Originally Posted by Selden Ball
Those authors tend to neglect the fact that the wider color gamut and HDR which usually are included with UHD source material provide a very visible improvement. In principle they could be provided for 1080p, but that's obviously not going to happen. Similarly, 3D audio encodings (Atmos, DTS:X and Auro3D) usually are provided on UHD discs but less often on the corresponding BD releases.
Fair enough and thanks for your reply! I've been having a bit of a time with my (aging) AV7005. I can't get rid of the Airplay nagware, and for a brief time all the Analog two channel outputs were muted. I think I've gotten it straightened out now, though. Not sure how it got that way, but I reset the microprocessor and double checked the output settings.
It did make me start wondering about what to replace it with when that time comes.
I'm still suffering from pretty severe sticker shock. I've owned Rotel (I liked it fine, but it was a bit noisy), Emotiva (the UMC-1, 'nuff said about THAT) and then this Marantz. There's not a lot to complain about, but until I get a 4K display I just don't see much reason to change yet.
I am curious about how to tell where these various series are built. I see China on some, Malaysia on others and some don't say anything.
I have an 8005 SACD player and that level is where I'd LIKE to be with regard to the next processor, but the asks are just too high for anything new that starts with an "8".
I don't feel like I can ever recoup the outlay, even if I were to sell it for an ostensible upgrade in an unknowable future.
Maybe I'm just moving too soon. The displays are approaching reasonable. The physical media players (my present one in this system is an Oppo 105-no Darbee) seem less inflated, but the processors are just out to Pluto.
Anybody with a recommendation, feel free to volunteer a personal experience opinion. Thanks in Advance!