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  1. 1 point
    kamakazi20012

    Old VCRs and copy protection.

    I don't own any CEDs or players, sadly. All that stuff got ransacked when mom passed away in 1998. Her funeral was in another town at least 4 hours away from where she lived. Before I could get back to retrieve some things someone one broke in the house and took some items then destroyed what they couldn't take. But, yes, CEDs are the record-like videodiscs. I owned 7 players. Three of them were SJT-100 mono models, 1 was an older SGT-100. It wasn't self-loading. I had two SJT-200 stereo models and an SGT-200 which was also a stereo model but lacked the self-loading mech. All of them played very well for their age. My personal player was one of the SJT-100. The other three just like it came from my grandmother, my aunt that lived with us, and my cousin. All of which were put under my grandmother's bed to be forgot about. I finally got brave and asked about them shortly before my mother passed. Dust city but they still functioned. The movies combined from all family members totaled over 1,000 titles, some were duplicates so if one didn't want to play I had other copies that did. My family always wondered if there was a way to clean them so they would play better. I spent years trying various methods. One method I discovered did clean them where they would play again but it also removed the oil coating that protected both the disc and the stylus during playback. I ruined a needle just playing a disc after I cleaned it. I found a somewhat solution to that problem when my grandmother's sowing machine oil spilled on a disc I just cleaned. I wiped off what I could but it spread all over the disc surface. It offered protection, and the discs did play, but the spin slung any excess oil all over the inside of the player. Imagine that mess. It did save a movie I had that refused to play that was the only one like it, without a duplicate, in that collection. I never shared my findings with any one. I'd love to get my hands on an RCA player and some CEDs again. Great animated films on those things.
  2. 1 point
    Arenafoot

    Atari VCS/2600 carts

    I need to place an order with you..... one of these days when I get some extra money. This will fill in alot of my holes!
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