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Runco Announces a New DLP Projection System Print E-mail
Monday, 26 July 2004
Runco International has just introduced the new the Video Xtreme VX-2c Projection System. This high definition imaging technology is the first to deliver a native 16:9, 3-chip entertainment experience to a variety of home theater environments. The VX-2c comes packaged with the Next Generation ViVix II DHD Digital Controller and is now shipping world wide. The VX-2c offers a 3-chip configuration with 16:9 (1280 x 720) native resolution for home theater applications. As the first consumer projector manufacturer licensed by Texas Instruments (TI) for DLP, Runco and its engineers built on an exclusive store of experience to implement the technology in the VX-2c according to Runco. The team designed the projector’s optical light engine around 3 of TI’s HD-2 Digital Micromirror Devices, eliminating the need for a color wheel–reducing mechanical complexity–and achieving superior clarity, color saturation, and contrast.

Using Runco’s own industry-recognized Cinema Standards Measurement System (CSMS), the VX-2c achieves a light output of 1,199 Home Theater ANSI Lumens, 52.1 foot-Lamberts (2,500 ANSI Lumens), and a CSMS contrast ratio of 271:1 (3,100:1 ANSI). CSMS incorporates the respected Imaging Science Foundation’s (ISF) calibration standards and measures performance in a simulated home theater environment that has been adopted by independent video technology testers and custom installers seeking to provide the finest quality picture.

It utilizes 8-1/8” high 3-chip chassis, Runco’s smallest chassis to date. Six lens options (five zoom lenses and one for rear screen projection) make the VX-2 adaptable within restrictive installations and fit for screens up to 250 inches wide. A vertical shift of 60% down and 24% up for ceiling-mounted configurations is available from all zoom lenses, and a horizontal shift from 10% to 16% depending on which lens is used.

The VX-2c is also the world’s first projector to include Runco’s new LiveLink technology. This technology, developed by Runco engineers, is used for transmitting DVI pure digital signals over long distances. Typically, high-definition digital video signals can only be transmitted through DVI cables for a few meters without losing quality, but the VX-2c allows 720P and 1080i digital signals to be sent along its DVI cable up to 75 feet without any degradation of signal quality or bandwidth.

Specifications for the Video Xtreme VX-2c Video Projector:

Projector Type: Digital Light Processing, 3-chip HD-2 Digital Micromirror Device
Native Resolution: 1280 x 720 (16:9)
Scan Frequency: Horizontal: 15 – 100 KHz, Vertical: 28 – 78 Hz
Recommended Screen Size: Width: 72 – 120 in.; maximum width: 250 in.
Throw Distance: Lens Option 1: Zoom 1.20–1.40 x width
Lens Option 2: Zoom 1.40–1.77 x width
Lens Option 3: Zoom 1.77–2.35 x width
Lens Option 4: Zoom 2.35–3.60 x width
Lens Option 5: Zoom 3.60–5.70 x width
Lens Option 6: 0.95 x width (rear-screen applications)
Light Output: CSMS Specifications: 1,199 Home Theater ANSI Lumens; 52.1 Foot-Lamberts (fL); 2,500 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio: CSMS Contrast Ratio: 271:1; 3100:1 ANSI
Lamp: 275W UHP
Lamp Life: 2000 hours @ 6500º Kelvin
Controller Interface: (1) DVI Connector
Dimensions: 19-3/16”W x 26-7/16”D x 8-1/8”H w/out feet; 9-3/4”H w/ feet
Weight: 81 lbs. (without lens)

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