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CED Digest Vol. 1 No. 4  •  12/7/1996


Subject: ENTIRE COLLECTION FOR SALE by a collector since 1981
From: (Ken King)
Date: Sun, 01 Dec 1996 10:04:22 EST

        294 CED TITLES (a few duplicates, but surprisingly not many.) 
Included are  all 14 James Bond, all 3 Star Wars, and all 7 Disney Gold
Edition all purchased new by me.   Overall condition of the collection
varies from still in the shrink wrap to dismal but playable, because the
collection came from a variety of sources including private owners and
(gasp) rental stores.  
        At least 5 DISK PLAYERS, including TWO  SJT-400, an SJT-101, a
Radio Shack player and an older but functioning Sears basic unit. 
Everything worked last time I checked.  There is a new stylus in one
SJT-400, and I have some service literature.
        Make me an offer!  I would prefer  to sell the entire lot to one
buyer, but I am willing to talk.  E-mail or Call me at (412) 925-7163
after 4 pm eastern.  I am located in southwestern Pennsylvania.  If you
are a serious collector, we will find a way to get this extremely heavy
collection to you.  ( I have a disc title list that I can mail, and also
can supply more info about the players.)          -Ken King

Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 10:25:44 -0500 (EST)
From: return
Subject: Question or quiry????

  Guys, I've got a question for you.

      What is that thing that appears on the screen when the disk comes 
to a close @ the end?? (you know the red checkerboard looking background)
Does it keep the noise and static out from the set. What is its purpose
and what is it???

 2nd question: In using my SGT-100 I usually move the selector switch to
the off position for about 20 sec's before moving it to the unload
position to remove the disk when its done playing. Is this a proper
opperation procedure? or recommended?? I do it because the Platter doesn't
make friction sound when it stops. Am I doing the right thing??????? or
does it matter???

 Looking for replys


Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 11:48:20 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Dave (Ninja) Branum"
Subject: Stars On CED

I was wondering if anyone has this disc.
I was wondering if it was the band, Stars On
and what the disc was like (concert footage or videos).
If it is Stars On the band, and someone has one they would like to sell/trade
I would be interested in getting it.

I am also looking for Revenge of the Nerds on CED.

thank you


Date: Tue, 03 Dec 1996 03:34:08 -0800
From: Tom Howe 

Subject:      Video disc
Date:         1996/12/03
X-Netcom-Date: Mon Dec 02  4:38:54 PM PST 1996

>For Sale Videeo Disc  Rca Selectavision
>$50 for all 
>Twist of fate
>steve Nicks
>ordinary people
>starting over
>Shenna Easton
>Foul play
>Rich and Famous
>Electric Light Orchestra
>Totally Go-gos
Melisa Manchaster
>six pack
>three stooges

Date: Wed, 4 Dec 1996 21:15:37 -0600 (CST)
To: (Tom Howe)
From: (David Potochick)
Subject: Re: CED Digest Vol. 1 No. 1

>From: (Neil Wagner)
>Subject: WTB: The Kids Are Alright CED
>Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 02:51:20 GMT
>Probably next to impossible to find this one.  I'm hoping someone
>has it and would be willing to sell.
>Thanks, Neil.

I do have this CED but I'm not willing to part with it..... I love it..... 
But, you can find it.... I found my copy at an antique mall.... I find a lot 
of CED's at Antique malls and Flea Markets..... Garage Sales are also good 
places... Missouri seems to be like a CED capitol of the world..... In the 
1970's everyone here bought CED's instead of tape machines.... At least 
thats what I hear....

Sorry I couldn't help you... But, keep looking  


Date: Thu, 05 Dec 1996 02:26:06 -0800
From: Tom Howe
Subject: Frozen Image in Tron


I noticed on side 2 of the movie Tron there is a mastering error where the same
image remains on screen for over a second, when it should exhibit rapid motion.
This occurs at 25 min. 26 sec. into side 2 just as Tron kneels down to assist
Flynn. I'm wondering if this occurs on all Tron CED's, or if RCA remastered the
disc to correct the error.
While you're looking for this, check out a couple of interesting Easter Eggs the
Disney film makers snuck into this movie. On side 2 from 21:45 to 21:48 a
likeness of Mickey Mouse can be seen on the terrain below the Solar Sailer, and
on side 1 from 45:58 to 46:05 the music from the arcade game Pac-Man can be
heard as Sark is shouting "Get Them!" On the letterboxed LaserDisc a small
Pac-Man can also be seen on Sark's display terminal, but this is cut off on the
Pan-and-Scan CED.

--Tom Howe

Date: Fri, 6 Dec 1996 13:23:37 -0500
Subject: CED'S

My collection of 1200 different CED titles, 750 duplicates, 200 extra discs,
at least 10 players, many extra parts, needles, remote controls, manuals,
etc. all for $5000.00.
Billy New
1155 Edith Drive
Daytona Beach, Fl. 32117
Ph#: 904 252-1783

From: (Neil Wagner)
Subject: Videodisc History, Part 1
Date: Sat, 07 Dec 1996 04:20:37 GMT

I was visiting my parents' house last weekend and ran across my old
Popular Science collection.  I paged through about half of them and
came across a few snippets about the development of videodiscs.  Over
the next few issues, I'll quote some of the things Popular Science

>From the February 1978 "What's New in Electronics" - 
   "Panasonic is the latest to show a video-disc player.  The disc is
    made of inexpensive plastic and will play an hour of color TV
    video on the Panasonic player.  Program material is needed before 
    it can be marketed."
   Next to the article is a picture of a woman holding a disc that 
   looks very much like a standard vinyl LP, and player about the 
   size of early VCR's, with a hinged door with a window taking up 
   the left-hand 2/3, two knobs near the front of the right-hand 2/3
   and a wood-grained appearance overall.  Seven rectangular knobs 
   are on the front of the unit, below the door.

>From the May 1978 "Look and Listen" - 
   "Two-hour video discs for a modified Philips/MCA player - now 
    slated for sale this year - will gradually change speed (from 1800

    to 600 rpm) as they play.  The variable-speed technique boosts 
    playing time, but eliminates freeze-frame, slow-motion, and    
    frame-identification features possible with the original 1800-rpm,

    single-sided, 30-minute video discs.  The updated player will 
    handle both disc types."

>From the June 1978 "What's News" -
   "Imminent introduction of video discs has been announced so many 
    times in the past few years that one is wary of taking another 
    such announcement too seriously.  But maybe this is it.  MCA 
    DiscoVision has established a manufacturing facility in Carson, CA

    to produce video discs for the optical video-disc system to be 
    introduced later this year, according to an announcement by 
    DiscoVision president John Findlater.  The video-disc player will 
    be made and sold by Magnavox.  MCA will sell only the discs."

More next week.  Neil -


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