Trust fund babies have another gigantic HDTV option now that Runco is shipping the VW-100HD. The rear-projection system has the look of a plasma when installed but at a dramatically lower price of $39,995 – Panasonic’s 103-inch plasma runs nearly twice that. Installation is where it gets a tad hairy though.
The Runco VW-100HD has to be installed inside a wall. Plus, it’s 32-inches deep which means the average wall will not work. More than likely though, the chump footing the $40k price tag can afford a general contractor for a day or two.
Inside the projector lies a SuperOnyc chipset and ViVix internal processing. The projector throws a 1080p picture at a 5,000:1 contrast ratio that can be ISF calibrated thanks to an integrated system.
So if your pad is in the need of a serious video upgrade and a front projector system isn’t an option or don’t have any other way to spend $40k, the VW-100HD is now available from Runco dealers.
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Perfect for customers who want extra-large video screens in well-lit environments, the new VideoWall VW-100HD delivers Runco’s legendary technology and performance to discerning homeowners.
Beaverton, OR – November 25, 2008 – Runco, the leading brand in luxury video solutions, proudly announces its new VideoWallTM VW-100HD in-wall projection video display is now shipping, offering installation professionals new levels of versatility and convenience while achieving full HD (1920 x 1080) imagery perfection on a sprawling 100-inch screen.
Traditional rear-projection video systems require more throw distance than is available in most homes. The new VideoWallTM system, however, is completely self-contained in-wall projection video display system with a low-profile design that includes a rear assembly less than 32 inches in depth, with sloping side panels that enable the system to fit into the tightest spaces. As a result, integrators have tremendous installation flexibility and versatility. The VW-100HD has been specially designed in the same vein as all other Runco displays to be Installer DependentTM, provide an effortless, two-piece installation process that significantly reduces man-hours on the job and increases profitability per installation.
The VideoWallTM system retains video contrast and brightness even when viewed in high amounts of ambient light. Runco’s Constant ContrastTM technology incorporates frame-by-frame contrast correction to provide stellar black levels within high contrast video content, enhancing the systems’ contrast ratios in excess of 5,000:1 ANSI. The system, abound with installer-friendly features, such as Runco’s Positive Pressure CoolingTM, a strategic internal engine cooling design that reduces the need for excess cooling fans, ensuring quiet operation levels in the process. Other benefits include ISFcccTMcalibration system, WideVisionTM aspect ratio conversion technology, CSMSTM contrast and brightness, and high-altitude operation (10,000 ft above sea level).
The VW-100HD features Runco’s SuperOnyxTM chipset. Extensive connectivity includes HDMI w/HDCP, DVI w/HDCP, Component (RCA), HD-15 (PC), S-Video, Composite and RS-232. Runco’s exclusive CinOptxTM lens system incorporates O-PathTM light path enhancement for sharp-looking video, while ViViX IITM internal processing ensures the best video performance, no matter what the content’s native resolution or aspect ratio.
Runco home theater products are built with quality and craftsmanship to ensure an amazing experience. All Runco displays feature a two-year RuncoCare standard warranty. Extended options are also available for one or two additional years. RuncoCare is simple, convenient and offers the best protection in the industry.
Runco products are available only through its authorized dealer network. The Runco VideoWallTM VW-100HD has an MSRP of $39,995 and is shipping now.
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