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Osi Osgood
Film God

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From: Mountian Home, ID.
Registered: Jul 2005

 - posted May 30, 2019 12:25 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The conversations can be endless, of course, on this subject, but here's a question ...

How do you value a projector series?

What I mean is ...

In my opinion, I would rather have a projector that is very kind to my films, literally never leaving a scratch, (like my EUMIGS) than to have a top of the line projector, (such as an ELMO) and get scratches.

So, based upon that criteria, I would prefer a EUMIG ...

You're thoughts, ladies and gentlemen?

"All these moments will be lost in time, just like ... tears, in the rain. "

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Leon Norris
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Elkins Park, PA, USA
Registered: Jun 2012

 - posted May 30, 2019 12:48 PM      Profile for Leon Norris   Email Leon Norris   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
OSI, I'm a Elmo man! As long as you keep it clean and replace any worn film path parts you should not have any problems! That goes for all machines!

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Barry Fritz
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Burnsville, MN, USA
Registered: Dec 2009

 - posted May 31, 2019 06:31 PM      Profile for Barry Fritz   Email Barry Fritz   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
True Leon, but what if the worn part is not available? Also, how do you know the part is worn and is scratching film? Hint: Scratches show up on a previously pristine print.

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Rob Young.
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Cheshire, U.K.
Registered: Dec 2003

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I think that as long as you get a big, bright, steady image with clear, stable sound, and are confident that the projector won't mark the film, then it doesn't matter what machine it is, or how much it costs.

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Adrian Winchester
Film God

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From: Croydon, London, UK
Registered: Aug 2004

 - posted June 01, 2019 06:07 PM      Profile for Adrian Winchester     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I once saw an excellent tip regarding worn guides, which I've used on one or two. Basically you mix up a little adhesive of a type such as Araldite, which is very durable when set. You then use something like a cocktail stick to re-make the shape of the ridge that has become worn down. Obviously, this has to be done with care and precision, although you may be able to sand down any excess if needed. The result is then a fuunctional guide that will probably take longer to wear down again than the original plastic did!

Adrian Winchester

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Nantawat Kittiwarakul
Master Film Handler

Posts: 280
From: Rajburana, Bangkok, Thailand
Registered: Aug 2017

 - posted June 02, 2019 08:24 PM      Profile for Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Email Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Considering the rural area where I'm living,I must consider either a)a projector that will last,with no wear out parts required,or b)a projector that's simple enough to do the service myself.
Or go the third choice,always have some spare projectors! [Big Grin] Having slightly more than needed should be a safe bet then.

Just a lone collector from a faraway land...

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