|Prototype DC accessory|
Prophet][ - 27th November 2004
I think everyone knows about this, the famous DVD drive displayed in 2000 but never showed working. Sega always said it would offer a DVD solution for the DC but it was obviously never released.
Some believe this never worked when it was shown and that it was an empty shell that was made to see if it could start enough interest to keep the DC battling with the PS2 as many believed that lack of DVD capability was the DC's only downfall.
Not sure how the DVD player was supposed to work with the DC, it does not look like their is a grove for the DC to sit on top of it. Maybe it was never made to connect to the DC and was only meant to be a separate DVD player for the home. If it did connect to the DC the guess would be that it would connect through the expansion port as this would be the only port fast enough to handle the information the DVD player would send.
The MP3 player is essentially a large VMU as you can see. It looks like it would connect to the DC through a controller port and you could download songs form the internet. It was never mentioned if this could connect to PC for downloading music but one would assume it would.
No specific technical information was ever released, only that it would be high capacity, connect to the DC (didn't see that one coming) and come with a pair of headphones. It was assumed that it would come in different colours but this was never confirmed or denied by Sega.