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Here is what comes to my mind on your question above.

I've owned Runco projectors for many-many years.
I was very happy with them and my local Runco Retail A/V Dealer.

But ............

Runco is DEAD !!!

Luckily for me with my current VX11D Runco a buddy that started his own A/V dealership was willing to help me out.
If it was not for him I would have a Very Expensive {Paperweight} !!!
My Runco VX11D is working perfect once again thank-goodness.

You will NOT get any Support now from Runco Service Department if they are even still around.

Do-Not buy any Runco Projector regardless of how great the deal seems because if anything happens to it your STUCK !!!

If you really want a useful suggestion from a current as well as past Runco Customer here it is below.

Below is the projector I was going to Replace the Runco with if my buddy had not helped me out and got the Runco working.
Go get the Newly released JVC DLA-4500K Laser Projector.
It is an excellent projector and has great reviews on this AVS Internet Site.

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Hi and thanks for your input.

Yes the service is a major concern. I actually called in and spoke to someone in support who essentially told me they cant help. The SC series they still have a few parts left but not many. I guess I'm getting a little emotional about getting this gt $75,000 projector. but logically you give solid advise.

I'll take a look at the 4500K.

Incidentally, do you - or perhaps your buddy, have any idea what that SC-50D would be worth on the used market?

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DLP really can't compete in image quality anymore. There have been basically no advancements made in DLP performance in a decade, while the liquid crystal camp has made substantial progress.

I really wouldn't pay over maybe $1500 for a DLP these days (about the cost of a used LS5), at that price range DLP is still competitive and a high end DLP will easily best about anything you can get for $1500 or less (save maybe some features, like 3D). But if you're going into the $8000 budget, things are very, very different.
I'd love to spend less than a couple thousand bucks on a projector.
The $8,000 would've been a stretch, but something i would've considered, to get a 4K projector.

I dont want 3D and will mainly be using the projector to watch movies in CinemaScope so I guess I need an anamorphic lens or something with lens memory. which is something that was attractive about the Runco is it had the cinemascope setup.

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I have been enjoying my RS4500 immensely lately. Watching 4K Blu-rays with the latest firmware, the picture has been stellar - from " The Fate of the Furious " to " Sicario " to " The Fifth Element ". Best projector I've owned yet.
Fifth element was a good one.
I just bought a 4k HDR tv for daytime use, since my room isn't very well light controlled and I picked up John Wick in UHD and wow it's an amazing picture - it almost looks animated.

thanks for the affirmation on that 4500 I'll definitely take a look.

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I have been enjoying my RS4500 immensely lately. Watching 4K Blu-rays with the latest firmware, the picture has been stellar - from " The Fate of the Furious " to " Sicario " to " The Fifth Element ". Best projector I've owned yet.
I think you know I have and still am following the on going discussions on the RS4500 JVC.
I am very impressed with on going improvements JVC has made to it once it was introduced.
IMO an amazing projector.

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Hi and thanks for your input.

Yes the service is a major concern. I actually called in and spoke to someone in support who essentially told me they cant help. The SC series they still have a few parts left but not many. I guess I'm getting a little emotional about getting this gt $75,000 projector. but logically you give solid advise.

I'll take a look at the 4500K.

Incidentally, do you - or perhaps your buddy, have any idea what that SC-50D would be worth on the used market?
Seriously, do yourself a Big-Favor and don't buy any used Runco no matter how great the deal seems on the front end.
I was very lucky when mine went down and a buddy that I had done business with for many-many years came to my aid.
If it was not for him I would have a $30,000.00 Dollar still under Runco's Factory Warranty {Paperweight}

Below is a link that will give you at least some idea of what the Runco Projectors are selling for.
People can't give them away !!!

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odk...vivix&_sacat=0

The JVC RS4500 is not an inexpensive projector but it is the Real-Deal.
I think it is one a person could purchase and be happy with for many years.
And no Expensive $1,000.00 Dollar plus Lamps to replace.

Good-Luck,
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I think you know I have and still am following the on going discussions on the RS4500 JVC.
I am very impressed with on going improvements JVC has made to it once it was introduced.
IMO an amazing projector.



Seriously, do yourself a Big-Favor and don't buy any used Runco no matter how great the deal seems on the front end.
I was very lucky when mine went down and a buddy that I had done business with for many-many years came to my aid.
If it was not for him I would have a $30,000.00 Dollar still under Runco's Factory Warranty {Paperweight}

Below is a link that will give you at least some idea of what the Runco Projectors are selling for.
People can't give them away !!!

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odk...vivix&_sacat=0

The JVC RS4500 is not an inexpensive projector but it is the Real-Deal.
I think it is one a person could purchase and be happy with for many years.
And no Expensive $1,000.00 Dollar plus Lamps to replace.


Good-Luck,
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Plus, it comes with a warranty, and I doubt JVC is going to go away anytime soon.
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I'd love to spend less than a couple thousand bucks on a projector.
The $8,000 would've been a stretch, but something i would've considered, to get a 4K projector.

I dont want 3D and will mainly be using the projector to watch movies in CinemaScope so I guess I need an anamorphic lens or something with lens memory. which is something that was attractive about the Runco is it had the cinemascope setup.
Take a look at the RS420 or RS520.

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Seriously, do yourself a Big-Favor and don't buy any used Runco no matter how great the deal seems on the front end.
The one exception I'd say is, if you're budget is <$2000, a used LS5 is actually a pretty good deal, it's still nearly the best DLP under $10k.
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Plus, it comes with a warranty, and I doubt JVC is going to go away anytime soon.





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Take a look at the RS420 or RS520.



The one exception I'd say is, if you're budget is <$2000, a used LS5 is actually a pretty good deal, it's still nearly the best DLP under $10k.
I agree if one simply has a set price-range and has to stay on it then one has to do what one has to do.
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I agree if one simply has a set price-range and has to stay on it then one has to do what one has to do.
nope I'm flexible on the budget.

Hey that RS4500 is the pro model correct? I havent had much of a chance to research yet, but did plug that into amazon and couldnt find anything.

If I remember correctly when I was researching a several months ago, JVC has a pro line and a consumer line which are exactly the same except for a cosmetic difference.

should I stick with the 4500 (pro model?) or ok to get the equivalent consumer model?

yes I dont imagine JVC is going anywhere anytime soon

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nope I'm flexible on the budget.

Hey that RS4500 is the pro model correct? I havent had much of a chance to research yet, but did plug that into amazon and couldnt find anything.

If I remember correctly when I was researching a several months ago, JVC has a pro line and a consumer line which are exactly the same except for a cosmetic difference.

should I stick with the 4500 (pro model?) or ok to get the equivalent consumer model?

yes I dont imagine JVC is going anywhere anytime soon
Here is my suggestion.

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nope I'm flexible on the budget.

Hey that RS4500 is the pro model correct? I havent had much of a chance to research yet, but did plug that into amazon and couldnt find anything.

If I remember correctly when I was researching a several months ago, JVC has a pro line and a consumer line which are exactly the same except for a cosmetic difference.

should I stick with the 4500 (pro model?) or ok to get the equivalent consumer model?

yes I dont imagine JVC is going anywhere anytime soon
A projector like the RS4500 isn't sold on Amazon. Send me an email.

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nope I'm flexible on the budget.

Hey that RS4500 is the pro model correct? I havent had much of a chance to research yet, but did plug that into amazon and couldnt find anything.

If I remember correctly when I was researching a several months ago, JVC has a pro line and a consumer line which are exactly the same except for a cosmetic difference.

should I stick with the 4500 (pro model?) or ok to get the equivalent consumer model?

yes I dont imagine JVC is going anywhere anytime soon
One if you found it on Amazon, I would run and two, there is no equivalent consumer model to the RS4500.
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One if you found it on Amazon, I would run and two, there is no equivalent consumer model to the RS4500.
Ha - If I could run....
I wouldn't be spending so much time watching movies and drinking beers

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Here is my suggestion.

Get hold of Craig Peer and he will definitely bring you up to speed on the JVC line of projectors especially the RS4500.

Click on his name below and send him a PM.
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Click on his name below and send him a PM.
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I appreciate all the help!

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Glad to be of assistance.

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If anyone looks back on old threads like this one and wondering what did finally take place ???

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Also I did make the move to purchase the JVC RS4500 Laser Projector.































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If anyone looks back on old threads like this one and wondering what did finally take place ???

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Hi Terry,
Great to see your new setup. Just wondering how do you find the JVC compare to the old RUNCO VX11D? If both playing bluray, do you find JVC is excel in every aspect? Of course black level will be way better but how about color and the 'heaviness' of the image? I mean if both showing 2D, is the JVC feel more 'plain'? Do you think JVC can handle larger 150 inch screen?



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Oh, sorry, I thought RS4500 is something like N6... Well, then 30+K of course it will be excel in every aspect I believe.


Not sure if you've seen image from N6/N8 level RS2000/3000 and see how it compares to the old Runco?
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Great to see your new setup. Just wondering how do you find the JVC compare to the old RUNCO VX11D? If both playing bluray, do you find JVC is excel in every aspect? Of course black level will be way better but how about color and the 'heaviness' of the image? I mean if both showing 2D, is the JVC feel more 'plain'? Do you think JVC can handle larger 150 inch screen?



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Oh, sorry, I thought RS4500 is something like N6... Well, then 30+K of course it will be excel in every aspect I believe.


Not sure if you've seen image from N6/N8 level RS2000/3000 and see how it compares to the old Runco?
For what it's worth I totally enjoyed all the Runco projectors I owned over the years.
I think I had like three separate Runco projectors.
The last one being the Runco VX-11d which was a 1080p unit.

To answer your question there is No-Way to actually compare any of the lamp based projectors to the RS4500 laser unit.
Apples & Oranges buddy ............

Example, the Runco VX-11d was a max of 1,000 lumens and the RS4500 is 3,000 lumens.

Let me say this, as soon as the picture with the RS4500 was correctly sized to the 123" 16x9 Stewart "Firehawk 1.35 gain screen.
It was immediately obvious that the RS4500 was totally in a different league !!!
The images are simply "Awesome".

I just finished a post over on the JVC RS4500 (Dedicated) thread you might find of interest.
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For what it's worth I totally enjoyed all the Runco projectors I owned over the years.
I think I had like three separate Runco projectors.
The last one being the Runco VX-11d which was a 1080p unit.

To answer your question there is No-Way to actually compare any of the lamp based projectors to the RS4500 laser unit.
Apples & Oranges buddy ............

Example, the Runco VX-11d was a max of 1,000 lumens and the RS4500 is 3,000 lumens.

Let me say this, as soon as the picture with the RS4500 was correctly sized to the 123" 16x9 Stewart "Firehawk 1.35 gain screen.
It was immediately obvious that the RS4500 was totally in a different league !!!
The images are simply "Awesome".

I just finished a post over on the JVC RS4500 (Dedicated) thread you might find of interest.
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https://www.avsforum.com/forum/86-ul...l#post58774426

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The Runco VX-11d is for sale with a new Un-Boxed lamp assembly and all paperwork.


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Of course, the brightness is a whole lot difference.


In old days, RUNCO/Christie has those Xenon lamp projectors which can easily go 3000/6000+ lumens. Will be pretty interesting if anyone has any comments on those compare to new JVC ones.
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Of course, the brightness is a whole lot difference.


In old days, RUNCO/Christie has those Xenon lamp projectors which can easily go 3000/6000+ lumens. Will be pretty interesting if anyone has any comments on those compare to new JVC ones.
I'm now just doing this from memory and mine at 74 years old is not all that great.
The Runco projectors that had that brightness were more than likely in the Upper-Price-Ranges for sure.
Runco had projectors in the $100K range for the big boys and the 1-percenters.
To me the $30K VX-11d was super expensive for a working middle-class guy.

I can say that the JVC RS4500 on a normal screen size has a profound image.
Especially if you are viewing content that is 4K or 4K Ultra HDR.

The Runco units were only 1080p so you just cannot really compare the two.

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I'm now just doing this from memory and mine at 74 years old is not all that great.
The Runco projectors that had that brightness were more than likely in the Upper-Price-Ranges for sure.
Runco had projectors in the $100K range for the big boys and the 1-percenters.
To me the $30K VX-11d was super expensive for a working middle-class guy.

I can say that the JVC RS4500 on a normal screen size has a profound image.
Especially if you are viewing content that is 4K or 4K Ultra HDR.

The Runco units were only 1080p so you just cannot really compare the two.

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Thanks for the reply.
Frankly speaking my budget is below 3K or even 2K at the moment. So I'm looking for those 'hi end' projectors used to be 50K plus. I don't watch 4K since I'm still using a 2004 720p VX2C. Yet most of the time I don't see resolution is a big problem, 1080p videos still looks nice on the 120 inch screen. Yet black level is not good (which I suppose even VX22D should be way better). Couple of years ago, I also compared the VX2C with entry level 1080p projector such as Epson TW5200, it's obvious that VX2C image looks better and more crisp! So 4K video will be my next upgrade maybe in another 5,6 years once a used RS4500 can drop below 3K mark (hopefully).
At the moment, I'm still looking for a 1080p 3dlp system as a cheap upgrade option (will also upgrade to 150 inch screen).
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Thanks for the reply.
Frankly speaking my budget is below 3K or even 2K at the moment. So I'm looking for those 'hi end' projectors used to be 50K plus. I don't watch 4K since I'm still using a 2004 720p VX2C. Yet most of the time I don't see resolution is a big problem, 1080p videos still looks nice on the 120 inch screen. Yet black level is not good (which I suppose even VX22D should be way better). Couple of years ago, I also compared the VX2C with entry level 1080p projector such as Epson TW5200, it's obvious that VX2C image looks better and more crisp! So 4K video will be my next upgrade maybe in another 5,6 years once a used RS4500 can drop below 3K mark (hopefully).
At the moment, I'm still looking for a 1080p 3dlp system as a cheap upgrade option (will also upgrade to 150 inch screen).
I seem to recall that what really got my instant attention when the Runco VX-11d was introduced at Cedia.
It was referred to on Sound & Vision as being a "Light-Engine" on a 120" 16x9 screen.
Since I had a 123" 16x9 screen I knew this was the new projector for me.
It had a great picture for a 1080p projector.
As I posted earlier the one I had is for sale.
It also includes a new Lamp-Assembly that cost $600.00 US dollars and all the original documents.

Terry
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