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CDTV

(Commodore Dynamic Total Vision) An earlier multimedia and video game technology from Commodore that also played audio CDs. It was superseded by the CD32 system. See CD32.
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CD-ROMs in Print 1992: An International Guide to CD-ROM, CD-L CDTV and Electronic Book Products.
The CDTV player resembles a conventional audio compact disc player.
CDTV has made significant inroads in Europe; more titles, planned, will help its U.
The CDTV models of the Presario family allow users to stay on top of world events by watching or listening to television in a "window" while working in other PC applications, or by viewing a full-screen TV image.
Other firms developing titles for CDTV include LucasFilm, Discis, Xiphias, Accolade, Spectrum Holobyte, ICOM Simulations, Interplay and Free Spirit.
Presario 500 Series -- including the CDS 524, CDS 526 and CDTV 528 -- adds increased power and performance to the flagship "all-in-one" series of affordable, easy to use, easy to set up PCs.
A version for Commodore's CDTV product is scheduled for release in June.
The enabling technology is a circuit called the CDTV 256 QAM demodulator, which is integrated into a TV set-top box.
But an interloper has appeared on the scene--CDTV--to steal at least a little of Philips' fire and thunder CDTV, short for Commodore Dynamic Total Vision, is being marketed by Commodore's new Consumer Interactive Products division led by Nolan Bushnell, the inventor of the Pong video game and founder of Atari.
Three new models of the Presario 500 Series -- CDS 524, CDS 526 and CDTV 528 -- add increased power and performance to the flagship "all-in-one" series of affordable, easy to use, easy to set up PCs.