Upscaling is the process of converting a standard definition (SD) video signal to a seemingly high-definition (HD) video signal by using a video scalar. Upscaling does not convert standard definition video to true high definition video, but it does dramatically improve the detail and colour consistency of the picture, up to 1080p, the resolution possible for HDTV. The term usually assumes a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9, implying a horizontal (display) resolution of 1920 lines and a frame resolution of 1920 × 1080 or over two million pixels. On AV Receiver video conversion from analogue level to the digital level for output via HDMI offers ease of use and best digital picture quality for each source material.
3D stands for 3 dimensional. Products carrying the 3D logo are able to output or path through the digital 3D video signal.
70% Power Guarantee
Marantz has the 70% power guarantee, meaning that a minimum of 70% of the stereo power indicated in the specification section will be available when 5 channels are simultaneously used. A lot of misunderstanding about power rating has been created by claiming the highest possible output power as a unique selling point. Measurement often has been done on only 1 speaker drive, with lower impedance than 8 ohms and high THD (total harmonic distortion) acceptance. A standard THD value is 0.08%. The lower the better.
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Dynamic EQ selects the best possible frequency response and surround volume levels moment-by-moment. This ensures that the bass response, tonal balance and surround impression remain constant despite changes in volume. This is the first technology that carefully combines information from incoming source levels with actual output sound levels in the room, a pre-requisite for delivering a dynamic volume solution.
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Your Listening experience can be greatly diminished when there are significant shifts in volume between television programs, commercials and within the program material itself. When this happens you must constantly adjust the volume to maintain your desired listening level. Audyssey Dynamic Volume monitors the volume of program material moment-bymoment and automatically adjusts it, maintaining the desired listening level for all content while optimizing the dynamic range to preserve impact.
DLNA certified products guarantee a stable and fast connection, cross-brand interoperatebility, Universal Plug and Play (UPnP), automatic IP-addressing and easy to use in a wired or wireless setup with your home network: Sharing of your favourite music, photo’s and video’s stored on your PC, NAS-drive, Musicserver or HD recorder through your audio/ video set-up is possible.
Dolby True HD
Dolby TrueHD is Dolby’s next-generation lossless technology developed for high-definition audio coding. Dolby TrueHD supports up to eight full-range channels, allowing the audio engineer to position sounds for a more realistic effect than ever before. Dolby TrueHD is supported by HDMI™, the single-cable digital connection for high-definition audio and video. Dolby TrueHD will be transmitted via HDMI 1.3a and is compatible with HDMI 1.1 as an outputted HD 7.1 PCM multichannel signal. See ‘HD - 7.1 PCM Multichannel’
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio is an optional High Definition Audio format for all Blu-ray Disc™ products. DTS-HD Master Audio format allows a bit-to-bit representation of the original movie’s studio master soundtrack and delivers audio at high constant bit rates superior to standard DVDs.
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
HDMI combines high-definition video and superb audio in a single digital interface with a bandwidth of up to 10 Gigabits/ second. HDMI complies with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) technology protecting high-value content from unauthorized reproduction and distribution. HDMI is the only interface in consumer electronics that can transmit both high-definition video and multi-channel audio e.g. Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD formats, including 720p, 1080i and 1080p through one single cable.
Made for iPhone / Made for iPod
‘Made for iPod’ and "Made for iPhone" means that an electronic accessory has been designed specifically to connect to iPod and has been certified to meet the Apple performance standards. Current Marantz products carrying the 'Made for iPod' logo are compatible with the following iPod models: 5th Generation iPod or higher, iPod Classic, iPod Nano (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation), iPod video and iPod Touch. For 5th Generation iPod, iPod Nano or iPod Touch the audio transmission is digital. 'Made for iPhone' adds the iPhone compatibility to this list.
The Marantz eXtension Port is a dedicated 9-pin connector on the rear-side of a product. This port can be used for a wide variety of applications by connecting a dedicated device such as a network client, DAB tuner module, iPod dock, or others. Please check Bluetooth explanation for more details. Further devices will follow.