|New Runco 43 and 50 Inch Plasmas With DVI-HDCP Input and More|
|Home Theater News Plasma HDTV News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Monday, 02 December 2002|
Runco introduced the latest evolutions of its 16:9 widescreen flat-panel plasma-monitor family yesterday. The new 50-inch and 43-inch models, the PL-50HDX and PL-43HDX, share an increased level of resolution that permits display of 720p high-definition video in native resolution. In combination with Runco’s proprietary PFP Controller with ViViX‘ processing, which is included in the cost of each model, the new plasma monitors stand ready to deliver stunning image quality from the full range of home-theater video sources.
Both new models offer a significant increase in resolution over previous models, with the 50-inch (diagonal) PL-50HDX displaying 1280x768 and the 43-inch PL-43HDX at 1024x768. Both models feature Expanded Dynamic Gamma, a critical feature for enhanced plasma performance that eliminates the “digital” look often seen in dark scenes on plasma panels. The PL-43HDX and PL-50HDX also enjoy an enhanced contrast ratio for rich, deep blacks.
Runco’s new plasma monitors and the PFP ViViX controllers offer ample input/output flexibility. They each include a DVI (digital video interface) input fully compliant with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital content protection) protocols for future copyrighted HD sources. By incorporating DVI HDCP, the PL-43HDX and PL-50HDX are compatible with forthcoming high-definition DTV tuners equipped with digital-direct outputs in this format.
The monitors each provide RGB, component, composite and S-video inputs. The PFP ViViX controller supplies component, S-video, composite inputs, and a pass-through as well as an RS-232 port for easy and complete integration into sophisticated home-theater or media control systems. A full-function infrared remote control is also included with both models.