CES: Marantz BD8002 Blu-ray Player Due This Spring

Posted Tue Jan 8, 2008 at 06:00 AM PST

This isn't the first time we've seen this "ultimate-quality" Blu-ray player from Marantz, but the pricey deck has a new release date.

First unveiled at CEDIA last summer, Marantz says its $2,099.99 player (yes, you read that right) is now due to hit stores in the second quarter of this year.

So what do you get in a $2,100 Blu-ray player? According to a company press release, the Profile 1.1 player features full 1080p output and decoding for all current high-resolution audio formats, including Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD Lossless Master Audio and uncompressed PCM, outputting both 7.1-channel analog signals and PCM audio via HDMI.

An apparent re-badge of Denon's DVD-3800BDCI Blu-ray Player, the deck is also slated to include the Realta HQV video processor, which allows for advanced video clean-up of even the best high-def signals

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Tags: Marantz, CES 2008 (all tags)