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What is the better unit between the Anthem AVM 50, and the Marantz 8003 pre/pro. I am not really concerned with video processing as I am with the audio. As far as I know the Marantz decodes HD audio codecs and the Anthem does not. Stereophile Magazine article states that the processing of HD codecs in the AVR is not an important issue as it will be output at some point anyway as PCM 7.1 audio. If you could give me any suggestions to this topic, I would appreciate it. Thanks!
"The Marantz AV8003, which came with only Audyssey MultEQ and not the AV7005's more advanced MultEQ XT, was unable to apply Audyssey to bitstreamed high-definition codecs. To apply Audyssey to 24-bit/96kHz signals with the AV8003, the disc player had to be set to transcode dts MA and Dolby TrueHD into PCM."
 
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