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post #31 of 63
For sale on e_ _ _ good price
post #32 of 63
I just have to gush about the deal I just got. I just bought a brand new, factory-sealed Marantz 7600 player for just over 50% MSRP from a local dealer. I got it for cheap because the dealer is moving and wants to get rid of their stuff. Last week I got a pair of floor model Monitor Audio Gold Ref 20 and the matching center speakers for 40% off.

I haven't had time to try the 7600 yet but I'm really looking forward to it. Seems like a nice, heavy, quality product (of course, I have been using a mid-line Samsung player from 2001 that didn't even have progressive scan).
post #33 of 63
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Originally Posted by pbmpharmacist View Post

I just have to gush about the deal I just got. I just bought a brand new, factory-sealed Marantz 7600 player for just over 50% MSRP from a local dealer. I got it for cheap because the dealer is moving and wants to get rid of their stuff. Last week I got a pair of floor model Monitor Audio Gold Ref 20 and the matching center speakers for 40% off.

I haven't had time to try the 7600 yet but I'm really looking forward to it. Seems like a nice, heavy, quality product (of course, I have been using a mid-line Samsung player from 2001 that didn't even have progressive scan).


Well I gave mine back and couldn't be more happier. I bought a 79avi instead and the Audio is top notch, much better soundstage then my 7600 produced.

At just over 50% is probably an ok deal, because anything close to retail for this thing is a ripp off.

You will find the menu's and general responce times very choppy, the cd scanning is awful.

Also check that you are not experiencing similar problems to me, thats is if you will be using a HDMI 2 DVI cable.

I didn't like build quality either, the face plate is ok. But the thing is damn light.

Tell us how you go with it.
post #34 of 63
I won't be using a HDMI 2 DVI cable
post #35 of 63
Ok so when I actually hooked up my player, it wouldn't read any disks. I then got a brand new player from Marantz. Working fine thus far and I'm happy with it.
post #36 of 63
I have one of these now. Can't wait for my HDMI blade. Currently doing the HDMI/DVI gig which is not ideal, as previously stated.

p.s. no MB that I can notice. I don't think this thing uses a Faroudja chip...can anyone confirm?
post #37 of 63
Confirm no Faroudja chip n MB on this unit. Make sure you select 4:2:2 at HDMI out since then you are sending out a 10-bit video signal, instead of 8-bit, if your display can take advantage of it. Very sharp, clean n 3-D image thru HDMI, but the unit also suffer sync problem with certain displays, like my Sony HS60 n Panny 42" plasma.



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Originally Posted by pierrebnh View Post

I have one of these now. Can't wait for my HDMI blade. Currently doing the HDMI/DVI gig which is not ideal, as previously stated.

p.s. no MB that I can notice. I don't think this thing uses a Faroudja chip...can anyone confirm?
post #38 of 63
my panny 50" can do up to 14-bit, so I've definitely got that setting on the to-do list as soon as the blade gets here. Only had sync problem at first hookup when I was plugging things in while they were on and none since, but we'll see with hdmi...
post #39 of 63
Is your 50" Panny a plasma or rear-projection ? If plasma, look for some fainted vertical lines with red or green background scenes, almost like VB, when you select progressive. However, those lines will go away if you select Interlace. I did exchange for 3 different brand new 7600, they all have the same problem.



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Originally Posted by pierrebnh View Post

my panny 50" can do up to 14-bit, so I've definitely got that setting on the to-do list as soon as the blade gets here. Only had sync problem at first hookup when I was plugging things in while they were on and none since, but we'll see with hdmi...
post #40 of 63
It's a plasma:
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I'll try to find a dvd with that kind of background in it, but so far I've seen nothing objectionable @ 720p via the RGB-translated HDMI-DVI connection.
post #41 of 63
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Originally Posted by ac388 View Post

Confirm no Faroudja chip[...]

Whose scaler is it then?
post #42 of 63
I believe it is using 'Analog Devices' video DAC.
post #43 of 63
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Originally Posted by ac388 View Post

Is your 50" Panny a plasma or rear-projection ? If plasma, look for some fainted vertical lines with red or green background scenes, almost like VB, when you select progressive. However, those lines will go away if you select Interlace. I did exchange for 3 different brand new 7600, they all have the same problem.

I haven't seen any of this so far. Went through a few DVDs and DVD-As (with pics, i.e. Beck) and saw nothing wrong.
post #44 of 63
50% off is a good deal no doubt. My local dealer is trying to dump these things but he is closer to 40% off. I can't believe the margins in these, anyway, whenever you can get 50% off it is pretty good.
post #45 of 63
My second one seems like a winner. I have no complaints and have not seen what ac388 describes.
post #46 of 63
Good for you guys then. Since I have to get rid of mine a few weeks ago, n replace it with an used Pio 59Avi.
post #47 of 63
I run mine in full Analog for audio now. I don't use my AVR's DSP except for the IPod on a separate input and find the 7600's Audio DAC to be quite adequate.
Anyone else?
post #48 of 63
Hi! I've just bought a 7600, and when it's running correctly, it's superb in quality. My projector was having hysterics when the unit was set for Multi (default). It would revert to RGB and 480/576i. However I've been told not to run in Multi, but PAL (for Australia) and now it runs in 720p and 10 bit video consistently. Phew!

I don't mind turning bitstream off for DVD Audio, but yesterday it decided to downmix 5.1 to 2 channel (5.1 was displayed!). Somehow I got it back to 5.1, I think after a reset.

I'll talk to Marantz, but if anyone has any suggestions, I'd appreciate that. I've been told the 6600 is a big step down, if I went that way.
post #49 of 63
Bah, now I'm getting confused again....I was all set on the 7600...are any of these problems going to be an issue if I'm mainly listening to multi-channel music and will either connect only component or hdmi to hdmi?

Also...could someone please pm me any dealers that do telephone sales that are doing 50% off MSRP ;-) best I can find so far is b-stock through A4L
post #50 of 63
I haven't had a single issue with mine so far. Everything functions as documented in the manual.
post #51 of 63
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Originally Posted by Edvard_Grieg View Post

Bah, now I'm getting confused again....I was all set on the 7600...are any of these problems going to be an issue if I'm mainly listening to multi-channel music and will either connect only component or hdmi to hdmi?

Also...could someone please forward me any dealers that do telephone sales that are doing 50% off MSRP ;-) best I can find so far is b-stock through A4L

No one can help you with getting a cheap deal here (against forum rules). So unless you want to buy my player I'm not sure what to tell you. My first player was dud but my current player is fine. No issues, works great. Still, my wife thinks we could have gotten away with a cheaper player and I'd be willing to sell mine.
post #52 of 63
SOME HELP NEEDED !!! I want to setup my unit to play DVDs from all regions (region free) and located a hack in the avforums & videohelp sites apparently tested and effective ... well, not for me ! The fifth instruction is "With the cursor down until "1215" will be shown in the display" seems to be incorrect ... I wasn't able to locate 1215 , only 1214 !! Does anyone tried this hack or have a differnet one / suggestion? For your reference find listed below complete set of instructions. Thanks !

- Power on
- Open tray
- Press buttons on the remote "clear" "2" "5" "8" "0" "clear"
- Display shows "TESTMODE"
- With the Cursor down until "1215" will be shown in the display
- Press buttons on the remote "1" "3" "enter"
- Display shows "1213"
- With the Cursor up until "1402" will be shown in the display
- Press buttons on the remote "0" "0" "enter"
- Display shows "1400"
- Power On and Off again
post #53 of 63
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Originally Posted by ac388 View Post

Confirm no Faroudja chip n MB on this unit. Make sure you select 4:2:2 at HDMI out since then you are sending out a 10-bit video signal, instead of 8-bit, if your display can take advantage of it.

DVD's are all mastered in 8-bit color, so it really doesn't matter whether you send a 10-bit or 8-bit video signal out to your display. This comment fooled me when I first read it, until I learned The Truth about DVD's.

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Originally Posted by pierrebnh View Post

I run mine in full Analog for audio now. I don't use my AVR's DSP except for the IPod on a separate input and find the 7600's Audio DAC to be quite adequate.
Anyone else?

Yep. I turned the digital output off and use the 5.1 analog output for everything with a multi-channel audio track - DVD's, DVD-A's, and SACD's (have my Yammie 2400 AVR set to "multi" channel input when I use this player). For redbook CD's, I do the same thing using the player's 2-channel analog outs and set the AVR to "direct stereo" (which turns off all the AVR's digital processing and video circuits). The DAC's in this unit are superior to those you'll find in most HT AVR's/pre-pros, so it makes sense to let it do the digital-to-analog conversion and just use the AVR as an amplifier.
post #54 of 63
While I do love this player and it produces the best picture and sound from all manner of shiny disks I've ever seen or heard, I will issue a word of warning to those with HT systems using non-Marantz universal remotes.

Some "genius" at Marantz evidently thought it would be a good idea to use some diabolical toggle-bit (aka parity-bit) codes in the OEM remote that are impossible to learn for most mid to high range universal remotes. Not all the buttons, just some of them. Go figure.

I use a URC MX-800, for example. It took me over a month of frantic effort and searching before I finally got every button programmed in (the SMODE button was particularly vexing, but I finally found a code that works). And I still don't have discrete on/off although I finally found a toggle power button that works. My "workaround" is just to let the player's auto-off feature turn it off after 30 minutes or so. Not perfect, but it will suffice. If the player itself weren't so darn good, I would have sent it back because of this incredibly stupid decision on the part of the engineer who programmed the OEM remote.
post #55 of 63
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

DVD's are all mastered in 8-bit color[...]

No, they are not. Here's one:
http://preview.millimeter.com/digita...duction_crazy/

Your own DVDs can also be encoded at 10-bit with many available software titles.
post #56 of 63
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Originally Posted by pierrebnh View Post

No, they are not. Here's one:
http://preview.millimeter.com/digita...duction_crazy/

Your own DVDs can also be encoded at 10-bit with many available software titles.

Many? I think you're splitting hairs. Perhaps I should have said virtually no DVD's are encoded at 10-bit. I have over 200 of 'em and not a single one is 10-bit. If the percentage of DVD's coded at 8-bit is 99%, then my original statement is basically true - there's no point in worrying about whether your display can show 8-bit or 10-bit video.
post #57 of 63
Well this piece of crap DVD player has let me down for the last time. It's going to be donated to good will as I just ordered a Denon 2930. Good bye Marantz.
post #58 of 63
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Originally Posted by geoffcb View Post

Hi! I've just bought a 7600, and when it's running correctly, it's superb in quality. My projector was having hysterics when the unit was set for Multi (default). It would revert to RGB and 480/576i. However I've been told not to run in Multi, but PAL (for Australia) and now it runs in 720p and 10 bit video consistently. Phew!

I don't mind turning bitstream off for DVD Audio, but yesterday it decided to downmix 5.1 to 2 channel (5.1 was displayed!). Somehow I got it back to 5.1, I think after a reset.

I'll talk to Marantz, but if anyone has any suggestions, I'd appreciate that. I've been told the 6600 is a big step down, if I went that way.



I ended up getting a black 9500. Excellent player - no issues!
post #59 of 63
Will the DV7600 play back DVD+R. ? It list -R but another website from Eourope listed -and +.
Also a previous DVD player I had was finicky over which brand DVD + R it would except.
Which recorded DVD brand/s does the DV7600 have the least problems with?
post #60 of 63
To answere my own question: yes, it plays DVD+R. Had the DV7600 now for a few days and it has played everything I put in it.
I'll say this unit is better than anything I've owned before as far as picture quality.
DVD-A, much more complicated to use than anything else previous. Still in a learning mode on DVD-A, have yet to try SACD.
CD's, My CA 540D does a better job yet it's not as good as the CA 640C.( analog)

Looks like Marantz DV7600owner thread is dead.
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