Player Support

Version 0.5.3-beta2 of CD-i Emulator does not yet support CD-i system ROMs from all CD-i player models, but the coverage is pretty good. The table below shows the current support levels according to player model. You can usually find the model identification on the back or bottom side of your player.

If your browser supports it, hovering your mouse over a table cell will display some information about the player model.

PlayerModels
Philips CD-i 180 /00
Philips CD-i 200* /00 /17 /20 /37 /40 /57
Philips CD-i 205 /00
Philips CD-i 210 /00* /17* /20 /25 /37 /40 /57 /60 /77
Philips CD-i 220 /00  /17  /20  /37  /40  /57  /60  /77  /80  /97 
Philips CD-i 350 /00
Philips CD-i 360* /00
Philips CD-i 370* /00
Philips FW380i* /00
Philips CD-i 450 /00 /17
Philips CD-i 470 /00 /17 /20 /37
Philips CD-i 490 /00 /17
Philips CD-i 550* /00 /17
Philips CD-i 605 /00 /20
Philips CD-i 615 /00
Philips CD-i 660 /00
Philips CD-i 740 /00 /17 /20 /37
Philips CD-i 910* /00
Philips 21TCDI30* /00
Goldstar GDI 750* /00 /17
Goldstar GDI 1000* /00 /17
Goldstar GPI-1200 /00
DVS VE-200 /00
LG GDI-700 /00
Other players unsupported
* Philips CD-i 200 is the USA version of CD-i 210
* Philips CD-i 210/00 is a CD-i 220/20 in a different case
* Philips CD-i 360 is a CD-i 350 with DV cartridge
* Philips CD-i 370 is a rebranded Goldstar GPI 1200
* Philips FW380i is a CD-i 210/40 inside an audio set
* Philips CD-i 550 is a CD-i 450 with DV cartridge
* Philips CD-i 910 is the USA version of CD-i 205
* Philips 21TCDI30 is a CD-i 210/40 inside a TV
* Goldstar GDI 750 and 1000 are rebranded Philips CD-i 450

Color legend:
greenFull support (allows playing of CD-i disc images)
dark greenProbable full support (untested)
yellowBasic support (player boots but no CD-i disc playing)
orangeProbable basic support (untested)
redNo support (not implemented, untested)

Please report your experiences if they differ from the above table!

The support level is mostly determined by the chips used in the player, which depends on the player board type. The following table describes each board type, lists the chips it contains and shows the current support levels.

BoardDescription
Maxi-MMC Original MultiMedia Controller board
Contains VSR + 2xVSC and CDIC + SLAVE
Used only in CD-i 180 development player
Mini-MMC Miniature MultiMedia Controller board
Contains VSD + 2xVSC and CDIC + SLAVE
Used in CD-i 605 and CD-i 205/910 players
Mono-I First generation Monoboard
Contains VDSC and CDIC + SLAVE
Used in 2nd generation consumer players
Mono-II Second generation Monoboard
Contains VDSC and DSP + SLAVE
Used in 3rd generation consumer players
Mono-III Third generation Monoboard
Contains VDSC and CIAP + IKAT
Used in 4th generation consumer players
Mono-IV Fourth generation Monoboard
Contains VDSC and CIAP + IKAT
Used in 5th generation consumer players
Mono-V Fifth generation Monoboard, chips used unknown
Skipped; never went in production
Mono-VI Sixth generation Monoboard, alias One-Chip CD-i
Contains VDSC and CIAP + IKAT
Used in 6th generation consumer players (untested)
Roboco Smaller footprint variation of Mono-III board
Contains VDSC and CIAP + IKAT
Used in small form-factor consumer players
PCDI Portable CD-i board using 68341 processor
Contains VDSC and CD/AP + RCHIP chips
Used in CD-i 370 portable consumer player

More information about CD-i player models can be found in the 96/05 issue of The Interactive Engineer which contains a table of Philips CD-i player and DV cartridge models/generations with some commentary. An online version can be found at http://www.icdia.co.uk. See also the CD-i Types file cditypes.rul that is included with the CD-i Emulator.