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Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on March 26, 2010, 11:02 PM:
they wouldn't play on either our GS1200 or our 610D. Usually one or the other will play just about anything. Most of the films sounded as if the sprocket holes weren't quite the correct spacing
I don't want to use the original thread (EBay Bad Experience) for my question because it can lead the original thread to be out of the topic. So I rather start a new one.

The above statement is made by John Cook and I never heard such issues.

Do you think a lab can make a wrong sprockets or the film has been warped so it cannot be played at John's projector?

Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on March 27, 2010, 07:10 AM:
Films do shrink sometimes.

I have a pretty ancient Blackhawk that will only play on my Kodak Moviedeck, but any of my Eumigs or Elmos: forget it! It jumpes and chatters way beyond being unwatchable.

The Moviedeck has sprocketless drive, which means the only place the sprocket holes meet the machine is at the claw. The others are all with sprocket wheels above and below the gate.
Posted by Bill Phelps (Member # 1431) on March 27, 2010, 05:17 PM:
Actually that is good to keep in mind about the sprocketless projectors. I have one that I was going to get rid of. I'll keep it just in case I get a fussy film [Smile]

Posted by John Cook (Member # 203) on March 27, 2010, 06:15 PM:
Hi guys,

It wasn't my intent to provide fodder for a new thread but glad you did. Chatter would be a good description of what I see when playing these films.

Regards, John

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