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Remembering Capacitance Electronic Disc (CED)

  1. Dec 27, 2011 #1

    dlgoff

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    The TMC channel is showing "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" which brings back the memory of RCAs Capacitance Electronic Disc. Anyone remember these?

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/ed/Ced_cart2.jpg/670px-Ced_cart2.jpg [Broken]

    The first "video disk" I ever purchased/watched was:

    $%28KGrHqF,!hcE1iIvgPizBNho2!Jp8g~~_3.JPG
     
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  3. Dec 28, 2011 #2

    Curious3141

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    No, here in Singapore we kind of "jumped" over CEDs to LaserDiscs immediately.

    Cool piece of nostalgia though.

    After LDs, we went to Video CDs (whose quality was marginally worse than LD) which lasted for a while, then Super Video CDs enjoyed a very brief stint in the limelight before being crushed by the DVD Video specification. Of course, it's all Blu Ray now.
     
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