CED player

Mike Matei / February 27th, 2010

The strangest of all obsolete video formats!


  • JasonsMinion

    April 9, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Ha! That is like THE most primitive you can get!

  • BuffaloBalls

    April 10, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    yeah… true frankensteiner… (oh and nice drums, james)

  • Baby_Mank

    April 11, 2010 at 5:54 am

    The disk inside is actually a vinyl, which explains the odd skipping during the movie.

  • theguyinyourhead

    April 17, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    wow no wonder it didnt catch on yikes

  • Lorelai

    April 21, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    It’s kinda smart, don’t you think? Not touching the movie? I mean, dirt and scratches have more then onces destroyed precious CD’s and computer games of mine, so … but the size 0.o Gosh. Laserdisk was cool, but, this, … not really.

  • bacondude1985

    April 25, 2010 at 5:22 am

    Thanks for the lesson on capacitance disks and how they work ugly creepy guy who looks like Napoleon 😀 Seriously the camera cut away and then cut back and you appeared. Are you a wizard? lol

    • nammm3

      April 2, 2014 at 1:34 am

      LOL! Exactly what I thought!

  • StabbyMcStab

    April 27, 2010 at 1:02 am

    I’m a film nerd so I collect all this shit. I’ve got tons of VHS, beta, LD and CEDs. You can open a CED, there’s two little buttons on the top corners, you just need something to stick in there like a pen or something to push them down then pull the tray out. It looks like a laserdisc but it’s black, not silver. I have a copy of The Beast Within on CED I just got signed by Paul Clemens. He was amazed that anyone even owned one, so amazed he took a picture of it, lol.

  • gunnarb77

    May 4, 2010 at 9:58 am

    this is some cool shit

  • retrogamegirl

    May 5, 2010 at 3:07 am

    Nice review! Makes me wanna get one of those CED player thingies soon.

    Do a review on Super 8mm movies next!!! I’m starting to collect
    old horror films on Super 8. Definitely something to look into.

  • Brutal

    May 5, 2010 at 3:18 am

    I like this one.

  • Stealthbear

    May 30, 2010 at 9:23 am

    WHO THE FUCK IS WITH YOU (not motherfucker mike)

  • June 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    if you want more information on the format, i would suggest http://www.cedmagic.com/

  • Sinima

    July 11, 2010 at 4:38 am

    i have one lol

  • July 20, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    My parents had one. We rented a kids movie and someone had mixed the inside movie for American Warewolf instead and it freaked us out!

  • outlaw

    July 24, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    that thing is in some sort of caddy, there should be a way you could release the internal chamber if you can figure out what that lever actualy is doing. it should be sliding somthing over, or mabe pushing on somthing and locking the internal part into place so you can slide the caddy out. shouldnt be to hard to figure out so you can show us what the inside of this thing looks like.

  • August 9, 2010 at 3:21 am

    THIS ONE, I had not heard of. Fuck that shit.

    I thought it was almost like an old floppy disk at first, with the lock, but then it came out and it was all over.

  • September 28, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    What was that?? I’ve nener seen it and I am old enoght to say I watch Betas at my friends place…

  • kawamura2

    October 18, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    yeah, those are basically vinyl record movies! I think the idea is awesome. Who would have thought you could get images on vinyl? From what I understand, the image is close to DVD quality, and definitely better than VHS and possibly Betamax. I read that the CED is read by a needle similar to a vinyl record needle. I love the whole concept, and if I can ever, i will buy a player and some CEDs.

  • DannyD

    October 30, 2010 at 5:16 am

    At least there’s not a “wrong lever”.

  • Actraiser

    June 6, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    wow & I thought ive seen all the old wierd shit

  • EmperorBubba

    June 27, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    lol at the random guy just appearing in the background D:

  • SPF15

    August 16, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    My family actually had one of those as a kid and I was pretty sure we were the only people who had the only one in existence cause anytime I would describe it to my friends they just thought I was crazy. I don’t think we have the player anymore but we still got all the movies in a closet somewhere.

    Some things not mentioned in the video was, if I remember correctly, these were double sided so like half way through the movie you would have to stick the case back in and flip it over to finish watching it. Also kind of like how you would get two VHS tapes if it was a longer movie sometimes you got two CEDs for a whole movie, but they weren’t even that long. Like I think we have The Karate Kid and that’s split on two CEDs, but I’d have to check to be sure.

  • Firewall_Philip_Hanan

    October 25, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Like a giant floppy disk. Strangely enough, PS3 games were originally going to be on disks like the CED disks. But since UMDs failed, Sony scrapped the concept.

  • DonSkiver

    November 16, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    CEDs are basically video vinyl records. Its a pretty neat concept really.

  • vgamer567

    April 6, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    it looks like a giant goddamn floppy disk!

  • June 21, 2013 at 1:13 am

    I thought it was funny how at first it was just Mike and James, and then half way through out of nowhere Bootsy is just standing there behind them.

  • October 27, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    I saw the player at a Goodwill once. Thanks to James, I knew what it was.

  • October 19, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    wasnt anyone else freaked out that suddenly there was a third guy just standing there?

  • DavySprocket

    May 13, 2015 at 2:39 am

    To everyone wondering who the third guy is, his name is Ryan. He’s appeared in a few of the more recent Cinemassacre videos, but he’s a pretty rare sight. I think he’s mostly a behind-the-scenes guy. Mike says he designed the Cinemassacre website, among other things.

    • DavySprocket

      February 28, 2016 at 3:46 am

      Well he’s not such a rare sight anymore, but that’s fine. I like having him around.

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