Sunday Things - obsolete video edition

posted in Links by Cargo Cult on Sunday February 19 2017

Are you following Techmoan? You probably ought to be - a northern gadget nut who's been acquiring, repairing and documenting all sorts of weird and wonderful old bits of home entertainment systems. Most of which I've never heard of before...

Retro tech: The RCA CED Videodisc

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Retro tech: The RCA CED Videodisc - an unlikely contemporary of the LaserDisc, the CED was conceived of in the 1960s but only made it to market in the early 1980s. Involving vinyl discs read using a stylus, I've yet to see the analogue media enthusiasts claim it's somehow purer and better than those poxy digital Blu-Rays...

VHD - The forgotten 1980s Videodisc

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VHD - The forgotten 1980s Videodisc - and if the CED was obscure enough, Japan had its own, similar system named VHD. Still using a stylus and the same capacitative effects as the CED, but without the grooves - this was almost vaguely successful for a time.

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