BLU-RAY FOR AUDIOPHILES
From Blu-ray: High-end audio specialists McIntosh have announced that they will release their MVP881BR, a universal Blu-ray Disc player, in October. In addition to Blu-rays, the player will be able to playback SACD, DVD-A, DVD, and CD media. The player will be Profile v2.0 (BD-Live) and support all Blu-ray audio and video codecs.
According to Charlie Randall, president of McIntosh and Snell, McIntosh held off releasing a Blu-ray player until it could provide a universal player because they wanted it to represent a "true McIntosh audio experience." Price has not been announced at this time.