Posted Fri Jul 17, 2009 at 09:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery
BD 5004 and BD 7004 set to wow high end consumers
Marantz is launching its new line of Blu-ray players, the BD 5004 and the BD 7004, this August. An established brand in high end electronics, the folks at Marantz are sticking with what they know best, high quality for a high end consumer.
The BD 5004 features DivX playback, BD-Live support, AVCHD, Dolby True HD and DTS-HD bitstreaming, and the 7004 adds 7.1 analog outs, DTS-HD MA decoding, as well as an Anchor Bay Reference Series processor.
Missing are some of the newer features that are becoming standard in Blu-ray players such as access to streaming video, but Marantz seems to be betting against that need. With so many new TVs taking care of that role, a high quality standalone Blu-ray player may be just what the market ordered.
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