Marantz has formally introduced a follow-up to its reference BD8002 Blu-ray Player- a much affordable $799 bonus-view Blu-ray for Marantz fans with no desire for BD-Live feature. The player will support 1080/24p deep color over 1.3a HDMI outputs and bitstream all HD codecs, along with lossless 7.1 PCM signal converted from the original HD audio; but it lacks multichannel analog outputs as featured in BD8002 as well as internal decoder for DTS-MA. The BD7003 will be available coming this November.
High quality playback of BD-ROM video, DVD-RW-/+RW, CD, MP3, WMA, DivX, and JPEG HD BD-ROM Profile 1 version 1.1 New solid reference standard chassis Output of DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby True HD via HDMI Lossless conversion of DTS HD and Dolby True HD sound tracks into 7.1 PCM Two channel down mix for analogue output 12-bit/297MHz video DAC for high video quality HDMI v1.3a supporting 36-bit Deep Color 1920 x 1080p resolution with True24FPS for true film-like experience at home. High quality IP conversion and video scaling up to 1080p SD card reader for replay of MP3, WMA and JPEG-HD files Dedicated remote control