If you like the Ikemi/Linn sound go for the 1.1. The video performance is excellent on both units but if you are after the Linn sound you won't find it with the Meridian.
The 1.1 is the most analog sounding disk player I've ever owned. They are kwirky however and do have the occasional glitch but it sounds great. Get a later production unit and you should be good to go.
I still miss the 1.1 to be honest.