If you are looking for a large format video solution but don’t fancy the bulky look of traditional large rear-projection TVs or would rather not install a screen and hang a projector from your ceiling, Runco may have an appealing solution. According to a press release, the company is introducing the VideoWall 100HD, a 100-inch rear-projection TV that when installed looks like a flat-panel HDTV.
The press release continues by saying that the custom-install, 1080p, 16:9 VideoWall features a self-contained projection system that includes a 32-inch deep rear assembly that fits inside a wall. The 100-inch screen is flush to the wall, creating the look of an HDTV.
The release adds that the VideoWall maintains a high-level of contrast and brightness even in bright ambient light. Runco employed its Constant Contrast technology, which provides frame-by-frame contrast correction to achieve excellent black levels and to enhance the contrast ratio to more than 5,000:1 ANSI. The VideoWall also features Positive Pressure Cooling, an internal engine cooling technology that reduces the need for cooling fans, thus ensuring quiet operation. In addition, the VideoWall features ISFccc calibration controls and WideVision aspect ratio conversion technology.
The release goes on to say that the VideoWall uses Runco’s SuperOnyx chipset and the CinOptx lens system, incorporating O-Path light path enhancement for increased sharpness. It uses ViViX II internal processing for optimal video performance. The VideoWall has a plethora of connectivity options including component (RCA), composite video, S-Video, DVI with HDCP, and HDMI with HDCP.
According to the New York Times Runco also makes a 2.35:1 version called the CineWall ($50,000). The press release notes that the VideoWall has an MSRP of $40,000.
For more information, visit www.runco.com.