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CED Digest Vol. 6 No. 2  •  1/13/2001


20 Years Ago In CED History:

January 14, 1981:
* U.S. President Jimmy Carter delivers farewell speech to the nation
focusing on the issues of: "The threat of nuclear destruction, our
stewardship of the physical resources of our planet, and the preeminence
of the basic rights of human beings."

January 15, 1981:
* "Hill Street Blues" TV series premiers on NBC.

January 16, 1981:
* British character actor Bernard Lee dies at the age of 73. He played
spy chief "M" on the James Bond CED titles "Dr. No" through "Moonraker."
* Jimmy Carter submits his final State of the Union message in writing
to Congress assessing the nation as sound, but warning that the problems
of unemployment, inflation, the energy shortage, and challenges from
Russia were yet to be solved.
* Future CED titles in widespread theatrical release: Altered States,
Stardust Memories.

January 20, 1981:
* Ronald Reagan takes oath as 40th President of the United States.
* Iran frees 52 U.S. hostages after 444 days in captivity.

Date: Mon Jan 08 05:08:13 2001
Subject: ced player an 84 discs for sale
From: homer j simpson <w-corleone>

Hey tom I have came to a point in my life when I would think about
selling my ced player and everything I have to go with it.  On one hand
discs are cheap for the player, but if I go with a newwer format like
laserdisc or DVD most of the titles wouldn't be available.  anywho I am
offering up for sale my RCA SJT 400 player, a new stylus installed + a
spare stylus, and 84 discs, about 78 movies some are 2 disc sets.  I am
asking $400.00 and I will pay for shipping to anywhere in the lower 48
states.  it is up for auction on EBAY now and there is the option to buy
it now.

From: "colint" <cclark>
To: <>
Subject: over 600 videodiscs listed at Yahoo Auctions
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 21:53:41 -0600

I've listed a choice out auction consisting of over 600 CEDs, some still
shrinkwrapped, at Yahoo Auctions. If you are interested, it is available

Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 04:50:57 -0500
From: "Tom Howe"<>
Subject: 2001 Consumer Electronics Show
To: <>

Hello All:

In contrast to the 1981 CES, where RCA was one of the most notable
exhibitors, Thomson (RCA) was not present at this show. CES is actually
looking more like a computer show, as more consumer electronics products
become PC and web enabled. The most notable thing in video is the
potential battle between Digital VHS and Recordable DVD. It will be
interesting to see if the disc wins this time. For complete information
on the 2001 CES visit the TechTV web site:

They also have a history of the CES on their site, but unfortunately
don't mention CED in 1981:


Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 22:40:09 -0800
From: Tom Howe <>
Subject: J/K Function Motors Now Available

Hello All:

Now available for purchase via the CED Magic web site are replacement
function motors for J/K CED players, a part that has been unavailable
from the major parts suppliers for several years. Complete installation
instruction are available at this URL: --Tom ------------------------------------------------------------------------ From: "Tony@Electronics Inc." <farful> To: <> Subject: SJT 100 wont load Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2001 05:35:59 -0500 I have this model SJT100 unit that will not load,the load motor never spins or engages at all-if you push the switch that should activate the load motor nothing happens-the motor works if you supply external DC..has anyone had any experience with this? this unit is in nearly mint condition,I would really like to repair it. Any help greatly appreciated-Tony


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