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CEDIA NEWS: Marantz backs Blu-ray with $2000 player, due in 2008

Marantz is backing Blu-ray with the unveiling of its first high-definition player, the $2100 BD8002.

Scheduled for launch in the US during the first quarter of 2008, the BD80002 features the 10-bit Silicon Optix Realta chipset, high-definiton audio decoding and DDSC-HD audio output.

Marantz BD8002

Also new from Marantz is the $10,000 VP-15SI high-definition DLP projector with Konica Minolta Optics, Gennum processing, HDMI 1.3 inputs with Deep Color capability and Full HD 1080p resolution.

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Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.