New Runco XtremeProjection Series Brings the Big Screen to the Home

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New Runco XtremeProjection Series Brings the Big Screen to the Home


Runco-X-200-projector-small.jpgRunco is launching a new family of projection systems, the XtremeProjection series, starting with three models: the X-200i, X-400d, and X-450d.

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The XtremeProjection Series projector fills maximum screen sizes from 171 to 235 inches wide-the equivalent of up to a 270-inch diagonal video image-and rely on a combination of DLP-based SuperOnyx technology and proprietary electronics, processing, and optics to deliver content from both 2D and 3D sources.

The XtremeProjection series projectors come equipped with three pairs of active 3D glasses, and rely on frame sequential 3D technology to ensure that users can enjoy 2D and 3D content on the same screen, with full 1080p HD resolution delivered to both eyes.

All three new projectors in the lineup are also available with Runco's CineWide and CineWide with AutoScope lens technology option. The first and leading 2.35:1 projection solution, CineWide has since been adopted industry wide to deliver a recreation of the theatrical experience with 2.35:1 aspect ratio movies.

The XtremeProjection Series was designed with integration options and installation flexibility in mind. With primary lens options, Runco authorized dealers can design theaters with throw distances from 0.77:1 to 6.76:1.

As for model specifics, the X-200i is a single-chip DLP projector that, uncalibrated, measures 1430 ANSI lumens and, when calibrated to Runco's CSMS specifications, reportedly achieves a light output of 50 Foot-Lamberts (fL). The X-400d shines over 2100 ANSI lumens (uncalibrated), with a contrast ratio of over 10000:1, and can allegedly deliver 52 fL of brightness when calibrated. The X-450d boasts a brightness of over 3780 ANSI lumens, or a reported 94 fL of brightness when calibrated to CSMS standards.

While the X-200i features integrated processing, the X-400d and X-450d also ship with Runco's new Dimension Digital Controller (DC-300), which has been engineered to enhance 3D performance. This 2U outboard controller provides a level of flexibility and provides Runco installers with a suite of calibration tools. All three models incorporate the calibration suite, including ISF Day and ISF Night presets.

This new series is now available, with retail prices starting at $14,995 for the X-200i. The X-400d is $34,995 and X-450d is $39,995, including the DC-300. Additional costs apply for lens and CineWide options.

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