Philips CDi

Unfortunately, only some PAL CDi systems output RGB without a modification, however I've tested an RGB mod on the CDi-220 systems, which was pretty easy and worked great. 

 

CDi-220 RGB Mod

This guide shows you how to mod your CDi-220 for RGB-output.

 

Top-loading CDi Consoles

The top-loading CDi's can't be modded for RGB-output.

 

PAL CDi's:
Thanks to an email from Nick Deacon, I now have information that some PAL CDi's actually have an RGB SCART connector on the back.  This has been confirmed to output RGB and not just composite-via-SCART:

 

To summarize, here’s what I suggest for the CDi:

- If you own a CDi-220 and want RGB, follow my guide for easy RGB!

- If your CDi isn't a 220 model, I suggest opening it up.  If you see the Sony CXA chip that's pictured in the guide, try wiring yours the same way and cross your fingers!!!

- If you have a CDi 450 (top-loader) you can try modding it for S-Video, but not RGB. 


If you'd like info on mods for other systems, head to the Getting RGB From Each System page or check out the main page for more retro-awesomeness.