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Old Feb 17th 2005, 12:57 am
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Anybody retrofitted a DVD player to a van?
 
Old Feb 17th 2005, 1:42 am
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Old Feb 17th 2005, 7:25 am
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Originally Posted by Glaswegian
Anybody retrofitted a DVD player to a van?
How do you want to do it?

I have fitted a Pioneer A/V system, but that had a seperate DVD drive and a flip out screen from the Head Unit.

If you want a couple of headrest monitors and just DVD then it is relatively straightforward to do.

Depends on how much you want to spend really,

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Old Feb 17th 2005, 1:29 pm
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How do you want to do it?
Basically I just want a way to keep my little buggers amused while we're travelling ... I woulkd also ideally like the screen out of reach of sticky little fingers.

I've made one phone call so far and the guy tried to sell me $1700 worth of system ... sounds steep to me.

I'll shop around until I'm a sad subject matter expert in the area of in-car entertainment.

I used to know a guy who wouldn't buy around in the pub, but shelled out thousands on audio gear ... I've been here over 3 years and I haven't even got around to buying a CD player yet
 
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Originally Posted by Glaswegian
Basically I just want a way to keep my little buggers amused while we're travelling ... I woulkd also ideally like the screen out of reach of sticky little fingers.

I've made one phone call so far and the guy tried to sell me $1700 worth of system ... sounds steep to me.

I'll shop around until I'm a sad subject matter expert in the area of in-car entertainment.

I used to know a guy who wouldn't buy around in the pub, but shelled out thousands on audio gear ... I've been here over 3 years and I haven't even got around to buying a CD player yet
I suppose you could go for a ceiling mounted flip down screen then, depends if you want to try and fit it yourself. Some are almost self contained units with audio through headphones, (so you wont have to listen to shrek 10 times)

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/cla...t=9&catid=1203

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Old Feb 17th 2005, 1:50 pm
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I suppose you could go for a ceiling mounted flip down screen then, depends if you want to try and fit it yourself. Some are almost self contained units with audio through headphones, (so you wont have to listen to shrek 10 times)

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/cla...t=9&catid=1203

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I might investigate fitting one myself ... but there's not real value in trashing the trim on an otherwise sound van to save a couple of bucks.

The $1700 one had either an 8 or 10 inch screen and two wireless headsets ... I'd like to be able to drive out to BC without being driven insane in the process.

I can image the "are we there yet?" scene from Shrek 2 would drive you nuts by the time you've listened to it a couple of dozen times.

Thanks ... I'll stop by Futureshop and check them out ... although there's no way in hell one of their "trained technicians" is getting anywhere near my van with a screwdriver.
 
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Originally Posted by Glaswegian
Basically I just want a way to keep my little buggers amused while we're travelling
Dude,

Why not buy one of those inexpensive [cheap] little portable ones. Sure you can run them off a 12v car socket ? Would be easy enough letting them use it in the back of the car. Or maybe fix it proper chav/hillbilly stylee with grey [gray] duck tape to the back of the seat LOL.

Way cheaper, plus you could then also let the nippers use it round the house as well.

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Or maybe fix it proper chav/hillbilly stylee with grey [gray] duck tape to the back of the seat LOL.
Nope ... you allow them to wear their hockey helmets in the car and duct tape portable DVD players to the face cages ... that way you also get the flip-up effect.

I checked at Canadian Tire & Futureshop ... depending on the size of the screen, you can get a dash mounted player with a ceiling mounted screen fitted for under a $1,000.
 
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I checked at Canadian Tire & Futureshop ... depending on the size of the screen, you can get a dash mounted player with a ceiling mounted screen fitted for under a $1,000.
Ok, am I the only one thinking, 'whatever happened to magnetic chess, license plate poker, puzzle books, etc...?' Going insane on road trips is all part of the fun!
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Ok, am I the only one thinking, 'whatever happened to magnetic chess, license plate poker, puzzle books, etc...?' Going insane on road trips is all part of the fun!
Nope you're not.

How do you play license plate poker?
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Ok, am I the only one thinking, 'whatever happened to magnetic chess, license plate poker, puzzle books, etc...?' Going insane on road trips is all part of the fun!

Golden travelling rule #1 = never give a kid a road map.

Can get ugly.
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How do you play license plate poker?
Well, first you gotta get a Texas Holdem table retrofitted into your van...

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Well, first you gotta get a Texas Holdem table retrofitted into your van...

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Originally Posted by hot wasabi peas
Ok, am I the only one thinking, 'whatever happened to magnetic chess, license plate poker, puzzle books, etc...?' Going insane on road trips is all part of the fun!
The problem is that you're not allowed to drink beer while you're driving nowadays ...
 

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