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Anyone Tried a V500 In a CDTV?

Andy Hearn

Posts 161
12 Oct 2018 11:30


as above. been on the hunt for an A2000, but then *idea* CDTV. I don't need zorro slots with a vampire...
but looking at the mainboard, there is a big fat capacitor that looks like it'll get in the way, and the mainboard as sat at the top of the case, so wouldn't want to put a riser o the 68k socket otherwise the lid wouldn't shut...


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 697
12 Oct 2018 13:19


CDTV was never tested with V2 to my knowledge.
V4 is planned but might be separate CDTV/CD32 model.


Michael Nurney

Posts 257
12 Oct 2018 15:52


Extended Roms will not work , so Cdtv , cd32 and A570 (?) CD-ROM wonít boot as the vamp uses the space.

Unless thatís changed in recent firmware updates itís a no no. Sorry


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 697
12 Oct 2018 15:55


This is present state. V4 could have a specific workaround in  CDTV/CD32 version. Not that anything can be promised, but its doable. Yes, there are "Amiga" limits in each and every model.

Also, could Vamp "move the space requirement" and enable better CD0: support :-) in future v2/v4 core revisions?


Andy Hearn

Posts 161
12 Oct 2018 17:23


Thanks Michael, I did think that would be the case, I imagine the CD drive would be totally disabled let alone bootable... I did suspect as much...

and well.... I was thinking of fitting a standard IDE slim slot loader cd/dvd behind the face plate... I know I know "herecy! get the pitch forks and torches!" etc.  :D

i'll keep trawling the fleabay and thinking of that A1500 I sold for £80 years ago when I was much much younger, and somehow more stupid than I am now.


Matthew Burroughs

Posts 59
12 Oct 2018 18:58


Is the CD ROM drive in the CDTV upgradable?

A new black slot loading drive and a Vampire would be the business in a CDTV.




Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 697
12 Oct 2018 20:59


Matthew Burroughs wrote:

    Is the CD ROM drive in the CDTV upgradable?
   

   
    I believe only replaceable by same model.
    But big book of Amiga hardware might reveal some upgrades?
    EXTERNAL LINK   
  There is an ECS clone! Hooray!  A600 CDTV!
  EXTERNAL LINK  Even 020 clone
  EXTERNAL LINK


Matthew Burroughs

Posts 59
12 Oct 2018 21:20


disn't know this website existed!

Evan has my old Apollo 1240 card in it!




Krzysztof Wojteczek

Posts 23
25 Oct 2018 12:20


Yep. You need to disable CDTV bootrom and move few capacitors. I have put this fat one from the bottom of mainboard. There is no place for riser.


Andy Hearn

Posts 161
25 Oct 2018 14:45


eeek. that sounds beyond my limited skill set! good work on making it happen though!


Krzysztof Wojteczek

Posts 23
25 Oct 2018 16:45


My skills are probably more limited then yours:). Whole operation: cut hole in shield, and place capacitor on two cables to put him horisontal to motherboard and "lay" few smaller capacitors that collide with vamp, and hdmi cable.


Daniel Sevo

Posts 228
25 Oct 2018 19:37


Vojin Vidanovic wrote:

CDTV was never tested with V2 to my knowledge.
  V4 is planned but might be separate CDTV/CD32 model.

How could that be same model? Comparing mobos, CPU sockets and expansion ports, CDTV and CD32 have very little in common IMHO.



Mo Retro

Posts 202
28 Oct 2018 12:41


michael nurney wrote:

Extended Roms will not work , so Cdtv , cd32 and A570 (?) CD-ROM wonít boot as the vamp uses the space.
 
  Unless thatís changed in recent firmware updates itís a no no. Sorry

Does the A500 V2+ occupy the extended roms space or not?
Could the extended rom be flashed into Vampire?
There's the extended rom that's compatible with kickstart 3.1.

It would be awesome to get the CDTV working with the Vampire onboard.

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