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PHILIPS CD-I SYSTEMS

The ill-fated multimedia system distributed by Philips and Magnavox. Conceived by Philips together with Sony, the CD-I was to be supported by many well-known Audio-Video manufacturers around the world (Matsushita, Amstrad, Goldstar) but in the end Philips was alone supporting it. A lot of games were produced by Philips (most notable are Tetris and some games that featured popular Nintendo characters like Zelda, Link and Mario) but they weren't good enough to give the system a chance of success.



A couple of consumer CD-I systems

A professional CD-I system. Note the presence of a 3 1/2 Disk Drive.

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"REGULAR" CONSUMER CD-I PLAYERS

PORTABLE CD-I PLAYER

COMBO CD-I PLAYERS

PC CARD CD-I PLAYER

PROFESSIONAL CD-I PLAYERS


It's not very easy to find informations about CD-I systems on the net since it wasn't a big success and it has very few loyal users. In particular technical specifications are very difficult to find.
BTW all of you probably know that CD-I systems were based on the high succesful Motorola 68000 processor. All specs were included in the famous "Green Book" made by Philips ad Sony.
If you want more informations you can find the Official CD-I FAQ from Philips here.

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