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#271399 - 2018-01-04 14:33 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: Crion]
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Hi,

The Integrated Home (TIH) News Blog suggests:

"Housed in Meridian's austere CI house style (but functional) black aluminium box design and priced at £2000. HD621 trade in options are forthcoming. Formal product launch is scheduled for ISE Amsterdam in early February. Product availability March 2018."

Brian


Main: G65, MD600, MS600, 218, 598DP, HD621, DSP5200SE, DSP5200HCSE, M6 & D1500.
System 2: G91A, MS200, DSP5000 (96/24v1), DSP3300.
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#271400 - 2018-01-04 15:23 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: bxd]
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I might be comparing apples & pears, but it's possible to buy a highly-regarded 11 channel Atmos receiver from several of the Japanese giants for the same money, with every bell & whistle known to man.


Audio: MC200, G61R SL, HD621, DSP5500, 5000C, DSP3100. Subs: 2 x REL G2.
Video: JVC X70, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen 129"(2.35).

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#271403 - 2018-01-04 16:18 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: Not'arf]
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Originally Posted By Not'arf
I might be comparing apples & pears, but it's possible to buy a highly-regarded 11 channel Atmos receiver from several of the Japanese giants for the same money, with every bell & whistle known to Man.
you mean the highly regarded 11 chan Atmos receiver from Japan that Meridian used to demo their 271? the same Japanese receiver that costs less than half of the 722 while also having the 722 features built-in, save for the mmhr, which is moot in that setup?

Originally Posted By Crion
Will the UHD722 have a good quality LPSU?
what comes after LPSU?


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#271404 - 2018-01-04 16:43 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: Not'arf]
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CMB Integrations - Bruce Offline
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Yes, but none of those products are a drop in plug and play replacement for the HD621 and the UHD722 is just that. Yes, there are a few products out there that do 4k switching but many of them will not do it on all the inputs which the 722 reportedly will. Meridian doesn't have the economy of scale that the mass market manufacturers do.


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Personal System #2 F80.

Crestron control and multi room audio via Meridian 258 amplifiers.
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#271406 - 2018-01-04 17:01 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Does this device do anything functionally* unique compared with other HDMI hardware other than extract the discrete digital channels in the HDMI from pre-decoded multichannel sources and integrate source switching with Meridian comms?

* i.e. not related to SQ


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#271407 - 2018-01-04 17:05 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: Gianni]
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From a straight switching standpoint, no. But it is the only product designed to work seamlessly with your Meridian system.


www.cmbintegrations.com

Personal System #1 Theta Digital Cassablanca 4, 818v3, 218, DSP8000.2SE, DSP7200SEHC, Boston Acoustics Lynnfield 500L series 2, Monitor Audio Silver 10, ATI 200WX5 Amp, JVC RS15, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen. QNAP TS-251 3TB
Personal System #2 F80.

Crestron control and multi room audio via Meridian 258 amplifiers.
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#271410 - 2018-01-04 17:58 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Hi Bruce,

Above someone mentioned a trade-in program for the HD621. Do you have any info or an idea how that will play? Something like what they did with the 861v4 trade-in for the v6?

Thanks.


861v8, HD621, DSP8000.2LR, DSP7200SEHC, M6 Rear, DSP33 Sides Oppo JVI Digital Oppo 203, Analysis Plus Digital Oval & Digital Crystal Cables, Shunyata Talos & Zitron Cobra PCs, and Panasonic Viera P65ZT60
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#271411 - 2018-01-04 18:01 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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So it's just a re-badged HD621 with a 4K part? How did that double the cost say, compared to new 200 Series Products which seem to offer better value for money $ for $?
I hope that there's good trade-in value on the HD621.

~M~


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#271412 - 2018-01-04 18:32 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: WorldAttorney]
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I have not heard of any trade in program yet. I am sure most dealers will work something out. I would offer something in the area of the current resale value of the HD621 ($750.00 ish).


www.cmbintegrations.com

Personal System #1 Theta Digital Cassablanca 4, 818v3, 218, DSP8000.2SE, DSP7200SEHC, Boston Acoustics Lynnfield 500L series 2, Monitor Audio Silver 10, ATI 200WX5 Amp, JVC RS15, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen. QNAP TS-251 3TB
Personal System #2 F80.

Crestron control and multi room audio via Meridian 258 amplifiers.
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#271413 - 2018-01-04 18:37 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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I met with Meridian America’s western sales manager in November and he told me there would be a trade-in program to upgrade from the HD621 to the UHD722. He did not have any further details at that time, nor have I heard anything else since. It hopefully will become clearer in February.

Wayne


System 1: 861v6+ID40, HD621, DSP3200 x3, DSW, analogue surr, Bel Canto S300, Sony XBR-75Z9D, Oppo UDP-203, Kaleidescape
System 2: 808.3 upgraded to 808v6, MC200, DSP8000.2 with SE Upgrade
System 3: F80
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#271446 - 2018-01-05 18:15 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: Wayne]
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I sure hope that trade-in program brings costs much closer to around £1k, hopefully even less. The way it looks, the 722 is just another stopgap before the "real" solution shows up. Not that I need any of the new codecs now, but I'd have a much better feeling if they'd tell me the 722 can pass through the bitstream to a future 861v10 which does the decoding. At that point the 722 would be a better investment, because it looks like a regular 4k capable HDMI switch in combination with a HDfury and the HD621 is the better way to go.

I'm well aware Meridian is a high-end brand and given the £550 price tag for the already mentioned Trinnov upgrade, it might even seem fair. The difference is Trinnov does all the bells and whistles now while Meridian's solution for the endgame might be much, much more expensive.

Could also be a sign to sell the 861v8 and look into 271 + Trinnov or Datasat. Would be interesting to know if the Arcam 860 could be modified for digital output. Meridian already using Marantz processors for their demos speaks for itself. frown


- Stephan
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#271447 - 2018-01-05 18:37 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: Stephan]
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Makes me laugh people trying to justify the price. I think Aston Martins are expensive so I dont buy one. So it's just a re-badged HD621 with a 4K part ie a 2k switch now doubles to 4k with an extra input and output - well if you need that functionality then pay the price.

It's a stopgap before the "real" solution. Well my Tesla is just a stopgap before my hydrogen fuel cell autonomous car arrives - in 20 years time. The 722 would have been sexier with an MQA capability though and a firmware upgrade for MQA pass-through on processors.


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