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From the official Philips catalog

This version was probably the most advanced CD-I model ever made since it had to be shrinked a lot! Made for people constantly on-the-road and for businessman that wanted to present everywere their CD-I based presentations, was so expensive that had to be ordered specifically: it wasn't widely available in shops!
This model was designed together with Sony that showed a prototype with thier logo on it long time before Philips began to distribute it.

CDI 370

Technical specifications

Playback system: CD-i including DV, Video CD, Photo CD, CD-DA (including Graphics), CD-Bridge
System: CPU: MC68340,15 MHz, Video processor: VDSC Motorola, System ROM: 512 kByte, System RAM: 2 MByte, NV RAM: 32 kByte (battery backup)
Optical read-out system: Laser type: Semiconductor AlGaAs, Numerical aperture: 0.45, Wavelength: 790nm
LCD display panel: 5.6'' LCD TFT full colour LCD, Backlight: Cold cathode, fluorescent type, Viewing: horizontal +/- 45°, vertical up 10°, down 30°, Display resolution: 720(H) x 234 (V) dots, Contrast ratio: >60, Response time <= 30 ms, Display system: NTSC/PAL (MINUSPAL)
Infra red remote control system: System: RC6
TV Standard: System: PAL/NTSC all output, Vertical resolution 240/280/480/560 pixels, Horizontal resolution: 384/768 pixels
I/O and control I/O port 1: Connector type: 8 pin miniDIN (female), Usage: CD-i pointing devices & CD-i Keyboard
I/O port 2: Connector type: 8 pin miniDIN (female), Usage: CD-i pointing devices, RS232 devices
Built-in pointing device: Keypad 8 (directions), 2 action buttons
Dimension/weight: Player (wxhxd): 7.5 x 2.8 x 6.8 "; 2.86 lbs (190 x 70 x 172 mm); 1.3 kg , Power supply (wxhxd): 5.5 x 1.7 x 1.8"; 1.1 lbs (140 x 42 x 45 mm); 0.5 kg
Video output: Composite (CVBS): 1 Vpp into 75 ohm, S-Video: Y: 1 Vpp into 75 ohm, C: 300mVpp into 75 ohm
Audio output: Audio output: 2 x 1.5 Vrms at 1 kHz, Headphone: 30 mW at 1 kHz 2 kohm, Speaker: 2 x 0.2W
Video input: Composite (CVBS): 1Vpp into 75 ohm
Audio input: Audio input: 2 x 2 Vrms into 10 kohm
Power supply: Voltage: 100V-240V (widerange), Frequency: 50/60 Hz, Power consumption: 45W AC, Operating temp.: 5°C - 35°C, Relative humidity: 5% - 95% (no condensation)
Rechargeable battery: Battery type: Ni-MH, Battery voltage: 14.4V/1.6 Ah, Playing time: 1.3h Cd-i DV, Linear disc playing time, Battery (wxhxd): 5.5 x 1.7 x 1,5"; 1.1 lbs (140 x 44 x 42 mm); 0.5 kg
Package contents: Player, Power supply, Mains cable, Rechargeable battery, User manual, Video cable, Audio cable, S-Video cable (USA only), A/V in cable (Europe only)
Optional accessories: Rechargeable battery, Carrying case, Remote control, A/V in cable, Mouse, Roller Controller, Trackerball, Gamepad, RF Modulator + cable
A/V output connections: CVBS output (cinch), S-Video output (miniDin), Audio output (2 x cinch), Headphone (3.5 mm stereo jack), A/V input connections (miniDin).
A portable professional platform based on state-of-the-art CD-i technology. With its built-in Digital Video decoder and rich variety of interfaces, the CDI370 is a powerful tool for boardroom, sales, service and educational applications.
Total portability for multimedia presentations
Full CD-i functionality including Digital Video
5.6" colour screen and stereo speakers
PAL/NTSC dual standard
A/V output for TV and big-screen shows
A/V input for screening videotapes
Easy operation with menu screens, built-in touchpad, and infra-red sensor for optional remote control
Widerange A.C. power unit/battery charger, for world-wide use
Optional rechargeable battery pack and carrying case
Accepts all CD-i pointing devices, as well as various RS232 devices

1. Speaker

2. Power indicator

3. Infrared receiver

4. Battery indicator

5. Open/close

6. Volume control

7. Headphone connector

8. Input 1 connector

9. Audio R+L connector

10. Video connector

11. S-Video connector

12. Battery

13. Extern A/V connector

14. Battery connector

15. AC power connector

16. Eject button for batttery

17. Input 2 connector

18. PAL/NTSC switch

Thanks to Draven1 for giving me some interesting addresses.

If you want more informations you can find the Official CD-I FAQ from Philips here.

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