Launch 1991
Launch 1993
CPUMotorola 68000, 7.16 MHz
GFX12-bit Color Palette
Display320 x 200, 320 x 256
Audio4 x 8-bit PCM Channels

The CDTV (an acronym for “Commodore Dynamic Total Vision”, a backronym of an acronym for “Compact Disc Television”, giving it a double meaning) is a multimedia platform developed by Commodore International and launched in March 1991. The CDTV was intended as a media appliance rather than a personal computer.

“Despite not using the name Amiga, the CDTV is essentially an Amiga 500 with a CD-ROM drive disguised as a multimedia unit. You could add a keyboard, mouse and floppy drive and make it into a functional Amiga though.

Oh and CDTV didn’t stand for Compact Disc Television. It supposedly stood for Commodore Dynamic Total Vision. Hmmm.
## Emul

See [Amiga]( for emulators.

System | Emulator | Notes
:- | – | –
Windows / Mac OS / Linux | [MAME/MESS]( | Preliminary Support. Setname: `CDTV`

*Emulator information last updated 13th April 2020*
## Tech
**Name** | CDTV
:- | –
**Origin** | United States
**Processor** | Motorola 68000
**Memory** | 1MB RAM
**Display** | Composite video (US,UK), RCA jack (US,UK), SCART (Europe), RF (US)
**Display Size (NTSC)** | 320 x 200 (lo-res), 640 x 200 (hi-res). Interlace mode doubles vertical lines to 400.
**Display Size (PAL)** | 320 x 256 (lo-res), 640 x 265 (hi-res).Interlace mode doubles vertical lines to 512.
**Colours** | Max palette 4096
**Storage** | CD-ROM, optional floppy disk
**Power**| Via mains “kettle” lead
**Input** | Remote Control
## Reso
* [CDTV Information Centre]( – Seemingly closed as of 2019″

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