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Marantz VP-15S1 DLP Projector Review

by February 19, 2008
Marantz VP-15S1 DLP projector

Marantz VP-15S1 DLP projector

  • Product Name: VP-15S1 DLP Projector
  • Manufacturer: Marantz
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarhalf-star
  • Review Date: February 19, 2008 09:27
  • MSRP: $ 8999.99
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Brightness: 1000 ANSI lumens (Iris = F3.0)
Contrast: Up to 10,000:1 (Iris -1)
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 native HD resolution
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen native 16:9 aspect ratio
DLP Engine: Single 0.95" 1080p Darkchip3 DLP
Color Wheel: 5x 9000 rpm
Iris: 3-position dual-variable auto Iris optical system with manual adjustment
Optics: Custom 13-element Konica-Minolta

Video Processing: Gennum VXP GF9351 processor

Video Inputs: 2 x HDMI-HDCP (1.3), 2 x component, composite, S-video and PC/RGB (HD15)

Control: RS-232C, IR remote in/out, 2 x DC trigger
Projection Lens: f: 30.7 – 44.5, manual focus & zoom (long throw lens available)
Lens Shift: Vertical only (+165%, -85%)

Keystone Correction: vertical only
Lamp: Super High Pressure 200W DC lamp (2000 hours max)
Power Supply: 100-120 volts
Power Consumption: < 350W (high); < 0.3W (standby)
Operating Temperature: 5 – 35 degrees C; 30-85% humidity (no condensation)
Fan: 33dB operation (in low mode)
Remote Control: Backlit w/batteries included
Standard Accessories
: Power cord, Wireless remote control unit, batteries for remote control

Warranty: 3 years parts & labor + 90 days lamp

Dimensions: 16” x 18.3” x 6.1” (404 x 498 x 158 mm)
Weight: 28.6 lbs (13 kg)


Pros

  • Excellent build quality
  • No real-world rainbow effect
  • Excellent remote
  • Best-of-class Gennum VXP video processing
  • Custom optics with long-throw lens option

Cons

  • Expensive for single-chip DLP
  • No horizontal lens shift

Introduction

Passion is what drove me to become a videoholic. I love good quality video - be it HDTV or high definition DVD. It doesn't matter if the subject matter is retarded African pigmy elephants, a great picture will glue me to the screen. With that said, this review of the Marantz VP-15S1 DLP projector started off as any other except that after a while I began to become obsessed with how well this projector integrated into my room. I found that I more quickly became drawn into the story lines of films and my ability to forget I was sitting in my theater room instead of being a part of the on-screen content became greatly diminished. In short, this projector made me covet...

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Recent Forum Posts:

Bluesmoke posts on April 06, 2008 23:14
It looks like such a great projector. Wish Marantz made it a little more affordable.
AndrewLyles posts on March 24, 2008 23:42
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Passion is what drove me to become a videoholic. I love good quality video - be it HDTV or high definition DVD. It doesn't matter if the subject matter is retarded African pigmy elephants, a great picture will glue me to the screen. With that said, this review of the Marantz VP-15S1 DLP projector started off as any other except that after a while I began to become obsessed with how well this projector integrated into my room. I found that I more quickly became drawn into the story lines of films and my ability to forget I was sitting in my theater room instead of being a part of the on-screen content became greatly diminished. In short, this projector made me covet…


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