Runco Hits the Road with Dealers to Give Customers a Look at the Latest in Home Entertainment Technology

Runco and select dealers are co-hosting demonstrations of cinema-quality experiences and the latest in 3D technology for the home.

Runco and select dealers are co -hosting demonstrations of cinema -quality experiences and the latest in 3D technology for the home.


Beaverton, OR - November 2, 2010 - Runco®, the leading brand in luxury display solutions, is teaming up with top dealers across the country to demonstrate the latest home theater technology, including three of Runco's new display solutions. These unique Open Houses will be taking place from October through December and will feature Runco's new 3Dimension™ Series D -73d 3D projector, LightStyle™ Series LS -10 projector, and Vistage™ Series V -63HD ultra -thin flat panel display. During the event, Runco and the dealers will demonstrate the ultimate solution for 3D at home, showcase a powerhouse projector that shines both in the dedicated theater and in multipurpose rooms, and unveil the Vistage series, a beautiful line of flat panel displays that offer a stylish, personalizable solution to reflect the style and passion of its homeowner. Consumers are invited to visit these showrooms for an exclusive demonstration and consultation with dealers about how to create their own personal home theater viewing haven.

Highlighting the Open House are the award -winning Runco 3Dimension Series D -73d 3D projector, which integrates 3D visualization technology that is based on the science of how the human eye and brain process actual depth and dimension in real life. Runco has created a flawless stereoscopic video reproduction that is unlike anything else in the home or private cinema market. Runco's vastly -superior approach to 3D visualization, CSV™ (Constant Stereoscopic Video), enables seamless decoding, syncing and merging of stereo images and delivers a constant HD image to each eye without the flicker, distortion, or discomfort inherent in other approaches. Runco CSV utilizes unique passive -glasses technology, which is proven to be superior for the viewer and is usually only available in the finest public theaters. Also, incredibly important when choosing a 3D display, the Runco 3Dimension Series will deliver both a spectacular 2D and 3D viewing experience with zero compromise.

Also, on display is the newest member of Runco's LightStyle Series, the LS -10. The LS10 is a 3 -chip DLP® full high -definition projector that has been designed to excel in both the dedicated theater as well as other rooms in the home, such as media rooms, basements, and dens. It delivers uncompromised 1080p DLP® 3 -chip video performance at an astounding value. The LS -10 boasts flawless high -definition imagery, practical integration features, and a sophisticated design that has won critical acclaim for its ability to complement any room's décor, thanks to the company's FinishPalette™ offerings. FinishPalette enables full -color, large -format projector design options, including licensed logos from favorite NCAA® collegiate sports programs, a gallery of artist impressions, and the option to integrate custom artwork.

Rounding out the Runco products on display is the ultra -thin Vistage V -63HD flat panel display, which combines elegance, beauty and unparalleled customization with stellar video performance. Representing an entire line of 3D -ready flat panel displays, Runco Vistage offers a stylish flat panel solution that can be personalized to reflect the style and passions of the homeowner. Gorgeous and very sleek, the Runco Vistage Series displays measure 1.7 inches thin. The unique halo -shaped table stand conceals all the cables and contributes to the streamline look and the optional rear -panel veil, cloaks the display and offers brilliant designs that can be created to match even the most elaborate or eclectic decor. A one -of -a -kind display for the home!

The Road Show will take place on the follow dates at these locations:
• San Antonio, TX at Bjorn's: 10/23
• New York, NY at Stereo Exchange: 11/3
• Exclusive Dealer Event in Los Angeles, CA: 11/10 - 11/11
• Columbia, MD at Gramophone: 11/16
• Philadelphia, PA at WorldWide Stereo: 11/18 (product on display through 11/21)
• Exclusive Dealer Event in Denver, CO: 12/1 - 12/2
• Sarasota, FL at Advanced Audio Design: 12/7
• Exclusive Dealer Event in Fort Lauderdale: 12/9

For more information about Runco, visit www.runco.com. For more information about Runco's CSV 3D offerings, see www.3DDoneRight.com.



About Runco
Founded in 1987 and acquired by Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR) in 2007, Runco is a market leader in state -of -the -art projection systems, flat -panel displays, video processors, display walls and other components for the custom consumer market. Runco's display innovations have won numerous awards and citations from the world press. Runco continues to be a pioneer in the custom video display market.
Planar Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:PLNR) is a global leader of specialty display technology providing solutions for the world's most demanding environments. Hospitals, space and military programs, utility and transportation hubs, shopping centers, banks, government agencies, businesses, and home theater enthusiasts all depend on Planar to provide superior performance when image experience is of the highest importance. Founded in 1983, Planar is headquartered in Oregon, USA, with offices, manufacturing partners, and customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.planar.com.

3Dimension, LightStyle, FinishPalette, Vistage and CSV are trademarks of Runco International.

All product and company names referred to herein are trademarks of their respective owners.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Jennifer Blasen
Planar Systems, Inc.
(503) 748 -8944
Jennifer.blasen@runco.com
or
Kimberly Lancaster
Caster Communications
401.792.7080
klancaster@castercomm.com
INVESTOR CONTACTS:
Ryan Gray
Planar Systems, Inc.
503.748.8911
ryan.gray@planar.com

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