New More Affordable Profile 1 Version 1.1 Blu-ray Player Offers Superior Quality Video and Audio
DENVER, CO, September 4, 2008 - Marantz America, a world leader in advanced home entertainment solutions, will introduce a new leading -edge high definition video source component at CEDIA 2008 - the BD7003 Profile 1 Version 1.1 Blu -ray Disc Player (SRP: $799). Scheduled for availability in November 2008, the new high -value high -performance BD7003 joins Marantz's high -performance BD8002 Blu -ray Disc Player (SRP: $1,999.99).
BD7003: Leading Edge Blu -ray Features and Performance
With its lower price point, the BD7003 Blu -ray DVD player brings a superior Marantz® Blu -ray video and audio experience within reach of more consumers. Thanks to its HDMI 1.3a with Deep Color and Bonus View support, users enjoy richly detailed images and vibrant color production, with 1080p scaling from SD DVDs for additional viewing enhancement. And the BD7003's audio capabilities are just as impressive: Once the player's HD audio bitstream is outputted to a connected receiver in a user's home entertainment system, the signal can then be decoded to high -performance audio formats including Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD and DTS HD Master Audio. The result is dynamic sound reproduction for all home entertainment applications, including both music soundtracks and dialogue.
Following the Blu -ray Association's guidelines for BD -ROM version 1 Profile 1.1 players, the Marantz BD7003 incorporates a secondary audio and video decoder that allows for simultaneous playback of a secondary audio and video track which may be used for interactive audio and commentary and for picture -in -picture capability (respectively). Additional information (subtitles, audio streams, camera angles, trailers, games, etc.) can be downloaded from the Internet via computer and stored on a SD card that either player will accept. This content can be played with the original content of Blu -ray Discs.
Marantz America is committed to upholding the tradition of technological superiority initiated by founder Saul Marantz. In keeping with this emphasis on quality, Marantz audio and video components are carried only by the nation's premier independent audio/video specialty retailers. Additional information is available at www.marantz.com. Marantz America is a wholly owned subsidiary of D&M Holdings Inc.
About D&M Holdings Inc.
D&M Holdings Inc. is a global operating company providing worldwide management and distribution platforms for premium consumer, automotive, commercial and professional audio and video businesses including Denon®, Marantz®, McIntosh® Laboratory, Boston Acoustics®, Snell Acoustics, Escientâ, Calrec Audio, Denon DJ, Allen & Heath, D&M Professional and D&M Premium Sound Solutions. Our technologies improve the quality of any audio and visual experience. All product and brand names with a trademark symbol are trademarks or registered trademarks of D&M Holdings, Inc. or its subsidiaries. For more information visit www.dm -holdings.com.
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