Runco Releases Newly Designed Generation of Integrated Plasma Displays 
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Thursday, 10 July 2003

Runco International has just released its new 16:9 widescreen Cinema Wall CW-43MC and CW-50MC plasma display monitors. Runco has integrated the basic functionality of its Vivix processing onto a modular card, to be used in a flat panel display. These models bring plasma-TV bright, defined, detailed pictures and contrast and color screens less than 4-1/2 inches in depth.

The integral Vivix circuitry performs orthogonal line processing and deinterlacing. Additional Vivix technology advancements include Active Grayscale Rendering, which maintains smooth, progressive transitions within darker to lighter picture areas, producing depth of textures and shadow detail.

These two new plasma displays augment the versatile PL-43HDX and PL-50HDX, which include Runco’s external PFP Controller, designed to provide sophisticated control functionality and connectivity in addition to full-featured Vivix processing.

The CW-43MC and CW-50MC were engineered for custom-installation ease and media-system integration, with fully capable RS-232C serial interfaces, comprehensive infrared remote and full automation control. The new Runco plasma sets feature a DVI/HDCP input for digital 480P source material, permitting direct digital-video interconnection with compatible sources such as recent DTV tuners or new-generation DVD players. The new CW-43MC has a native resolution of 1024 x 768 while the CW- 50MC displays 1280 x 768, accommodating all HDTV sources.

The Cw-43MC is now shipping and is available at a retail price of $9,995. The CW-50MC is also currently shipping and retailing at $13,995.

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