With the release of its new 1080p single-chip projectors, Planar said it will open up its full product line to dealers and custom installers currently selling the company’s high-end Runco projectors and displays.
“It’s a good idea,” said George Bourkas, general manager of Creative Home Theater, Las Vegas, regarding the sale of Planar products through Runco dealers. “Planar products have a great reputation in the industry, given their history in the medical and military markets. Unlike Sony and Samsung, we hope these will be true custom-oriented products that can’t be shopped anywhere at a low price-point.”
The PD8130 (MSRP $5,999) and PD8150 (MSRP $7,999) single-chip DLP projectors come in a high-gloss piano black finish and feature DynamicBlack and BrilliantColor imaging enhancement, as well as Planar’s proprietary video processing technology.