Originally Posted by peterpioli
You're probably correct. I don't think there's anything that's available or has been shown at Cedia this year that's at least 30-35% better than the VP-15S1.
How many hours do you have on your VP-15S1 and have you experienced it becoming dimmer?
I don't have many hours on it yet, roughly 400hs.
I have a smallish 95" diag, 16:9, 1.3 gain screen, controlled lighting.
I'm using the Marantz on it's lower output config: Lamp Economy, Iris 1, Standard gamma, light output is enough for me at the moment.
I never use it to watch TV or Sports though, just movies in complete darkness, I prefer my Pio. KRP-500M for TV viewing with lights on (TV is AWFULL here in Uruguay, 95% of it is SD).