Marantz Debuting DLP Video Projector at CES
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.