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#271725 - 2018-01-12 11:26 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: _M_]
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So it's a UHD721½ since it only has one HDMI 2.0 output.


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#271730 - 2018-01-12 12:44 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: Fitcaz]
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I understand the frustrations of those questioning whether it's the end of the road for the 861 or not. I'd like to know too!

If v8 is the last upgrade for the 861, I'm still happy to buy the UHD722 so I can install a 4K projector and get another 4-5 years out of the 861. I don't know of anything else that would give me better sound for 2-channel (love Trifield) and surround sound than the 861v8.


Rather than invest in equipment for movie audio formats that may or may not make it in the long run, I'll stick with what's proven to me for now. I don't need to chase every new format with large investments into gear. M has a smart approach in working on making the proven / standard audio formats sound better than anyone and ignoring the noise. I'm a music lover first, so the sound with movies is just the icing on the cake for me.

I have a HD621 to trade in. What is the UHD722 cost and HD621 trade-in value in the states?

Is a group buy being setup?


Speakers: B&W's - 800D (2), HTM1D, CCM817 (4), JL Fathom (2)
Amps: MC501 (3) & Adcom 7500
Pre/Pro: Meridian 861v8
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#271731 - 2018-01-12 12:51 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: Ratbert]
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Originally Posted By Ratbert
Hi Rick
Thanks for explaining, I assume the board used in the UHD722 is bought in and so Meridian are stuck with 1x HDMI 1.4 and 1x HDMI 2.0 outputs, not what you would ideally choose to have.
Russ
Hi Russ,

Yes the HDMI video is bought as a complete board, and was of the highest specification available off the shelf.
Meridian could have fitted a bespoke one to a higher specification but that would have made the UHD722 much more expensive.

Rick


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#271733 - 2018-01-12 14:00 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: AudioImages - Rick]
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much more expensive than already way too expensive. lol

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#271734 - 2018-01-12 14:13 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: SomeGuy]
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+1

For me I don't really care the modern codec things, but hope M can add modern RC to the 861, actually I feel the MRC was a very good start, why not carry on?

I visited a local friend with new installed Arcam 860, sound wise I think it can not even beat the 568.2, but the DIRAC (impulse correction) really impressed me, we watched the David Fuster with his friend, heard the bass I never heard on my system.

Sorry for the off topic


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#271785 - 2018-01-13 11:50 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: VirusKiller]
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Originally Posted By VirusKiller
All I wanted was vanilla DD/DTS decoding... frown
Quite. It would have been a reason for me to purchase the original HD621 too. Was the cost of licensing (sorry I cannot find the reference) really the deal-breaker on this facility?

Kalman Rubinson's experiments with multichannel MQA suggest that they may become a commercial possibility. HDMI seems like a reasonable choice (commercially, not technically, given its ubiquity on disc players and streaming end-points) for delivering multi-channel MQA files. I was rather hoping for the UHD722 to offer some hints about MQA-related facilities.


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#271813 - 2018-01-13 19:56 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: Gianni]
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Originally Posted By Stephan
You can either buy a source with two HDMI outputs, where one output is used for audio to the HD621 or...
buy a HDFURY (Integral or Vertex) to remove all the handshaking/copy protection nonesense. That way your source will work with the HD621 and not tell you that a non-compatible device is connected.
That's not bad, but you could end up with three devices and limited comms. One to consider though.

Originally Posted By albert
If you mean 4k game, the latency will be too long, what else?
For Netflix 4k, I think you could directly connect to your HD621.
A PC, Chromecast and future games consoles and future Amazon devices (sorry _M_) laugh .

Cheers
Tom


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#271831 - 2018-01-14 15:11 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: AudioImages - Rick]
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In the US (and maybe everywhere) The trade in promotion expires on April 30th 2018.

You must supply your serial number of your trade in unit so that everything processes correctly. Trade in units must be taken in by the dealer and returned to Meridian within 30 days after receipt of the UHD722.

Units will receive a $800.00 trade in value unless purchased after September of 2017 at which those units will receive full retail credit. As this will be a very popular promotion with a limited duration, it is encouraged that those who wish to take advantage of this promotion do so quickly.

Group buys or other incentives will vary by dealer...


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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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#271832 - 2018-01-14 15:51 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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will Meridian do a fire pit ceremony burning all of those HD621's in a ritual sacrifice to the gods that allow for them to fleece their most loyal supporters?

i'm starting to think they jacked up the price of the 722 with this promo trade-in. it's like having a "sale" whereby you mark up the regular prices only to barely discount them, if at all. grin cool


hurry up! time is running out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!


edit: the pricing is clearly a direct function of the relatively inelastic demand for the 722 for those that currently have M processors; a gambit that could backfire.


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#271837 - 2018-01-14 20:49 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: _M_]
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I have owned the HD621 for 6 plus years and for M to offer me any kind of a trade in on it I feel is generous.

If someone purchased it within the last year they can get a full retail trade in that’s also very generous (regardless of the cost of the replacement product).

Not too many audio companies do that.


My M gear: 861v8 with ID41, 800v3, HD621, 8000.1(SEs),7200.1(SE),320s,3200s,5500s ,SW5500s ,MS200 (2nd zone),218.
Other: JVC RS-500 projector, Prismasonic HD-5000 anamorphic lens, Panasonic UB900, Oppo BDP-103D, QNAP TS-251 (M core and store).
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#271838 - 2018-01-14 20:53 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: JOE-C]
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"Not too many audio company" sell a 1/2 2.0 HDMI switch for 2000£ ...


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#271841 - 2018-01-14 21:17 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: Sapiens]
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That's right, and NO company sells one that does what the UHD722 will do with your Meridian system. Please keep in mind, the HD621 from the time it was introduced in 2008 until 2015 was $3000.00 MSRP.

Meridian is offering a $800.00 trade in credit for something that can be as much as 10 years old. That really isn't a bad deal for those who paid full retail. It is and even better deal for those who got them second hand and aren't losing that much on the the deal.


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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