Talk:Commodore CDTV

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I don't think the CDTV was ever called the "Amiga CDTV". At most, it was the Commodore CDTV. Commodore intentionally avoided associating the CDTV with the Amiga (whether or not this was a good decision is/was a point of debate).

The World's first CD based home console?[edit]

Is the Amiga CDTV the world's first CD based home console, it seems highly probbible being that it was launched in March 1991, there should be a investgation, because I strongly belive, and strongly feel I have reason to belive, that this is the world's first 32 bit game console. mcjakeqcool Mcjakeqcool 82.151.232.181 (talk) 13:14, 25 July 2013 (UTC)The CDTV is regarded as 16BIT not 32BIT

(talk) 21:49, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
The PC Engine had CD in 1988 (called Turbosomething CD in the US). I do not believe the CDTV was marketed as a console, but if it beat the CD-I to marked it would be the first "68K based consumer oriented device with CD hardware" --Anss123 (talk) 02:11, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

The CDTV was the world's first computer with a CD drive built-in as standard, but it was 16 BIT and therefore could not be the world's first 32 BIT CD console. It was an odd concept, and customers had the option of purchasing the CDTV on its own with the wireless controller (Games/Multimedia console) or you could buy the plus pack; keyboard, mouse, disc drive, monitor, to turn it into a desktop PC. Also worth noting is that at the time, it also emulated an IBM compatible with faster performance than a real IBM. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.47.220.98 (talk) 03:33, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

"Emulated an IBM faster than a real IBM". The fastest IBM compatible PC in 1991 was the 486DX CPU. The fastest hardware PC emulator for the Amiga ever used a Cyrix 486SLC CPU which was slower than any 486DX CPU. Software emulators running on a plain MC68000 CPU were dismally slower, even slower than the original IBM PC released in 1981. So I don't see how that is possible in any scenario. 84.49.75.226 (talk) 11:18, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

82.151.232.181 (talk) 13:14, 25 July 2013 (UTC)The photo is inaccurate. As a huge fan of the CDTV, I know that all CDTV keyboards are completely black. That looks to me like an Amiga 4000 keyboard painted black. It couldn't even be a CDTV base with A4000 keys because the mechanisms are incompatible.

Well, it's entirely possible it's an A3/4000 keyboard that has been modded to work with the CDTV and the casing has been painted, but they didn't do the keys because it's a bit of a chore to do every single key to invert the colours from white key/black letter to vice-versa. I know it's probably possible, since I've seen CDTV keyboards that have been modded to work with the CD32. 84.49.75.226 (talk) 11:27, 19 February 2014 (UTC)


Screen resolution? Number of colors? etc. etc.?[edit]

It is quite unusual for an article like this one to not specify how many distinct colors the system has, how many of them it can display simultaneously, sound and music capabilities and all the other data you can find with the other old computer/console wikipedia articles. --217.232.227.9 (talk) 20:30, 15 July 2009 (UTC)