CDi - Top Loader

Top-loading CDi's can be modded for S-Video, but not RGB.  It appears the Brooktree Bt9106KPJ video encoder doesn't support RGB-output at all.  Alternatively, the Bt9107 found in PAL front-loading CDi's does support RGB, as well as the Sony CXA chip found in the CDi-220

It's theorized that moving a BT9107 chip from a front-loading PAL CDi into a top-loader might allow for an RGB mod.  Unfortunately, I can't find a datasheet for either chip, so not much progress is being made.  Also, I'm not sure if all top-loading CDi's use this chip, as there are a few different versions.  At the moment, there's a thread on Assemblergames about it, but I'm not expecting a solution soon.

 

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Well, that's it!  Feel free to go back to the main CDi pageIf 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.