Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Portable entertainment for cars

One of the latest trends in portable entertainment is the car DVD player. Usually installed right into the dashboard, these portable devices are changing the way people think about road trips. Even outdoor activities like camping have become more modern due to televisions located inside of vehicles!

The biggest benefit of this wave of entertainment is that it silences children and noisy passengers. The television is distracting and adding a DVD player makes the passengers able to watch all of their favorite movies, giving them a more personalized experience. Because passengers are enjoying the experience so much, several car models have televisions already installed or a special place in the design for them.

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A concern for safety has also been brought to light. Many people believe that the television will be distracting to the driver. For that reason, the televisions are always installed in the back seats of the vehicle. For a van, the television can extend from the roof in the middle row. That way, the driver does not see the TV show or movie and their eyes don’t drift away from the road. The volume can be adjusted, or if the driver feels it is necessary, can require passengers to wear headphones when they watch.

16 comments:

MikiHope said...

While I agree it will keep kids occupied on long or short trips--I'm not quite positive it is such a good idea--why not convince them to read instead.

becca said...

this would be great for out trips to Disney

Chubskulit Rose said...

We have a portable DVD player and we love carrying it when we travel far but now that we have small TV in the van, we seldom use it anymore.

nova hedges said...

I was thinking about this for my son whenever we travel far, i know that he gets bored on sitting at the backseat and stares are the other cars or the view however this can be another form of his entertainment while travelling.

Healy Harpster said...

I have two kids who gets bored easily when they are in the vehicle. This will be perfect to entertain them!

Adin B said...

I would love to have a portable DVD player that we can take with us since we travel a lot. My kids would enjoy it. We would all enjoy it. :)

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz said...

We travel in the car a lot and we never have screen or device of any kind for the kids, we talk, we sing and they fall asleep just like I did when I traveled with my parents. I think time in the car is a great opportunity to bond as a family.

Garf said...

I definitely need a portable entertainment for my car for the long upcoming trip.

nadine said...

while we no longer user our revo that much I'm thinking this might be something good for christmas! we used to listen to lots of music through cds and cassettes tapes before. thanks for sharing!

sir rob said...

This is a great help to fight boredom especially when you are going for a long drive but make sure the driver is not watching though.

Marms @ Travel and Lifestyle said...

Personally I won't recommend putting a television in cars. It's my opinion.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I agree, the TV won't bother the driver because as soon as the car start moving, the screen at the driver's dashboard is off, at least that's how our van is set up.

Jessica Cassidy said...

I would love to have one installed in my car Mommy Jhey :-) This will make my kids quite and enjoy the movie while I can concentrate on my driving :-)

Sheila said...

most of the gadget today have definitely improving. For people that like to listen music in the car this would be good, but I think driving and listening music not a good mix. however, if driving for a long road trip with kids, i think i would have them listen the best entertainment

alexiq.com said...

I need this! I often got carsick whenever we're on the long trip that's why having something to entertain me is a must! hehe Thanks for sharing! will definitely have my own portable DVD installed soon. :)

Tina Cors said...

We have a portable DVD player and thats what I use when i do Korean drama marathon..