Published On: January 31, 2011

Runco Expands Its LightStyle Series

Published On: January 31, 2011
Last Updated on: October 31, 2020
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Runco Expands Its LightStyle Series

Runco used to be the dominant player in the dedicated home theater projection space. In recent years the once untouchable brand has fallen by the wayside a bit with customers and installers alike. With the release of their new LS-HB projector, Runco hopes to signal their return to prominence by building a projector that works in both dedicated environments as well as in ambient light conditions.

Runco Expands Its LightStyle Series

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Runco_ls-hb_projector.gifRunco just announced an addition to the company's LightStyle Series projectors, the LightStyle LS-HB. This high-bright projector brings Runco into a new category, as this new projector is designed for outside of the dedicated home theater, where environmental factors such as lighting are not easily controlled.

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Runco's LightStyle LS-HB is a single-chip 1080p projector that has been designed specifically in an attempt to address the issue of installing projection systems in living rooms, media rooms, and entertainment spaces in the home; spaces Runco calls "Flex-Theaters" where big screen entertainment is only a portion of the room's purpose. In Flex-Theaters, environmental factors such as sunlight and shadows can challenge even the highest-performance front projection systems. The LS-HB joins Runco's LightStyle 3-chip DLP solutions - the LS-10i, the LS-10d, and the LS-7 - to deliver acceptable video performance in these bright environments where people wish to entertain or spend time with their families.

The LS-HB boasts 1080p high-definition imagery, practical integration features that allow the projector to be controlled by the leading home automation systems, and an industrial design.

Runco's LightStyle Series combines state-of-the-art DLP-based SuperOnyx technology and delivers a picture that measures 2,700 lumens in high-brightness mode. It incorporates the ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) calibration suite for optimal performance, including ISF Day and ISF Night presets, furthering the flexibility of installation and use. The LS-HB features Runco's internal video processing for scaling and analog-to-digital signal conversion.

The LS-HB projectors are available with Runco's new CineGlide lens solution that enables a motorized, mechanical 2.35:1 anamorphic lens to move in front of the standard lens for perfect CinemaScope reproduction.

The LightStyle LS-HB will be available in February 2011 with an MSRP of $7,995.

The LS-HB with CineGlide will be available with an MSRP of $15,995.

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