anybody got experience with using Video screens in a cally ?

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anybody got experience with using Video screens in a cally ?

by crinklebender » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:57 pm

In my van I mounted a netbook upside down ..and can watch vids on long drives ...without much danger.. (as long as the movie is simple enough to listen to :D ) its almost on windshield, so just like glancing at satnav.. Never lost road attention so far..

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I got the chance to pick up a pile of quality alpine stuff from 4 years ago, 7" vid screen..DIN mount...but trying to figure will it be usable while driving . its pretty low down from the windscreen...

anybody been able to drive with a reg DIN mounted video display/tv etc ?
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Re: anybody got experience with using Video screens in a cal

by crinklebender » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:02 pm

suppose even if i cant watch ..it might be good for girlfriend (s) :mrgreen: ..shut em up while i enjoy the drive..
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Re: anybody got experience with using Video screens in a cal

by crinklebender » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:05 pm

mmm but then we lose our quality sharing "hey crinkle check this out"...

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Re: anybody got experience with using Video screens in a cal

by Allys Cally » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:15 pm

That's probably the reason its illegal to have the screens on in the front while your driving :roll:
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Re: anybody got experience with using Video screens in a cal

by crinklebender » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:25 pm

Allys Cally wrote:That's probably the reason its illegal to have the screens on in the front while your driving :roll:


I dont have problem if its screen mounted.. I just listen to the audio..and glance occasionally...just like looking in rear mirror.

Anybody tried screen mounted vs DIN mounted.
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Re: anybody got experience with using Video screens in a cal

by Fraz » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:33 pm

I woul dthink as soon as sPC plod seen that you will be getting told to rip it out,

I would say though its not really a thing that you could watch while driving with it down low, and mine was mounted in the space where the duel gauges go rather than the one below for the stereo ..so a wee bit higher

the real question is though is why do you want to watch a DVD while driving ...its madness
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Re: anybody got experience with using Video screens in a cal

by crinklebender » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:35 pm

mmmm... looks like it might be easier to stick a 50 quid android 7" on the windscreen..
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Re: anybody got experience with using Video screens in a cal

by crinklebender » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:39 pm

Fraz wrote:I woul dthink as soon as sPC plod seen that you will be getting told to rip it out,

I would say though its not really a thing that you could watch while driving with it down low, and mine was mounted in the space where the duel gauges go rather than the one below for the stereo ..so a wee bit higher

the real question is though is why do you want to watch a DVD while driving ...its madness


I listen to em... like comedys etc...on boring drives.. never had a problem when its screen mounted... mostly dialouge rather than visuals.. or other stuff like exciting science lectures for uni work..again mostly dialouge, with occaisonal glance. If road needs attention for the glancy bits. i just hit pause and rewind

You mean you dont watch buck rodgers in the 25th century while driving :shock:
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Re: anybody got experience with using Video screens in a cal

by crinklebender » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:41 pm

I can have video 2 on backup for the police...at touch of a button .. Highway code training DVD :D
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Re: anybody got experience with using Video screens in a cal

by Fraz » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:49 pm

so why not just listen to it like a CD ..why do you need a screen if its just for dialogue

I have drove lorries and vans from one end of the country to the other and have never felt the need to watch a DVD while driving, the radio or a cd is fine....conversation even better

what next doing your course work as your driving or reading a book !!!

and Buck rodgers was better with the sound off anyway ...and with the distractions of that show I would say you would have to watch it rather than listen to it
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Re: anybody got experience with using Video screens in a cal

by v6 steve » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:07 pm

youll find mr plod wont pull it out he'll be too busy either booking you or telling your next of kin, If i saw any one watching a video while driving i would call mr plod

on boring drives.......????????????? your not doing it right if you find driving boring
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Re: anybody got experience with using Video screens in a cal

by crinklebender » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:18 pm

v6 steve wrote:youll find mr plod wont pull it out he'll be too busy either booking you or telling your next of kin, If i saw any one watching a video while driving i would call mr plod

on boring drives.......????????????? your not doing it right if you find driving boring


Im a parcel courier, sometimes you need a wee drop of background distraction from the tedium ! The customers dont like my Type R sound system either..

maybe ure right, could be getting to that stage...time to retire, chauffer driven limo..just drive around and view 1980s films all day...
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Re: anybody got experience with using Video screens in a cal

by Mark1 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:23 am

I have one in mine but don't use it when driving, I don't like using the touch screen for the radio/CD player.
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Re: anybody got experience with using Video screens in a cal

by Mark1 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:25 am

I got it years ago when the boys were younger and coming to shows with me as Joel never liked going to them and it gave him something to do.
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