An Archive Of Movie Madness

 Upson pulling CED VideoDiscs at The Archive. (Thomas Breen photos)

Upson pulling CED VideoDiscs at The Archive. (Thomas Breen photos)

Friday, August 18, 2017 - Brandon Upson lifted an LP-sized plastic case of Clint Eastwood’s 1965 Western For A Few Dollars More as he explained the brief history of the CED VideoDisc.

“This is the last analog format,” he said, recalling all the time and money that the electronics company RCA supposedly invested in developing a disc-shaped video format that could be read physically with a stylus. The CED was phenomenally unsuccessful, and RCA discontinued production of the discs and their players in the mid-1980s, just a few years after they went to market.

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