Can I play VCDs on a Philips CDI-490 : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

I have a Philips CDI-490. It is a commercial machine that was used to play audio CD-is. I have read at another website that this model did have a video cartridge already installed. Recently I have found several websites selling VCDs from Japan and Hong Kong that I would like to see. I don't have a DVD player so I was wondering if this machine would play VCDs. Thanks

-- Christopher Wellington (, June 06, 2000


yes, if you have the digital video cartridge, and the VCD's have the CD-i application burned on them.

-- scot virnoche (, June 06, 2000.

The CDi-490 hasa built-in DVC, so it can play VCD's (and games which require a digital video cartridge) without any extra installations... it plays them right out of the box : )

-- Steve (, September 24, 2003.

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