Runco CinemaWall™ Plasma Monitor Combines Elegance and High Technology in Designer Showhome

CW-50mc Flat panel an Eye-Catcher in "Retreat Room" of Englewood Mansion

UNION CITY, CALIFORNIA - April 1, 2005 - Flat screen enthusiasts visiting the Designer Showhouse of New Jersey this month will be admire Runco International's CinemaWall plasma monitor display in the "Retreat Room." Installed by the Electronic Design Group, Runco's CW -50mc flat panel plasma monitor is bound to capture the attention of all visitors to this annual charity event. Brainchild of the Mitchell Manning Associates, Ltd, a full -service marketing and public relations agency in New York City, the showhouse is an annual forum that features some of the top names in interior design. For years the venue was located in the Hamptons on Long Island. This year marks the debut of the sprawling five -acre estate in Englewood, New Jersey. The event will run for six weeks, from April 16 to May 30. The price of admission is $25.00 and all proceeds will benefit The Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center.

"This is a special event for many reasons," said Bob Hana, president of Runco International. "The Designer Showhouse provides us with an excellent opportunity to impress interior design professionals with Runco's latest technology and style. Furthermore, the Electronic Design Group has been a great partner of ours in the Tri -state area and we are always excited to team up with them. And with event proceeds benefiting Hackensack University's Cancer Center, that's the icing on the cake."

The Runco CW -50mc features a combination of technological breakthroughs. Runco has, for the first time, incorporated its acclaimed ViViX™ processing onto a modular card for the first time in the CW -50mc. The controller card contains all of the processing circuitry needed to generate superb images in the plasma application.

ViViX processing circuitry has also been re -engineered and improved. Orthogonal line processing and de -interlacing have been incorporated, and a sophisticated video decoder is used to compensate for time -based errors that can appear in analog sources such as VHS tape. The new orthogonal algorithms add substantial refinement to image processing, and the new decoder produces deeply saturated colors, excellent contrast, brightness, and black levels without the artifacts associated with ordinary processing.

The CW -50mc has a native resolution of 1280 X 768 to accommodate all HDTV sources with ease. Spectacular picture performance can be viewed at an angle as wide as 160 degrees from the chassis, which measures under 4 _ inches deep. The CW -50mc is available with a wall -mount or a table top stand.

About Electronics Design Group

Founded by Bob Gullo in 1987, EDG is a pioneer in the custom residential electronics industry. Considered by its peers and industry magazines as one of the top residential system integrators in the country, EDG continues to innovate spectacular systems using the latest software and control system technology to bring its clients simple and easy to use solutions. Providing expertise in all aspects of residential environments EDG is known for: audio/video systems, acoustics, media room design, lighting, HVAC, telecommunications and motorized control of shades, lifts and other devices. EDG is a one -stop solutions provider in the Hi -End residential marketplace, and winner of 9 national awards from CEDIA, 2004 CEDIA Dealer of the Year, and 2005 CEA Dealer of the Year.

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

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