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CED Digest Vol. 6 No. 21  •  5/26/2001


Those of you who have been visiting CED Magic for a long time may
remember it was originally on a University web server before being moved
to Teleport Internet Services in early 1996, where the home page became:

In 1997 the site got its own domain with the home page becoming:

To date, the site has been accessible via either of these urls, but
mergers in the ISP industry mean the Teleport domain is scheduled to be
shut down on May 28. First Teleport was sold to and more
recently OneMain merged with EarthLink. I've already copied the site
over to EarthLink, but they will only provide access via the address. In theory, the transition should be transparent,
but there could be a short period of time when is
unavailable. The email addresses,,
and will continue to work.

20 Years Ago In CED History:

May 27, 1981:
* Philip Habib, U.S. special envoy to the Middle East returns to
Washington, D.C. after a three week diplomatic mission to Jerusalem,
Damascus, and Beirut intended to defuse conflict in the region.

May 28, 1981:
* Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski, the Roman Catholic primate of Poland, dies
at age 79.

May 29, 1981:
* Negotiators for some 160,000 members of the United Mine Workers in the
East and Midwest approve a new 40-month contract ending a strike that
began on March 27.
* Future CED title in widespread theatrical release: Outland.

May 30, 1981:
* Ziaur Rahman, president of Bangladesh, is assassinated in the port
city of Chittagong; a number of his aides and bodyguards are also slain
during the military coup.

May 31, 1981:
* Gilles Villeneuve wins the Monaco Grand Prix (CED), a race in which
only seven of twenty starters finish due to crashes.

June 1, 1981:
* An army rebellion in Bangladesh collapses after 48 hours, and its
leader, Major General Muhammed Abdul Manzur, is killed soon after being

June 2, 1981:
* Lindsay Thompson is named premier of Australia's state of Victoria,
replacing Rupert Harner, who resigned.

From: "Perry, Luke" <Luke.Perry>
Subject: Wanted:  Rush Exit Stage Left CED
Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 10:19:46 -0600

If anyone has this CED please let me know.  Also wanted other rock music
videos by Devo, The Tubes, The Beatles, and ELO.


Luke Perry

Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 00:37:27 -0400
From: "Kenneth A. deGruchy, Jr." <kdegru>
Subject: Need tech advice on the SJT-200 poor low freq video response.

I recently started using my  RCA SJT-200 player after perhaps 3 years of
inactivity.  It plays discs correctly but now I am clearly noticing a
video problem.  For the fellow technicians in our group I hope that one
of you may be able to suggest what component to check to solve a rather
prominent low frequency roll-off occuring in the video output.  This can
be most prominently observed when white titles on on the screen with a
black background.  Normally this would indicate that some electrolytic
coupling and maybe some decoupling capacitors are starting to loose
thier capacity and are not passing A.C. satisfactorilly.
I do not have any service literature on this machine so I really do not
know where to begin looking.  Any advice from any of you who have
cleaned up this kind of problem?
Also would love to obtain a copy of the schematics/block diagrams for
this deck if some kind soul would be willing to copy them for me.

Thanks for taking the time to respond if you can offer some advice.


Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 21:41:09 -0800
From: Tom Howe <>
Subject: Hitachi/Realistic/Sears Stylus Cartridges

Hello All:

I'm getting more email from collectors trying to find stylus cartridges
for the Hitachi OEM players and thought some discussion of this would be
in order. I haven't purchased a Hitachi cartridge for some time, but
with some persistence, they are still available from Radio Shack at
800-843-7422. Success in dealing with them depends on whether the
representative you get is really interested in helping, and how well you
describe the part you are looking for. It seems describing the part as
"the cartridge for the Realistic CED-1 VideoDisc player" is the best way
to proceed, although it's useful to have the 16-301 player model number
handy. And as a further backup the CT-0313 or CT0313 Radio Shack part
numbers for the stylus cartridge can be used.

If anyone has had success in finding the Hitachi cartridges elsewhere,
I'm sure many on the list would be interested in the information.



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