Philips CDI

The CD-i or Compact Disc Interactive is the name of an interactive multimedia CD player developed and marketed by Royal Philips Electronics N.V. CD-i also refers to the multimedia Compact Disc standard utilized by the CD-i console, also known as Green Book, which was co-developed by Philips and Sony in 1986. The first Philips CD-i player, released in 1991 and initially priced around USD $400, was capable of playing interactive CD-i discs, Audio CDs, CD+G (CD+Graphics), Karaoke CDs, and Video CDs (VCDs), though the last required an optional "Digital Video Card" to provide MPEG-1 decoding.

Early software releases in the CD-i format focused heavily on educational and self-improvement titles, with only a handful of video games, many of them adaptations of board games like "Connect Four". The most popular games for the system were The 7th Guest and Burn: Cycle. Later attempts to develop a foothold in the games market were rendered irrelevant by the arrival of cheaper and more powerful consoles, such as the Sony PlayStation. CD-i is noted for the release of several spinoffs of popular Nintendo video games featuring characters typically seen only on Nintendo consoles, although those games were not developed by Nintendo.

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Hotel Mario was a puzzle game that featured Super Mario Bros. characters and three Legend of Zelda games were released: Link: The Faces of Evil, Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon and Zelda's Adventure. Nintendo and Philips had secured an agreement to co-develop a CD-ROM enhancement for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and Philips was contractually allowed to continue using Nintendo characters after the deal fell through.

Although extensively marketed by Philips, consumer interest in CD-i titles remained low. By 1994, sales of CD-i systems had begun to slow, and in 1998 the product line was dropped. With the home market exhausted, Philips tried with little success to position the technology as a tool for kiosks and industrial multimedia.

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Live Without Monty Python

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£8.00
Manual: 
yes
£8.00

A CD-I collection of classic Monty Python sketches, with video playback of those memorable moments out of the films, series, and TV specials, as well as extra silly bits inside the Gilliamesque menu.

Philips CDI Port Splitter Boxed

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£7.00
Manual: 
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£7.00

The Philips CDi Port Splitter. This is an brand new boxed port splitter that allows you to connect two joypads to your Philips CDi console. This item is boxed, brand new and unopened.

Philips CDI 22ER9141 Digital Video Cartridge Boxed

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£50.00
Manual: 
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£50.00

The Philips CDi Digital Video Cartridge. Model number 22ER9141. Fits the following CDi players: CDI205, CDI210, CDI220, CDI310, CDI350, CDI360 & CDI 910 Does not fit the CDI450. Allows games & films that require the Digital Add-on to be played - Dragons Lair is the best of these; an essential CDi game! This item is brand new, boxed with instructions and in excellent condition.

Philips CDI Thumbstick Remote Control Loose

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£20.00
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£20.00

This is a loose remote control for any Philips CDI that can use remotes. It has a joystick like thumbstick on the control which is great for navigating menus or playing games. This item is loose with instructions, has been tested and works fine.

Philips CDI Unbranded New Power Lead Loose

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£6.00
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£6.00

An unbranded but brand new power lead that will substitute the one that came with your console. Connects your machine to the power - an ideal replacement if the original one that came with your console is lost or faulty. Length is one metre. This is fitted with a UK plug. This item is fully tested and is brand new.

Philips CDI Unbranded New RF Lead Loose

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£6.00
Manual: 
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£6.00

An unbranded but brand new RF lead that will substitute the one that came with your console. Connects your machine to the TV - an ideal replacement if the original one that came with your console is lost or faulty. Length is one metre. This item is fully tested and is brand new.

Philips CDI Peace Keeper Revolver Boxed

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Can only be used correctly with older CRT TV's
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£25.00
Manual: 
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£25.00

The Philips CDi Peace Keeper Revolver. Official boxed light gun which can be used with any CDi console. Essential for light gun games such as Mad Dog McCree, Thunder in Paradise and Chaos Control.  This item is boxed and in good working order.

Philips CDI Mad Dog Macree and Peacekeeper Boxed

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Box: 
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£35.00
Manual: 
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£35.00

There's trouble in old Tuscon, Mad Dog McCree and his gang have kidnapped the mayor's daughter and locked up the sheriff. Blaze your way into town, and blast the desperados in a classic live action shooting game that takes you straight into the streets of the old west. Amazing live action digital video. This game comes boxed with the official Philips CDi Peacekeeper revolver and requires the Digital Video Cartridge to be played.

Philips CDI Joystick Loose

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£0.00
Manual: 
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£0.00

The Philips CDi Joystick. This is a high quality third party joystick with three buttons - two on the stick and one on the base. Tough and hard wearing, this item is loose and in good working order.

Philips CDI Mad Dog Macree and Peacekeeper Boxed

Notes: 
This item is brand new and sealed. Can only be used correctly with older CRT TV's
Box: 
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£30.00
Manual: 
yes
£30.00

There's trouble in old Tuscon, Mad Dog McCree and his gang have kidnapped the mayor's daughter and locked up the sheriff. Blaze your way into town, and blast the desperados in a classic live action shooting game that takes you straight into the streets of the old west. Amazing live action digital video. This game comes boxed with the official Philips CDi Peacekeeper revolver and requires the Digital Video Cartridge to be played.

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