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Runco Reflection RS-900
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Hello from Adelaide, Australia. We purchased a Runco RS900 DLPO system in late 2012 unaware that the brand had already been taken over by Planar. It has been fantastic and we haven’t had any problems until recently. The screen went half blank. Original installer has advised it is probably a video processor chip and that no replacement parts are available. Given the cost to replace the unit I thought I would post on this Forum to see if anyone has found a way to solve this issue. Any assistance would be really appreciated.
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Quote (Larnie on Feb 19, 2021 5:41 PM):
Hello from Adelaide, Australia. We purchased a Runco RS900 DLPO projector system in late 2012 unaware that the brand had already been taken over by Planar. It has been fantastic and we haven’t had any problems until recently. The screen went half blank. Original installer has advised it is probably a video processor chip and that no replacement parts are available. Given the cost to replace the unit I thought I would post on this Forum to see if anyone has found a way to solve this issue. Any assistance would be really appreciated.

If I were you, I would take it into service. The number of problems could result this problem, could be bad fan, or micro-switch or even bad power supply, could be anything. Another thing, that I don't really like the Runco brand and have issues with durability.
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It is worth saying, that based upon your throw distance you may get very similar results from a projector like the $800 BenQ HT2050a. Runco is VERY boutique in their sales and marketing and was one of my most hated brands for years due to poor build quality, high maintenance costs, and limited improvement in image quality.

I recommend the BenQ as a inexpensive replacement which delivers a brighter image with the same resolution, still using a DLP chip in the projector for very similar image feel and quality. Much newer image processing built in makes the whole setup just a lot less money.

I think it would amaze you how close, if not even better, the image quality would be from the BenQ. I have zero belief that you could repair a Runco for anywhere near $1,000.

I sent a SIM2 projector out once for repair and it was like $1,500. The new lamp was something like $700 by itself. Crazy.
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