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

There’s a fix in the works for a top-loading CDi 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 you own a CDi-220 and want RGB, follow my guide for easy RGB!

– If your CDi isn’t a 220 model, I suggest opening it up.  If you see the Sony CXA chip that’s pictured in the guide, try wiring yours the same way and cross your fingers!!!

– If you have a CDi 450 (top-loader) try the mod listed here:


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.