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Marantz VP 11S1

Marantz VP 11S1
alaScore 86

21 reviews

Aug, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The image quality also gets good views. There are some critical views about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Marantz VP 11S1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 21 reviews)

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Marantz VP11S1 (black)

 

Editors' note, December 13, 2007 The rating on this review has been lowered from 8.3 to 8.0 due to changes in the competitive marketplace, including the review of the Sony VPL-VW200.

Produces an extremely sharp and well-defined picture; accurate color decoding; very flexible in setup; excellent feature package including blanking

Extremely expensive; primary colors are not accurate and not adjustable; light output is relatively low, which means it won't drive large screen sizes

The Marantz VP11S1 is currently the best 1080p one-chip DLP projector on the market, but it does come at a premium price point.

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Marantz VP-11S1 Front Projector: Coming Attraction

 

Marantz jumped out of the 1080p DLP gate first with the VP-11S1, and if the accolades this projector has received from our sister publication Ultimate AV are an indication, it's the cat's pajamas. Marantz's 720p DLPs have been universally acclaimed,...

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Marantz VP-11S1 Front Projector: Coming Attraction

 

Marantz jumped out of the 1080p DLP gate first with the VP-11S1, and if the accolades this projector has received from our sister publication Ultimate AV are an indication, it's the cat's pajamas. Marantz's 720p DLPs have been universally acclaimed,...

Marantz jumped out of the 1080p DLP gate first with the VP-11S1, and if the accolades this projector has received from our sister publication Ultimate AV are an indication, it's the cat's pajamas. Marantz's 720p DLPs have been universally acclaimed,...

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Marantz VP-11S1 Single-chip DLP Projector

 

We saw static displays of single-chip 1080p DLPs at CES '06, and we've been expecting to see the first working native 1080p DLP front projectors at CEDIA. But Marantz blew all that away in May when it had their video guru Dan Miller contact me and ask...

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Marantz VP-11S1 Single-chip DLP Projector

 

1080p display devices have been proliferating rapidly, and it's been bit of a surprise that DLP front projection, which has led the charge of digital displays for years, has been late to the party. Not anymore.

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Marantz VP-11S1 DLP Video Projector

 

Introduction These are exciting days as the Marantz VP-11S1 is the first consumer 1920 x 1080 DLP front projector on the market. Retailing for $19,999, the VP-11S1 certainly isn't inexpensive, but if it keeps pace with the precedent set by the VP-12...

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Marantz VP11 S1 review

 

A paid-up member of the full HD club, but at a price

p>Excellent picture clarity and quality Well built Standard-def material looks good too</p

p>Very expensive</p

Recommended!

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Marantz VP-11S1H DLP Projector

 

We were enthralled by Marantz's VP-15S1 projector, so can its more expensive VP-11S1H win us over again?

On paper I wasn't sure the 11S1H had quite enough in its locker to justify costing a grand more than Marantz's already stunning 15S1. But in the end I suspect that to the 11S1H's target market, spending a grand to pretty much remove DLP's rainbow...

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Stuff magazine

 

It might well be the best 1080p one-chip projector on the market, but does that justify that mammoth price tag?

We searched through our bag of superlatives, and couldn't find an adjective that would do this projector justice. Although “expensive” springs to mind.

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Marantz VP11S1

 

The Marantz VP11S1 is currently the best 1080p one-chip DLP projector on the market, but it does come at a premium price point.

Produces an extremely sharp and well-defined picture ; Accurate colour decoding ; Very flexible in setup ; Excellent feature package including blanking

Extremely expensive ; Primary colours are not accurate and not adjustable ; Light output is relatively low, which means it won't drive large screen sizes

There is no question that Marantz's VP11S1 is one of the best 1080p resolution digital projectors money can buy. Perhaps the best direct comparison would be with the aforementioned Sony VPL-VW100 "Ruby" SXRD three-panel LCoS projector. Image clarity...

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Product Specifications

Seductive, involving, lush, these are some of the words used to describe the image projected by this video projector, the VP-11S1 series. A few moments spent looking at the picture are all it takes. Using the newest technology available from Texas instruments, the VP-11S1 series more than doubles the onscreen pixel count yielding the highest available resolution of all Home Theater devices on the market. With over 2 megapixels displayed (1920 x 1080), this projector has been five years in development. Starting with the die-cast aluminum chassis of the VP-12 series, coupled with the latest in custom fully sealed 13 element all-glass optics from Konica-Minolta, Marantz adds customized color filters optimized to match the spectral characteristics of the industry's only 200 Watt DC super high pressure lamp assembly. This assures that not only will the picture be razor sharp and evenly illuminated and focused from edge to edge, but the colors will be accurate, pure and fully saturated for breathtaking realism. In addition to having color filters in the color wheel, it now spins at an astounding 10,800 RPM which correlates to a color frame rate of 6x, making color breakup (rainbow effect or RBE) a thing of the past. A wheel spinning that fast would be noisy, if it weren't for the fluid dynamic bearing motor, borrowed from Hard Disc Drive (HDD) technology, for silent and reliable operation. All of the resolution in the world won't do any good if the video processing isn't up to the task. As a matter of fact, super high resolution can hurt the image if the processor isn't great. With that in mind, Marantz is using the latest processing algorithms from Gennum in their latest release. This is a completely programmable video processor that can do calculations on the order of 500 million floating point operations per second! This processor will take any input and deinterlace it if necessary and scale the output to match the exact characteristics of the panel. Marantz hasn't forgotten that this projector has to be able to work in many different setups. There are two lens options, two color options, a mechanical lens shift that allows mounting above the screen, full RS232 control and more. Remember the twist ending in "Sixth Sense"? Jumping out of your seat in "Alien"? The chill hearing quint recall the USS Indianapolis in "Jaws"? A few minutes watching the picture from the VP-11S1 series and you will forget that you are watching a home theater digital projector. Fall in love with the movies all over again.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:18.4in/18.5in
Height:5.2in/6.3in
Weight:28.7lbs
Width:15.9in

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:700ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:6500:1
Max Image Size:21ft / 250in
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Max Screen Distance:39ft
Min Image Size:6ft / 70.1in
Min Screen Distance:7.3ft
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Portability:Non-portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:DLP projector

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Marantz
Model:11S1/11S1L
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Marantz VP

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:2000hour(s)
Lamp Type:SHP

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / PAL / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video
Digital Video Standard:High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
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