Pros: frame rate, pq, easy setup, great for blu ray & cds
Picked this up from A4L refurbed & it's been working great for almost 2 years now. Was a breeze to setup, do firmware updates & integrated into my system easily. Blu ray pops out from the tv in amazing clarity & DTS-MA is awesome. Have used this also to play HDcd & sounds great altho I have since bought a dedicated cdp. Am very pleased with this bdp & that I didn't pay full price for it since I don't think any bdp is worth a grand! Has analog outs but am using hdmi.
Combining both disc and memory card capability, the Marantz BD7004 Universal Blu-ray Disc Player reads virtually every popular disc format available today: Blu-ray (both commercial releases and recordable discs), DVDs (movies and DVD-R/RWs), as well as standard and recordable CDs. It also includes Secure Digital (SD and SDHC) memory card reader, and the player can also handle DivX and AVCHD video files.
The Marantz BD7004 is compatible with Blu-ray discs as well as both DVD and CD media plus DivX and AVCHD video files (see larger image).
It includes an HDMI output plus audio connections for 7.1-channel surround sound (see larger image).
The BD7004 features an advanced Anchor Bay video processor--part of the company's Video Reference Series--which combines exclusive circuits like Progressive ReProcessing (PReP), Precision Video Scaling, Precision Deinterlacing, RightRate, AutoCUE-C, Precision AV LipSync, Fine Detail & Edge Enhancement, and Mosquito Noise Reduction. Audio capabilities include internal decoding for both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
With the embedded BD Live Profile 2.0 specification, you can access additional content from the Internet when connected via the Ethernet networking port.
The sleek 3.5-inch contoured front panel combines both aluminum and reinforced resin composite to dampen resonance and blend with virtually any decor. A second metal plate reinforces the player's top cover for increased vibration control, and the centrally located disc mechanism places the critical disc-laser interface in the middle of the chassis to minimize the kind of artifacts that could impact both audio and video quality.
Controlling the BD7004 is easy with the included handheld remote control and a rear panel RS-232 jack that can be used with optional advanced touch-screen control systems.