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Marantz Melody Movie M-ER803
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davef

January 21, 2011, 5:07 pm

Interesting device. The lack of digitial inputs is a shame but not a dealbreaker for me. A couple of questions/thoughts:





-- How good is at DVD upscaling?


-- Purely as a 2.0 amplifier, what amplifier price bracket would you say this is comparable to?

Party Weirdo

January 24, 2011, 6:03 pm

No digital inputs on a unit this price is ridiculous. Essentially you would need another AV reciever setup for your Sky+ box and your games console, even though you'd already dropped £700 on the Marantz. What were they thinking?

Shocked

January 25, 2011, 7:35 pm

Well, I bought this unit and I'm not pleased.





Positive points :


- very, very good sound


- solid build, good menu


- good upscaler, sharp images, but not better than Sony or Panasonic





Negative


- no digital input...


- no hdmi 1.4, only 1.3 ( arc missing..)





Very negative


Can not play correctly the newest blurays of Salt, 300 or Inception. Also refuses some music cd's for no reason.


Problem : if you have the testunit still in da house, please play Salt and forward to chapter 8. Press play (min 42..) and at minute 43.10 or so it will skipp to minute 51.. (chapter). This is just one example.


I have tested several blurays, several units in the stores and all had the same flaw : it cannot handle some multi layered blurays.








If the Marantz is still in your posession, please test this flaw.

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