Car DVD Player with TV??

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 09:40
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Hi all,

Travelling with 3 kids for 5 months Im sure we are going to need a TV at some point. We wont be watching every day, just rainy days and the news every now and then.

We had decided on getting a DVD player for the car that attaches to the headrests for long trips but Ive seen some also have TV aerials. Would it be worth spending a bit more and buying one with the aerial? Im know we wont get a signal in the outback but what about when we are staying at a CP?

Anyone have one that they can recommend?

We are also taking our laptop so kids can keep up with schoolwork but I have no idea how we can set that up for watching tv.
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Reply By: HGMonaro - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 11:40

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 11:40
you can buy a TV tuner USB stick for your laptop.
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Follow Up By: luckymum - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 13:55

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 13:55
Thanks for your reply. Does watching tv on the computer affect your download limit for internet? We will probably set up wireless with Telstra.

Also where could I buy one from?

Thanks heaps
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 14:20

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 14:20
No it doesn't LM. The USB stick works seperate and doesn't require internet access to function. Most large electrical/electronic businesses should have one. eg Dick smith, Harvey Norman etc Ask at the same place you buy your wireless stick from. ;)

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 21:47

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 21:47
There is digital tv usb sticks as well as the older anologue so make sure you are getting what you want. I preferred the digital which will also pick up the anologue stations but it cost a bit more. Each to their own.

Cheers, Trevor.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 08:25

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 08:25
Whats the cost?

Both analogue and digital. Not all country areas have digital yet. So we may look at getting both.

Phil
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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 09:02

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 09:02
The digital picks up both analogue and digital but it cost about 20 or 30 bucks more if I remember right. Maybe $80 for the digital and $50 for the pure analogue only job. Don't quote me on prices as I am just going off memory.

Cheers, Trevor.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 17:06

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 17:06
Thanks for the prices Trevor

We have analogue inbuilt into the dash for the Nissan and the VMS for the Toyota need a tuner. The Windows based AVNC GPS has a USB input and that maybe just the go. It would be more for the grand kids though, when they come with us, as we don't need the TV.

Get out, get away and hopefully get lost is our motto. Don't even take a mobile phone.

I think I will wait a while until the price maybe drops. We am madly saving for a better bull bar and a winch. I think we should get one after the last trip up into the Vic high country. We were fine actually but the car after us got stuck for three hours. Made us look at a winch.

Have a good weekend

Phil

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Follow Up By: luckymum - Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 10:14

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 10:14
Im buying a few other things from this site and came across this. Would this be suitable?


http://www.dealsdirect.com.au/p/msi-digivox-d-ii-tv-receiver/

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Reply By: Gronk - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 13:49

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 13:49
I have a cheap e bay dvd player come tv and almost everywhere the reception is crap...the reciever in them is very weak..

If you really must watch tv, then as said above , a laptop with a decent reciever is the way to go..
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Follow Up By: luckymum - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 13:56

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 13:56
Thanks for the reply, I was looking at the ones off Ebay.

Will probably just use the laptop then.
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Reply By: Member - Christopher P (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 13:50

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 13:50
Check out Newcastle pro sound as they have and all in one unit that has gps, dvd tv, mp player. The other option is look around for the local audio shops and try that way.

Dickies has a few dvd/tv players. that have head rest lcd screens
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Reply By: Jokar - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 19:03

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 19:03
Hey lucky,

Another thing that helps with kids on long hauls is "talking books". We use them whenever we do long trips and they keep the kids quiet for hours. We buy the un-abridged versions that last 4-5 hours per book. We burn them to the ipod and play them via that, leaving the cd's at home. Each trip we buy a few more and once the new ones are listened to we just go back to the old ones. We have used them from kids aged 5-13 and works a treat.
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Follow Up By: luckymum - Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 09:53

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 09:53
That is a great idea, thanks Ill look into that. Im sure my kids would love something like that.
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