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Posted by Barry Fritz (Member # 1865) on January 29, 2010, 06:44 PM:
I just got a NIB Sankyo Sound 700. I didn't need it as I have two Sankyo Dualux 2000H that are like new. However, the deal I got on it was to good to pass up. The manual says: "Your new projector can project Super-8 (or Single-8)magnetic sound film (talkies)." Question: Can it play non-sound Super 8 film? I don't want to experiment and risk running some film or the projector. I know I'll get the answer here. Thanks in advance.
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on January 29, 2010, 10:37 PM:

All Super 8mm (and Standard 8mm) sound projectors can also project silent films of the same gauge. Sound Super 8mm film is the same as it's silent counterpart, just a bit thicker because of the addition of the main and balance sound stripes. A few sound projectors have a switch/setting for silent films that keeps the sound head from coming into contact with the film, thus saving wear on the head. I know the settings on the Sankyo Stereo 800 operation contol switch are (going clockwise): Stop, Motor Forward, Silent Projection, Sound Projection.

Posted by Barry Fritz (Member # 1865) on January 30, 2010, 08:17 AM:
Aha! Looking at mine, it is the same. Thanks Doug.

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