Universal? £700 it cost me and 'Universal" does not mean it is region free. I brought in UK and it will only play region 2, what a con. Marantz won't help either, they were very rude and unhelpful. Becareful buying this, it is a rip off. No wifi either and no cables supplied, £700 for what? My Sony BDPS 790 is as good with picture and sound and cost less than £200. BECAREFUL Update my comments. Because it does not have built in wifi Marantz advice you to buy Devolo versatile wifi only 159 Euros, not that spending £700 on this useless piece of kit was enough. You learn that expence doesn't always mean the best.
I have just bought this player purely for blu ray playback - without a demo based on the WHF review and they are bang on again!
Picture is the best I have seen from the format by a long way and I have owned several other players 4 in total. It's the cleanest sharpest, with the best edge definition most detailed picture I have seen - buts its the motion / fluidity of the player that stands out. It maintains the image stability so well and that's what budget players just simply don't do even the very good ones
The sound is dynamic, big and bold as reviewed but clean and intricate at the same time
My machine is very fast and very responsive to the remote so maybe they improved it after the review
If you have a good system / good display setup correctly / calibrated then you owe it one of these players, feeding it anything less is just limiting its performance.
Very good player!!
I have to agree with felty99, no inclusion of analogue outputs are a dealbreaker for obvious reasons. Marantz research department is out of touch with consumer needs especially with a statement piece of this caliber. I own an OPPO 95 and its exceptional in most areas that count. I use the 7.1 analogue output frequently with blurays as my Bryston SP2 doesn't do HDMI...
The 5 star rating is not suitable based on this alone.
So a universal player aimed presumably at the videophile and audiophile market, but comes without any multichannel analogue outputs. Doesn't make any sense to me. What about those with legacy (non-HD) processors?
Login or register to post comments
With a nicely balanced sound, good looks and an attractive price, this powerful-sounding Loewe speaker is an appealing wireless option
A decent enough performer but not particularly engaging
A fine 4K TV that’s full of pros and with only a few cons. A real contender
© 2013 Haymarket Publishing