>> Monday, September 21, 2009
Now this is an interesting find... Devin dug up a picture of a previously unknown CD-i player made by Sanyo. Constructed around the same time as the Sony Discman (which I almost mistaken it for!) by all accounts. Nice looking piece of kit, now how do we find an ex-Sanyo employee who took a couple of retirement units for his own use? It makes you wonder what's at the bottom of some landfill sites doesn't it! it's not unusual for a prototype design to fall foul and never see the light of day. As the late Silas Warner described to us in his statement, before launch half the worlds supply of CD-i players were made redundant by a small technical fault! Did the same fault strike down a series of Sanyo CD-i players? We can only speculate at this point, however it is a tantalising prospect and a damned nice looking CD-i player!