Although the press bods at Marantz have assured us that they are not siding with one side over the other in the next-gen format war, the company has unveiled its first Blu-ray disc, DVD and CD player at CES 2008.

The BD8002 arrives with statistics so scarce it made us drool in anticipation. But what we do know is that it is 36bit DeepColour capable with HDMI 1.3a interface, 10-bit video processing (I/P & Scaling) and support for Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Raw Data.

Other features we were privy to include RS232c control, Silicon Optics realta Video Decoding and a 126MHz, 14-bit Video DAC.

Available this year and likely towards the end of the second quarter, it has a retail price of €2000 with no UK pricing yet confirmed. We will of course bring you more info as we get it on this Blu-ray beast.