Marantz BD8002: chunky feature-laden Blu-ray player coming to Japan

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High-end manufacturer Marantz has announced it’s bringing the BD8002 Blu-ray player to the Japanese market next month.

It features a Silicon Optix 10-bit chipset, compatibility with Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio, 7.1 analogue audio output, full 1080p video output including 24fps mode for accurate playback of movies, and of course HDMI output.

It was shown off at CES in January, at which point it only sported Blu-ray’s Profile 1.1. Hopefully it can be upgraded to Profile 2.0 via firmware upgrade, otherwise it’s a fairly hefty £1100-worth outlay for a high def player that can’t do everything.

No news on UK availability or pricing yet.

(Via Akihabara News)

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Andy Merrett