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Runco VX-11D etc. added to up-grade my HT

post #1 of 33
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Hi,



For those of you here and guest that are into the Home Theater thing.

After 9-Years we are up dating some of the Home Theater gear.

Runco VX-11D purchase finalized












New HT products,



08-Sep-2011

Brightness, clarity, and award-winning technology of the VideoXtreme VX-11d projector delivers an incredible viewing experience for video connoisseurs.


Indianapolis, IN, – CEDIA EXPO 2011 – Runco®, the leading brand in luxury display solutions, will highlight its new VideoXtreme™ VX-11d, the latest addition to its performance projector line at CEDIA Expo 2011. The 3-chip DLP VX-11d is precisely engineered to bring the ultimate viewing experience to clientele looking for versatile, high-fidelity HD solutions for custom home theaters.
Runco’s VideoXtreme portfolio of performance projection systems, including the VX-11d, VX-3000, VX-22 models and the high-end VX-33i/d, offers the most advanced and unique combination of performance, feature sets, and price-points to satisfy the diverse range of budgets and media environments of every video aficionado. Spectacular video reproduction sets the VX-11d above the rest by combining the industry’s most advanced technology, an ingeniously engineered 3-chip DLP™ light engine with 1080p SuperOnyx™, and Runco’s proprietary video processing and scaling. Utilizing proprietary O-Path™ technology and ISF™ exacting calibration standards, the VX-11d projects ultra-high resolution and brightness, making it the perfect projector for the spectacular media rooms of today’s luxury residences.
“With the VideoXtreme series, Runco has developed projectors that deliver unmatched accuracy while allowing clients to completely eliminate black bars when watching cinema sources,” said Jennifer Davis, Runco VP Marketing. “By packaging our award-winning CineWide technology in the VideoXtreme series, Runco can offer discerning clientele an unparalleled viewing experience.”
Designed specifically for the custom installer who specializes in high-end theaters, the VX-11d is available with Runco’s exclusive, award-winning CineWide™ and CineWide with AutoScope™.
The first and leading 2.35:1 projection solution, CineWide has since been adopted industry wide to properly reproduce 2.35:1 CinemaScope™ movies. The addition of Vivix, with VirtualWide™ and new VirtualCinema™, removes the black bars from letterboxed content for non-CineWide configurations and expertly widens 16:9 content to fit into a 2.35:1 screen with minimal distortion on projectors with CineWide lenses. All video aspect ratios are supported without any loss of image integrity for the best possible imagery from all video sources, enhancing all digital and analog signals to near-high-definition quality. This technology combination allows VideoXtreme projectors to handle native HD content flawlessly while making standard-definition content appear near-HD quality.
The VX-11d features Runco’s Digital High-Definition (DHD) external video processor. The Runco DHD4 offers the most advanced alignment in Runco history, allowing for ultra-precise installation geometries, more extreme installation scenarios, and the removal of any pin-cushion effect that can be caused by 2.35:1 scaling, improving the CineWide technology. The DHD4 now also supports control over HDMI CEC in addition to the traditional IR and the expanded RS-232 connections. And for added dealer convenience, the new web interface allows for calibration from a laptop, smart phone, Apple iPhone, or iPad, which makes installation and set-up even easier for the installer. In addition, the Runco DHD4 offers four HDMI inputs and three composite video connections.
Runco’s VideoXtreme VX-11d projector will ship in September 2011 and starts at $30,000.00. All projector displays feature a two-year RuncoCare™ standard warranty. Runco RedCarpet™ and PremierCare™ extended service options are also available. Runco’s VideoXtreme Series projectors are available exclusively through the Runco authorized dealer network. For more information about Runco or to find a local dealer in your area, please visit www.Runco.com.

About Runco
Founded in 1987 and acquired by Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR) in 2007, Runco is a market leader in state-of-the-art projection systems, flat-panel displays, video processors, display walls and other components for the custom consumer market. Runco’s display innovations have won numerous awards and citations from the world press. Runco continues to be a pioneer in the custom video display market.
Planar Systems, Inc is a global leader of specialty display technology providing hardware and software solutions for the world’s most demanding environments including hospitals, space and military programs, utility and transportation hubs, shopping centers, banks, government agencies, businesses, and home theaters.
VideoXtreme, SuperOnyx, O-Path, CineWide, AutoScope, CinemaScope, VirtualCinema, VirtualWide, RuncoCare, PremierCare, RedCarpet are all trademarks of Runco International.
All product and company names referred to herein are trademarks of their respective owners.
MEDIA CONTACTS:
Jennifer Bernards
Planar Systems, Inc.
(503) 748-8944
Jennifer.bernards@runco.com
or

Kimberly Lancaster
Caster Communications
401.792.7080
klancaster@castercomm.com
INVESTOR CONTACTS:

Ryan Gray
Planar Systems, Inc.
503.748.8911
ryan.gray@p








The rep. came by yesterday and we finalized the new equipment purchase.

This is going to be so cool.
Christmas is looking up guys.

Since we have Dish Network already we are going to use it for Streaming Movies.
We have this as part of our programming package already but have not been able to take advantage of it.

Blockbuster Movie Pass: Dish Network’s $10/Month Answer To Netflix





















Below is the Home Theater {Before} the New Gear is installed.


These pictures are Courtesy of a close Buddy of mine, Tom Cochran.


He took these while visiting on his way to BRENSPEED

for His Saleen Supercharger etc. install.























































And this Last picture is my Buddy, Tom Cochran









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post #2 of 33
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Moderators,

From taking notice there has been Zero Post I take it this might better fit in the other Section of AVS I have below.

If this would fit better over in that part of AVS, please move Thread.

Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP

Thank-You,
Terry
post #3 of 33
MSRP of the projector is well above $20K, as most 3 chippers, so this would be the place.

Even with lamp decay, you will have a nice light level on your relatively small screen. Runco has a reputation for providing fairly accurate brightness specs., so the 1850 calibrated lumens should give you enough light.
post #4 of 33
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Originally Posted by donaldk View Post

MSRP of the projector is well above $20K, as most 3 chippers, so this would be the place.

Even with lamp decay, you will have a nice light level on your relatively small screen. Runco has a reputation for providing fairly accurate brightness specs., so the 1850 calibrated lumens should give you enough light.

Your right as I went back and pulled my Owners Manual to compare specs.
The VX-11D should be an awesome picture on my 123" Stewart Grey-Hawk screen.
Heck I have always thought the now VX-5000ci was a bright image.

Thanks for dropping by and checking things out here.

Terry
post #5 of 33
cool setup, and the audio looks imposing!
post #6 of 33
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Originally Posted by gamelover360 View Post

cool setup, and the audio looks imposing!

Thanks for checking the system out.
And the audio is pretty baddddddd
(that means cool)

I spend a lot of time in the HT.

Terry
post #7 of 33
Love the speakers. Not sure which J M Labs they are, but I have heard many and they sound great. The 11D should be a nice step up in brightness.
post #8 of 33
Mezzo Utopia for the front. Very musical.
post #9 of 33
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Originally Posted by rovingtravler View Post

Love the speakers. Not sure which J M Labs they are, but I have heard many and they sound great. The 11D should be a nice step up in brightness.

Mezzo Utopia's for all speakers.



Really looking forward to the VX-11D for sure.

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Originally Posted by NK215 View Post

Mezzo Utopia for the front. Very musical.

They work really well for Music & Movies.
No complaints at all.

Thanks guys for checking things out.

Terry
post #10 of 33
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The final contract and money has changed hands so this is a completed purchase.

Install 1st of 2012.

Terry
post #11 of 33
Great way to kick off the new year. Congrats Terry!
post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by Alan Gouger View Post

Great way to kick off the new year. Congrats Terry!

Thanks Alan,

I sent you a PM the other day.
Just a reminder if you did not get the notice.

Have an Awesome Christmas.

Terry
post #13 of 33
I love anything that says Runco on it.
post #14 of 33
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Originally Posted by Talk2Me View Post

I love anything that says Runco on it.

Well that makes at least two (2) of us here on AVS.
Still waiting on an install date from the A/V Runco Dealer.

This is going to be so cool I think once it is actually installed and calibrated.

Terry
post #15 of 33
Terry,

Any updates on how the system is working and what you think of all your new components?
post #16 of 33
I'm interested in a Runco Projector.

Where does one begin???? There's so many models!!

Would like to know your experience with this one. Is this a middle of the range unit?
post #17 of 33
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Originally Posted by rovingtravler View Post

Terry,

Any updates on how the system is working and what you think of all your new components?

David, ... here is what is taking place on the new gear including the Runco.
Nothing has been installed yet.
The Runco VX-11d was back-ordered and with that being said it has since come in.
The dealer and I discussed it and decided they would hook it up at their place.
That gave them the opportunity to (Burn-In) the new lamp.
The new lamp needs 100 hours burn in before any of the picture adjustments can be made.
So they ran it 110 hrs. and have went through those adjustments at their place.
It will make things go a lot smoother once they come here to do the install.

Next,
Because of the Runco being back-ordered and also because our existing Integra Research Pre-Amp Processor & DVD Player were 10 yrs.old.
We decided to also purchase the new Integra DHC-80.3 & Integra DBS-50.3.
One being the Pre-Amp Processor and the other the Blu-ray Player.
Well, it turned out the New DHC-80.3 was back ordered.
Then the Rack Mount kit was back ordered.

With all that going on we made the decision to replace all the HT (Home Theater) seating from Ekornes a (Norway Company) with their Stressless line of seating.
Oh yeah it turns out that the two recliners & ottomans are back ordered.

OK with all that going on I got back with my A/V rep. at the house yesterday and we agreed to relocate the speakers to the correct positions for the 7.1 surround to work correctly.
Now that is also going on with him running the specs in his computer to see what it says regarding the ideal location for the speakers.

As you can see it has turned into a waiting thing on this end.
It is all going to take place but it has not been what one would say has been Quick.

Here are two links for you if your interested.
One is the New Ekornes Stressless seating.


Hi,

Today was delivery day for the Ekornes Stressless "Double Ottoman".

Guys this looks pretty darn sweet.
I am really pleased with this now that it is actually in the HT.
Pictures don't do it justice.

I know some of you might be wondering what all the extra boxes and Rails to the Pull-Out are doing in place.
Waiting patiently for the install on the New Components.
So it is all going to stay right where it is for now.

A few Pictures with it in place.








Here is the link to the new Integra Pre-Amp Processor & Blu-ray player.
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1390107




Integra DBS-50.3





Quote:
Originally Posted by scanido View Post

I'm interested in a Runco Projector.

Where does one begin???? There's so many models!!

Would like to know your experience with this one. Is this a middle of the range unit?

Not sure I can be of a lot of assistance on this for you.
This one is the latest Runco that has been announced at Cedia last Sept. 2011.
I have "Not" seen it in person yet.
Mine is still at the dealer waiting to be installed.

I right now have the Runco VX 5000ci with DHD Controller.
I have had it for 9-10 years.
It is a 720p or 1080i projector.

It is in conjunction with a Stewart Gray Hawk 123" 16x9 screen.
The screen has 4-way remote masking.

I have been very impressed with the current unit in regards to the picture on my 10 foot screen.
This is a dedicated HT so it is DARK inside.
No outside light coming in at all.

The very 1st Post here tells you all about the new Runco VX-11d I just purchased.
And the Article also has the price.

To be honest with you the few decisions I think you have to make on your end 1st are these.

(1) What size screen ???

(2) How much do you have budget wise for a new Runco ???

If you have made those decisions then it would be easier to discuss your options with Runco Projectors.

Terry
post #18 of 33
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Originally Posted by scanido View Post

I'm interested in a Runco Projector.

Where does one begin???? There's so many models!!

Would like to know your experience with this one. Is this a middle of the range unit?

runco has models that span a vast range of needs from the LS3/5 ..excellent entry single chip DLP with nice bright output... the LS3/5 is probably one of the best values for money (MSRP on LS5 is $7K) when it come to high quality color accurate bright DLP's in my opinion.

you can move up from there to LED single chip model($15K list price), to a 3 chip model and on and on to high five figure projectors. the list price on the vx-11d 3 chpper is $30,000 ..that is high end in my book ..
post #19 of 33
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Originally Posted by sceptre-lcd View Post

runco has models that span a vast range of needs from the LS3/5 ..excellent entry single chip DLP with nice bright output... the LS3/5 is probably one of the best values for money (MSRP on LS5 is $7K) when it come to high quality color accurate bright DLP's in my opinion.

you can move up from there to LED single chip model($15K list price), to a 3 chip model and on and on to high five figure projectors. the list price on the vx-11d 3 chpper is $30,000 ..that is high end in my book ..

Quote:
the list price on the vx-11d 3 chpper is $30,000 ..that is high end in my book ..

I agree that the VX-11d at 30K is high end to me as well.

Terry
post #20 of 33
Sorry to hear about the troubles Terry. You may want to look at the McIntosh MX121 if your 80.3 does not make it soon. It looks like a very nice piece of gear. Sounds like the dealer is good at least.

I love the stress chairs they make a comfy and quality product.
post #21 of 33
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Originally Posted by rovingtravler View Post

Sorry to hear about the troubles Terry. You may want to look at the McIntosh MX121 if your 80.3 does not make it soon. It looks like a very nice piece of gear. Sounds like the dealer is good at least.

I love the stress chairs they make a comfy and quality product.

David, ... it's all good on this end and the DHC-80.3 is at the A/V dealer.

My rep. and the fellow that is going to design and install the rear wall shelves for "Both" the rear JML Mini Utopia spkrs. will be here on Monday.
They are going to discuss together what needs to take place for the two stands.
The placement of those shelves and the angle they need to be.
Plus my Rep. will go over with me the placement of all the speakers including the 4-Mirage subs.

Things are moving in the right direction now.
That is if both parties show-up at the house on Monday to get things ironed out.

David do we Post together on another A/V Site ?

Terry
post #22 of 33
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Getting ready for Monday evening.
Moved the DVD rack to other wall to free-up the rear wall for new speaker placement.

Mirage Subs. have space now.

Cell phone picture.




Terry
post #23 of 33
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tigerhonaker
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Home Threater Up-Date,


One thing that took some time was moving the hospital grade electrical outlets.
That is necessary because all the speakers have new locations.
The Classe' amps with Richard Gray devices to power the speakers obviously had to be moved.
The electrical now is completed.

The front wall where the 123" Stewart screen is now has been completed with electrical & Speakers.
And to be honest it really now looks Awesome.
Very business like !!!

The side JML Utopias remained in their location.
That would have been a major project moving them.
So glad that was not necessary.

Rear wall is what has taken a lot of time.
From the garage which is under the HT they ran the new Transparent 10 gauge cable W/Bricks.
To get it to the right rear JML Mini Utopia they had to cut holes in the drywall.
That allowed them to fish it the rest of the way on the inside of the drywall.
The reason for that is because the rear surrounds are going to now be mounted on Custom Shelves on the rear wall.

Had another shop do the rear custom shelves.
That guy installed them on Thursday this week.

The Runco VX-11d was shipped with the "Wrong" lens.
So it would not show on the 123" 16x9 screen with full coverage.
That was shipped today and will be here on Monday.

The Integra DHC-80.3 Pre-Amp processor & Integra DBS-50.3 Blu-Ray player are installed in the pull-out-rack.
All components were relocated in the rack to provide maximum air-space between them.
The 3-sets of dual-fans were reprogrammed to turn on with the system.
So "Heat" should be of No Concern this time around.

All components are hooked up with 1.4 HDMI this time.
The Spaghetti wiring that use to be is No-Longer.

They also did some looking and decided not to use the WIFI remote from my computer to the gear.
They are running a cable straight to my computer so it will be "Hard Wired".
That is going to work out nicely.

Oh the 4-Mirage BPS-400 subs are going to new locations.
The 2 for the front are now moved to where they will stay.
The rear ones are going to be Stacked.
Between them will be the Auralex GREAT GRAMMA.
Also under all the subs will be the Auralex GREAT GRAMMA.

They have finished for today and will return on Monday with the {Correct Runco Lens} and also the 4-Auralex GREAT GRAMMAS.

We are also going to use these under the rear JML Mini Utopia spkrs.
They will place them at an 8-Deg. Tilt (Auralex MOPAD Monitor Isolation Pads).

I took a few pictures I can post here.

The techs just showed up.





Left, (John) & (Jayson) on Right.





Here comes the Runco VX-11d.













The 10-Year Old Gear.








Check out all the Mass of Cables that were used 10-Yrs. ago.



New Integra and Runco DHD Controller.
Much fewer cables as all this is now running HDMI 1.4.












Full frontal with everything in place.
Notice the 2-Mirage Subs are now on the same line.
The front really worked out very well.





Left side view of front & you can see the Richard Gray Devices.




Right side view of front & you can see the Richard Gray Devices.



Here is Mike that made the 2-rear surround shelves mounting them on rear wall.

Each rear shelf sits down over this section.
Then 3" screws hold it in place.
Then when the shelf is mounted it is glued and more screws added.
The way it is made with the trim on the sides you cannot see the, (Auralex Mopad Isolation Pads that will provide the 8-Deg. Tilt)
They are really pretty darn slick and my Pics are pitiful showing any of this.
Each JML Mini Utopia weighs 60 Lbs.

























Terry
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post #24 of 33
Amazing setup! Love the way you are updating the theater. A great mix of high tech and homey! That room must just look and sound fantastic. Impressions please once you have them. Can I recommend an unreal scene in a blu ray movie......The prison break scene in Kung Fu Panda where the bad guy Tai Lung (actually a snow leopard) escapes prison. The chapter will be called something like "prison break" or something similar I am sure. This scene is now at the top of my list for dynamic range demo that incorporates all the speakers in a very unique way.

Enjoy.
post #25 of 33
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Originally Posted by gamelover360 View Post

Amazing setup! Love the way you are updating the theater. A great mix of high tech and homey! That room must just look and sound fantastic. Impressions please once you have them. Can I recommend an unreal scene in a blu ray movie......The prison break scene in Kung Fu Panda where the bad guy Tai Lung (actually a snow leopard) escapes prison. The chapter will be called something like "prison break" or something similar I am sure. This scene is now at the top of my list for dynamic range demo that incorporates all the speakers in a very unique way.

Enjoy.

Thanks for dropping by and checking things out.

I will put that Blu-Ray on the short list to Demo.

Terry
post #26 of 33
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Runco VX-11d being installed,












































Terry
post #27 of 33
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Rear JML Mini Utopia surround speakers now installed.
They are sitting on the Auralex MOPAD Monitor Isolation pads at a 8-Degree Tilt.









Terry
post #28 of 33
Terry,

Looks good. have you had a chance to enjoy a movie yet?
post #29 of 33
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Originally Posted by rovingtravler View Post

Terry,

Looks good. have you had a chance to enjoy a movie yet?

Hi David,

I had the VX5000ci Runco W/DHD Controller before this New VX-11d.
There is No-Comparison in the picture.

The HT was completed today and I now have the {Remotes}

I have not watched a full Blu-Ray movie.

I have watched and listened to a Demo Blu-Ray and part of Iron Man.

The Runco VX-11d is an Awesome Projector.
I was concerned that it's fan might be loud.
It is No-Concern at all.
(Cannot hear it run)
The reason I mention it is because they had to lower the Runco to get it in the right place for covering my screen.
Even lowered and behind the love seat you "Cannot" hear it run.

The picture is just what one would expect from a High-End $30K 1080P Runco.

Seriously I don't have a camera that would take a great picture of the image on the screen in a Cave/No-Light.

I am totally satisfied with the image viewing Blu-Ray, Dish HD and even the Black & White images.

I got "All" my Monies worth.

Here are some screen shots I took.

This is what I saw 1st on the system after it's completion today.
(These are not meant to be an indication of the Quality of the Actual Pictures)
Just some really quick shots of the screen.













Completed pictures of the HT (Home Theater) today.

The Tech on left, (Jayson) & on the right (Charles) is the one of the owners of "High-Tech Innovations".
(Located in Nashville, TN.)

















Last pictures here is of the two Techs that did the install.
John on "Left" & Jayson on "Right".
Thanks guys for an Excellent job !!!





Terry
post #30 of 33
Looks great. Glad the image is crisp too. Runcos are massive. I know mine weighs in at more than 50 pounds and looks about the same size. At 1845 lumens calibrated this thing is a light cannon.

The stressless look very inviting
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