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Runco Projector and HD Plasma Monitors Showcased in Four NextGen Homes Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 December 2004
Runco has announced a partnership with the NextGen Home 2005 Project, and in turn three Runco products are featured in four NextGen homes. The VX-2c Projection System, the CW-42HD flat screen plasma monitor, and the CW-50mc widescreen display monitor will be showcased in the four separate NextGen homes, which will tour the United States throughout 2005. The first one makes its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in January; the second one at the International Builders Show a week later; then the third one at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in April, and finally the last one at the Kitchen & Bath Show in May. Each NextGen Home will feature a slight different variation on the theme of showcasing the most advanced, cutting edge technology in home building and home entertainment installations. The VX-2c and the CW-42HD will be featured in all four NextGen Homes, while the CW-51mc will be on display in all but the International Builders Show Home. The VX-2c stands out within DLP projectors by offering a 3-chip configuration with 16:9 (1280 x 720) native resolution for home theater applications. Runco was the first consumer projector manufacturer licensed by Texas Instruments for DLP, so Runco and its engineers built 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 strong clarity, color saturation, and contrast. The system won the Custom Retailer 2004 Excite Award.

The CW-42HD is a state-of-the-art HDTV ready, flat-panel plasma display monitor that offers a resolution of 1024 x 768 with a 16:9 aspect ratio. It is also one of the few high definition plasma display products capable of high altitude performance, being high altitude compliant to 9,000 feet. This new model also features an anti-glare filter for diffusing direct light sources, making images easier to view under adverse lighting conditions.

For the CW-50mc monitor, Runco incorporates ViViX processing onto a modular card for the first time. This controller card contains all of the video processing circuitry necessary for quality image reproduction. The CW-50mc has a native resolution of 1280 x 768 to accommodate all HDTV sources. Great picture performance can be viewed at an angle as wide as 160 degrees. The flat chassis only measures 4-1/2 inches deep, making it a slim addition to living or play rooms.

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