Sony CD-i player aka "Intelligent Discman"

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  1. Taucias

    Taucias Site Supporter 2014,2015

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    As some may know, a number of manufacturers licensed CD-i and used it in media players when the format was being pushed as a multi-media platform. However, I did not know Sony also released a device until browsing online.

    This device they called "Intelligent Discman":

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    1. http://cdii.blogspot.com/2007/04/pictures-of-sony-portable-cd-i-ivo-v11.html
    2. http://cdii.blogspot.com/2007/04/sony-s-first-foray-into-cd-based-gaming.html
     
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  2. Barc0de

    Barc0de Mythical Member from Time Immemorial

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    nice find Jim=)
     
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  4. Taucias

    Taucias Site Supporter 2014,2015

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    Wow, sweet! Thanks for the link ASSEMbler :tumbsup:
     
  5. kendrick

    kendrick Enthusiastic Member

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    I had one of these Sony CD-i units. Pro is that the controller is built-in on the lid of the CD drive. Con is that they weren't expandable, so there was no MPEG decoder card available. Also, between the bright screen and the noisy motor the effective battery life was less than an hour. I foolishly sold the thing years ago, and I wish I'd hung on to it.
     
  6. Christer-swe

    Christer-swe Fiery Member

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    So you could play a Mario game on a Sony machine even before Playstation? Nice.
     
  7. Jamtex

    Jamtex Adult Orientated Mahjong Connoisseur

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    Well you could play mario in Donkey kong on a Sony MSX HitBit series of computers...
     

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