Decades of Home Theater Excellence

Runco in the 1970s

Early Innovations

Runco has been an innovator in the large screen projection business since the early 1970's, when his projectors first proudly displayed the Runco name. Before Runco International was formed, the company functioned as Runco Video, and introduced a wide variety of video products. Among the most popular was the Cinemabeam, the first projector to feature external convergence controls, allowing the video image to be projected onto screens much larger than previously possible.

In 1972, using a Fresnel lens, Runco was able to magnify the image of a 15" television and project it onto a wall. This signified a turning point, as the seed was planted for the future of large screen entertainment.

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