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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD_player

A CD player is an electronic device that plays audio compact discs, which are a digital optical ... American inventor James T. Russell has been credited with inventing the first system to record digital information on an optical transparent foil that ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_disc

Compact disc (CD) is a digital optical disc data storage format released in 1982 and co-developed by Philips and Sony. The format was originally developed to store and play only sound recordings ... The first commercially available Audio CD player, the Sony CDP-101, was released October 1982 in Japan. Standard CDs ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Russell_(inventor)

James T. Russell (born 1931 in Bremerton, Washington) is an American inventor. He earned a ... In a CD, on the other hand, where a focused laser beam is used in ... Russell's disc offers playing time less than one minute of digital CD sound.

history-computer.com/ModernComputer/Basis/compact_disc.html

The first workable digital compact disc device, the precursor on now ubiquitous .... recent invention is a high-speed optical data recorder and player that has no ...

lowendmac.com/2014/history-of-the-compact-disc

May 1, 2014 ... The inventor of the compact disc (CD), the most popular medium in the world for playing back and storing music, is often disputed, as one ...

www.gizmodo.com.au/2012/08/the-history-of-the-compact-disc

Aug 17, 2012 ... The first CD player was the oh-so trendy Sony CDP-101 for the insane price of ... It was invented by Philips, Sony, Toshiba and Panasonic and ...

www.pcworld.com/article/2010810/the-cd-player-turns-30.html

Oct 1, 2012 ... Believe it or not, the first CD player was released on October 1, 1982. ... vindication of the laser as both an invention and a commercial product.

metaed.blogspot.com/2000/07/who-invented-cd-and-cd-rom.html

Jul 28, 2000 ... The CD and CD-ROM technology were invented in the mid-1960s ... In 1985 the Philips and Sony Corporations decided to make CD players, ...

www.philips.com/a-w/research/technologies/cd/cd-family.html

Almost all today's CD players can play these 8 cm discs. ... Which is why the CD- ROM (Read Only Memory) was developed and launched around 1985. Like the ...