>> Sunday, February 10, 2008
When Philips decided to discontinue their CD-i business, they still released one of the best CD-i players in 1996. The Philips CD-i 740 player was the very last CD-i player to be released by Philips. Perhaps one of the more rare players of Philips, the CD-I 740 is the most advanced consumer CD-i player ever made. Featured an RS232-port alongside with two seperate ports for input devices. Had extensive controls for playing of CD-Audio at the front of the player. Build-in Incorporated Digital Video. Only available in a very limited edition. When they appear on eBay it is regularly sold for over 50 euros a piece. The player itself is 43.5 cm width in a design that fits other Philips audio/video products like the FR751/752, DCC600/730 ,CD751 player etc. In this version they put both controller ports at the front of the player (I never understood why other players had their second port at the back of the player!). Below you'll find a few pictures to remember it.
(pictures are very rare to find, I would like it a lot if you can help me to find more pictures!)