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My Amiga CDTV

Published on Sept. 8, 2017 2017-09-08 in Blog » Hardware

Disclaimer: this blog post is a translation. Original post in french here.

When I got this machine, I didn't know it at all. Much less famous than the Amiga 500 sharing the same platform, it is an unclassifiable machine, at the crossroads between a personal computer, a game console and the a CD-audio player.

  • Motorola 68000 at 7,09 MHz (in Europe)
  • Graphic chipset OCS/ECS
  • 1 MB of RAM
  • 512 KiB ROM
  • Kickstart 1.3. E + CDTV ROM
  • 1x CD player with its "caddie"
  • IR remote/controller

CDTV home screen

Back of the computer

Photo de l'avant de l'ordinateur avec son lecteur de CD et son affichage LCD

I was lucky enough to find this computer in very good condition, but unfortunately I don't have the peripherals that go with it, so I couldn't boot it in Amiga mode or play with it. The device is beautiful, with an almost timeless design. A disc cand be inserted by putting it in a cart first. Using a caddie is like a floppy disk. The machine starts up relatively quickly, and it's easy to select a track on the disk with the front buttons.

CD caddie

Audio CD in a caddie

Computer playing an audio CD

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