Sam Runco

Joe Paone is director of content for CTPG. jpaone@napco.com
Editor in chief of Dealerscope

The “Godfather of Home Theater” Sam Runco, founder of Runco International, has received an Emmy Award for Pioneering Development and Deployment of Aspect Ratio Control Technologies and Systems For Letterbox Images within Consumer Devices. Runco was awarded the Emmy during the 64th Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy awards held Jan. 10 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas during International CES.

Industry legend Sam Runco received the latest of many honors in his long career last week, when he was named an Emmy Award winner, as part of the 64th Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards.

The Wireless Speaker and Audio Association (WiSA) announced Wednesday that industry legend Sam Runco has joined the group's board.

He may not be a household name, but Sam Runco's work graces the houses of many people. The Foster City entrepreneur is regarded as a pioneer in the fields of projection television and home theater. He delivered projection TVs with high-definition pictures in 1991, seven years before HDTV sets were introduced into the mainstream,

Industry legend Sam Runco has written a thank you letter on the occasion of his recent induction into the Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame. Here is the full text:

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