Blu-Ray to the Extreme

Marantz's BD8002 Blu-ray Disc Player is way on the other end of the spectrum at $2,099.99 featuring a 10-bit Silicon Optix Realta chipset with upconversion and scaling to 1080p. The player offers high resolution with decoding of Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio and is capable of outputting both 7.1-channel analog signals and PCM audio via HDMI.

Marantz also showed the new VS3002 HDMI Switcher for $349, allowing user to expand the switching capabilities of their AVRs and Pre/Pro by providing six HDMI inputs and two HDMI outputs.