Theta Digital is well known and well respected in the upper echelon of home theater and audio with their ultra-high end product line. So when Theta comes out with a new product, its generally a big deal.
Theta is now shipping their $3,995 universal disc transport (which means it plays just about every physical disc medium known to humanity).
According to Dave Reich, Theta Digital’s chief engineer, the Compli Blu 3D was optimized for use with advanced preamp/processors and outboard DAC’s like Theta Digital’s own Casablanca III HD and Generation VIII S3. “It’s simply impossible to build a DAC into a disc player that can compare with the finest outboard units,” said Reich. “Rather than waste money on inferior analog audio circuitry, we removed it to eliminate any possible interference from ground-currents, designed the power supply using a custom toroidal transformer and added RF filtering to reduce any possible noise.” The result is world-class digital audio output.
The Compli Blu 3D plays virtually all available discs including BD-Video, Blu-ray 3D, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, AVCHD, SACD, CD, HDCD, Kodak Picture CD, CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, DVD±R DL, BD-R/RE, BD-R/RE DL and decodes nearly all audio formats including Stereo, up to 7.1ch high-resolution PCM, up to 5.1ch DSD, bitstream or LPCM conversion of Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, and DTS-HD Master Audio.
The Compl Blu 3D uses the industry’s leading video card and disc loader featuring Marvell’s QDEO processing to insure that Theta’s users will have the the optimum picture regardless of encoding, disc cadence or de-interlacing plus a novel audio topology that eliminates analog audio outputs.
Further, Using the included WiFi adapter (compatible with 802.11 b/g/n), or the built-in RJ45 Ethernet port, users can stream NetFlix, VuDu, Pandora and others directly plus the Compli 3D is DLNA compliant for streaming A/V playback from a PC or laptop.
The Compli Blu 3D is available in platinum or ebony color, with standard or rack-mount chassis and is available for world-wide use in versions with 117 or 230 volt AC power supplies.
MSRP for the Theta Digital Compli Blu 3D is $3,995.00
If you’re a poor audiophile who has this within budget, you can find a Theta Digital dealer near you at: http://www.thetadigital.com/find_a_dealer.asp