Re portable DVD

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 03:27
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I have a laptop. Would this suffice instead of buying a portable DVD for the car.

Is there anyway of attaching it to the center console so it does not fly forward during heavy braking ?


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Reply By: AJB - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 06:24

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 06:24
Had the same delimna. Tried wit the laptop but screen vision was not good enough during daylight in the car. DVD seems better when viewed from slight angles. Bought a DVD for about $200 and mounted it on the back of the front seat. 4YO only watches it occassionaly on long runs but if he breaks it who cares. If he broke the laptop I would be annoyed mainly because of the work stuff on it. Also the dust etc is less of a concern as it is a throw away really.
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Reply By: troy - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 09:05

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 09:05
We recently travelled from Brisbane to Melbourne and we rigged our laptop up not quite in the middle console. The kids could see it quite well. As for heavy breaking well ... who knows too many varables but we didn't have any troubles.
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Reply By: Kumunara (SA) - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 15:47

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 15:47
Have a laptop which is kept in the back of the patrol and powered off a thumper. A lead goes from the laptop to a 7" LCD TV which is mounted on the dash.

An FM modulator is used to transmit the sound from the laptop to the FM car radio.

While I drive the wife watches DVD. The TV is mounted on a swivel mount and can be moved so the driver cannot see it.

I also have the laptop connected to my GPS and oziexporer and maps on the laptop. When needed I use moving map and the display is on the 7" TV. The TV is then moved so that the driver can see it.

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Reply By: lunchbuckett - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 20:04

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 20:04
travellingblooms yes lap tops work well as dvd player as for fixing we use velcro works well
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Reply By: kingswoodwagon - Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 00:17

Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 00:17
I have a laptop harness (hangs between the seats) fixed to 4 points. Bought on ebay - fits any laptop. Only good for viewing in back seats. Use FM transmitter to tune laptop sound into car stereo. Works OK.
Could do with a remote !!!

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Follow Up By: andoland - Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 12:07

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 12:07

I am looking for exactly the type of laptop harness you describe. Can you tell me what brand/model it is?

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