I need to buy a Dreamcast, since I don't live with my old roommate any more and I don't live with his Dreamcast anymore. However, I want one that can play regular CD's. I heard the original systems could play CD-R's, but than Sega fixed it so that the later ones couldn't. So how can I tell from an eBay auction exactly how old the system is, and if it can play CD-R's or not?
I don't want to buy a Dreamcast from a place like eBay where I can't return it, and then find out that I can't play CD-R's on it, which is the primary reason I want to buy it.