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2010 Buyers Guide

01-Jan-2010: E-Gear by Editor

Runco's LightStyle Series, the LS-3, LS-5 AND LS-7, combines state-of-the-art DLP-based SuperOnyx technology with Runco ConstantContrast and Vivix image enhancement and proprietary video processing to achieve deep black levels and significant contrast, each measuring above 10,000:1.

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50 High-Tech Treats for the Holiday Season

30-Nov-2010: Robb Report by Bailey S. Barnard

Robb Report has announced 50 High-Tech Treats for the Holiday Season including the Runco D-73d 3D projector.

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Runco Lightstyle LS-5 Projector Review

01-Jun-2011: ProjectorReviews.com by Art Feierman

I really liked the older version when it was a Planar and $3000 more. I like the current version even more.

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Outstanding Product of the Year 2011: Runco LS10D

06-Nov-2011: ProjectorReviews.com by Art Feierman

Before deciding on the Runco LightStyle 10D - the LS10D home theater projector, as our product this year, I looked around, for potential products that we reviewed (two have not been stand alone projectors), I'm usually looking for something that is a little disruptive.

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The Runco LightStyle LS-5 costs a packet, but its performance with HD is glorious

08-Feb-2012: What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision by

"The LS-5 has a wonderfully subtle way with colours, combining richness with naturalness in a way rarely seen. Edges are defined with pleasing stability, which helps the projector when it comes to revealing fine detail – like, say, the individual blades of grass on Walt Kowalski's lawn or the subtle shadows on his (always immaculately clean) Ford Gran Torino."

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Review: Runco LightStyle LS-1 in Home Cinema Choice

18-Jun-2012: Home Cinema Choice by John Archer

Home Cinema Choice describes the LightStyle LS-1 projector as excellent picture quality, plenty of calibration tools for your installer, and good value for your money. 


7 Reasons for Optimism - Runco Delivers After All

01-Nov-2009: CE Pro by Tom Leblanc

The road leading up to CEDIA Expo 2009 was windy for Runco.


A First Look at Runco's WindowWall Display

16-Apr-2010: Residential Systems by John Sciacca

The WindowWall’s true beauty lies in its complete flexibility for viewing. Want to watch one giant image that fills all nine panels? Feel like nine separate programs? How about one 92-inch diagonal (four panels) program and five other events? WindowWall’s processing allows owners to always keep up with the action they are most interested in. Read the entire article...


A Real Eye-Opener

09-Jan-2009: Electronic House by Lisa Montgomery

It's hard enough for professional in the home electronics business to keep up with technology. So when consumers start looking at TVs, speakers and Blue-ray players, the options can seem overwhelming.

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A Star is Born

01-May-2009: Electronic House by Arlen Schweiger

Our Home of the Year sits among the Hollywood Hills, where the stars shine as brightly inside the homes as they do in the night sky.

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Backyard Viewing

01-May-2009: Dallas Metro home improvement by Staff

Welcome to the home entertainment of the great outdoors. No, not the sounds of frogs and birds chirping, but the sights and sounds your indoor entertainment system in the beautiful outdoor atmosphere of your own backyard.

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Bob Archer's Product Hall of Fame

29-Jul-2009: CE Pro Blog by Bob Archer

While this may not have the history of the other products mentioned, I think the format will help installers fend off the continuing erosion of margins affecting the video category.

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Bring the Cinema Home with Runco's VW-100HD

07-Dec-2008: Best Stuff.com by Jeff

If you are looking for a large format video solution but don�t fancy the bulky look of traditional large rear-projection TVs or would rather not install a screen and hang a projector from your ceiling, Runco may have an appealing solution.

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Casting a New Image

09-Jan-2009: Custom Retailer by John Kelley

Front projectors have come a long way in a fairly short time. It wasn't long ago tha t we were installing hundreds of pound of CRT, and spending hours (days?) making them look good.

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CE Pro 100's Favorite Designer Labels

01-Jun-2009: CE Pro by Robert Archer

The custom electronics industry is to the American homeowner what Toys R Us is to American children.

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01-Sep-2009: Dealerscope by Editor

Runco recently released the new CinemaWall and PlasmaWall displays (MSRPs range from $6,995 to $15,495) the company's first to feature its OPAL technology and DHD 3, an advanced video processor controller.


CEDIA Expo 09 Product Picks

01-Nov-2009: residential Systems by Editor

Maybe the biggest story for Runco at CEDIA EXPO was that Runco was at CEDIA EXPO.


CEDIA Revisited

01-Dec-2009: Sound & Vision by John Sciacca

Whether the economoy hit you like a sprinkler or a tsunami, its effects were clearly visible at the 2009 CEDIA Expo, held this past September in Atlanta.


Coming Attractions

01-Feb-2009: Home Theater by Editor

Sometimes you want to protect your flat panel with more than just a warranty. Runco says its new CX-OPAL47 47-inch LCD HDTV ($5,995) has the technology to ease your concerns.

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Cool Things - Follow the LED-er - Q-750i and Q-750d Quantum Color Projectors

01-Nov-2009: Electronic House by Editor

Runco has always been at the forefront of projection trends.


Editor's Picks for EXPO

01-Sep-2009: Residential Systems by Editor

Runco is introducing its Digital High-Definition (DHD 3) external video processor controller, which combines 1080p scaling and processing capabilities with improved compatibility and ease of installation.


Elegantly Nob Hill

01-Feb-2009: Nob Hill Gazette by Editor

The epitome of urban elegance -- with a touch of New York and Paris flavor and sophistication -- this home has been beautifully updated while retaining old-world charm.

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01-Dec-2009: residential Systems by Editor

Runco's renaissance continues with additions to its Crystal Portfolio Series of LCD displays--the CX-42HD, CX-OPAL42, CX-55HD, CX-OPAL55, AND CX-OPAL65--which pair the company's video processing and OPAL (Optical Path Alignment) technology for higher ambient light environments.


Equipment Review

01-Aug-2009: Widescreen Review by Terry Paullin

I don't like in-ceiling loudspeakers. I don't like soundbars. Unless a .38 is leveled at my temple, I won't install a perforated screen (sorry, Tony).

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Exclusive hands-on with Runco's Q-750d LED projector, where colour is redefined

18-Dec-2009: Home Cinema choice.com by Steve May

Runco is the latest high-end projector manufacturer to launch an LED projector. Using a solid state light path and no lamp, the new QuantumColor Q-750d has an indefatigable life span, which promises to make things a lot easier for demanding PJ owners. It's also relatively affordable (at least in the rarefied atmosphere that Runco traditionally operates in) at just under $18K. But can an LED projector with a limited light output compete with high-end DLP, D-ILA and LCD alternatives? After spending some time with it, I would say so.

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Flat-Panel HDTV's

01-Nov-2009: Home Theater by Thomas J. Norton

Step into almost any television showroom, and you'll find three distinct categories of displays; flat panel, rear projection, and front projection.


Go Play Outdoors

01-Jun-2009: Traditional Home by Laura Heller

Summer comes, and the call of outdoor entertaining beckons. But today's good items are more than just burgers on the grill and tunes on the boom box. We lead sophisticated lives complete with chefs' kitchens and home theaters inside, so why not extend it all beyond the four walls?

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Hide and Sweet

01-May-2009: Electronic House by Editor

A dual-viewing setup provides the best of both worlds: traditional high-def viewing on the flat -panel TV and special movie-time viewing on a large projection screen.

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Home Theater: Runco LS-5 DLP Projector

03-May-2010: Home Theater by Shane Buettner

Home Theater ReviewLCOS designs have dominated front projection news and reviews in recent years. But with LED-based DLPs proliferating and the arrival of an excellent lamp-driven projector that’s competitively priced like the Runco LS-5, it’s apparent that DLP ain’t done yet. We don’t know whether 3D projectors will be in the market this fall—or if they’ll be any good. We do know that 3D content will be scarce. In the here and now, the Runco LS-5 projector has no significant weaknesses, offers exceptional out-of-box performance, and is a really strong value. Well done Runco, and highly recommended! Read the entire article


Home Theater Top Picks

01-Oct-2009: Home Theater by Editor

Planar PD8150 DLP Projector, $8,000


Home Theaters from modest to dream-fulfilling

01-Jun-2009: The Herald Sun by Kevin Hunt

We're about three minutes from showtime, so let's make this quick: A home theater puts you in the front row of your own private screening room.

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HTSA Looks To Use Its Expertise For Growth

16-Apr-2010: TWICE by Steve Smith

The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) opened its spring meeting Monday by looking ahead to how it can capitalize on its expertise as CE in homes becomes more connected.  HTSA executive director Richard Glikes greeted about 110 vendor and 100 member executives. He said the goal of HTSA for 2010 is that in "challenging times" members have to "revivify" their businesses with "new life and new ideas." Read the entire article...


Insight - Tech for Sale (Home Included) - Runco Portable DLP Projector

01-Nov-2009: Home Entertainment by Editor


Keeping it Simple

01-Dec-2009: Home Theater by Kim Wilson

In this brand-new condo, the homeowner wanted something simple, primarily to watch TV and DVDs.


Modern' Masterpiece

01-Sep-2009: Electronic Lifestyles by Nancy Klosek

When Barry Reiner, president and co-owner of InnerSpace Electronics, Port Chester, N.Y., was called upon to design and install the lighting control and enterainment systems in a new Westchester home, and took a look at the project, eh knew it would turn out to be something special.


New Equipment

01-Sep-2009: Widescreen Review by Editor

Runco has announced five models in heir new line of plasma displays, each featuring the company's OPAL Image Enhancement Technology (Optical Path Alignment).


InfoComm 2014 System Contractor Product Awards: And the Winners Are...

18-Jun-2014: AV Network by AV Network Staff

At InfoComm 2014,  NewBay Media presented trophies to the winners of the 2014 System Contractor News Installation Product Awards at InfoComm. The Planar UltraRes Series 84-inch 4K LCD Display took home "Most Innovative Video Display: LCD/Plasma/OLED/LED."  Read the article.


Out of the Box

01-Oct-2009: Home Entertainment by J.B. Howell

The ability to put aside one's own opinion out of respect for the other party's desires goes against the grain of human nature.


Pioneer 60-inch Elite Kuro Pro 151FD Plasma

01-Apr-2009: E-Gear by Editor

When I first saw Pioneer's Project Kuro plasmas the company hadn't even named the new line yet.


Planar EP-Series 4K Wins 2014 Technology Integrator EXC!TE Award

03-Sep-2014: Technology Integrator by

The Planar® EP-Series™ line of 4K displays was announced as a 2014 EXC!TE Award Winner by Technology Integrator magazine, formerly CustomRetailer. Each year Technology Integrator presents EXC!TE Awards to the best products available to the industry - products that stand out for being innovative, high-performing and solution-oriented for the custom installation professional.

Technology Integrator is a business strategy magazine for residential A/V and automation integration electronics professionals. Read more about Technology Integrators' 2014 EXC!TE Awards

Available in 55" and 65", Planar EP-Series Ultra HD resolution displays deliver superior performance and reliability for demanding public venue, corporate and control room applications. With OPS compatibility and interactive touch options, these displays can be transformed into complete digital signage or meeting room solutions.

Watch a video of the Planar 4K displays in action from InfoComm 2014.  Read the article.


Planar Expands Clarity Matrix Video Wall Line with Two New Ultra-Narrow Bezel Models

21-Oct-2014: by

New 3.7mm bezel models make award-winning Clarity Matrix the most comprehensive
line of video wall displays in the market

Planar announced two new ultra-narrow bezel LCD models in its line of Clarity™ Matrix LCD Video Wall System with G2 Architecture, bringing superior visual performance to an even wider variety of video wall applications.

The two new Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture options include a 46" model with 800 nits brightness and a 55" model with 500 nits brightness. The new models feature a tiled bezel width of just 3.7mm (0.15 inches) between adjacent LCD displays for a near-seamless image.  In addition to the new offerings, Planar has also extended video and power transmission capabilities on its entire family of Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall models to support distances of 500 feet (150 meters).

Earlier this year, Planar set new technological benchmarks with the introduction of its new G2 Architecture for the Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall family, as well as its first LED LCD video wall model with a tiled bezel width of 3.7 mm. Now, with the additional ultra-narrow bezel models, as well as Planar’s interactive touch and 3D models, the award-winning Clarity Matrix family of LCD video wall solutions features the broadest line of ultra-narrow bezel displays in the industry.

Customer reaction to Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture has been incredibly positive,” said Jennifer Davis, vice president of marketing at Planar Systems. “The addition of new Clarity Matrix models with smaller tiled bezel width gives Planar the broadest product offering in the LCD video wall category and opens up new applications for our high-performance technology.”

Unique Design Delivers Slim Profile and Mission-Critical Reliability

Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture video wall displays are built for 24/7 reliability in the most mission-critical control room environments, as well as digital signage.

“The addition of the new thinner bezel 46" and 55" Clarity Matrix models allows resellers to offer customers more options for smaller bezel video walls and expands the market for LCD video walls,” said Bill Apter, senior consultant with Avitecture, Inc., an audiovisual integrator in Sterling, Virginia. “The Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture system delivers no-compromise visual performance with superb image quality, perfectly aligned panels, ultra high resolution and allowed us to reduce installation costs for our customers.”

The expanded line-up offers even more flexibility to meet a wide variety of installation challenges. The Clarity Matrix video wall system design eliminates the need for AC power outlets behind the displays. With the electronics and power supply off-board, the weight, depth, heat and potential points of failure can be placed in a convenient location for easy maintenance. Built-in video extension capabilities have been expanded so electronics can be co-located with the source up to 500 feet (150 meters) away from the video wall. A single remote power supply module can power up to six displays. 

Together, the technological advances and award-winning design of Clarity Matrix gives customers a comprehensive, cutting-edge video wall system designed to reduce total-cost-of-ownership.

The new Clarity Matrix MX46HDU and LX55HDU models are available through Planar’s global network of authorized resellers and will begin shipping in calendar Q4 2014. Visit Planar’s YouTube channel to watch a video about Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture. 


Planar Launches Lampless LED/DLP Q-750i & Q-750d Projectors

04-Dec-2009: BigPictureBigSound by Rachel Cericola

In September, Planar got dealers salivating with its QuantumColor Q-750i and Q-750d lampless LED projectors. Now they are ready to rile up a whole new crop: customers. The company just announced that they are now taking orders.


Planar refreshes 4K portfolio at InfoComm 2014

19-Jun-2014: Output Magazine (UK) by Ben McCabe

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Plasma Picks Up Steam

27-Aug-2009: About.com by Robert Silva

After taking a sales beating from LCD televisions for the past couple of years, it seems that Plasma television sales are increasing. At least that is the finding of a new survey. What is ironic is that in the past year or so Pioneer, Vizio, and Sony have all dropped out of the Plasma TV arena and now heavily market LCD sets.

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Q&A: Gerry Perkel, Planar Systems

10-Dec-2008: CE Pro by Bob Archer

Despite criticism from some professional installers that Planar Systems has mishandled its acquired Runco and Vidikron brands, Gerry Perkel, CEO and president, says the company strives to satisfy its dealers.
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Review: Runco LightStyle LS-1 Home Theater Projector

09-Feb-2012: Electronic House by Grant Clauser

This Runco DLP projector is an affordable home cinema luxury.

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Review: Runco LightStyle LS-100d DLP LED Projector

14-May-2012: Home Theater High Fidelity by Chris Heinonen

Home Theater High Fidelity gives the ultra-short throw Runco Lightstyle LS-100d projector the thumbs up.

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Runco Academy Adds Sales Curriculum to Dealer Training

03-Jun-2009: Residential Systems by Jeremy Glowacki

Runco has redesigned the curriculum for its dealer education program. Authorized dealers who sign up for the manufacturer�s Master Class-Mastering the Art of Home Cinema will be invited to the company's Beaverton, Oregon, headquarters for a two-day session of sales training that can be taken in addition to or independently of Runco's traditional three-day technical training session.

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Runco Adds New Curriculum

15-Jan-2009: Dealerscope by Stephen Silver

Runco Academy said Wednesday that it has developed a redesigned curriculum for its Runco Academy dealer education program. Runco is giving dealers the chance to send their staff to the company's two-day Master Class in Mastering the Art of Home Cinema at its headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.

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Runco Adds TradeUp Program, Dealer Classes

05-Jun-2009: Twice by Greg Tarr

It's tough out there in the high-end home-theater business, but video-display manufacturer Runco has put together a number of programs to help dealers stay up to date and to shake out the underbrush for potential new/old clients.

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Runco Announces New Crystal Portfolio LCDs

29-Oct-2009: AVRev.com by Editor

A total of five new LCD televisions were announced today by Runco. Ranging from 42 inches to 65 inches, the new televisions add to Runco's already established Crystal Portfolio series of LCDs. All of Runco's new displays offer four HDMI inputs, and a 120Hz refresh rate. Runco's own Vivix video processing is also present in each display.


Runco Broadens Its Flat Panel Line-up with 5 New LCD Displays

03-Nov-2009: DigitalTrends.com by Dena Cassella

Runco announced the newest additions to its Crystal Portfolio series of LCD displays: the CX-42HD; CX-OPAL42; CX-55HD; CX-OPAL55 and CX-OPAL65. These new displays feature three new screen sizes and the company's OPAL (Optical Path ALignment) image-enhancement technology. The company says OPAL is "a unique combination of a proprietary panel application and enhancements to create stellar images." OPAL diminishes diffused reflections in rooms with high-ambient light that can wash-out images, and it also increases image sharpness by reducing glare.


Runco Debuts New CinemaWall and PlasmaWall HDTVs

28-Jul-2009: eCoustics by Brian Mitchell

"Runco today added multiple new 1080p plasma monitors to its line of high-end video display solutions. The five new CinemaWall� and PlasmaWall� displays are the world's first to feature Runco's exclusive OPAL (Optical Path ALignment) technology, as well as the most advanced video processor controller to date; Runco's DHD 3."

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Runco Holds Nearly Simultaneous Events Across the Country

23-Nov-2009: Dealerscope.com by Maureen Jenson

Runco, MK Marketing, Savant and Stewart Filmscreen hosted the Los Angeles dealer event on Thursday, Nov. 19 at Stewart Filmscreen's headquarters in Torrance, Calif, while other events were taking place in Portland, Minneapolis and at the new Savant Experience Center in New York City. The Denver event will be hosted by Runco, Momentum Marketing, and Stewart Filmscreen on December 3rd and 4th at the Hilton Garden Inn at 9290 S. Meridian Blvd, in Englewood, Colo.


Runco honored in 3 installations in the CEDIA’s 2010 European Awards

30-Apr-2010: by CEDIA UK

The CEDIA Awards returns to celebrate Best Practice in residential custom installation and, as always, it is a showcase of technical expertise, design creativity and professional integration. The projects include some of the best examples of home electronic systems integration in the industry. From penthouses in St Pancras to 19th century Belgian castles, and everything in between; the CEDIA Awards 2010 reflects the true depth of design and installation talent amongst CEDIA members.

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Runco Introduces Five New High Performance LCD HDTVs

13-Dec-2009: Home Theater Review.com by Jerry Del Colliano

Runco just announced the newest additions to its Crystal Portfolio series of LCD displays: the CX-42HD; CX-OPAL42; CX-55HD; CX-OPAL55 and CX-OPAL65. Pairing Runco's sophisticated video processing and industry-leading OPAL (Optical Path ALignment) technology, Runco's new LCD flat panel displays reproduce spectacular 1080p HD imagery for rooms of distinction.

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Runco Introduces Five New Performance LCD Displays

04-Nov-2009: HomeToys.com by Editor

Runco, the leading brand in luxury video solutions, announces the newest additions to its Crystal Portfolio™ series of LCD displays: the CX-42HD; CX-OPAL42; CX-55HD; CX-OPAL55 and CX-OPAL65. Pairing Runco's sophisticated video processing and industry-leading OPAL™ (Optical Path ALignment) technology, Runco's new LCD flat panel displays reproduce spectacular 1080p HD imagery for rooms of distinction.


Runco Introduces New LightStyle Projectors

21-Sep-2009: BestStuff by Editor

Runco just introduced its new LightStyle Series of projectors. Runco LightStyle Series includes three new projectors, the LS-3, LS-5, and LS-7, all which give you high-end video performance with prices starting at $4,995.


Runco Intros QuantumColor Q-750 Line of Lampless LED Projectors

10-Sep-2009: AVRev.com by Editor

One of the most recognized names in luxury video products, Runco is changing things up a bit by releasing a pair of lampless, LED lit projectors. The QuantumColor Q-750i and Q750d, the first of which will ship this November, feature Runco's own InfiniLight illumination technology in order to produce what Runco CEO Gerry Perkel refers to as a "revolutionary solution."


Runco Latest Projectors Put Your BMW Purchase in Jeopardy

28-Aug-2009: Hot Hardware by Shawn Oliver

When a company spells "Extreme" as "Xtreme," it generally means that whatever product has said label is underwhelming and over-hyped. Not so with Runco's latest, which deserve every bit of "Xtremeness" given to them. The new VX-33i and VX-33d projectors are less like AV toys and more like investments, with prices so high that you'll probably not even believe us.

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Runco Launches DHD3 Processor Controller

17-Aug-2009: Twice by Greg Tarr

Runco International said Monday it is now shipping a new Digital High-Definition (DHD 3) external video processor controller, with 1080p up-scaling/processing, standard with several of its high-performance video projectors.

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Runco LED Home Theater Projector

16-Dec-2009: Display Daily.com by Matt Brennesholtz

Runco introduced its LED-based home theater projector at CEDIA earlier this year. Last night, I got a chance to see it at the Stereo Exchange (New York, NY), a CEDIA-channel dealer and installer in Manhattan.

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Runco LED projectors Q-750i and Q-750d: Almost certainly excellent, but costly

17-Nov-2009: Crave.CNET.co.uk by Ian Morris


Runco LightStyle LS-3, LS-5, LS-7 DLP Projectors

21-Sep-2009: eCoustics by Editor

Runco, the leading brand in luxury video solutions, today unveiled its LightStyle™ Series projectors. Comprising of the LS-3, LS-5, and LS-7 projectors, the Runco LightStyle Series combines flawless HD imagery and integration features with value pricing and sophisticated design elements that custom installers and their customers will revere.


Runco LightStyle LS-5 Projector Review

28-Jun-2011: ProjectorReviews.com by Art Feierman

"If the LS-5 projector is where your budget is happy, it's going to be a great choice. This is the projector that comes from a local dealer that is trained by Runco. Most can take you from an unfinished basement to a fabulous theater with all the trimmings if you want, or just provide the basics. The LightStyle LS-5 will provide an image of rich saturated and accurate colors."

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Runco LightStyle Projectors Recieve Rave Review

14-Oct-2010: Widescreen Review by Terry Paulin

Runco is thrilled to announce a glowing review of it's LightStyle™ LS-3 and LightStyle™ LS-5 projectors from Widescreen Review. With pages of test results on everything from contrast ratio to the color accuracy done with CalMan SpectraCal equipment, WSR boasts:

"Runco has hit it out of the park with this product. One could even worry that they may have cannibalized some high-end business with the extraordinary value proposition offered here. To those who thought the rarified air of high-quality front projection was filled with only products made from unaffordium, think again. To get visibly higher image quality than offered by the LS-5, be prepared to spend four to five times its retail price. Spot-on colorimetry, ruler flat gray scale, high-quality optics, and every "tweak" necessary for an ultimate calibration, and all for less than what we paid for a decent flat panel last year, yields a new high water mark for both performance and value ... ... it does seem like a non-sequitur, doesn't it.”

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Runco LS-10i 3-Chip DLP Projector

25-Jul-2011: Home Theater and High Fidelity by Chris Eberle

With the LS-10i, Runco has produced another winner and receives my highest recommendation.

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Runco LS-10i 3-Chip DLP Projector

29-Aug-2011: Sound and Vision by Geoffrey Morrison

Delivering outstanding image quality on a potentially massive screen.

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Runco LS-5 Review

18-Mar-2010: Secrets of Home Theater by Chris Eberle

"Runco has always been known for its high-end, no-compromise designs. They have been an innovator since day one and their projectors have a stellar reputation. The LS-5 represents a new entry-level model for them. In my opinion they have put out an excellent product that more than deserves the Runco label. Color accuracy is excellent right out of the box. Installation is flexible with its two lens choices and generous shift capability. Light output is more than adequate for a small to medium-sized rooms. Optical quality is top-shelf with a very sharp and precise lens. Build quality is also top-of-the-line and rivals a few more expensive projectors I’ve worked with. The LS-5’s control options are also a cut above most with the inclusion of an IR input; something I’ve seen on no other projector. All in all, I’d say Runco has given the market something to think about. If you’re shopping for a projector in the $5,000-$10,000 range, the LS-5 merits serious consideration. I give it a very high recommendation."  Read the entire article...


Art of Home Theater Reviews the Runco LS-7

25-May-2010: The Art of Home Theater by Art Feierman

No, this won’t be a religious discussion, despite the OMG. It’s been a 4 year struggle to convince Runco to let me review one of their projectors. Oh, I did review the top of the line (at the time) Planar a couple of years ago (the 8150, a single chip), but never a Runco – or Vidikron three chip DLP. In fact, the only 3 chip DLP home theater projector I’ve ever reviewed is the SIM2 C3X several years ago. That was a 720p projector.

Well, guess what? The Runco LS-7 is a three chip, 720p resolution DLP projector. Read the entire review here...


Runco Puts LED Power Into HDTV Front Projectors

09-Sep-2009: BigPictureBigSound by Rachel Cericola

Saving the planet and technology don't really go hand in hand. However, there is a way that you can do your part -- by purchasing more eco-friendly electronics. At CEDIA Expo in Atlanta today, Runco just announced the QuantumColor Series, two new projectors trying to play nice with Mother Nature.


Runco Q-750i Review

21-Apr-2010: Home Entertainment by David Birch-Jones

Summary: In short, Runco has a pair of winners here. They’re premium-priced relative to many other 1080p single-chip front projectors, but are actually priced less than predecessor CRT-powered models that were de rigueur in top-end home theater systems a decade or so ago. With the on-board automatic self-calibration system, owners can be assured of consistent picture quality over a very long operating lifespan. The picture quality itself is typically Runco, which is typically excellent.

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Runco Q750i DLP Projector with LED Illumination

22-Sep-2010: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity by Chris Eberle

Q750iOften reviews about the newest technologies end with phrases like “shows great promise” or “maybe in a generation or two…” Not so with the Runco Q750i. This projector is a standard-bearer right out of the gate. Its solid build quality speaks to the seriousness of its intent. This is not merely the first try for an LED projector. There is no reason not to consider this real competition for any bulb-based model. Light output is strong with plenty of lumens for a medium-sized theater. Performance and color accuracy is at reference level. With the Q you can have a no-compromise display with color stability and no bulb changes for the life of the product. Plus if you see rainbows with single-chip DLP, you won’t have to incur the considerable expense of a three-chip model since the Q has no color wheel. My take – the next great revolution in projector technology has arrived in the form of the LED. Perhaps bulbs will go the way of the CRT thanks to manufacturers like Runco. The Q750i earns my highest recommendation. 

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Runco QuantumColor Q-750i and Q-750d Projectors

09-Sep-2009: eCoustics by Editor

As the steadfast leader in luxury video solutions for more than 20 years, Runco has shaped the home theater projector market from its infancy. Today, Runco changes the landscape of custom home theater projection once again with the introduction of its QuantumColor Q-750i and Q-750d. The QuantumColor projectors maximize the benefits of Runco's new InfiniLight lampless LED illumination technology and pair it with proprietary engineering breakthroughs to create energy-efficient systems that deliver must-see projection performance.

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Runco QuantumColor Q-750i LED Projector Reviewed

13-Sep-2010: Home Theater Review.com by Andrew Robinson

Q-750iOverall, I found the Q-750i to be a more than capable performer, definitely a leader in its class. More surprising was the fact that I felt that the Q-750i competed favorably and in some cases bested its own, costlier Runco brethren. In terms of color accuracy and saturation I'm not sure it gets better than what I saw projected via the Q-750i. While LED-based projectors take their fair share of knocks for their less-than-perfect black levels compared to traditional LCD or D-ILA projectors, the Q-750i with the right screen proved to be as good and in some cases is actually better than its rivals. 

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Runco Reaffirms its Commitment to Custom Flat Panel Displays

28-Apr-2009: HomeToys.com by Staff

Runco, the leading brand in luxury video solutions, has confirmed its unyielding commitment to deliver premium flat-panel displays to the custom installation industry. In a marketplace where an increasing number of video display manufacturers are exiting the custom flat-panel market in favor of mass market retail or discontinuing their flat panel product lines altogether, Runco remains focused on providing its dealers with the highest-performing luxury video displays for custom application and viewing environment.

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Runco Receives High Honors in CEPro Top 100 Brand Study

31-May-2011: CE Pro by Robert Archer

Runco is proud to announce that it took top honors as the leading brand in the Front Projectors and Video Processors categories of CEPro's Seventh Annual Brand Awareness, Use and Preference Study researched by EH Publishing for the custom electronics market channel.

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Runco Revolutionary LED Cinema Projector Range Hits the UK

17-Nov-2009: A/VEnthusiast.co.uk by Editor

Runco, market leader in luxury video solutions for more than 20 years, has changed the landscape of custom home theatre projection once again with its QuantumColor Series projectors. The revolutionary Q-750i and Q-750d models pair game-changing, energy-saving LED technology with proprietary Runco engineering to create unsurpassed performance and unrivaled customisation. Utilising Runco proprietary InfiniLight, Personal Color Equalizer and Runco Smart Color, Runco has created products that will revolutionise home theatre projection.


Runco Ships $40K VW-100HD In-Wall Projection System

01-Dec-2008: CE Pro by Steve Crowe

Runco is now shipping its VideoWall VW-100HD in-wall projection system that's designed to sit inside walls.

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Runco Ships Expanded Plasma Assortment

28-Jul-2009: Twice by Greg Tarr

 Runco introduced Tuesday a lineup of 1080p plasma monitors, including five CinemaWall and PlasmaWall displays featuring Runco's exclusive OPAL (Optical Path ALignment) technology, and the DHD3 high-performance video processor controller.

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Runco Shows New QuantumColor LED-based Projector

07-Dec-2009: Rave publications by editor

The new Runco QuantumColor Q-750i LED projector is ready to ship. The DLP-based LED 1080p projector is one of the brightest LED projectors on the market for the home (at 700 ANSI lumens). Available with a plethora of optional lenses for ANY home theater install, the advantage of the LED-based projector, so says Runco, is that not only does it only lose only 10 percent of its light output over the life of the projector (projected to be over 20,000 hours), but also that it uses only 140 watts of power.


Runco Stays in Flat Panels

30-Apr-2009: Custom Retailer by Steven Silver

"Runco this week reaffirmed its intention to stay in the flat-panel business, in a market in which such competitors as Pioneer have pulled out either completely or partially."

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Runco Sticking by Plasma Displays

28-Apr-2009: EngadgetHD by Steven Kim

With companies heading for the exits at chez plasma, smaller vendors -- most of whom do not have in-house plasma manufacturing -- are left in a precarious position. In what may well be the waning hours for plasma TVs, high-end brand Runco is staying in the game for one last (high margin, we imagine) round.

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Runco Sticks with Plasmas, LCDs

09-May-2009: Electronic House by Jason Unger

High-performance display manufacturer Runco says it is reaffirming �its unyielding commitment� to high-end plasmas and LCDs, despite manufacturers who have recently dropped TV lines.

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Runco to Stand by LCD and Plasma TV Business

03-May-2009: Cyber Theater by Staff

Despite the turn of most electronics companies towards a new approach in business outlook, there is one company that is sticking it out in the LCD and PLASMA business. High-performance display manufacturer Runco says it is reaffirming �its unyielding commitment� to high-end plasmas and LCDs, despite manufacturers who have recently dropped TV lines.

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Runco Tour Demos Latest Products, Technologies

19-Nov-2009: CEPro.com by Robert Archer

Runco will demo its latest products across the country this holiday season, stopping in Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, and Portland, Ore.


Runco Trade Up Program

01-Jul-2009: CustomeRetailer by Katie Short

TradeUp is a new program designed to enhance not only dealer success, but also customer loyalty by providing Runco dealers with immediate incremental sales and positioning them for a short-and long-term sustainability.

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Runco Unveils 100-inch In-Wall Video Display

31-Dec-2008: AV Guide by Seth Richards

The VW-100HD features Runco's SuperOnyx chipset which will have you mesmerized with anything you may be watching. The VideoWall system (model VW-100HD) from Runco is exactly what the name describes: a video wall. The MSRP of the VW-100HD is $39,995 and it is shipping now. If you are buying this, or even considering buying this product, your CEDIA (or other highly reputable custom installer) will make sure you have the right stuff to maximize the effectiveness Runco intended with the VideoWall.

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Runco Unveils LCD "WindowWall"

15-Apr-2010: TWICE by Greg Tarr

Runco is unveiling at the international design trade event Westweek 2010 here this week a modular flat-panel LCD-based video wall display called WindowWall, which will target residential applications. The technology will enable designers and authorized Runco dealers to integrate tiled LCD displays to fill an entire wall for a range of visual solutions that complement modern home-design projects. Runco said the WindowWall can be used to provide a range of applications from creating digital ambiance, presenting home entertainment content and engaging in home-office applications, including video conferencing. Read the entire article...


Runco Q-750 Projector Wins Mark of Excellence Award

01-Apr-2010: CEA by Industry Panel

Runco's revolutionary QuantumColor Q-750 LED lampless home theater projectors were just awarded the CEA TechHome Mark of Excellence Gold award. The Mark of Excellence Awards recognizes products and companies in the forefront of innovation in the home technologies industry.


Runco's D-73d Projector Receives Detailed Review from UltimateAVmag.com

13-Jun-2011: UltimateAVmag.com by Scott Wilkinson

Scott Wilkinson of UltimateAVmag.com reviews the Runco D-73d 3D projector in a four-part blog series:

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Part 4


Selling the Bling

01-Mar-2009: Custom Retailer by Nancy Klosek

If you deliver more than you promise as a custom integrator, your execution of a project will be absolutely top drawer.

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Slimming Down and Smartening Up

01-May-2009: Custom Retailer by Audrey Gray

You can avoid opening your 401k statement envelopes or quickly change the channel when Bloomberg pundits get doom-and-gloomy again, but tell-tale signs of recession are even sneaking into places once thought of as upbeat and insulated-places like the Web sites of premium A/V product manufacturers.

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Summer Showcase Retreat

01-Aug-2009: E-Gear by Joy Zaccaria

For a recent Crescendo retrofit project catering to a clients on-demand lifestyle, the most impact came from the automation system.

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The Home Outside Your Home

01-Jul-2009: Coldwell Banker PORTFOLIO by Ken Weingartner

Imagine floating in the pool, someone rings the doorbell, so you pick up the waterproof remote drifting next to you and change the display on the television to the security camera at the front door.

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The Power of Planning

01-Sep-2009: Electronic House by Lisa Montgomery

Few people who buy a spec home leave it as is.


10 Coolest Tech Gadgets to Seal the Deal

08-May-2012: The Street by Jonathan Blum

The Runco LS-1 projector is included in The Street's top ten list of business sales tech tools. 

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The True Home Theater Experience

01-Oct-2009: E-Gear by Maureen Jenson

It wasn't too long ago that a front projection home theater system meant installing hundreds of pounds of a CRT projector, and spending hours (days?) tweaking it to look good.


The Years Hottest Products Square Off

01-Oct-2009: Custom Retailer by Maureen Jenson & Nancy Klosek

Runco's CineWall CW-95DHD is the world's first 95 inch, HD in-wall display that allows viewers to watch movies filmed in CinemaScope 2.35:1 in high-ambient-light environments.


Trade In and Up

01-Jul-2009: Residential Systems by Jeremy Glowacki

As an industry trade journalist I'm always on the lookout for business and technology trends. Typically three or more occurrences of something will pique my interest and inspire me to start poking around for more information.

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What is Working for Custome Retailers?

01-Mar-2009: CustomRetailer by Robert Ain

Our recent survey on brands and security-related products that CustomRetailer readers are selling was a real eye-opener.

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When Consumers Buy TVs Online

01-Mar-2009: CE Pro by Julie Jacobson

Understandably, I received some hate mail from integrators after I blogged about buying a big-screen TV online

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Who Will (or Won't) be at CEDIA Expo

01-Aug-2009: CE PRO by Tom LeBlanc

CEDIA Expo 2009 will be different from previous Expos -- and not just because the show is returning to Atlanta for the first time since 1997.

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Winners Announced Digital Signage Best of Show InfoComm 2014

20-Jun-2014: Digital Signage Magazine by David Keene

The Digital Signage “Best of Show” Award winners for the InfoComm Show, have been announced. The first ever Digital Signage Award winners were selected by our judges on site at the InfoComm 2014 show in Las Vegas.  Planar's Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall with G2 Architecture won for "Best of Show, Digital Signage".  Read the article.


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