Originally Posted by batpig /forum/post/15498339
they aren't passe if you need to save money and don't need internal decoding of HD audio....
here is the comparison of the two from Marantz's website:
The 5002 gives you:
1. a little more power
2. extra component video output (2 vs 1)
3. extra optical audio input on the back (3 vs 2)
4. zone2 capability (with assignable amp to power zone 2 if desired)
5. RS232 port and 12V trigger out
6. a dedicated XM port
That's it, they are otherwise IDENTICAL and should also sound identical. Both have 3 HDMI, identical auto calibration, identical video capability.
So look at that list, look at the comparison page, and decide if any of those features are worth more to you than the 3-year warranty. That is your answer, no need to bump any more....
Originally Posted by k huntin /forum/post/15501666
Great ! Somebody that know something about Marantz.
I am about the but the sr5002, because it is all the budget can stand, and will be getting a hell of a deal. But I am worried it might not be compatible w/my new TV (samsung hd 1080i 120hz) and the blu-ray (BDP 1500).