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CED Digest Vol. 5 No. 28  •  7/15/2000


From: "Peter Veach" <pete>
To: <>
Subject: RE: CED Digest Vol. 5 No. 27
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2000 10:28:04 -0500
Importance: Normal

>Hi there folks, I was surfing a popular auction house which shall remain
>nameless, and I found some movies that were for sale that were made by
>something called "DISCO VISION" are those the same as CED's or is this
>anouther video format that Was not verry popular?  any information can be
>emailed to me at W-CORLEONE@JUNO.COM

These are early laserdiscs. 
They play only in laserdisc players.


From: ThreeDeKen
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2000 15:30:47 EDT
Subject: Viewing back "Issues"

If possible, I would like to view and/or print a copy of back issues of the 
CED Digest.  If that is possible, how do I go about doing so?


From: PennimanT
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2000 16:38:11 EDT
Subject: Removing disc

I cannot re-insert the cover to activate the disc removal function.  There 
seems to be a blockage of the left corner of the slot.  I have removed the 
top cover and am perplexed. Tom in Rye NY Any suggestions would be helpful

From: KatGlen1
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2000 16:51:23 EDT
Subject: Re: CED Digest Vol. 5 No. 27

Re: Vinyl Video

Tom, you didn't tell us if you placed your order yet!?!


Date: Sun Jul 09 16:56:29 2000
From: StereoBoy
Subject: Re: CED Digest Vol. 5 No. 27
To: <>

Regarding the question about DiscoVision: DiscoVision is just LaserDiscs - 
DiscoVision was the name MCA/Universal used for both the format, the software 
label and the company that developed the LaserDisc format with Philips N.V. 

Ty C. :-)

Date: Sun, 09 Jul 2000 20:34:50 -0500
From: Pat Jankowiak <vaxhackery>
Organization: DEFBOO.CMD /countermeasures div.
To: Tom Howe <>
Subject: Re: RCA SelectaVision VideoDisc FAQ

Fair Radio Sales in Lima, OH, had a large number of these discs, and I
think a few players. They were inexpensively priced 2 years ago as I
recall, and no one was byuing, but they never throw anything away, so
check it! 
see for more, or to contact them. These are not in
the online or print catalog. 

I used to repair these players when I worked for Interstate Electric
in Dallas texas. There was no training and I had to learn it on my
own. If I may interject, the capacitance was sensed by the effect of
its variation upon the frequency of an oscillator operating in the 900
MHz region, and the oscillator was located in the 'tonearm', which is
actually a tray with some RF circuitry inside that moved linearly
across the disc. 

good luck.

From: "DEFAULT1" <autoamerican>
To: <>
Subject: caddy care and disc cleaning
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 16:04:34 -0700

hello from a (sort-of) CED newbie!
i had one of these a LONG time ago, but only had a few discs and then quite 
frankly lost interest in it once I got my laserdisc player.  i only recently 
got back into collecting them again.
i have a few tips for collectors:
FIXING LABELS ON CADDIES - a lot of the discs I've bought off ebay have parts 
of the caddy label pulled back and crumpled in a triangle shape, but if you 
gently work the tear back in place with your finger, you can see that the 
paper wasn't torn OFF, just crumpled back.  if you use a bit of white glue 
on your finger and rub it over the tear once it's back in place, it holds 
perfectly and dries clear.  then take a q-tip with alcohol on it to remove 
the excess glue around where the tear was fixed.  works almost every time, 
and can't make it any WORSE even if it's not perfect.
CLEANING DISCS - i had one disc that skipped CONSTANTLY throughout the movie, 
and even using the page mode method didn't help matters.  i decided i had 
nothing to lose, so i got a little daring on this one.  i took the disc out of 
the caddy, CAREFULLY, and wiped it down with a soft 100% cotton tissue soaked 
in a 91% isopropyl alcohol/9% distilled water solution (you can buy at your 
local grocery store for about $0.75, sometimes called "INJECTION PREPARATION" 
since that's what doctors use on your arm).  i use the same thing to clean my 
ultra-filthy LPs and it's perfect.
NOW I KNOW that this will remove any remaining silicone on the disc surface 
which will shorten the stylus life, but after doing this the disc not only 
stopped skipping but it improved the video quality dramatically.  if this is 
a movie you watch a LOT, i'd put it on tape and then display the caddy since 
this disc without the coating will shorten stylus life, but i have only watched 
this disc once since then (about 6 months ago) so playing it once in a while 
shouldn't cause a problem at all.
as for replacing the silicone coating: i have a spray bottle of emulsified 
silicone which is used to protect LPs and record needles from wear: Tom, do 
you think the same thing could be applied?  reply if you've got any ideas

From: ChadBeaky
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 23:29:10 EDT
Subject: Re: CED Digest Vol. 5 No. 26

Hi I have a 100w that plays but has no audio. What is the cause? Stylus is ok

From: "James S. Barr" <stanleybarr>
Subject: RCA Selectavision Videodisc Collector's Guide
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2000 23:36:28 CDT

Greetings again!

I just got my RCA Videodisc Collector's guide that Tom put together.  
Interesting guide!  Good work Tom



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