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Posted by Andrew Wilson (Member # 538) on March 15, 2006, 03:14 PM:
so fellow members i would to know your views on why the gs1200 is the best?.i have one and i have my on views;but id like to hear other members views.andy.
Posted by Tony Milman (Member # 7) on March 15, 2006, 03:19 PM:

Because it is big and butch, has loadsof knobs and lights and just looks like the dogs' b*****ks. [Big Grin]

Oh, and everyone who hasn't got one tells everyone else how bad they are [Big Grin]
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on March 15, 2006, 03:40 PM:
Because I have two. [Razz] [Razz]

Sorry Andy, It's hard not to be flippant on this topic. We all love our projectors and we defend them to the death. I'll leave it for someone else to list the amazing things this Elmo does (tax returns, pole vaulting, etc.), but since you have one, you know all this.

Certain Bauers & Eumigs are right up there too!

Posted by Andrew Wilson (Member # 538) on March 15, 2006, 04:04 PM:
aint you lucky doug.
Posted by Dan Lail (Member # 18) on March 15, 2006, 04:45 PM:
It's the only projector you can have sex with. [Eek!]

P.S. Don't ask!
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on March 16, 2006, 02:22 AM:
Sorry Dan, but I have to. It's for scientifical purpose youknow. So, tell us about your childhood... [Big Grin]

Andy, The GS1200 is like a delicate racing car. Needs constant attention but runs like a charm. Like Doug, I have two of these machines. Ugo, my mentor in the elmo field has five or six different units.
But I do have a soft spot also for Eumig, Bauer, Fumeo and Beaulieu...

A dream machine would feature the frame and capacity of a Fumeo, the threading/unthreading system of a Beaulieu and the complete sound (stereo mag, opt, ESS, etc.) equipment of a GS1200.

Well the dream machine doesn't exist but the Elmo is quite close.
Posted by Mark Norton (Member # 165) on March 16, 2006, 07:05 AM:
For me it has been being able to re-record to near CD quality with the ease of pulse sync. I am not aware of which other projectors have this facility. 1200ft is enough capacity and the ESC 200W lamp puts out enough light. Not to big as some of the Beauelli machines I have seen are huge.
Very heavy, a back sprung gate and geared focusing are all that it is missing.
Posted by Stuart Mercer Thorburn (Member # 574) on March 16, 2006, 08:17 AM:
Could someone let me know the main differences between the st1200 and the gs...are they totally different models?
Posted by Barry Johnson (Member # 84) on March 16, 2006, 08:23 AM:
Yes,yes.All very creditable and factual comments.

ST1200HD mag/opt have hearts too you know. [Frown]
Posted by Tony Milman (Member # 7) on March 16, 2006, 02:08 PM:
True, they do and I can hear one thumping away downstairs as we speak. Ahh the ST 1200....the work horse of Elmo....built to stand alongside the ST range at GS1200 funerals......
Posted by Jan Bister (Member # 332) on March 16, 2006, 06:04 PM:
1200ft is enough capacity
*cough, cough*

and the ESC 200W lamp puts out enough light
Two words: GS1200 Xenon [Razz]
Posted by John Clancy (Member # 49) on March 17, 2006, 03:07 AM:
Stuart, yes, they are totally different models. The GS came later and although it quite rightly generally has the reputation as being the ultimate Super 8 projector it is also accused of being over engineered (i.e. over complicated). Therefore there is more that can go wrong on a GS. The ST series by comparison has the reputation of being the workhorse of Super 8 projectors. Track down a decent ST-1200HD (note the 'HD' suffix) and it is possible to get stereo sound from it.

And Jan, I also have two words... GS1200 HTI.
Posted by Andrew Wilson (Member # 538) on March 17, 2006, 03:20 PM:
thanks to gs1200i am now a elmo yes the st1200 is other cracker of a machine.andy.

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