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Hi. I have a Runco VX-5c projector that I need to sell. I got this after a friend passed away and I am at a loss as to where to sell to get a fair value of this projector. I would probably be happy with about 5-10% of the originally MSRP of $89,995 but don't know what or where to post.


Currently at - http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls....1&/Runco-VX-5c


I know Runco has a trade up program and this is still a 1080P projector.


I also have a second lamp for the projector that I will probably sell separately. The one in the projector is still brand new from what I hear.


Info on projector - http://www.aboutprojectors.com/Runco...projector.html


Any tips on what I should do to get rid of the thing? I also have a IscoOptics 3 anamorphic attachment 1.42x that I hear was originally about $20k. What should I do with this? I called around and no one knows what I am talking about? This is a very high end lense weighing about 20+ pounds. I have been told it can be used for filming and other tasks as well as for getting different ratios for displaying. Help with this is great too. Just one thing at a time. I have the adjustable mount for this lense too.


Lastly I have a Meridian 800 V4 DVD player and a Meridian 861 video/audio processor. Need to sell these too. Plus some other hardware like crestron for controlling it all. Those aren't worth much accoding to ebay so they are lower on my list of things to get rid of.


Thanks for any help in this matter.


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Hey Nick,


I believe those older Runcos are 5:4 (1.25) native aspect ratio, not 4:3 as mentioned in the ad and use an external video processor (might be internal in this model) and anamorphic lens to achieve aspect ratios. The 1.42 isco lens is used to render the 1:78 image, 1.42 X 1.25= 1.775. This 1.78 or 16:9 aspect ratio is the same shape as most plasmas and lcds made today.


Hence the 1280 x 1024 native resolution as well...1280/1024=1.25 is the native aspect ratio.


It is not a 1080p projector.


Ebay would probably be your best bet as it is still a 3 chip DLP and a beast of a machine that once had a very hefty price tag. There are videophiles that might be interested in just the lens to achieve an AR of up to 2.52 but I probably wouldn't separate the pj and lens.


Best of luck,


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Sentry - You may want to get a shop to "broker" it for you or try taking bids on it in the classifieds section here (No certain it's possible but this forum is THE LEADER with knowledgeable people on the internet).


I do agree that you want to keep all the projector parts together. Unless your friend was someone famous, you probably won't get the higher $'s you may be hoping for as the technology has simply moved forward. You should still get thousands and maybe even tens of thousands but will need to get an expert to help you better identify the current street value of these items. If he can make 10% or 20% on the deal, you could do well.
 

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Hi, the Projector did come with a seperate processor
http://nickorourke.com/images/dscf0357.jpg


The lens was sold seperately and has other aplications and may fetch more on it's own. But could bring the price of the projector if sold together.


The MSRP on the Runco VX-5C was a lot, $89,995 and the lens $19,995

Yes the system was owned by someone famous, just depends on how old you are.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0186386/


The pics for lens and Meridians,
http://nickorourke.com/images/dscf0389.jpg
http://nickorourke.com/images/dscf0360.jpg
http://nickorourke.com/images/dscf0383.jpg


Yes if you have contacts for brokers that are known around here for dealing with this type of equipment and can make their fees worthwhile I would love to hear from them.


Thank you for any tips, please email me at [email protected] if you have any direct questions, I don't always remember to log into AVS.


Nick
http://nickorourke.com/images/dscf0393.jpg
http://nickorourke.com/images/dscf0434.jpg
 

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You might want to discuss this with a Runco dealer or two...


I believe that most of the time the components were sold as a bundle - processor+projector+lens. I suspect that would be the best way to sell them.
 

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So, how do I get a hold of people that broker deals for this type of equipment if I can't sell on my own? I don't want to just list in the classifieds if I don't know the current street value for this hardware.


Any ideas would be much appreciated.


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Originally Posted by sentury111 /forum/post/17023562


So, how do I get a hold of people that broker deals for this type of equipment if I can't sell on my own? I don't want to just list in the classifieds if I don't know the current street value for this hardware.


Any ideas would be much appreciated.


Thank you

I agree, look up Runco dealers in your town and then a few in towns no where near you (in the event they know each other, you don't want to have two low-ball estimates). You could always put it up on eBay with a something like a $1.00 starting price and a high reserve (maybe $100K). Not sure what that would cost to list, but it would be one way to get people to eMail you with their interest. You could state in your eBay add that you would be willing to consider offers for an early sale.
 

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Thanks for the tips, I did call a few local dealers and left messages. I didn't have much time today to call everyone I found nor research enough. I'll get a more thorough list tonight and call in the morning.


Hopefully I have better luck...not one actual sales person was available for the 6 I did call or not the right business. Didn't have enough time to dig into this, but got an hour reserved for the morning.


Now to assemble a list of AV integrators and Runco, IscoOptics and Meridian dealers in the Bay Area.


Thanks
 
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