Date: 2001-04-18 01:56:24

On Tue, 17 Apr 101 wrote:

> Hallo allemaal,
> I received a Commodore CDTV for free this afternoon. I only got the black 
> metal case. "only" because the front says "Remote" so I presume there 
> should be a remote conrol with it, and the back has a PS/2 like input for a 
> keyboard.
> I know you can put CD's in it and that's all I know. I opened it and saw 
> familiar IC's like the 68000, 8520 and 6526. 

A 6526? odd ;) I didnt think those were fast enough for an amiga.  What you
have is basically an A500+cd-rom ;)

> Some questions:
> - What exactly is it?
> - What kind if CD's must be put in it?

It's more than happy to play your audio CDs provided you load it with a

> - The keyboard input misses one hole. I haven't the specs by hand so I 
> cannot tell if this pin is not used with a real PS/2 keyboard. What 
> keyboard can I attach?

A CDTV keyboard, or a standard keyboard for the amiga if you biuld an

> - Has it some value, I mean as collector item?

It's fairly rare, but it can be a pita if you try to use it for more than
simple gaming and cd audio ;)  I have one myself, and am rather pleased with
it.Z  I love the way ti blends perfectly with my stereo system ;)

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