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Marantz Begins Blu-ray Player Rebate Program

11/13/2009 10:58:04 AM Eastern

Mahwah, N.J. - Marantz America launched Thursday a holiday rebate promotion supporting two of its Blu-ray Disc players. Called "Get some green by going Blu," the program offers $100 on the purchase of its BD7004 ($800 suggested retail) and BD5004 ($550 suggested retail) Blu-ray models.

The mail-in rebate applies only to authorized Marantz dealers in the U.S. and runs between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31.

Kevin Zarow, Marantz marketing and product development VP, said: "With advanced audio and video reproduction capabilities, Blu-ray players are fast becoming essential for people who want to enjoy the very best in home entertainment. This holiday season, many people will be looking to upgrade their home theaters with state-of-the-art Blu-ray players. Our BD7004 and BD5004 multimedia Blu-ray players already offer one of the industry's best values in true high-performance, high-definition audio and video, and with our $100 rebate offer, they present an unmatched price/performance proposition."

Both feature HDMI 1.3a outputs and include 36-bit deep color and HD audio bit stream support. Both models include Anchor Bay VRS Technology video scalers for up-converting and enhancing standard-definition DVD sources to HD formats including 1080p.

Both players accept Blu-ray Discs, DVDs (including DVD-R/RW rewritable formats) and CDs. Both also accept SD, SDHC, and mini and MicroSD memory cards.

In addition, the BD7004 handles DivX and AVCHD files, and includes internal decoding for both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, and video scaling by Anchor Bay.

Both also handle disc-based DivX files in addition to AVCHD  contained on discs or solid-state memory devices.

IR flasher inputs and outputs on both players add system-wide control capabilities, and included Ethernet ports are added to bring future functionality through firmware updates, Marantz said.

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