By CE Pro Editors · June 4, 2018 • Sony continues to be the most preferred brand among smart-home professionals, according to the annual CE Pro 100 brand survey of the largest home-technology integrators.
By Robert Archer · June 5, 2017 • Sony overtakes Samsung for the No. 1 spot in TV displays. LG claims the number three position with a jump that may be the result of its OLED displays. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.
By CE Pro Editors · March 3, 2016 • As the industry says goodbye to Runco projectors, CE Pro readers share nostalgia and memories on Julie Jacobson's farewell piece.
By Julie Jacobson · February 26, 2016 • Planar and new owner Leyard are killing Runco projectors, the last vestige of the vaunted Runco home theater brand. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · August 13, 2015 • Leyard pays 51% premium for shares of Planar (PLNR), a leading provider of displays and digital signage. No mention of Runco in the acquisition news.
By Jason Knott · January 2, 2015 • Evaluation of 39 publicly owned companies dealing in custom electronics A/V, home automation and security space reveals an overall 5.3% growth in 2014 stock prices. Biggest winner is Planar with remarkable 228% stock appreciation.
By Grant Clauser · June 9, 2014 • Addition of a high-end entertainment area provides homeowners with a casino-style video wall and multi-zone music.
By Julie Jacobson · February 12, 2014 • Curved screens and 4K Ultra HD displays dominated the show floor at CES and ISE 2014. Here are some images that showcase meaningful applications for the products.
By Julie Jacobson · February 11, 2014 • After 19 years with Runco and later Planar, Gregory Caves joins former colleague Jim Burns at Display Development
By Julie Jacobson · May 28, 2013 • 84-inch 4K Ultra HD displays from Planar do what LG, Sony, Samsung and the others don’t: tiles four sources simultaneously at full 1080p resolution.
By Julie Jacobson · January 31, 2013 • 4K isn’t the story in Europe like it was at CES 2013, but 84-inch 4K display from Planar at ISE 2013 shows why the commercial world needs this high-resolution format.
By Robert Archer · April 28, 2008 • Planar has no regrets about last year's acquisition of Runco International for $37 million, says Scott Hix, VP and GM of the company's home theater business unit.
By Julie Jacobson · May 24, 2007 • Runco is known as much for creating “the world’s finest home theater products” as throwing the world’s greatest parties. The company announced yesterday it would be acquired by Planar Systems, a publicly traded company with considerably less sex appeal.