Marantz BD8002 Blu-ray Player Hits Japan In June, Is Damn Expensive

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Marantz BD8002 Blu-ray Player Hits Japan In June, Is Damn Expensive | TV Snob - TVSnob.com

WOWSERS :eek:

Remember that high-end Marantz Blu-ray player we told you about back during CES in Vegas? You know, the Marantz BD8002 with a second quarter expected launch date. It'll officially be hitting Japanese shelves in June. The 1080/24p Blu-ray with a 10-bit Silicon Optix Realta chipset and a 7.1 channel sound output will cost 336, 000 Yen. Now get this, that's about $3208 in the United States. Talk about paying a premium, eh!
 
mike123abc

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Try pricing other Marantz components like amplifers. This falls right in line with their normal pricing.
 
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I have many Marantz components. The BD8002 will be about $2K in the states..
 
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Well upper end BD players are $700-$1000. This is marantz's first BD, so that adds about $500 and being a Marantz adds about $500.


Now is it 2x better? Not sure about that. If it was around $1K I would buy one.

I have their SR7002 Receiver and DV7001 DVD players and they are fantastic units. Very good build quality and the components are top notch inside. I've had Marantz products for about 12 years and I will keep with them. I've also have/had older recievers, CD players, Tape players from them.
 
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I guess its kind of like Pioneer plasmas. Are they worth the price? Maybe. Do they have awesome PQ? Yes.
 
mike123abc

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Do expensive top grade components do better in the long run than cheap mass market items? I would not look to buy a high end BD player at this time because the technology is changing too fast. In a couple years when hardware and software reach a steady shape, then a more expensive player might have features that make it worthwhile.
 
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Direct currency conversions never work. They always pay more overseas, particularly Japan. Look for it to be the same price as the Denon in the states. 2K.

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