In-car DVD players

Submitted: Monday, Jan 05, 2004 at 23:20
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Good Evening All,
Have been going through all the previous posts for in-car entertainment for the billy lids, many ideas but haven't seen any for the past few months. I have just purchased one of those LCD T.V.'s via Hong kong on EBAY, for $150 delivered hard to go past when compared to prices in the shops over here. It works fine and even had two built in games, dead easy to mount into a roof console and best of all is easily removable for those times when not out and about and not needed. My question is, what is the best way to mount/power either an XBOX or DVD player. A few people have previously posted that they have fabricated brackets, mount etc but I am really after more detailed info and ideas, with post XMAS prices I am looking at complete set-up costing under $500 complete.
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Reply By: Terryfied - Monday, Jan 05, 2004 at 23:52

Monday, Jan 05, 2004 at 23:52
Rolande, as to the power when I first connected the dvd player Power came through the ignition and auxillary. The problem with this is when you turn off the ignition the dvd also turns off and the movie must be fast forwarded (this can be a pain depending on the age of the billy lids ). I have since connected direct to the battery so the dvd can be watched any time without this interruption.
The dvd has been mounted under the passenger front seat facing the rear so that the children can change movies as they see fit.

Terryfied
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Follow Up By: Brian - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 08:44

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 08:44
Does the Playstation II have a built in DVD player ????
This would be a 2 in one unit.

Brian
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Follow Up By: rolande- Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 22:21

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 22:21
Brian,
Was loooking more at the XBOX rather than PS2. It has a hard drive like a normal computer so I can load all the games before leaving, and if I really want to, can even load a movie onto it to help prevent the bump/thumps along the road causing the thing to jump. Also, can remove both once at camp and the kids can continue playing without being in the car.
Rolande
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Follow Up By: rolande- Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 22:23

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 22:23
Terryfied,
Is the DVD player made for cars, ie, more robust and less prone to skipping? If not, did you mount it fast to the floor or have a cradle which allowed for some movement but would iron out the bumps.
Rolande
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Reply By: Members - Andrew & Jen - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 08:03

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 08:03
Some of the mobile phone companies have deals where you can get a free X-box or Playstation with your mobile phone. I was on a $35 per month plan and went into Dick Smith, got a new phone and Playstation 2 just for signing on for another two years. Didn't cost me a cracker. As long as your phone is out of contract - why not? Phone is mainly business use and makes me feel like I get a tax deduction for the Playstation!My Toy - 2001 Landcruiser 100S Turbo Diesel
"We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing"
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Follow Up By: rolande- Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 22:25

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 22:25
Lucky you, unfortunately bought a new phone several months ago, cost more than a PS-2 as well. Sometimes it just doesn't pay to be eager, thanks anyhow
Rolande
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Reply By: Matt (W.A.) - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 09:43

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 09:43
Hey Everyone,
Santa was good to me this year I received an In-Car/Portable DVD Player, The tin lids love it. The beauty about this is that it’s not permanent so I can easily hide it or take it out of the Paj completely to keep it safe from prying eyes…it also has ESP (Electronic Shock Protection) for rough roads haven’t been 4x4ing with it yet I will let you know how it goes. P.S. the PS2 is a dvd, CD, MP3 player as well as a Great Gaming Console.

Omni DVD
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Matt (W.A.)
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Follow Up By: rolande- Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 22:28

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 22:28
Matt,
Was considering one of these before I found the LCD T.V. on EBAY, please post a follow-up when you get to use it to let us know how they go.
Rolande
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 14:21

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 14:21
Check Ebay at the moment under CARS FORSALE ->> The NISSAN section.

There is a GU there with every possible electrical toy in it(inc reversing cameras!).. Maybe ask that bloke, he must run 4 batteries and alternators!
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Follow Up By: rolande- Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 22:29

Tuesday, Jan 06, 2004 at 22:29
So you've already seen my last car?????????????????
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Reply By: Terryfied - Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 22:33

Wednesday, Jan 07, 2004 at 22:33
Rolande, the dvd was a sansui brand about the same size as a cd player. With external power it could be used in the house on a normal tv screen. I have not had any problems 4wdriving with it although it is used more for the trip to the main off road area.One thing I would do differently is buy one that can be mounted vertically as well.
Terryterryfied ? yep, lets do it again
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