Media Players…can anyone offer any advice please…?

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  • Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Our car has a built-in DVD system with mini screens in the headrests…
    Now its a complete pain-in-the-arse playing DVD’s for the kids on it because everytime you re-start the engine the DVD has to re-start.
    So I’m looking for some kind of device for playing films etc. It has the red/yellow/white sockets, & the screens switch to an AV input so I’m thinking it must be possible to connect an external player of some sort. I’d also prefer something with a hard disk / memory card storage to save having to keep burning & carrying DVD’s around.

    Can anyone recommend something suitable ?

    PT

    RudeBoy
    Member

    Go to second hand shop.
    Buy a load of books.
    Put in car.
    When all books are read, take to S/H shop and swap for new ones.

    Sorted!

    See, I’ve saved you money, there.

    surfer
    Member

    If you power it from the 12v in the car then that would go off also when you turn off the ignition.

    clubber
    Member

    “When all books are read, take to S/H shop and swap for new ones.”

    And also bin the car because it’s covered in vomit caused by travel sickness induced by reading in the car… 😉

    There are loads of portable DVD players out there that should do what you want for under £100

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Can’t you swap the 12V supply to the constant one so it doesn’t go off?

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    I was thinking along the lines of one of these ipod things that has a small video screen. That should have a battery built in that could be charged from the car but not rely on the car to work. It would be better with a screen because then we could see what was on the rear screens for selecting what programs etc to play. Not sure if you can just play AVI files for instance, or if an ipod can be played through an external screen.

    RudeBoy the boys are aged 3 & 18 months. Books with more words than pictures are not really their thing yet.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    There is such a thing:
    Ebay

    surfer
    Member

    I bought one from Ebuyer a couple of years ago and the kids love it. Turning off and on isnt an issue as it doesnt get used on short journeys. It was a life saver when we drove to Austria skiing and on a couple of trips to NW France.

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