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No Dedicated Theater Room? No Problem with a Flex Theater

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Why doesn’t everyone have a theater?

With all the style, performance, and cost benefits of front projection, why doesn’t every home in the world have a theater as their primary entertainment display? First off, projection is seen as relatively complicated (as opposed to a buy - and - hang flat panel display, which is often a do-it-yourself project for the homeowner). This leads to people believing it to be wildly expensive, overly complex, or not even considering it as a possibility at all. Indeed, most people simply don’t think of front projection as a viable option when shopping for a “television.” The second reason is people associate projectors with dark, cave-like rooms that can only be used for movie watching. Sometimes space, room size, or ceiling height limitations can make homeowners believe that projection will never work for them. Once the homeowner considers projection, then the real work begins of making it work for their room.

 Flexible, Fashionable, and Impressive

One of the ways to beat the sun and create incredible visual experiences in the home is with a flex-theater. When you can’t dedicate the space or the budget for a dedicated home theater, a flexible design that accommodates multiple uses of a single space can be a perfect compromise. A projection system combined with modular furniture and lighting control can transform a living room into a theater back into an entertainment space with a simple tap on a touch screen.

We recommend a flex-theater that contemplates the viewing patterns, needs, decorating sensibilities, and budget of the homeowner and is tuned especially to their needs. One size does not have to fit all, as each projection solution can be unique. In order to do this, the room designer or installer must start with an assessment of the room itself.

 

Learn more about Flex Theaters with Runco’s Guide to Flex Theaters eBook.

Runco Xtreme Projection X200i Wows Visitors at CEDIA 2013

Monday, October 07, 2013

 

Runco XtremeProjection X-200i Wows Visitors at CEDIA

 Steinway Lyngdorf selected Runco for their projection system in their audio room at CEDIA.  "The X-200i projector from Runco was ideal for our demonstration room, the high quality picture wowed visitors and the nearly noiseless operation let our audio system take center stage," noted Katherine Spiller, director of sales and marketing, Steinway Lyngdorf.  The projector was used with a 16:9 aspect ratio screen and showed a variety of content to highlight the combined audio and video quality of the room set-up.

The X-200i is the most popular model in the XtremeProjection™ series and was designed from the ground up specifically for the custom installer who specializes in high-end theaters and appreciates craftsmanship and video quality.  The XtremeProjection™ series projector brings big screen experiences to the home filling maximum screen sizes from 171 to 235 inches wide – the equivalent of up to a 270-inch diagonal video image.  The X-200i relies on a combination of state-of-art DLP-based SuperOnyx™ technology and proprietary electronics, processing, and optics to deliver stunning images in both 2D and 3D.

For unparalleled reproduction of Hollywood’s 2.35:1 CinemaScope standard the X-200i is available with Runco’s legendary CineWide™ with AutoScope™ technology. Selecting from multiple lens options that allow the flexibility for seamless integration into the most sophisticated personal cinemas, each X-200i projector is custom built to suit the exact requirements specified for every client.

Read more about the X-200i by visiting Runco.com or to learn more about CineWide, download our Guide to CineWide® e-Book: a viewer’s guide to widescreen scope projection.

LS12HBd Earns TOP PICK from Sound and Vision at CEDIA 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

Wisdom Audio selected Runco’s new LightStyle LS-12HBd for their CEDIA Theater and the final result garnered Sound & Vision’s “Top Pick”.  The screen was 21 feet wide and the new LS-12HBd delivered an image was bright and beautiful.  The content ranged from video clips including animation (Pixar’s WALL-E) to live action to concert footage (Peter Gabriel concert), in multiple aspect ratios including CinemaScope 2.35:1, and product presentations.

"Runco once again proved to be phenomenal partner for us at CEDIA Expo," stated Todd Sutherland, VP Marketing of Wisdom Audio. "We demonstrated a reference-level system in a very large room at Expo, using a 250-inch wide 2:40 Seymour Screen Excellence 4K screen, and Runco's new LS-12HBd was beyond impressive in its ability to handle this huge screen, and with an absolutely gorgeous image. The combination of superb audio and video performance accomplished what we all wanted as partners in this demonstration; attendees were swept away in an incredibly compelling experience, wanting more of each demo clip. Countless dealers, reps, manufacturers and international distributors commented to us that they fully expected the new LS-12HBd to be really good, but were frankly blown away with the job that it did on this huge screen."

 Another CEDIA has come and gone and Runco didn’t fail to wow audiences once again!

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