Runco 3-Chip DLP Shown at CEDIA

Planar, which said at its press conference it will focus on the Runco brand of projectors as opposed to the Planar Vidikron brand in the future, announced a new 3-chip DLP. The new VX-8 is an upgrade to the VX-2.

The VX-8 uses three of DLP’s SuperOnyx DMDs and Runco’s DHD video with Vivix video processing. Specifications are 1080p/24-compatible, 2.35:1 contrast ratio, and brightness and contrast aren’t revealed as yet. But the installer gets a choice of seven primary lens options — , three CineWide lens choices and two CineWide with AutoScope choices. Runco says this was also made with a low-noise cabinet, updated Proteus lenses and power AxiShift.

The VideoXtreme VX-8 will ship in January 2009 at an MSRP of $19,995. We’ll let you know more about this projector closer to ship date.

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