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Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:26 pm
by xxjustinukxx
Hello everyone!

Ive just bought a phillips cd-i 210 and bought a digital video cartridge from ebay.

I opened the package with great anticipation, only to find upon taking the plate off the back of my cdi where the DV cartridge goes, the cartridge is too wide! (or the slot on the cdi is too small!) is there anything i can do?

I looked on the black moon project cdi store and noticed my dv catrridge looks the same as the one they sell, yet that one is compatible with cdi's 210 AND 220! so my cartridge should fit shouldn't it?

PLEASE PLEASE HELP if anyone can, as im really annoyed and can't play any of my games i want to! :(

thanks! :)


Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:03 pm
by cdifan
As you've just discovered, there are two types of DV cartridges and also two types of DV cartridge slots. The Comparison table of all Philips and Philips-build consumer CD-i players on ICDIA shows the cartridge slot type of each player; 210/40 and up and 220/60 and up need the small cartridge (9956), earliers models of these players need the large cartridge (9141).

There is no way to fit the larger cartridge into the smaller slot and vice versa; the video interface signals are different (digital versus analog). You will have to get a matching cartridge for your player...

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:15 am
by WindowsKiller
cdifan wrote:There is no way to fit the larger cartridge into the smaller slot and vice versa;
Vice versa does work. I've got a CD-i 210 with a large cartridge slot, and it is fitted with a small cartridge. :)

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:43 pm
by cdifan
The cartridge may *physically* fit, but does it fit *electronically*? That is, does it play digital video CD-i discs? I think not :twisted:

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:48 am
by WindowsKiller
Yes, of course. It does play digital video discs, both games and video cds.

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:58 pm
by cdifan
If a small cartridge fits, you have what I would call a "small" slot. Of course, it may be physically large (lots of space), but an actual large cartridge won't fit and/or connect properly.

There are a few players with such misleading slots: at first glance you'd think a large cartridge is needed, but it turns out to need a small one.

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:02 am
by vwrafi
Maybe this could help in the future for somebody . On my picture we can see a slot in DVC cartridge .

DVC 22ER9141/20

DVC 22ER9956/20

DVC 22ER9956/20 and DVC 22ER9141/20