Re: Next Gen, HDMI 1.3 Receivers Slow To Market – Do You Really Need Them?
Well kenny, a new player has entered the field. Very sexy looking and modern from a company we all have come to respect and love for years.
The Marantz AV8003 networking preamp/processor. It has video upscaling up to 1080p and 6 HDMI 1.3a ports (4 - in, 2- out). It also has XM/Sirius and SACD support. Then you have the matching MM8003 8-channel amplifier at 150 watts per channel. Pricing is $2600.00 for the preamp/processor and $2400.00 for the amplifier. Availiability is this summer.
So kenny, it seems you`ll have another combo to review. How cool is that?
And again, while we wait for others to catch, there definitely seems to be other choices popping up. And that last question about buying a Theta, that is a real hard pill to swallow, if you have too!!