audio via HDMI output.

Secondary Video and Audio Decoders

In keeping with the guidelines mandated by the Blu-ray Association for BD-ROM version 1 Profile 1.1 players, the Marantz BD8002 incorporates a secondary audio and video decoder that allows for simultaneous playback of a secondary audio and video track which may be used for interactive audio and commentary and for picture-in-picture capability (respectively). Additional information (subtitles, audio streams, camera angles, trailers, games, etc.) can be downloaded from the Internet via computer and stored on a SD card that either player will accept. This content can be played with the original content of Blu-ray Discs.
 

JamesL

Established Member
I wonder if this player will be updateable to profile 2 when it arrives? The internet side and option for additional memory seems to support it. Can't see many wanting to buy a $2000 player without some guarantee though; disappointing not to see DVD-A and SACD support as well :(
 

DELUCAS

Distinguished Member
I imaging this player will probably have very same spec as the up and coming Denon blu. Who is gonna pay roughly £1000.00 with no gtees of later profiles to be added !
Will have to wait on final spec though !!!
 

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