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CED Digest Vol. 3 No. 6  •  2/6/1998


From: ESmith1711
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 12:55:23 EST
Subject: Wanted

I need an empty case for return of the jedi disc two, my case got cracked and
the player will not take it, will also consider a case with a bad disc. also
looking for ANY cheap james bond discs, will buy or trade . Gene

Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 15:55:04 -0600 (CST)
From: Drew Atari Fuehring 
To: Tom Howe <>
Subject: Looking for a certain CED

I was wondering if anyone could tell me if a movie starring Willie Nelson
called "Red Headed Stranger" was ever put out on CED....If anyone knows
where I could pick this up please let me know....I have some CEDs to trade
if anyone is interested and has this movie....

Let me know....THANX, DREW 

Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 15:28:45 -0800
From: Neil Wagner 
To: *CED Digest <>
Subject: Videodisc History, Part 14

>From the May 1981 Popular Science magazine "Look and
Listen" column by William J. Hawkins -

Here comes the flood
  Sit back, relax, clean your glasses--your eyes are
in for a real workout for the next few years.  That's
the message from the major home-electronics manufac-
turers, and they're saying it with a whole new gene-
ration of video equipment.  Hold onto your popcorn,
but what you watch--and where you watch it--may never
be the same.
  First example:  videodiscs.  Within the year, all
three major formats (Philips, RCA, VHD) will be avail-
able; more than a dozen makers and major distributors
have already chosen up sides as to which format they'll
be using.  The latest, but by no means the least or
last, is from Panasonic.  It's a VHD system that uses a
grooveless record (like the Philips system) for video
information.  Result:  first-run color movies with
stereo sound from (compared to tape) an inexpensive
record.  It has special effects soch as slow motion,
freeze frame, reverse, and fast motion.  And it's
equipped with a microprocessor for programming.  You
can instruct the player to show you specific sections
of a disc, and in any order.  That feature will be use-
ful on future instructional discs, for example.

  [The article goes on to discuss projection and hand-
held TV's as well as a combined video camera/recorder
for taking your own home movies.]

  [Accompanying the article was a picture of the
mentioned Panasonic VHD player.  It appears to be quite
similar in size to the early CED players and even has
a small door on top for access to something inside--no
stylus with this format, though.  There's a VHD disc
beside the player and it appears about eight inches
square and three-quarters of an inch thick.]

Quick Looks
  Three new videodiscs, two from MCA and one from OPA,
get the most out of the Philips optical disc players.
OPA's "How to Watch Pro Football" is interactive--you
select chapter numbers to learn different aspects of
the game.  A stereo track on one chapter lets you listen
to either the offensive or defensive coach.  "The Blues
Brothers" is all stereo.  Although the two channels
could have been emphasized more--especially for the
incredible car-chase scenes in the movie--stereo sound
really adds to the fun of watching a movie at home.
"Cheech and Chong's Next Movie" is recorded using the
extended-play mode (one hour a side).  All went well
except for a 20-minute span an one side.  Occasionally,
the disc jumped back so you'd see a scene again.  That
one needs a bit more work.

Neil -

From: (John O'Connell)
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 19:15:45 -0500
Subject: CED

I have CED's for sale.

Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 17:15:13 -0800 (PST)
From: Jesse Skeen 
To: Tom Howe <>
Subject: Re: CED Digest Vol. 3 No. 5

Quick question- why did MCA start making CEDs when they went almost 
exclusively with laserdisc since the beginning? Also has anyone noticed 
that the music played over the Universal logo at the beginning of "Smokey 
and the Bandit" is the opening logo music used on the old Discovision 
laserdiscs? Was that in the theatrical version, or just someone's subtle 
way of protesting having to master movies for this format?

From: LLP33
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 21:57:02 EST
Subject: rca/dvd/vhs/ced

the dvd will not replace Vhs it is replacing Laser Discs.

Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 23:07:08 -0600
From: Geoff Oltmans 
To: Tom Howe <>
Subject: CED Player Modification

> Has anyone ever tried to get Separated Y/C output from a CED player? On the
> silkscreen for the motherboard on the Hitachi player I have suggests it
> might be possible.


Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 15:17:50 -0500 (EST)
From: return 
To: Tom Howe <>
Subject: Re: CED Digest Vol. 3 No. 5

    Guys, remember about a year ago we were talking about the mastering
error on the Tron disc, where there is a 1-2 sec still frame 
where there should be motion..
   Well, I've found another one. There is one on "Butterflies are Free"
with Goldie Hawn when she is talking to the actor who plays the blind guy
in the scene. I think its some where right at say either 32 or 34 or 36
min mark on side one of the disc. Goldie is talking to the man when you
get a freeze frame for atleast 1 sec or more.
   Just though I would see who else may have caught this one too??



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