Runco PlasmaWall XP-103DHD 103-Inch Plasma Reviewed

By |

Page 1 Page 2


Installation of a 103-inch plasma is no small feat, even when compared to installing a 65-inch HDTV. Beyond the need for a top AV installer (the only way to buy Runco is through an authorized dealer), you will also need to consider the structural integrity of the wall where you might hang this beast. It's not uncommon to need to reinforce the wall before installation. Additionally, power requirements call for your electrician to put in a dedicated 240-volt service for this giant HDTV.

High Points
Reports from the recent CES trade show say the Runco set solves many of the issues that people complain about on the $70,000 Panasonic set, although it is very likely the "glass" comes from the same source (however, this isn't confirmed). Runco's video processing deals with a lot of the problems like "stair-stepping," which causes visible distortion, most noticeably on the set's perimeter. The Runco set is far better than other 100-inch HDTVs at providing a beaming, bright, smooth HDTV picture and, for this kind of money, you should expect no less.

Low Points
The set is gigantic and, compared to a projector and screen, represents a poor value, as you can have a better looking HDTV for far less than half the money, beamed onto a screen that is twice the size of a 103-inch plasma. With that said, not every room can accommodate a projector and for those who want their video big, there is no other way to go, especially if you want it to look spectacular.

This is America and bigger is always better. Runco understands this and crosses all the Is and dots all the Ts in getting to what is the absolute best-looking, large HDTV in the world. If you have the room and the money, this is the HDTV to use for making a statement. To be clear, you will be making a big statement.

Additional Resources
• Read more plasma HDTV reviews from
• Explore Blu-ray player options in out Blu-ray Player Review section.

Page 1 Page 2

HTR Product Rating for Runco PlasmaWall XP-103DHD 103-Inch Plasma

Criteria Rating







Disagree with our product rating? Email us and tell us why you think this product should receive a higher rating.


Sep 18
Pioneer Introduces Elite SC-LX502 AV Receiver Pioneer will add a new 7.2-channel AV receiver to its Elite line this month. The $1,099 SC-LX502 supports Dolby Atmos...
Pioneer Introduces Elite SC-LX502 AV Receiver

Sep 18
CEDIA 2017 Show Wrap-up The annual CEDIA Expo--which celebrates high-end home theater, whole-house AV, and all things custom-oriented--took place recently in San Diego. Adrienne Maxwell and Dennis Burger discuss the latest trends and new products on display.
CEDIA 2017 Show Wrap-up

Sep 18
BenQ HT8050 DLP Projector Reviewed Adrienne Maxwell reviews BenQ's HT8050 DLP projector, one of the first to incorporate the new 4K chip from Texas Instruments. This THX- and ISF-certified single-chip DLP projector has a rated light output of 2,200 lumens and a rated dynamic contrast ratio of 50,000:1--but how does it compare with its rivals in the 4K-friendly market?
BenQ HT8050 DLP Projector Reviewed

Sep 16
Paradigm Introduces the Décor Custom Collection of On-Wall Speakers Paradigm has introduced the new Décor Custom Collection of on-wall speakers, which are customizable in both size and channel configuration....
Paradigm Introduces the Décor Custom Collection of On-Wall Speakers

Sep 15
Definitive Debuts New Demand Series Bookshelf Speaker Line At last week's CEDIA Expo, Definitive Technology showed off a new bookshelf speaker line. The Demand Series, which will replace...
Definitive Debuts New Demand Series Bookshelf Speaker Line