Marantz VP8100 Projector Review

The Marantz VP-8100 DLP Projector is an ultimate-performance video display device utilizing advanced Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology to deliver extraordinary high-resolution image quality with an 800:1 contrast ratio. The VP-8100’s small size, light weight and wealth of operational and convenience features make it the perfect choice for high-end home theater installations and critical portable applications.



  • Advanced DLP (Digital Light Processing) technology produces images of extraordinary resolution, brightness and an 800:1 contrast ratio, with exceptional gray scale and color accuracy
  • HDTV and DTV compatible
  • HD component video, component video, S-video, composite video and RGB inputs
  • Operates in either native progressive scan or upconverts video sources depending on the signal source
  • Displays progressive scan DVD movies in any aspect ratio with no aspect ratio conversion or loss of image quality
  • Displays computer images up to XGA resolution
  • Precision optics feature low-distortion, all-glass lens elements for super-sharp picture quality
  • Picture size is adjustable from 40 to 275 inches
  • Multiple aspect ratio control includes 4:3 standard, 16:9 widescreen and 16:9 anamorphic “unsqueezed” modes
  • Powerful P/VIP lamp system delivers 700 ANSI lumens brightness
  • Elapsed Time lamp life display with automatic Replace Lamp indicator
  • Adjustable color temperature control
  • Three viewing modes—Theater, Normal and Dynamic—provide maximum big-picture enjoyment
  • Full-function remote control
  • Lens Shift feature enables widescreen images to be projected through the optimum portion of the lens to achieve best picture geometry
  • Two 12V DC trigger inputs can trigger two different operations in custom installations with integrated system operation
  • D-BUS remote connection allows linkage to other Marantz components
  • Digital Zoom and Freeze function allows the user to zoom in on any of five points on the screen and magnify them to four times normal size

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