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In-Car Portable DVD Player Question


Hi Guys,

I was having a wonder at lunch time today and went to SONY Central to have a look at their Sale when I saw this good looking portable DVD player, that works on 12volt as well as 240volt and it's a multi-region player as well, which is a bonus. Accepts all sorts of discs as well, MP3, VCD, DVD-R..etc

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The price has been reduced from $799 to $399

I was thinking of getting one as an alternative option to the roof mounted flap screen (which will probably be blocking my rear view anyway) and putting this one on the centre armrest (it fits in perfectly, I have already measured it).

Anyone bought anything similar and do you guys recommend it at all?

Thanks for your help.


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Jalal,

This is a question with many answers. There are way to many of these devices on the market to be able to give you a justified response, as they all have their merits.

However $399 is a very good price for a Sony. What’s wrong with it???

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Thanks Noel.

There is nothing wrong with it. It's brand new from SONY with warranty and everything else, but I think it's a model run-out, as they could be bringing in a newer model.

At the end, it’s a SONY! so it should be fine.

My question was based on how practical these things are to have in the car on the centre arm rest?

I currently have a small LCD TV, which screws into one of the head-rest brackets, but I find it a bit flimsy and only one of my kids can enjoy watching the TV; I want to keep BOTH of them busy emoticon


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Hi Jalal
Just saw the latest ALDI catalogue,they have a 2 screen system similar to the Teac for $399,worth having a look.
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My question was based on how practical these things are to have in the car on the centre arm rest?



Jal
we have had one for a couple of years, we used to swap it between both cars fit on the center consoles but it wasnt as good in the xtrail. The reason was that the lid is smallish and set a little bit more forward (then in patrol). So both got a decent view we had to have seats a little forward - not to bad for me and my short legs but I think might be a little uncomfortable for you emoticon . You may be better going with JDs idea

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Thanks Guys,

Will have a look at the Aldi one (their web site is down at the moment) but I think it's similar to the Power House one.

The reason I prefer the sony stand alone system, is that I'll be able to take it with me inside a cabin/tent or something for the kids to watch their as well.

I wont be able to do that with the 2 stand-alone screens, but I'll see.

The other good feature this sony provides, is the flip option of the display, so it can be mounted on the roof of the exy if I want to.

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Jalal, I have a shinco 8" portable DVD player which sits on a very simply made support under the centre armrest of the back seat. Can be removed & installed in 5 seconds. Bought shinco because they use "Sharp" A grade lcd panels where some of the cheaper units use B grade recycled screens. We also use the unit in the house frequently to save arguments between kids.It also saved us one night by playing a scratched dvd (through our normal tv) that our yamaha dvd player wouln't read.Cant speak highly enough of this particular unit. Here are some photos of it installed in the car (just a memory as its still in the panel beaters!!). The unit is held onto the bracket/plate by velcro which sticks to the carpet covering. I believe in the KISS principle(keep it simple stupid).
 
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Thanks xtrailing, Nice set-up.

I don't have the rear centre armrest on my exy (series I-ST) and I need that space in the middle for one more passenger.

So my only options are the drivers centre armrest or the roof of the exy.

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Jalal, 8" wont fit--- OH! between seats on console. You could try a 7" model as I believe it would fit between 2 front seats. Only concern with this is that the screen would then probably be positioned near drivers hip area & may get hit by elbows.
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xtrailing,

That's why I like the sony design, it's 6.5" screen, so it would fit prefectly well between the 2 front seats and the screen itself is pushed back, so I will in fact get an increase in height of my centre arm-rest and can lean on it if I want to and it wont affect the screen. The base is flat at the back.

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