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#267310 - 2017-08-28 07:56 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: Jaapaap]
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I bet £2000 or more. You saw the price increases for everything else...


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#267311 - 2017-08-28 08:54 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: Ludwig]
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I would want built-in Atmos decoding etc for >£2k.

M have been behind the curve for far too long and only providing a solution (271) for someone with a £400 Denon receiver while ignoring those who have invested heavily over time in M speakers is living in denial.

Bluray, 4K Bluray and Streaming can all use Atmos so the content is already out there .

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#267313 - 2017-08-28 09:46 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: Meridialien]
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Originally Posted By Meridialien
Bluray , 4K Bluray and Streaming can all use Atmos so the content is already out there .
And Sky are advertising it as available on satellite coverage of that game with men, grass and a ball.


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#267314 - 2017-08-28 10:12 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: Gianni]
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Originally Posted By Gianni
Will the UHD722, at last, decode DD, DD+, DTS, etc. so we can inject those formats discretely into the processor for upsampling and further secret saucing, while reducing the cable count?
And if it decodes the newer formats, will it downmix 7.1 to 5.1 to allow a G series processor to be used?

(Or will there be an actual 7.1 G-Series and this will be required for 7.1 content?)

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#267315 - 2017-08-28 10:18 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: MattF]
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Sorry I am not following, are we still talking about the 722 (HDMI spliter) confused


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#267317 - 2017-08-28 10:36 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: Albert]
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Yes but we are optimistically exploring what useful extra functionality it might include to justify its existence and, likely high, price.

We know:
- supports UHD sources
- 7 inputs
- 2 outputs
- strips discrete hi-res audio from video

We need:
- DD and DD+ onboard decoding, since most HDMI/HD sources use them as the primary audio codec

We would like:
- Atmos, etc. support
- a lower price point than the HD621


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Edited by Gianni; 2017-08-28 10:37. Edit Reason: Precision
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#267319 - 2017-08-28 11:26 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: Gianni]
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Has anyone seen any photos? Would like to know if it uses same chassis as the HD621 (will HD621 be upgradable) or does it come in a completely new box.


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#267320 - 2017-08-28 11:48 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: Meridialien]
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Originally Posted By Meridialien
M have been behind the curve for far too long and only providing a solution (271) for someone with a £400 Denon receiver while ignoring those who have invested heavily over time in M speakers is living in denial.
Not sure I follow you here. How is Meridian ignoring those heavily invested in DSP speakers by making a interface that allows the use of other processors?

It is quite the contrary, as the 271 keeps those speakers relevant in todays multichannel environment. Sure, you could use a £400 Denon receiver and you can also use a top of tbe line Trinnov. It opens up alot of possibilities.


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#267322 - 2017-08-28 12:11 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: Mel_Moon]
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I would guess the UHD722 is primarily a 4K switch for use with the 861 and I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't have any decoding functions. If you are planning to use another processor (Marantz or Trinnov) with the 271 you don't need the UHD722.

I'd be amazed if the UHD722 could decode Atmos etc. - that would require details of speaker layout, distances etc. and a lot of processing power.


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#267323 - 2017-08-28 12:22 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: Mel_Moon]
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Originally Posted By Mel_Moon
It opens up alot of possibilities.
None of them involving M's own processors which would be the preferred option. I think most people would endure a £500 premium (more than the cost of the Denon) to keep their system all-Meridian.

That's not to say that I'm not wildly envious of Cliff's Trinnov :O) it's just simply not an option for me.

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#267324 - 2017-08-28 12:25 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: Cliff.]
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Originally Posted By Cliff.
I'd be amazed if the UHD722 could decode Atmos etc. - that would require details of speaker layout, distances etc. and a lot of processing power.
Good point which I had not considered.


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#267694 - 2017-09-10 21:12 Re: UHD722 HDMI Processor 4K Switch [Re: Gianni]
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Well, CEDIA is now basically over. I thought from Meridian's press release that they would be introducing the 722 and start taking orders. Product release sometime later this year.

Has anyone heard anything at all. Nothing online that I can find.

Wayne


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