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.
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
- 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