Summary: The Marantz VP-11S1 is the Millennium Falcon of hi-def projection. It’s the Aston Martin of home cinematics. It’s the…well, you get the picture: it’s really very good. Marantz claim that the VP-11S1 can achieve a contrast ratio of 6500:1 and a brightness of 700 ANSI lumens. For the laymen among you, that’s enough pictorial prowess to stop the earth spinning every time you power it up.