Runco International Offers CEDIA CEUs at Regional Home Theater Design Course

Video Display Innovator Joins Three Manufacturers to Host "Elite Home Theater" Design Course at San Francisco CEDIA Regional Education

UNION CITY, CALIFORNIA - March 24, 2005 - Runco International, the global leader in luxury home theater displays, is sending its experts on the road to show custom installers the keys to designing "The World's Finest Home Theaters." The company is partnering with CEDIA to host a course entitled "Elite Home Theater" at CEDIA's 2005 U.S. Regional Education events. Runco International joins Stewart Filmscreen, coNEXTion Systems, and Genelec to teach attendees the essential elements behind a home theater that satisfies the performance and aesthetic requirements of today's demanding homeowners. The next course is set for Sunday, April 17 at San Francisco's Crowne Plaza hotel.


"CEDIA Regional Education makes it easy for custom installers around the country to join with Runco International's experts and learn the secrets of producing a world -class theater experience," said Bob Hana, president of Runco International. "Attendees to the course will discover what distinguishes a custom theater that thrills -through both performance and seamless functionality within décor and among the other systems in a client's home. Elite Home Theater is going to clarify for designers and installers how to elevate the quality of their very next installation."

Attendees to Elite Home Theater course will see a number of Runco International's projectors in action, and will learn how to choose the right technology depending on installation specifications. Runco will demonstrate the Reflection Series CL -510, CL -710, and VX -5000d, as well as the breakthrough, Video Xtreme Series VX -2c 3 -chip Projection System with the next -generation DHD Video Controller. The variety of projectors will highlight the effectiveness of each projector's capabilities in handling varying ambient light levels, and different screen sizes and types. In fact, nearly every attendee at the Regional Education courses will experience Runco International's picture quality and product versatility: as a founding CEDIA member and dedicated supporter of the association's education initiatives, Runco is once again donating a projector for each presenter's course at the 2005 regional events.

In addition to leading the Elite Home Theater course, Runco and its three partners will show off the combined power of all their audio & video entertainment systems at a Sunday night movie screening at 6 p.m. on April 17. Guests will not only get to indulge their eyes and ears as the industry's best put on an incredible show, they'll engage their taste buds with free food and drinks.

Runco International and its three partner manufacturers will host the next Elite Home Theater course on Sunday, April 17 at San Francisco's Crowne Plaza hotel. The event runs from Thursday, April 15 to Monday, April 18 with the Runco sponsored course scheduled as follows:

CONEXTION SYSTEMS, INC. / GENELEC / RUNCO INTERNATIONAL / STEWART FILMSCREEN Active Manufacturer Training Sessions:

Elite Home Theater

Concentrating on home theater applications, attendees will learn how to correctly specify a screen, projector and speakers for any room size and budget while being entertained by eight high -performance visual and audio demonstrations.

Runco International / Stewart Filmscreen / Genelec Training
CEU Value: .375 units Course Code: MPT 105
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Stewart Filmscreen / Runco International / coNEXTion Systems Training
CEU Value: .375 units Course Code: MPT 106
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Genelec / Runco International / Stewart Filmscreen Training
CEU Value: .375 units Course Code: MPT 107
Sunday, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

coNEXTion Systems / Runco International / Stewart Filmscreen Training
CEU Value: .375 units Course Code: MPT 108
Sunday, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Runco International / Stewart Filmscreen / Genelec Training
CEU Value: .375 units Course Code: MPT 105
Monday, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Stewart Filmscreen / Runco International / coNEXTion Systems Training
CEU Value: .375 units Course Code: MPT 106
Monday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Genelec / Runco International / coNEXTion Systems Training
CEU Value: .375 units Course Code: MPT 107
Monday, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

coNEXTion Systems / Runco International / Stewart Filmscreen Training
CEU Value: .375 units Course Code: MPT 108
Monday, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Runco International is proud to also offer static manufacturer training courses during CEDIA Regional San Francisco. Installers have the opportunity to get an in depth look at Runco's current product lineup, as well as other new products on the horizon. This comprehensive seminar will be filled with information related to the history of Runco, product development, and why DLP -based projectors have been chosen as the ultimate in video projection systems. Runco offers video solutions in either a single configuration or in a two -piece projection system. Runco projection systems come equipped with a video scaler/controller showcasing the innovative engineering that goes into Runco's ViViX II™ technology. Attendees will also experience Runco's full line -up of plasma displays ranging from 42 -inch display panels to 61 -inch display panels utilizing Runco's digital high definition video processors and discrete aspect ratio control. Attendees will learn about projector and plasma displays for any home theater application, from entry -level units up to video solutions for the extreme high -end cinema.

RUNCO INTERNATIONAL
CEU Value: .375 units Course Code: MPT182
Sunday, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


The Elite Home Theater training course will also be presented at the Stamford, Connecticut CEDIA Regional event (May 14 -18). Daily course times follow the San Francisco schedule, but classes occur on Monday, May 16 and Tuesday, May 17. For more information, or to sign up for courses, visit www.cedia.net.

About Runco International, Inc.

Founded in 1987 and currently headquartered in Union City, California, Runco International, Inc is a market leader in state -of -the -art projection systems, flat -panel plasma monitors, video processors and other components for the consumer market. Runco's innovations have won numerous awards and citations from the world press. Runco was the first company to introduce and market a line doubler with a multi -frequency projector in 1990 and also introduced the first multiple -aspect -ratio controller, the ARC -IV, to the Home Theater market. Recently, both of these features have become essential for the new digital high definition capable televisions. For more information on Runco International, Inc. visit the web at www.runco.com.

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