Good Price for CD-i?

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Good Price for CD-i?

Post by Blades » Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:31 am

Hey,

I'm trying to get into CD-i Gaming (if one can call it that :P ), and I was wondering, what's a good price for a Philips series 200 player?

If not eBay, where should I look for systems?

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Post by Bas » Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:49 am

Hi, welcome :)

You can try to post a request in the Marketplace section of this forum, but this post will also do ;) - Prices are so subjective to your personal wishes... If you look closely you can buy a 210 for about 10-50 euro, depending on its quality (being used, scratches, hardware errors). See, when I can buy a brand new CD-i 210 player, I'd be willing to pay around 25 euro. That's it. Some other people may find this too much or too stingy.

If I were you, I wouldn't go for the 2xx series however (they're too big!) but I prefer the 4xx models. Good luck hunting! Also you may want to consider the CD-i Emulator to play the games on your PC?

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Post by Blades » Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:54 am

Quite good actually :D

Sorry, heh, I didnt notice that the site HAD a marketplace section.

I see your point about the smallness, but what's the point of having a CD-i and people not noticing it :P ? Then you can't show off crap Zelda! I really am looking for a pretty big player, cuz I'd like it to fit flush with my system, and all of my stuff is pretty wide. Plus, they're the cheapest :) .

I'm too lazy to get a euro>dollars calculator, but the price I was thinking about was $20, is that too low?

If you REALLY want to, I guess I could convert it to Euro, I guess...

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Post by Bas » Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:50 pm

I think on ebay, 20 dollar is a bit low. BUT, ebay is always overpriced. If you search on some local marketplace sites (like we have Marktplaats.nl in the Netherlands) I come across some players for even less. Also second hand markets in your neighbourhood are a nice place to hunt on CD-i stuff, but maybe in the US it's different.

In short: 20 dollar is ok, but not on ebay! But who knows you're lucky, so just search around and buy one if you feel it's a good price!

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Post by Nitrosoxide » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:53 pm

[quote="Blades"]Quite good actually :D [quote]

It ain't gonna be quite good when you find out the cost of shipping it there...

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Post by Blades » Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:21 am

I think on ebay, 20 dollar is a bit low. BUT, ebay is always overpriced. If you search on some local marketplace sites (like we have Marktplaats.nl in the Netherlands) I come across some players for even less. Also second hand markets in your neighbourhood are a nice place to hunt on CD-i stuff, but maybe in the US it's different.

In short: 20 dollar is ok, but not on ebay! But who knows you're lucky, so just search around and buy one if you feel it's a good price!
Aight, I'll look around locally, then move on to eBay if there are no hits. Honestly, I'm not willing to pay $30+ for CD-i. It's a great console, but $30 is a bit too much...or I'm just cheap :) .

Also, how is the Audio CD playback on it? I've been looking around for a good set-top CD Player ever since my LD player broke (Which gave AMAZING sound), the closest I've come to it's level of clarity is on 3DO. How does CD-i fare?
It ain't gonna be quite good when you find out the cost of shipping it there...
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Post by Bas » Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:51 am

Also, how is the Audio CD playback on it?
Although the clarity is also depending on your amplifier and speakers, the CD-i is a first class product and I don't notice any difference from a regular A-brand CD player. It's very good sound! but maybe you're a professional listener and notice more details!

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Post by Blades » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:03 am

Although the clarity is also depending on your amplifier and speakers, the CD-i is a first class product and I don't notice any difference from a regular A-brand CD player. It's very good sound! but maybe you're a professional listener and notice more details!
My amplifier and speakers are top-notch so it all depends on the CD-i. I'm too cheap to get a professional 24-bit CD Player, but I've heard some game consoles have great sound (ex: 1st rev. Playstation had AMAZING sound...but then Sony screwed it up).

The best I ever heard was my Pioneer CLD-S201 LD Player (Which is currently in the shop for a burnt out motor). It had a *great* balance of highs and lows and didn't muddle in the least (only a bit because of RCA cables, but I prefer that kind of distortion, makes it sound like a vinyl). Does CD-i give that hard digital mechanical sound? For example my 3DO sounds a bit too digital, very mechanical and cold sound, but very clear. I prefer that slightly muddled vinyl sound.

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Post by Borman » Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:06 pm

Blades wrote:ex: 1st rev. Playstation had AMAZING sound...but then Sony screwed it up
Only after modification, thats what they dont tell you ;)
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Post by cdoty » Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:44 am

$20-$25 is average for a 220 in the US, but look to pay $15-$20 for shipping:

Here's one at $10 with $15 shipping (Although it has almost 6 days left):

http://cgi.ebay.com/Philips-CDI-220-Pla ... dZViewItem

Or, here's one at $10 with $30 shpping, with 2 days left. It also has some games and a joystick:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Philips-CDI-Game-Sy ... dZViewItem
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Post by Blades » Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:26 am

Borman wrote:
Blades wrote:ex: 1st rev. Playstation had AMAZING sound...but then Sony screwed it up
Only after modification, thats what they dont tell you ;)
Whoa, I didn't know that. Is there a link that justifies this? Heh, I'm not really surprised, Sony has taken up a habit of screwing me off as many times as possible. Do you know how a SCPH-75xx stacks up? That's the model I have.
cdoty wrote:$20-$25 is average for a 220 in the US, but look to pay $15-$20 for shipping:

Here's one at $10 with $15 shipping (Although it has almost 6 days left):

http://cgi.ebay.com/Philips-CDI-220-Pla ... dZViewItem

Or, here's one at $10 with $30 shpping, with 2 days left. It also has some games and a joystick:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Philips-CDI-Game-Sy ... dZViewItem
Thanks for the links, dude!

I'll probably bid on the games/joystick one because those damn joysticks are more rare than actual CD-i players.

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good price for cdi

Post by tinkercdi » Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:09 pm

hi i got my cdi for £40 at a gamestation. it was the original edition with a pre installed digital video cartridge. i also bought about 20 games in a bundle for like £20 with games like burn:cycle and cluedo. i was very lucky because ever since then i havent seen any other consoles there or even games my idea is to go on ebay for a console
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Post by Blades » Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:57 am

Sweet find, dude!

What model of CD-i is it?

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