Heres some specs from the new marantz projector. It is available from Dec 2004, the price is not £5000.00 or £8700.00 but the actual price is £8999.90. The contrast ratio is still the same of 3800:1 as someone left a thread saying it was 4000:1. This is what is says in the new manual quote: DLP Projector,16:9, DMD HD2+ chip (1280x720 pixels),700 ANSI lm,>3800:1 contrast ratio,200W SHP Lamp,projector distance:1.5m-14.0m,10-bit VXP video processing,new lens with throw distance 4.0-5.3m (100"),selectable IRIS,wide lens shift range,O.R.C.A. filter,sealed optical path, 2xHDMI input,RC. Available end of 2004. Price again £8999.90. This is all the information i have at the moment, but as soon as i have some more i will post it. There is no mention of a wheel that spins more, the colour wheel still spins the same. It also has a sealed optical path and double sealed cabinet structure, custom made reference setting optics and also the colour of the projector looks cream and silver may be a bad photo but this is what is looks like to me.