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 Post subject: WH Smith Cable Jukebox discs
PostPosted: 23 Oct 2015, 08:47 
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Recently acquired, looking into dB I see 2 entries :
Disc 2 : 12:86:92
Disc 3 : 12:86:93

Anyone aware if many existed, or any other info ?
Haven't seen them a lot around
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 Post subject: Re: WH Smith Cable Jukebox discs
PostPosted: 23 Oct 2015, 11:37 
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Nice grab :thumbup: .

There were a few & all pressed by PDO I believe.

Had a few pass through my hands over a number of years, all had the same tracks on both sides & all did play but every one of them did show the dreaded rot - very mild on some but others varied with a couple quite bad.

Only got one now - Cable Jukebox, The [08:91:1] - & it still plays, one side though plays better than the other.

Not sure how many were issued but there will be others here who will be able to provide more info on that I would expect.

Hope your discs are good players..... what tracks are featured on the discs you have? Also is the CABLE JUKEBOX label an overlay on a DIAMOND TIME Ltd label as if memory serves me I think most if not all of the ones I had were like that?

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 Post subject: Re: WH Smith Cable Jukebox discs
PostPosted: 23 Oct 2015, 12:26 
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Have a few of these in my collection. Got them years ago from some a Ebay seller.
No idea where he got them from!

They are very old and likelihood of rot is therefore very high.
From memory the ones I own seemed to play ok last time I tested them.
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 Post subject: Re: WH Smith Cable Jukebox discs
PostPosted: 23 Oct 2015, 16:23 
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Mine plays fine, no rot, but quite old idd, I expect around 1988, I am not sure if WH Smith, The Cable Jukebox, Praxis and Diamond Time are all the same..
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PostPosted: 10 Jan 2021, 10:49 
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Took me a while to add then but if you have more details on some of them, update away :-)

https://www.lddb.com/search.php?search=smith+cable&sort=title

W H Smith Cable Jukebox Disc 1 [???]
W H Smith Cable Jukebox Disc 2 [???]
W H Smith Cable Jukebox Disc 3 [12.86.93]
W H Smith Cable Jukebox Disc 5 (1986) [12.86.95]

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 Post subject: Re: WH Smith Cable Jukebox discs
PostPosted: 10 Jan 2021, 14:54 
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Are these tied in with the very same W H Smith shops?

Or 'Wuh-huh Smiths' as I used to call them as a young pup.
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 Post subject: Re: WH Smith Cable Jukebox discs
PostPosted: 10 Jan 2021, 16:11 
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edwin240170 wrote:
Mine plays fine, no rot, but quite old idd, I expect around 1988, I am not sure if WH Smith, The Cable Jukebox, Praxis and Diamond Time are all the same..



Agree with edwin - I have quite a few of these now. They are difficult to catalogue because they are so poorly labelled. In one collection I acquired recently the discs mentioned WH Smith, Cable Jukebox, Praxis or Diamond Time on the labels. Some even had nothing mentioned on the label!
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