--- email@example.com 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. Right. It's an Amiga in black clothing. You can even boot it off of an Amiga floppy drive with AmigaDOS. > Some questions: > - What exactly is it? A set-top Amiga for audio CDs and some games. > - What kind if CD's must be put in it? CDDA. CD-TV disks (special AmigaDOS stuff plus programs/data). CD+G if you can find any - it will play the graphics, too. > - 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? There was a CD-TV keyboard option, plus I bought a CD-TV -> Amiga DIN-5 keyboard cable when I had mine. I used an A2000 keyboard with it. I also rigged up a D-Net cable, booted it from a D-Net floppy with the NetKeys handler from my main A1000, and used one keyboard/mouse for both computers (you moved the mouse to the edge of one screen and it jumped to the other and sent mouse/keyboard events through Intuition via the NetKeys handler). This was a long time ago, probably ten years, that I did this. > - Has it some value, I mean as collector item? A little. I bought one new for $800 USD and it was stolen a few months later. Got full reimbursement on insurance. -ethan __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Auctions - buy the things you want at great prices http://auctions.yahoo.com/ - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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