DVD - Built in or portable?

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by ChevyFan, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Just curious who's got a built-in DVD system and who has one that's removable and portable? And, who's not got one at all?

    We're going to have to get one for our planned road trip later this summer. Just curious what folks have.
  2. TrailLeadr

    TrailLeadr Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    We actually don't have one. We just took a trip to VA for the week of the 4th. We borrowed my mother-in-laws van that had a drop down screen w/dvd player.
    Wasn't too impressed. The screen was in the way of the rear view mirror the whole trip.

    If I ever consider DVD for either the Avalanche, or burb, I will get the head-rest screens instead of center ceiling mount.
  3. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    ... Speaking of which, how was your trip?
  4. MrShorty

    MrShorty Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Earlier this year we bought a two screen DVD player that mounts to head rests. It worked ok on our trip to NM 6 weeks ago. The unit performed almost flawlessly, except the DVD liked to skip when we were driving through a construction zone. The main issue we had was trying to figure out where to put the screens so all four could watch comfortably. When attaching the second screen to the 2nd row head rest, one child could see the screen easily, and one child had to strain a little bit to see it. Need to revisit the arrangement a little to see if we can figure out a little better arrangement for our trip next week to the Or coast.
  5. dwill3015

    dwill3015 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    We bought a portable with duel screens that hang from the headrests for the suburban. The kids like it because one can play Playstation, while the other watches a movie. We stayed in a hotel that did not have DVD and we were able to hook up the portable to the TV and use it there as well.
  6. terry0341

    terry0341 Rockstar Platinum Contributor 100 Posts

    I agree with Trailleader

    My 07 Burb has the built it drop down screen and it does block the rearview miror view. I would also prefer the headrest screens. My buddies wife has a Ford edge and it came with headrest screens. In my case with three kids and the occasional kid next door riding with us, I really need four screens because with the head rest screens in the second row and the third row passengers riding directly behind them, the third row can not see the screens. So mirror blocking or not the most economical way to go with three rows and sometimes four cookie crunchers in tow is the center mount screen. In your case Steve only having one to please, I would go the portable dvd route with hedphones. Jr will be quite and happy and you do not have to hear barney for hours!
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2007
  7. Davandy

    Davandy Moderator 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

  8. Cableguy

    Cableguy Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I've seen the head rest ones that come in the travel bag so you can take it in house Steve...since everbody in town has broken into your truck.
  9. TrailLeadr

    TrailLeadr Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Good thinking:great:
  10. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts


    Hey, I actually live in a good part of town. They just had a neighborhood watch meeting in here and called in an "upscale" neighboorhood. Just have section 8 govnt housing allowances so the government will pay up to $1800 for someone to move into a rental house ... shoot, I can't afford an $1800 mortgage.

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