Were any cd-i games widescreen or 480p?

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Were any cd-i games widescreen or 480p?

Post by Nitrosoxide » Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:59 pm

I was just wondering if indeed any games were wide screen. Because I do know that wide screen games were available around the time. On the PSX and on the Saturn. Even the Sega 32X had 1 widescreen game.

So I was wondering what the situation was for the Cd-i

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Post by Bas » Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:28 am

The 7th Guest is widescreen, but that's the only one I know of right now...

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Post by Erronous » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:38 pm

There are several demonstration discs with widescreen and there are players with a widescrenen option built into ROM.

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Post by Blades » Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:54 am

I believe Myst was widescreen.

I don't think the CD-i could output 480p seeing as it lacks the necessary outputs (Composite/SVideo cant transfer 480p video).

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Post by Bas » Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:35 am

Erronous wrote:There are several demonstration discs with widescreen and there are players with a widescrenen option built into ROM.
like this:

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Post by Nitrosoxide » Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:34 am

Erronous wrote:There are several demonstration discs with widescreen and there are players with a widescrenen option built into ROM.
Really which ones?

How could these player be "wide screen" if the games weren't wide screen themselves...?\

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Post by cdifan » Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:58 am

Not to disappoint anyone, but...

On CD-i, "wide screen" means "able to drive the 16x9 signal on the SCART (euroconnector) output". This signal causes widescreen TV's to switch into 16x9 display mode, stretching the incoming 4x3 signal horizontally so that it fills the entire screen.

The actual video signal never changes, it remains 768x560 interlaced (PAL); due to restrictions on color resolution and vertical filtering this is really just 384x280 with some resolution enhancement in horizontal and vertical direction.

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Post by Nitrosoxide » Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:21 pm

Huh...what does that mean.

Are you saying it's no better then plugging a cdi into a modern TV and using the stretch feature to stretch "full screen". Or did it somewhat make it look better then that?

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Post by cdifan » Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:14 pm

Yes, that's basically it.

But note that the SCART connector provides (analog) component video so it's a better quality then just composite video.

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