Runco LS-7 - Performance-3

June 1, 2010

Runco LS-7: Bottom Line Sharpness

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Oh, trust me, I don't want to go back to 720p, I've got a pretty large screen, like to sit fairly close, and have had 1080p projectors for a while. On the other hand, the Runco looks so good in my room on that large screen, that I could easily swap my 1080p JVC RS20 for one of these! I guess resolution isn't the end all... Enough said, for now.

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Light Leakage

There seems to be very minimal leakage out through the lens, and virtually none from around the projector vents. You won't find many projectors cleaner than this one, when it comes to light leakage!

Runco LS-7 Image Noise

I normally expect DLP projectors to have a bit more image noise than other technologies, so I was pleasantly surprised that the LS-7 was exceptionally free of typical image noises. The biggest noise problems I ever saw with the LS-7 has been the compression "noise" from satellite. Clean!

Runco LS-7 Audible Noise

The nice thing about a really big box, is that you can baffle the sound to create a pretty quiet projector. Runco's done that. We don't measure audible noise, and Runco doesn't provide a spec in their data sheet or manual.

That forces me to make a best guess. I figure that the projector, at the very most, is doing 26 or 27 db with lamp on high, but it might be as low as 22 db. The projector's noise level does not change when changing lamp brightness. The bottom line is that the LS-7 is pretty quiet, though not exceptionally so. You really won't hear this projector unless your room is really quiet, and you are only 4 or 5 feet away.

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