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Old 07-06-2008, 08:23 PM
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DVD Video While in Motion!

I'm sure this has been discussed on here before, but I'm having a unit installed on Thursday for $500 that will allow the DVD video to play on the front NAV screen while the car is in motion. If anyone is interested in knowing what was done and what the part is, I'd be happy to share info when it's done.
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:13 PM
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I'm sure this has been discussed on here before, but I'm having a unit installed on Thursday for $500 that will allow the DVD video to play on the front NAV screen while the car is in motion. If anyone is interested in knowing what was done and what the part is, I'd be happy to share info when it's done.
Hope you're not driving in my area

I don't think that this a good thing -- there are so many distractions already...

I wouldn't spend the money for this either. I've watched part of a DVD on that little screen (obviously, while parked) and it was VERY poor resolution/quality to watch in daylight (and there was no sunlight directly on the screen).
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Maybe he wants it for his front passenger
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Just as we have a rear seat entertainment system for the kids, the front one is for my wife.
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Hey jeudowe I'm interested knowing what was done. Please share, Thanks!
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Hope you're not driving in my area

I don't think that this a good thing -- there are so many distractions already...
... everyone sez they want it for the "passenger"...
watch movies and TV, when you get home.

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Just as we have a rear seat entertainment system for the kids, the front one is for my wife.
Just FYI. My main point was that you can get MUCH better portable DVD solutions (larger screen, far better resolution, more functionality, etc.) for less than $200. And you can use Navigation and iDrive while the passenger is viewing it... You could get two excellent portable DVD players for you and your wife to watch for $500.
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It'll be done on Thursday and I'll post exactly what was done and what was involved re: parts, costs, etc.

As for buying a second dvd player, yes, obviously I can balance a portable dvd player on the dash board, but after spending 70k on a car - that's not really what I want to have to do. I like everything integrated and factory looking. The ability to load 6 movies and simply select DVD while we're on a long trip is well worth it. Not Thursday, but they're also adding two headrest monitors for the back which will be integrated into the system so I can control everything for the kids via the idrive.

Again, I'll post all of the specs and info on Thursday night or Friday.
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It sounds like a very cool mod!! But IMO unless you take a lot of long trips with your family, a DVD player is pointless. Then again it's always better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
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