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post #1 of 1662 Old 12-14-2007, 07:34 AM - Thread Starter
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Has anyone received a Marantz VP-11S2 yet? Please post your comments.
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It is just starting to be shipped.
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It is supposed to be starting to ship, however it isnt up on their web pages and we still dont have an MSRP on it.
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Checked CEDIA reports; no MSRP given.
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MSRP is $15999

These are in stock at Marantz right now according to our rep.

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I've received one, and would love to hear from people about where best to mount it in a room that's approximately 22' long, and still under construction. I'd like to mount it in a location that allows for mounting of the eventual replacement models.

Screen will be Stewart Filmscreen, 10' wide.
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I've received one, and would love to hear from people about where best to mount it in a room that's approximately 22' long, and still under construction. I'd like to mount it in a location that allows for mounting of the eventual replacement models.

Screen will be Stewart Filmscreen, 10' wide.


Will this be a 16:9 screen or 2.35:1 screen?

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I guess it will be optimized for 16 x 9 -- a frame that's 124" wide x 72" high, according to the Stewart table, giving an image of 118" x 66". But I'll definitely use it for 2.35 as well, with an image of 120" x 51", so there will be a little overlap.

I'm not sure about curved or flat, I just know it will be a Stewart microperf because of the relatively small room size (22" x 16", unfinished)
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Well....there's obviously no way to know for sure what's coming out in the future, but we can make an estimate based on historical averages. (At least that's what my investment guy says )

Based on all current projector makes and models, I would put it at about an 18'-8" lens to screen distance. This would give you a 1.9x throw which would work for just about anything currently available from any manufacturer.

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Thank you for the advice. I know this screen is a little too large for current technology, but I figure the projectors will only get brighter as time marches on.

The room is being built in the next two months according to a Rives Audio design, and I may post pictures when finished. I tried to post the Rives concept drawings with this question, but the files were too large. The people at Rives recommended this screen size based on the THX tables and our room size.

I'd be happy to tell people about the projector once it's been installed, but I'm afraid all I will be able to say is "Looks great. Much better than my old VP-12S3." Not particularly helpful for all you technical gurus.
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Post away!

We still like to know what you think, even if it's not an ultra-technical description.

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VT Skier,

Im very curious about the performance of this projector. Hopefully we will get some reviews on it, soon. It is supposed to be not as bright as the 15S1 but it does have the DC4 chip in tow.

Have you had a chance to fire it up yet?
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www.ultimateav.com will be reviewing the 11S2 after it reviews the 15S1, which should be posted next week. It will be fun comapring the Measurements in the reviews of the 11S1, 11S2 and 15S1 from UltimateAV.

Same for the 11S1 and 15S1 when Kris Deering posts his review at Secrets.

BTW, from Dan Miller, there will be NO upgrade from DC3 to DC4 on any Marantz projs.
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Yes, it will be. Comparing them to Jason's and Greg's as well.

Oh well on the DC4 upgrade. Cant expect everyone to be like SIM2. 8)

Was Dan able to get you your 15S1, or another one, back in time for the holidays? Or is it still on vacation sending you postcards?
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Still on vacation. But, good news! The two boards which were supposed to come in on 12/19 didn't make it. Maybe in next weeks shipment. I'm honestly beginning to think I'll never get it back.
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My unit is still sitting in the double boxes, waiting for the screen to arrive, room to be built, etc. I did open the boxes though.
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Sorry, Bob. 8( That sucks, man. You would think Marantz would do something about this. It is ridiculous that you have been waiting for such a long time for parts on practically a brand new projector.

Its a little scary.

VT Skier, I dont know how you are able to hold off. If it was me I would be whipping out my 110" tripod screen while I waited on all that other stuff.
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Like Dumas said: all human wisdom is summed up in these two words -- wait and hope.
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RRP has dropped to $14,999.

Marantz is showing its VP-11S2 high-definition DLP front projector at the 2008 CES. The model, currently shipping, is the world’s first 1080p unit to use TI’s DC4 chip, offering what the company says is increased brightness and appreciably higher contrast than other DLP chip sets. The VP-11S2 delivers uncompressed HDTV 1920x1080-pixel, film-quality resolution, and also features HDMI 1.3 inputs with Deep Color capability. The feature set is rounded out with Gennum’s GF9351 programmable video processor, which is capable of doing calculations on the order of 500 million floating-point operations per second. There is a choice of either standard and long-throw lens options and it is retrofittable for use with the Marantz anamorphic lens solutions, says the company. The VP-11S2’s suggested retail price is $14,999.
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I thought I read that DC4 increased brightness somewhere. 8)
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The TI PR for the DC4 makes no claim of increased brightness; only of increased contast "up to 20% depending on the application".

I am stunned the Marantz PR for the VP-11S2 claims increased brightness from the DC4 chip. That is simply not true.

VP-11S2 has 800 lumens and 12000:1 CR
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The marantz will not disappoint. Always at the upper end of the scale performance wise.
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RRP has dropped to $14,999.

The model, currently shipping, is the world's first 1080p unit to use TI's DC4 chip

That "world's first" BS always makes me smile.

I knew they'd have to drop the price but didn't expect it to be so soon or by so much. Dealer sales numbers are very low. Having said that, the price point is obvious considering the segment.

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Still on vacation. But, good news! The two boards which were supposed to come in on 12/19 didn't make it. Maybe in next weeks shipment. I'm honestly beginning to think I'll never get it back.

Sounds like a case for a full refund.

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That "world's first" BS always makes me smile.

Okay it is really only the 2nd, but the 1st single chip. The only 2 projectors with DC4 chips currently are the Sim2 C3X1080 (the Sim2 HT3000E Host is confirmed NOT to have a DC4 chip) and the Marantz VP-11S2.
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The marantz will not disappoint. Always at the upper end of the scale performance wise.

True that. Should be an awesome machine. Just have to wait for Greg Rogers review.
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How many C3X1080ps do you think are out there? Has Ted received his yet?

I know that Ill be looking out for the 11S2. If I didnt already have a 15S1, Id probably be owning an 11S2 already ..at the $15k MSRP. 8)
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Marantzs are fine projectors UNLESS YOU NEED SERVICE. He says having waited three months for the return of his out of the box defective projector with the THIRD date for delivery of backordered parts now 1/14.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Marantz will no longer issue RMAs to swap projectors dead on arrival. Your SOLE option is to get it fixed. Great company. It doesn't even repair its own projectors. It contracts it out to United Radio Service in Syracuse, NY.

Not a problem if you never need service, though.
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Robert I thought you could of had your 15S1 swapped by Dan Miller if the warranty had not been voided on your projector by yanking out the feet on the base of your projector?
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That is just unacceptable, Bob.

Didnt you buy that projector from AVS? Have you talked to Jason or Alan?

There has to be some recourse for you on this aside from them? Did you buy it with an American Express card? I never leave home without mine. 8)
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