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CED Digest Vol. 5 No. 14  •  4/8/2000


Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2000 11:20:01 -0500
From: David Potochick <potochdj>
Subject: Vinyl Video
To: Tom Howe <>

Is the vinyl video thing for real or is it a joke??? I think it would be great
if they could do this with vinyl... Then they could also have cassette tape
video, Reel to reel video... 8 track video... Wire recorder video... I'm just
curious if it's true and if it could be done...


From: Peter.Foret
Subject: RE: CED Digest Vol. 5 No. 13
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 13:34:05 -0500 

Hi Tom,

I too saw the posting for the Laserfilm player. I tried to get one from the
liquidator a couple of years ago but had no luck contacting him through email.
They may have been scrapped already.

I talked with a former RCA CED engineer who was hired by McDonnell Douglas
after RCA discontinued player manufacture. It seems they hired a few former RCA
engineers to help with their development of the Laserfilm format due to
similarities of the format and RCA's success in getting it to work.

Many were sold on the Internet as special CAV only LD players when the buyers
could not get them to work. The prevailing use for them seems to have been for
military purposes; especially in flight simulators. I did see one posted on
eBay a while back with a disc. It had aerial photos on it. The seller did not
know what it was used for. However, I did not bid.


Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2000 14:34:45 -0800
From: Tom Howe <>
Subject: Bad Movies on CED

Hello All:

The current featured CED is "Megaforce," which ranks No. 98 among the 100 
worst movies of all time according to the Internet Movie Database. I picked 
this title because to me it's one of those movies that's so bad it's good. I'm 
curious what others consider the absolute worst movie on CED. I don't really 
have a definite title myself, although I've never gotten around to watching 
"The Lonely Lady," which at No. 73 is the lowest ranking CED in the IMDb 
Bottom 100.



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