August 23, 2011 by Grant Clauser
Are you worried that a projector will eat up your energy budget? No? Neither are we. But just in case, Runco has come up with a new “lampless” LED projector that uses about 70 percent less power than a traditional DLP projector.
But energy savings isn’t the only reason to be excited about the new Runco QuantumColor Q-650i. In fact it’s not even near the top of the list. This unit incorporates several of Runco’s proprietary picture features, including SmartColor, ColorContrast, Q-lumens, and InstantOn.
One thing to note, this is not a projector designed for a very large screen theater. Runco recommends it for screen
sizes 50- to 65-inches ( Update: Runco has corrected that to 72-92) with a maximum of 82 108. So if your mind if set on a 100-inch or larger screen, then you should check out the Q-1500d instead. Update: Runco now reports that the maximum screen size is 108-inches.
The Q-650i ships to Runco dealers later this month for $9,999.
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Grant Clauser has been covering home electronics for more than 10 years with editorial roles in several consumer and trade magazines. He's done ISF-level damage to hundreds of reviewed products and has had training from THX, the Home Acoustics Alliance, Control4 and Sencore. He's also the author of the book The Trouble with Rivers
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