Runco’s 5 New Plasma TVs
by Mark R
Runco has recently released five new 1080p plasma monitors to their line, which are the first to feature the company’s own OPAL (Optical Path Alignment) Technology as well as the DHD 3, “the most advanced video processor controller to date”.
For those who don’t know what OPAL does (which included me before I wrote this article), it uses the best imagery for “deep blacks, impressive brightness, and contrast ratio”. It can reduce surface light reflections on the screen, which is distracting to viewers and from image quality.
I’m sure there are those who don’t know what DHD 3 is either, which also included myself. Runco’s DHD 3 uses Vivix III 1080p processing with VirtualWide and VirtualCinema aspect ratios. It can enhance all digital and analog signals to near high-definition quality, matching output resolution, sync types, and output formats to prevent “double scaling”.
Of course, the prices of these are not exactly affordable to the average consumer, but here they are in case you can afford them. By the way, I believe that all of these models are available now, so check out the Runco site for more details.
• CinemaWall XP-OPAL50 – $6,999
• CinemaWall XP-OPAL65 – $13,495
• PlasmaWall XP-OPAL50 DHD – $8,995
• PlasmaWall XP-65 DHD3 – $13,495
• PlasmaWall XP-OPAL65 DHD – $15,495