CD-i Technical Documentation

Here you will find technical documentation manuals for various professional and authoring CD-i player models in Portable Document Format, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print them.



  • CD-I Instruction Manual

  • Philips Interactive Media Systems - September, 1988
    This instruction manual describes an early CD-I sample production system, the predecessor of what would later become the CDI 180/181/182 authoring player.

    The document contains chapters on the system as a whole, its three comprising units CD-I player, multi media controller and expansion module, as well as the mouse, graphic control and memory card peripherals. Specifications of communication ports, input devices and extensions are included.

    Download cdi_insman.pdf (7.86 MB, 102 page PDF)

  • CDI 180 / CDI 181 Installation and Operation Manual

  • Philips Interactive Media Systems - 1989
    This document describes the installation and operation of the CD-I System Basic Configuration consisting of an CDI 180 Player Module and a CDI 181 MMC Module.

    The document contains chapters on installation, controls and connections, usage of the expansion module and additional information. Specifications of the RGB and Y/C interface ports, Personal Memory Card and optional RS 232-C connector block are included.

    Download cdi180_181_insman.pdf (3.15 MB, 18 page PDF)

  • CDI 182 Installation and Operation Manual

  • Philips Interactive Media Systems - 1989
    This document describes the installation and operation of the CD-I System when extended with a CDI 182 Expansion module.

    The document contains chapters on installation, controls and connections, operation and additional information and technical information. Specifications of the Printer and RS-232C interface ports, optional SCSI interface board and optional RAM extension board are included.

    Download cdi182_insman.pdf (1.58 MB, 14 page PDF)

  • CDI 18x Autostart Function

  • Philips Interactive Media Systems
    This leaflet describes Autostart function included in the CD-RTOS 1.1 software version for the CDI 18x Player System.

    Installation of the CD-RTOS 1.1 software version is indicated by the following sticker on the back of the CDI 181 unit:



    Download cdi18x_autostart.pdf (267 KB, 2 page PDF)

  • Technical Documentation for CDI 605 Users

  • Philips Interactive Media Systems - June 22, 1992
    This is the technical documentation for the 6XX series of CD-I professional players from Philips. This documentation is especially made for CD-I 605 users to be able to support business development.

    Information about the startup of the system, such as the Configuration Status Descriptor and the SYSGO process, are available here. Specifications of communication ports, input devices and extensions are also added.

    Download cdi605_techdoc.pdf (8.43 MB, 94 page PDF)

  • Technical Documentation for CDI 605T Users,
    System Software Release 1.3

  • Philips Interactive Media Systems - October 18, 1993
    This is the technical documentation for the 605T series of CD-i professional players from Philips. This documentation is especially made to be able to support business development.

    Information about the startup of the system, such as the Configuration Status Descriptor and the SYSGO process, are available here. Specifications of communication ports, input devices and extensions are also added.

    Download cdi605t_techdoc_r13.pdf (9.46 MB, 100 page PDF)

  • CDI 615 Technical documentation

  • Philips Interactive Media Systems - 1996
    This is the technical documentation for the CDI 615, one of the professional CD-i players from Philips. This documentation is especially made to be able to support business development.

    Information about the startup of the system, communication ports, input devices and extensions are available here.

    Download cdi615_techdoc.pdf (3.38 MB, 24 page PDF)

  • CDI 660 / CDI 670 Technical documentation

  • Philips Interactive Media Systems - 1998
    This is the technical documentation for the CDI660 and CDI670 serie of CD-i players. This documentation is especially made to be able to support development of sophisticated CD-i applications.

    As this documentation describes different player models, some interfaces and related funtion descriptions are not available on alle models.

    Download cdi660_cdi670_techdoc.pdf (3.70 MB, 28 page PDF)

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