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CED Digest Vol. 4 No. 19  •  5/15/1999


Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 12:34:50 -0700
Subject: Fwd: RCA on the rebound?

Hello All:

RCA (actually Thomson) held a dealer conference in Las Vegas last week,
the first such meeting since the CED days.  The success of DSS seems to
have given the company the incentive to be an innovator again, as
evidenced by their announcement of the Lyra MP3 player and Web Enhanced
TVs (ETVs). They also showed some other interesting new products like a
Five DVD changer. Etown has a three part series on the meeting, with some
product photographs at this URL:


From: Peter.Foret
Subject: CED Disc Pressing
Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 16:35:05 -0500

	Being relatively new to the CED format and only being aware of it's
existence back in those days; I have a question I have not seen answered
anywhere. I was just recently made aware that CBS/Fox opened it's own disc
pressing facility to produce the titles released under their label (the
featured disc of this month). Did RCA's abandonment of the format in August of
'86 mean that CBS/Fox could not continue to stamp discs or was it decided that
CED production was no longer economically feasible? 
	Pioneer did much the same with DiscoVision when they opened their own
LD pressing plant and continued to support the format even after MCA
DiscoVision went bankrupt. Pioneer, however, also made some of the early
players at MCA DiscoVision's request as well as stamped some DiscoVision titles
in their Japanese plant.
	Thanks for the great web site and all of the new information that you
continue to post on the site. I really like the vintage pictures of the RCA
employees in the plant.



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