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Year of demonstration: May 1990
The CDA-1 was a pre-production version of the CDTV 'Baby'
demonstrated to various magazines during May 1990. The basic
specifications were still sketchy at this point so it is uncertain
if these are the same as the final release. The case layout differs
slightly from the final machine. The most obvious difference is
that the name badge is different to indicate its prototype status,
but there is also some writing underneath the Commodore logo.
Rather than the familiar CDTV logo, the badge reads 'Interactive
Graphics Player'. The volume controls also move from underneath the
CD drive in the pre-production version to the right of the machine
in the final release. Two months later a second version of the CDTV
was demonstrated to the press. I have dubbed it the CDA-2.
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Last Update: 1/11/2001
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