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Motion Picture Academy Bestows Award to DLP Cinema for Color Accuracy - the Same Technology Used in Select Runco Projectors -

Thursday, June 17, 2010

DLP’s Award Winning Technology Continues to Offer Reliable and Full-Color Images To All DLP Products Ensuring the Best Image Possible

LOS ANGELES – February 22, 2010 – On Saturday, February 20, the Academy Board of Governors bestowed the 2009 Scientific and Engineering Award (Academy Plaque) to four individuals responsible for the color accuracy of Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) DLP Cinema® projectors. Acknowledged during a private award ceremony, D. Scott Dewald, Greg Pettitt, Brad Walker and Bill Werner were recognized for their contributions furthering the design and refinement of the Texas Instruments, DLP Cinema projector, achieving a level of performance which enables color-accurate, digital intermediate previews of motion pictures.

“As the technology leader in producing precise DCI compliant colors, superior contrast ratios and the light output necessary to illuminate the largest auditoriums, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is proud to recognize DLP Cinema for this achievement,” said Richard Edlund, Academy Governor and chair of the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee. “Texas Instruments DLP Cinema has redefined the movie going experience with an incredible picture.”

“For the first time in the over 100 year-old cinema history, filmmakers and audiences around the world are ensured they will see colors the way the moviemaker intended every showing when enjoying a movie or content projected with DLP Cinema technology,” said Nancy Fares, business manager for Texas Instruments DLP Cinema Products.

The technology awarded the 2009 Academy Scientific and Engineering Award for achievement in Color Accuracy is exclusive to DLP Cinema products; however, Texas Instruments works with the world’s leading manufacturers to deliver top-quality and related technology to a variety of front projectors, pico projectors, HDTV models and more. The highly reliable and full-color imagery in all DLP products is achieved by the fast switching speed of the mirrors on the DLP Chip.

“Leveraging the Cinema technology offers our customers the ability to manufacturer world class projectors for home, business and classroom use with high reliability and superb color accuracy,” said Roger Carver, business manager for Texas Instruments DLP Products.

Runco products that produce DCI color space include the new Digital Cinema Concierge offering as well as the best-selling projectors in the US* - the QuantumColor Q-750 lampless LED projectors.

* Data from Quixel Research

Runco Raises the Bar on Luxury

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June 15, 2010
By Pippa Edelen

Are you one of the lucky few who have access to first-run film content? Runco has you covered. For the lucky few who get encrypted digital films delivered to their homes so they can enjoy movies in their private theaters without the hoi polloi, Runco offers its new Digital Cinema Concierge. Pairing the best in digital projection with a proprietary Runco DCMS (Digital Cinema Media Server), Runco creates a one-of-a-kind solution for each private theater - totally custom and totally built to spec. Even if you're not rubbing elbows with the largest studios in the world. the Runco Digital Concierge offers the highest end of luxury projection, with 2K resolution with 2D and a host of 3D options, including Dolby 3D. In short, luxury has simply never looked better. Learn more at http://www.runco.com/products/digital-cinema-concierge.

World Cup Fever - Have You Caught It?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Blogs, Facebook, Twittersphere and the traditional news outlets lit up this morning for the start of the World Cup. The audience statistics are staggering. 26 million people are estimated to watch some part of the games. One in ten people on the planet (yes, on the entire planet) are expected to be watching the final live. How will you enjoy the World Cup? A Runco favorite is sitting outside in the sunshine enjoying every moment on a weather-proof CP-52HD outdoor TV. Catch the fever!

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