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First post, by ncmark

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Totally not related to computers, but just curious if anyone remembers the old RCA selectavision CED disks.
Every once in a while find myself reading up on them.
Interesting idea, but It was a terrible format that really killed RCA.
There are still people collecting them to this day (three decades later).

Reply 1 of 2, by Errius

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It arrived in the early 80s and so had to compete with video tapes, laserdiscs and CDs. If it had come out a decade earlier it would probably have succeeded.

“I like to dissect PCs. Don't you know I'm utterly insane?"

Reply 2 of 2, by ncmark

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Yeah I know what they are - we had one.
I was toying with the idea of an analogy between collecting old computers versus old CED disks (when so many better alternatives are available to the latter
The difference is - the people collecting CED disks are basically nuts at this point, whereas people collecting computers are not (LOL)