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Runco LS-5 - Review Summary 2

Posted on July 17, 2013 by Art Feierman

Runco LS-5 Projector: Pros, Cons, and Typical Capabilities

Runco LS-5 Projector: Pros

  • Excellent Color
  • Above average best mode brightness
  • Very good black level performance
  • Excellent dark shadow detail
  • Relatively quiet for a DLP projector
  • Vertical and Horizontal lens shift
  • Excellent reputation for dealer network, and support
  • Good two year warranty (optional premium support)
  • Cable cover
  • Picture in Picture
  • Best in a home theater environment

Runco LS-5 Projector: Cons

  • Below average brightness at its brightest modes
  • Lacks CFI (creative frame interpolation) for smoothing motion on sports, etc.
  • While two year standard warranty is typical, some projectors offer a 3rd year standard.
  • Standard lens is fairly long throw, needs to sit pretty far back to fill a larger screen. There is a wide angle zoom, but that adds to the total cost.

Runco LS-5 Projector: Typical Capabilities

  • Fairly typical election of inputs
  • Remote control (though great red colored backlight)

Final thoughts: Everything I watched looked great. One of my friends who's not a stranger to the theater, but generally disinterested in technology, or picture quality, commented after watching the Oscars, something like. "Wow, that was the best looking picture I think I've ever seen here." That's a good way to sum things up, so I'll call it quits.

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