Projectors

Marantz VP-11S2 Single-Chip DLP 1080p Projector

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Introduction

Remember back a few years when projectors were 720p resolution, had modest brightness, not so great contrast, and you could spend $15,000 to get one?

Well, you can still spend that kind of money and a lot more, but it gets you a lot more too.

The buzzword now of course is 1080p and HDMI all the way. Marantz' latest donation to this category is called the VP-11S2. It has two HDMI inputs, will accept and project native 1080p, has Deep Color capability, and is built like a tank.

It is $14,999, and if you want to have the anamorphic lens so you can watch 2.35:1 movies using the entire DLP panel, you can get one of those too. Speaking of DLP panels, the VP-11S2 sports the latest Texas Instruments Dark Chip 4, and is one of the first projectors to have this chip.

Specifications

  • Design: Single-Chip Texas Instruments Dark Chip 4 0.95" DLP
  • Native Resolution: 1920x1080p
  • Brightness: 800 Lumens
  • Contrast: 15,000:1
  • Lens Zoom Range: 1.45x
  • Lens Shift: Mechanical Vertical
  • Seven Segment Color Wheel, 3 Speeds
  • Inputs: 2 HDMI, 1 Component, 1 S-Video, 2 Composite, 1 RGB, 1 RS-232
  • Dimensions: 5.4" H x 15.9" W x 18.6" D
  • Weight: 28.6 Pounds
  • MSRP: $14,999 USA
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