|Flagship DVD player original launched in 199x and has seen 4 major revisions:-
v1 - Original Player with MHR & component outputs.
DVD-Audio from the inventors of MLP
Movies in 96kHz/24-bit resolution
Ultimate sound and picture quality
Encrypted digital output
MHR Smart Link
Enhanced CD playback
v4 - Added HDMI output (Up to 1080p)
CO00: Control computer card. Complete with Flash memory, RS232 port for control and status, 3 configurable trigger outputs and Meridian Comms.
OE22: Digital Output card with 6- channel 24-bit, 96 kHz output with MHR, plus 2-channel 24/96 output with MHR.
DV02: DVD control computer card. Complete with Flash memory upgradeable via dedicated RS232 port.
DV12: Video DSP card for DVD stream decoding of MPEG video, MPEG audio and Dolby Digital material. Also supports DTS streams.
DV20: MLP decoder card for DVD-Audio.
VE00: Video encoder. Generates NTSC or PAL (software switchable) in composite, S-video or component formats. Features wide video bandwidth, low noise and extended black level setting.
VI00: Video Input (A/D) card with 2 composite, 2 S-Video and 1 interlaced component input. Converts analogue video inputs to digital.
VE12: Provides HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) video and 2-channel audio* output to a compatible display, plus progressive component video out.
800v4DAX adds the following:
OA24: 2-channel analogue output, balanced and unbalanced, with 24-bit, 192 kHz converters.
Older versions could be upgraded by Meridian to v4, but this is no longer the case.
| 800v3 User manual Part no: 800U/4 (2,409.6kb)|
| 800v4 User manual Part no: 800U/5 (3,329.6kb)|
| 800 & 861v3 Datasheet (German) (480.7kb)|
| 800 Reference Data Card (129.6kb)|
| 800 RS232 Interface v1 11-06-1999 (5.5kb)|
| 800v2 Datasheet (1,678.6kb)|
| 800v3 Datasheet (214.4kb)|
| 800v3 FAQ Session (2002) (270.8kb)|
| 800v4 Datasheet (811.9kb)|
| 861 & 800 Dimensions (18.8kb)|
| 861 & 800 Dimensions (Rack Mount) (19.8kb)|
| Addendum; Progressive option for 800 (172.9kb)|
| Meridian MHR Smart Link (94.5kb)|
| News item; 800 Hi Fi News June 2005 (240.8kb)|
| News item; Gramophone Nov 1999 (140.1kb)|
| News item; Hi Fi News April 2002 (283.8kb)|
| News item; Hi Fi News Oct 1999 (180.8kb)|
| News item; Hi Fi News Sept 2002 (155.0kb)|
| Tech. Note TN19; Updating firmware (326.5kb)|
|Photos (view all)|
| 800 & 861; Front view (72.8kb)|
| 800 Backplane C00 & TM10 (326.0kb)|
| 800 DVD Player (16.8kb)|
| 800 v2 DVD Player front (96.9kb)|
| 800 v2 DVD Player rear (199.6kb)|
| 800 v4 Rear view (210.9kb)|
| 800; Fan, power supply and drive (310.3kb)|
| 800; Fan, ps, capacitor board (314.7kb)|
| 800v4 DAX Rear view (172.8kb)|
| 800/861 v3 Hi Fi Choice; Aug 2002 (1,898.6kb)|
| 800 & 861 v3 Review (TPV Mar/April 2003) (227.8kb)|
| 800 & 861 V3 Review Hi-Fi World Dec 2002 (170.6kb)|
| 800 & 861v3 (TAS February 2003) (172.0kb)|
| 800 Review (Hifi News - Jun 2003) (2,334.1kb)|
| DSP7000, 861 & 800; Audio 2004 (German) (1,218.5kb)|
| AVRev October 2000 (link)|
| Home Theatre Review.com Oct 2008 (link)|
| hometheatrehifi.com Jan 2001 (link)|
| 800v4 Official Website (link)|