That would be the same exact rating as the Sharp Z3000 fan, probably because it is the same one. I would love to get a look at a Marantz unit because I'm a little skeptical. Every single spec is exactly the same from the throw distance to the contrast ratings, to the fan noise ratings, to the brightness, to the iris setup, to the digital image shift. Exactly the same. If the dmd in the Marantz is indeed different then why is the contrast rating precisely the same as the Z3000? Don't get me wrong, I hope that reports of improved lens quality are true but so far these reports have been from owners who did not own a Z3000 or DT500 therefore have no frame of reference. If the VP4001 is indeed a Z3000 with better optics I would buy it in a heartbeat but I have a nagging suspicion that this is just a rebadged Sharp.