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NetFlix 4K Content for Planar UltraRes Series

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

 

This week it was announced the NetFlix is testing 4k video streaming and has posted a short video entitled “El Fuente 50 MP” which is described as “an example of 4k.”  We brought a PC with an internet connection into the lab to test the content on the Planar UltraRes 4k Ultra HD 84” LCD display

In general, the content was not as good as the video loops we have demonstrated at DSE, InfoComm, and CEDIA Expo , which we know have been shot or rendered in 4k and are mastered for quality.  That said, it was a significant improvement over what they showed in January 2013 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and this latest effort shows real promise.  We are watching with interest to see how the development progresses for streaming and 4k video distribution and this is an important step in that effort.

The ecosystem for 4k or Ultra HD content is continuing to develop with great resources available from stock video firms, on YouTube, and through marketing agencies, motion graphics studio, and video artists working in 4k.  See previous blog posts  for additional sources of high quality 4k content and stay tuned for additional posts in this series.

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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