What is a CED player? Is the quality better than VHS or Laserdisc?

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  1. NathanP

    NathanP Supporting Actor

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    In my effort to buy a laserdisc player, I came across "CED" players.
    Are these just regular VCD players or what?
    What's the quality compared to?
    Thanks,
    Nathan
     
  2. Wayne Bundrick

    Wayne Bundrick Cinematographer

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    Someone who's been into home theater longer than I have can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think CED was before laserdisc and it was not a successful product. Don't buy a CED player unless you're into collecting antique consumer electronics flops.
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  3. Shawn McBride

    Shawn McBride Stunt Coordinator

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    Nathan,
    CED (Videodisc) is a video format that died in the mid-late 80's. It's a really clunky technology, kind of like storing a movie on a record.
    I've still got my parents old CED player. I bought some movies cheap on Ebay a while back and I plug it in every now and then when I get nostalgic. The first movie I ever rented from the video store was a Superman CED. [​IMG]
    Check out CEDmagic.com for everything there is to know about CED's.
     

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