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What Platter Do You Suggest? 16 Sep 2001 08:27 #1993

Hi all.

My best wishes to all of you.

I have a question. What platter do you recommend for simplicity (to thread), best quality and no timing needed. From my product literature from Christie, it sounds like their platters need correct timing.

I'd appreciate the help.

Thanx.

Andy
Since 1987
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Re: What Platter Do You Suggest? 16 Sep 2001 11:46 #1994

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NONE!

Of course before answering that we really should know your situation. Will you have one screen, two, eight, eighteen or what? I would highly recommend that if you have three or less, don't use a platter system. Use two projectors with 6000 reels and an automated changeover system.

By doing that you will virtually eliminate any down time due to breakdowns, as you will have a 2nd projector which will keep you on the screen 99% of the time when things go wrong. You will also have much more versatility when it comes to program changes etc. Also if you plan on presenting classics or art films, the better prints often go to theatres with reel to reel systems. They know that less damage is done to film on reel to reel.
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Re: What Platter Do You Suggest? 16 Sep 2001 12:08 #1995

It would be for 8 screens.

I was working on a project, where I drew up a bunch of drawings of this 8 screen prototype building and calculated the cost, the equipment, the number of employees, the sqaure footage... pretty much everything.

I took product literature and put it in one section with all the products that would be bought, I just couldn't find a good platter, that you just plug in and run, so I turned here for suggestions.

BTW, the other equipment I choose was:
- Neumade Xetron Maxi-Lite 1 consoles
- Strong Simplex Millennium Projectors w/ 5 star soundheads
- CineQ automations, w/ CineQ dimmers and spotlights
- Water circulators to cool the gate and film/other components.
- Kodak Ektapro Slide projectors
- CPS4 amplifiers
- DTS-6D reader/processor
- Dolby SA10

Still contemplating on xenon lamps and platters.

Thanx

Andy.
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Re: What Platter Do You Suggest? 16 Sep 2001 12:19 #1996

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Strong/Potts "SCDC" platters (top-of-the-line) or their "Alpha" series (economy) run great right out of the crate.
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Re: What Platter Do You Suggest? 16 Sep 2001 12:51 #1997

Thanx Mr. Layton.

That's a great saying!

Andy
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