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Sony, Samsung, LG Remain Top TVs in Smart-Home Channel - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

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.

CE Pro 100 Names Top TV Display Brands

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.

CE Pro Video Weekly News: Industry Shares Nostalgia for Runco Projectors

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.

Goodbye, Runco

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)

Planar to be Acquired by Chinese LED Maker Leyard for $157 Million

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.

2014 Custom Electronics Stock Winners & Losers

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.

Multipurpose Media Room Boasts Las Vegas Sports Bar Vibe

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.

Photos: Amazing Uses for Curved Screens, 4K Ultra HD

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.

Greg Caves Joins Display Development as SVP Sales

By Julie Jacobson · February 11, 2014 • After 19 years with Runco and later Planar, Gregory Caves joins former colleague Jim Burns at Display Development

Planar Brings Something Unique to 4K Ultra HD: Native 1080p x 4 Tiling

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.

Planar Shows Why We Need 4K Ultra HD at ISE 2013

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.

Planar Reaffirms Satisfaction With Runco Acquisition

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.

Planar’s Acquisition of Runco: No End to the Party

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.