NFL Football Virtual Library - Images and information on the major components

NFL Football - Parts and Operating Manual / Schematics (41 pages)
NFL Football - Modification Kit No. 1
NFL Football - Modification Kit No. 3
NFL Football - Miscellaneous Service Bulletins from 12/1983 - 01/1984
NFL Football - DIP Switch Settings

NFL Football - ROM Images (Audio Only)



( NFL Football uses CED VideoDisc, not laserdisc. )

Compatible CED VideoDisc Player - RCA SJT400

RCA SJT400 - Service Manual (76 pages)
RCA SJT400 - Service Manual Addendum (2 pages)

Two discs were produced for NFL Football.  The first disc, in a white caddy, has the San Diego Chargers vs. the Los Angeles Raiders.  The second disc, in a blue-gray caddy, has the Dallas Cowboys vs. the Washington Redskins.

CED VideoDisc Information - CED stands for Capacitance Electronic Disc, which refers to the method used to encode the video and audio information on the disc surface.  Capacitance can be defined as the ability of two adjacent conductors to store electric charge, and in the CED system these adjacent conductors are the carbon-loaded disc and the thin titanium electrode deposited on the diamond stylus.  The mathematical formula for capacitance contains several variables, but with the CED system these variables are all constant except one... the distance between the electrode and the surface of the disc immediately under it.  Within the grooves on the disc surface are microscopic peaks and valleys, several times smaller than the diamond stylus, which rides smoothly on the crests of several adjacent peaks.  But the electrode is much smaller than the stylus, so the distance between the electrode and disc surface is constantly changing as peaks and valleys pass underneath.  This varying distance produces a varying capacitance, from which the audio/video signals are eventually decoded by the player's signal processing circuitry.  For more information on this CED VideoDisc player, check out Tom Howe's CED Magic website and his CED FAQ.



See the manufacturer's Service Bulletins which address:
• disc player operation, maintenance, and shipping lockdown
• self-test unavailability
• display monitor vertical roll
• ROM updates
• electrical shorting with the PCB shield plate

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