SJT-098, parts needed
About the RCA Laser Disc Player SJT-098. I contacted RCA and they no longer have this model and can\'t get the parts needed to fix it. I was wondering if there is a comparable player where I can play my selectavision video discs. Your response will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Frank.
In response to the question from Frank Gilsenan about the RCA SJT-098, the main problem is that it is not a laserdisc player. Selectavision Videodisc players were made before laserdisc.
You need to look for a C.E.D. Player, which stands for Capacitance Electronic Disc. Those discs are basically a very fine grooved LP record that is contained in a plastic caddy.
They are played with a very fine needle, and like phonograph records, they would jump and skip after numerous playings. This early disc system was only around for a few years, from about 1979 to 1984.
The later and more deluxe models offered stereo sound. When VCRS became more affordable, the format was dropped. There are a number of collectors on the web, and a used machine shouldn\'t be too hard to find. Try putting â€C.E.D.â€ in your search engine. They also turn up in thrift shops and flea markets.