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Saturday, 01 July 2006
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Marantz VP-11S1 DLP Video Projector
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The Downside
Standard-definition television is revealed as being incredibly mediocre after watching good high-definition video through the VP-11S1. In order to obtain the full benefits available from this or any other 1920 by 1080 projector, you need sufficient well-mastered high-definition material to feed it and, right now, there simply isn’t very much available on any pre-recorded medium.

Marantz’s lack of a dead pixel warranty causes me slight concern. Anyone spending this amount of money expects and deserves a projector with a perfect DLP panel. While Marantz doesn’t have the zero dead pixel warranty that some other manufacturers offer, I have yet to hear of anyone who has had a dead pixel that Marantz refused to take care of under warranty. I would just like to have it in writing.

This is simply one of the best consumer projectors on the market at this time. Purchasing a projector is a major decision and I would recommend taking a close look at several projectors before making your decision. Before I saw the VP-11S1, I was a bit skeptical of the first generation of 1920 by 1080 DLP projectors, but I must admit the picture is excellent and I wouldn’t hesitate to buy this projector. Without question, it hangs with, if not on some levels out-performs, the likes of the Sony “Ruby” and the JVC HD10k. Quite simply, as a reviewer I have had the opportunity to see many projectors at many demonstrations but I have yet to see any projector, at any price, consistently perform as well as the VP-11S1. Sure, the next generation will likely be better, as is always the case, but this projector is a revolutionary rather than evolutionary improvement from the prior generation and I would want to enjoy its amazing images now rather than wait to see what next year will bring. Personally, I am going to put my money where my mouth is and buy the review unit.

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