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Old 06-03-2015, 10:35 PM
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Found a Magnavox CD-I game system for $2 today

picked it up at a yard sale today for $2 while buying vcrs. I had an idea what it was after looking. A big score for me today.
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Old 06-04-2015, 01:09 AM
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Yea you got alot buddy!!
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Old 06-04-2015, 01:36 AM
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I have one of those--a "Phillips" branded one. Got the light gun and such too.
bouthg it off of a guy I worked wiht at Tandy service--in 1996 or so.

at the TIME..it was a lot of fun. had games like seventh guest, crime patrol, mad dog macree, Voyuer, etc.

Also a few movies. I think Rain man is one.

havent lit it off in years...
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Old 06-04-2015, 07:06 PM
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First time ive seen a real one. Always saw commercials and ads but nothing actual. i have mad dog II for old pc. be interesting to play this thing.
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Old 06-06-2015, 12:18 AM
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I remember those briefly, and the MPEG decoder module add-ons that allowed a predecessor to DVDs to play on them. There was even a Pioneer combo machine that also played Laser Discs as well as the CDs, if I remember right.
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Old 06-06-2015, 10:40 PM
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I remember those briefly, and the MPEG decoder module add-ons that allowed a predecessor to DVDs to play on them. There was even a Pioneer combo machine that also played Laser Discs as well as the CDs, if I remember right.
Yeah, Pioneer LaserActive played Turbografx and sega games. Expensive.

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Old 06-12-2015, 11:23 PM
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Cool! I saw one of these in the box at an estate sale (it was actually full of vintage tvs ad the guy had every media format under the sun.) Somehow, though someone else bought it, I ended up finding one of the controllers for it in a separate box of items I bought. Yay.
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Old 06-13-2015, 10:01 AM
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Sounds like it would have been a great haul. This one didnt come with a controller/remote so now im on the hunt for one.
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Old 12-01-2015, 08:51 AM
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I did a 32x mod on one of those for a customer a few years ago. On top a the Genesis and Turbografx it also happens to be an excellent LD player. The customer also wanted an S-Video mod but I talked them out of it. S-Video mods look good on the Genesis but not worth the trouble, but most importantly LD's are a composite signal stored on disc. S-Video will actually degrade the picture quality in this case. I did recap it though, and he was very impressed with the picture he got over composite.

Just a side note, I would give my left testicle to have one of these with both modules in my collection.
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Old 12-01-2015, 08:54 AM
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CD-I is a fun machine as well, but with all the focus towards putting them in education and lack of software they never made it. That's a great find for $2.
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:14 AM
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$2.00?!

Seems a bit pricey considering the machine's capabilities.

Then again it did indirectly provide loads of entertainment, just not the kind that was originally envisioned.


Oh, by the way on a more serious note check the timekeeper chip in it. If it hasn't been changed or modded then the battery is probably dead in it by now. This could mean anything from games not saving to more serious system issues.
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:17 AM
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$2.00?!

Seems a bit pricey considering the machine's capabilities.

Then again it did indirectly provide loads of entertainment, just not the kind that was originally envisioned.


Oh, by the way on a more serious note check the timekeeper chip in it. If it hasn't been changed or modded then the battery is probably dead in it by now. This could mean anything from games not saving to more serious system issues.
I hadn't noticed anything yet. Ran Hotel Mario and one other game. But then again, I can't control anything or check due to it not having a controller.
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:22 AM
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Not even the remote control?
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:23 AM
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Not even the remote control?
It didn't come with one. Idiots probably lost it. They thought it was just an old cd player for a stereo.
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Old 12-23-2015, 10:14 AM
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Oh well.

BTW I know a lot about the CD-I thanks to watching HalfBlindGamer's YouTube channel. He did a lot of reviews of CD-I games and made a video detailing the system. Might be of interest to you.
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