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"Bringing interactive multimedia to the home."

The Commodore Dynamic Total Vision, or CDTV, was Commodore's attempt to enter the living room with an advanced multimedia system.

And by "advanced", read: they repackaged an outdated Amiga 500 with a CD-ROM drive and remote control, and made peripherals like keyboard and mouse optional. That was a cheap trick — the 500 was about to be discontinued, you could just buy the computer for less, and there was not really much it could do with a CD-ROM drive. So, of course, it failed spectacularly. However, it seems they had failed to learn their lesson, as they would try the same thing again a few years later with the Amiga CD32.

Fourth Generation
Consoles Philips CD-i - Commodore CDTV - Pioneer LaserActive - Sega Mega Drive - SNK Neo Geo - Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Funtech Super A'Can - NEC TurboGrafx-16
Handhelds Bit Corporation Gamate - Nintendo Game Boy - Sega Game Gear - Hartung Game Master - Atari Lynx - Welback Mega Duck - Watara Supervision
Computers Commodore Amiga - Atari ST - BeOS - Fujitsu FM Towns - Sharp X68000

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