High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) v1.4
The HDMI v1.4 connections on the MARANTZ UD-5007 allows for the transmission of 1080p 3D content between a
3D-compatible Blu-Ray Disc player and a 3D HD display. It also brings in
an audio return channel allowing for two-way transmission of audio. This
allows your television, for example, to send audio back from its
integrated tuner to the receiver, solving the problem of having to run
more than one cable between your A/V receiver and TV.
SACD/DVD-Audio playbackMore Info...
Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD) was created by Sony and Philips as a higher-quality alternative to CD. It utilises DSD (Direct Stream
Digital) encoding and can deliver a frequency response almost five times greater than that of normal CD, along with a dynamic range of
120dB compared to that of CD at 96dB. Discs can be encoded with a multichannel 5.1 mix or in regular stereo and some hybrid discs, containing
both a CD and SACD layer, can be played in ordinary CD players. SACD-only discs are only compatible with players that can decode SACD - they
will not play in an ordinary CD player. It is often billed as a rival to DVD Audio, though many players will decode both formats.
DVD-Audio (DVD-A) is a high quality multi channel sound format based around the DVD format. DVD-Audio discs can have high quality multi
channel sound with sampling frequencies up to 192kHz compared to 44.1kHz of regular CDs. Most DVD audio discs can be played back in existing
DVD players but cannot take advantage of the high quality uncompressed 24-bit, 192kHz sound quality unless they are "DVD-Audio" compliant.
Playback on a non-DVD-Audio-compliant DVD player is in compressed Dolby Digital. It is often billed as a rival to Super Audio CD (SACD),
though many players will decode both formats.
Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS HD bitstream outputMore Info...
Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS HD bitstream output▲
The MARANTZ UD5007 has
Dolby TrueHD which is a next-generation lossless technology developed
for high-definition disc-based media. It delivers sound that is bit-for-bit
identical to the studio master at a bit rate of up to 18 Mbps. It also supports
up to 8 full-range channels of 24-bit/96 kHz audio (although TrueHD can support
more than 8 channels, HD-DVD and Blu-Ray standards limit it to 8) and extensive
metadata including dialogue normalization and dynamic range control all through
an HDMI connection. Dolby TrueHD is compatible with existing and future AV
Dolby Digital Plus
The MARANTZ UD-5007 has Dolby Digital Plus decoding. Dolby Digital Plusis a next-generation audio technology for all high-definition programming and media.
Dolby Digital Plus was designed for the delivery formats of the future, but remains fully compatible with all current AV amplifier/receivers.
Dolby Digital Plus is capable of supporting data rates of up to 6Mbps and having a bit rate performance of at least 3Mbps on Blu-ray.
The MARANTZ UD-5007 has DTS-HD which has been selected as an optional audio technology for Blu-Ray
Disc and HD-DVD. DTS-HD is a set of extensions to DTS' Coherent Acoustics audio
coding system which encompasses DTS Digital Surround, DTS-ES 6.1 discrete, DTS
Neo:6 and DTS 96/24. As a mandatory technology in the next generation standards,
a DTS decoder will be built into every HD-DVD or Blu-ray Disc player. A single
DTS-HD data stream on a disc can carry everything from standard DTS 5.1 playable
on virtually all existing 280 million plus DTS decoders, all the way to lossless
for next-generation systems.
Ethernet port for video, audio and photo streaming across your home network, along with BD-Live content and firmware updates
1080p video upscaling
USB port for BD-Live content storage and playback of audio, video and picture files
DLNA 1.5 certifiedMore Info...
DLNA 1.5 certified▲
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
DLNA is an agreed standard for sharing media from your computer across your home network to devices like this. This can be
digital photos, music and videos. Not all devices are capable of playing back all media, some only playback audio.
297MHz/12-bit video DAC
192kHz/32-bit audio DACMore Info...
192kHz/32-bit audio DAC▲
Digital to analogue converter (DAC)
Converts the digital data signal into analogue signal that can be amplified and reproduced using speakers or headphones so that our ears can hear it.
In the case of video the data is converted into a video signal that can be reproduced by a display device so that we can see it.
Once data is converted to an analogue signal it then can degrade and lose its quality every step of the way. Most modern equipment is designed to keep data in the digital (Lossless) domain as long as possible.
In an ideal world data would be kept digital right up until the point that you see or hear it avoiding degradation.
Browse videos on YouTube or pay to view films on Netflix
Control via Marantz Remote App
Fanless construction for silent operation
Available in Black & Silver-Gold
Multi Region for DVD as standard
Optional Blu-Ray region change ability More Info...
Optional Blu-Ray region change ability ▲
We can supply this unit with 3 USB sticks, if you ask when ordering. These USB sticks allows you to change the region to A, B or C. Full instructions are supplied on how to change the region over. Future firmware updates may remove this ability, but currently they do not.