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Runco International to be Featured in NextGen Home at InfoComm 2005

UNION CITY, CALIFORNIA — May 27, 2005 — Spend a day at the InfoComm conference & exposition in Las Vegas, and you’ll see how the newest audiovisual technologies are changing your company’s boardroom, or your city’s stadium or airport. While there, stop by iShow’s NextGen “AVolution” Demonstration Home, and you’ll see how technology is changing life in your living room, kitchen, and bedroom. Runco International, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-definition video displays, is showing some of its newest products in the NextGen Home, which will highlight the impact of unique AV solutions on America’s homes. Visitors to the home will see Runco’s Video Xtreme VX-2c Projection System, and from the CinemaWall Series of flat-panel plasmas, the CW-50MC, and two CW-42HD models. The home will be open from June 8–10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“The NextGen Home lets InfoComm attendees see how Runco’s products can enhance any room of a contemporary residence,” said Bob Hana, president of Runco International. “Our displays–from our projectors to our flat-panel plasmas and LCDs–are designed to produce beautiful and vibrant pictures and to seamlessly integrate with the other entertainment and control systems throughout a home. At the NextGen Home, visitors can get a firsthand experience of that user-oriented design in a comfortable and familiar setting that really lets our performance shine.”

Runco International’s VX-2c breaks new ground among DLP projectors by offering a 3-chip configuration with 16:9 (1280 x 720) native resolution for home theater applications. As the first consumer projector manufacturer licensed by Texas Instruments for DLP, Runco and its engineers built the projector’s optical light engine around 3 SuperOnyx Digital Micromirror Devices. This eliminates the need for a color wheel, thereby reducing mechanical complexity and achieving superior clarity, color saturation, and contrast. The VX-2c system is packaged with Runco’s new DHD digital video controller/processor, and is the winner of Custom Retailer’s 2004 Excite Award.

The CW-42HD is a state-of-the-art HDTV-ready, flat-panel plasma display monitor that offers a resolution of 1024 x 768 and a 16:9 aspect ratio. It is one of a few high-definition plasma displays capable of high-altitude performance, operating at up to 9,000 feet. This new model also features an anti-glare filter for diffusing direct light sources, making images easier to view under adverse lighting conditions.

The CW-50MC monitor integrates Runco’s exclusive ViViX processing onto a modular controller card that contains all of the video processing circuitry necessary for superb image reproduction. The CW-50MC has a native resolution of 1280 x 768 to accommodate all HDTV sources, and maintains a viewing angle up to 160 degrees. The flat chassis measures 4-1/2 inches deep, making it an attractive addition to any fashionable living room, family room, or great room.

About Runco International, Inc.

Founded in 1987 and currently headquartered in Union City, California, Runco International, Inc is a market leader in state-of-the-art projection systems, flat-panel plasma monitors, video processors and other components for the consumer market. Runco’s innovations have won numerous awards and citations from the world press. Runco was the first company to introduce and market a line doubler with a multi-frequency projector in 1990 and also introduced the first multiple-aspect-ratio controller, the ARC-IV, to the Home Theater market. Recently, both of these features have become essential for the new digital high definition capable televisions. For more information on Runco International, Inc. visit the web at www.runco.com < http://www.runco.com/> .
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