Runco To Demonstrate Q-650i LED Projector



Among the new offerings from Runco International slated for this week’s CEDIA Expo will be the QuantumColor Q-650i lampless LED home-theater projector.

The Q-650i (shipping now at a $9,995 suggested retail) is said to maximize the benefits of Runco’s InfiniLight lampless LED illumination technology for 70 percent power savings with minimal maintenance.

It pairs technological advancements, like Runco SmartColor and InstantOn technologies, to create an energy-efficient system without using mercury or lead to produce high performance screen sizes of between 72 inches and 92 inches.

“The QuantumColor series transformed the industry and delivered on our promise that it was the future of projection,” stated Jennifer Davis, Runco marketing VP. “The amazing client response to Runco’s QuantumColor series illustrates the market’s desire for luxurious and unmatched video experiences and a growing sensitivity about the environmental footprint of our consumer choices. The new Q-650i extends that performance.”

The Q-650i creates what Runco calls “an uncompromized sub-$10,000 option” for projection enthusiasts in the Runco line.

The Q-650i uses an LED system that produces an award-winning color gamut, Runco said.

QuantumColor projectors provide multiple color spaces, including DCI, Adobe RBG, sRBG, REC 709 and REC 601, for exact reproduction of any content, and no loss of color alignment at shutdown.

Runco’s SmartColor technology is added to eliminate distortion while preserving lifelike flesh tones and a Color- Contrast system turns up colors needed for greater realism.

Other features include: Runco’s Q-lumens technology with a brightness output that is perceived as brighter than lamp-derived lumens; the InfiniLight LED illumination system increases system stability over traditional UHP mercury lamp technologies, and the ColorPalette system provides performance personalization and customization.

Also slated for the show is the LS-1 LightStyle series of DLP projectors. The single-chip 1080p DLP model is positioned to provide performance and installation flexibility at a value price point.

The Runco LS-1 provides strong color depth for gaming and movie reproduction, along with a brightness level capable of use in different rooms under a variety of ambient room lighting conditions.

The LS-1 (shipping now at a $3,995 suggested retail) is based on DLP technology and uses Runco’s SuperOnyx technology with ConstantContrast and ViVix proprietary digital video processing for deep black levels and up to a 10,000:1 contrast ratio.

It uses an ISF calibration suite for proper adjustment under various conditions.

The body features a sleek design that can be customized with Runco’s FinishPalette that adds full-color design options, including exact PMS color matching for any college or professional sports teams, a gallery of artist impressions and the option to custom-print artwork.

Twenty-five FinishPalette signature paint colors are added to complement the room décor.

The LS-1 is also available with Runco’s CineGlide lens solution that enables a motorized, mechanical 2.35:1 anamorphic lens to move in front of the standard lens for perfect Scope reproduction.

Runco CineGlide enables the viewer to switch from 16:9 content to 2.35:1 content, without black bars on the top or side of the image, with the touch of a button.


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