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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.

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!

Runco Broadens Award-Winning LightStyle Series with High Bright LS-10HBd Projector

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Introducing the new Runco® LightStyle LS-10HBd projector. Part of Runco’s award winning LightStyle Series, the LS-10HBd creates stunning video at a scale unattainable by other display types. It will provide homeowners exceptional entertainment value without compromising video quality or scale.

With its 3-chip, 1080p design and stunning brightness, the LS-10HBd opens up new projections possibilities in the home. The incredible brightness, along with the ISF™ Day and Night modes of the LS-10HBd, make it possible for families to truly get the most from their DVDs and Blu-ray® discs, television programming, internet video, and computer-based media and spectacular sizes, without compromising the room’s design or décor.

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