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CED Digest Vol. 3 No. 13  •  3/28/1998


From: Bill Vermillion 
Subject: Re: CED Digest Vol. 3 No. 12
To: (Tom Howe)
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 12:08:27 -0500 (EST)

 CED Digest Vol. 3 No. 12  3/21/1998
> To: *CED Digest <>
> Subject: Videodisc History Part 19
> >From the January 1982 Popular Science column "Look and Listen"
> by William J. Hawkins

> Quick Looks
>   Videodisc players from Pioneer and RCA will have the CX
> noise-reduction system developed by CBS Technology Center
> built into them.  RCA will use CX for its stereo videodiscs,
> slated for introduction this year.  For audio LP discs, CX
> encoding-decoding cuts background surface noise while enab-
> ling playback on hi-fi systems not equipped with CX.

Just a comment on CX.    CBS introduced the CX technology as a way
to make better/quieter LP's.

I was at an AES show in NYC in late 1970's or early 1980's when the
showed this technology.   They had released, or test released a
couple of recordings using this technology.   CBS claimed it was
totally transparent and not noticeable.   

It was not transparent and was noticeable - at least for the
engineers and producers who made the records.  It was noticeable on
good equipment.   CBS took a thorough drubbing about this and
abandonded this for LPs.

Considering that soundtracks for films were lower in quality and
limited in range, this never presented a major problem there, at
least none that I'm aware of.

CX was also designed to be 'compatible' eg playable without serious
object on non-CX systems.  Dolby and dbx, both being companding
technologys sound bad on systems with no decoding.  Dolby was at
least listenable, dbx was attrocious.  We have 48 channels of dbx
in our two 24-track rooms.  It was okay there, but certainly not
destined for the consumer marketplace.

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Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 15:03:38 -0400
From: Rod Whisner 
Subject: auction announcement

Could you please post this auction notice for a Hitachi CED VIP 2000 and
over 75 disc titles.
The auction can be accessed at:
Thank you for your help!  Feel free to contact us with the information
below if you have any questions.
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From: "Video Trading Co." 
To: <>
Subject: subscribe
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 15:28:24 -0500

I have available for sale nearly 4500 RCA CED's,  new and used.
Asking $10,000. Includes 50 or more SJT and SKT 090's and 100's.
Most players should work butmost will need belts. 

From: Beaumontj 
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 16:08:47 EST
Subject: Re: skipping problems

I have a RCA SGT 200 and five or six CEDs. It seems like they play fine for
about ten or fifteen minutes and then start skipping. I haven't played them to
the end so I don't know if the skipping continues, but it does seem to happen
with every disk I own. I assume the problem is the player. Anything I can do
to fix it? Thanks.


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