Philips CDi


Most CDi’s require a modification to output RGB and some are much easier than others.  Please see below for details.

CDi-220 RGB Mod

This guide shows you how to mod your CDi-220 for RGB-output.

Top-loading CDi Consoles

Here’s some info on the top-loading CDi consoles’ RGB mod.

PAL CDi’s:

Thanks to confirmation from Europe, 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 your CDi outputs S-Video, you might not want to mod it at all, as it’s already a sharp signal.

– If you own a CDi-220 and want RGB, follow my guide for easy RGB!

– If you have a CDi 450 (top-loader) use this board for RGB modding:


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 retro-awesomeness.