dvd nav

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by dr who, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. dr who

    dr who Guest

    Does anyone know if the sat nav system in a 2005 300 can be hacked to play
    video DVDs?
    dr who, Mar 8, 2005
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    maxpower Guest

    I am 2 steps ahead of you....
    maxpower, Mar 8, 2005
  3. Sure hope not. In-dash video entertainment is a spectacularly bad idea.
    Daniel J. Stern, Mar 8, 2005
  4. dr who

    maxpower Guest

    Well yea, it would be a bad idea if you were to watch it driving down the
    road, I have a small TV in my truck... I don't watch it while im driving
    and wouldn't watch a DVD either
    maxpower, Mar 8, 2005
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    maxpower Guest

    maxpower, Mar 8, 2005
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    TNKEV Guest

    And after you send them your nav unit and they open it up and solder
    something new inside the warranty is voided, and when you get it back if
    they made a mistake and your car catches fire and burns to an ashy spot on
    the street will they replace your vehicle?, because Chrysler won't.
    TNKEV, Mar 8, 2005
  7. Does that mean you know? If yes, how? I too would be interested.
    Alex Rodriguez, Mar 8, 2005
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    maxpower Guest

    Your right they do have to install device in it, with the jacks, I was told
    that i had to use the dealer to send it in, I could not do it myself. the
    cost to the dealer was 700.00, I could buy a good DVD player for that.
    maxpower, Mar 8, 2005
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    Greg Houston Guest

    It's scary though because there are people out there doing exactly that.
    Used to just be people reading the newspaper or shaving behind the wheel.
    Now we have to worry about being stopped in traffic and the guy behind us
    is watching some damned movie. :(
    Greg Houston, Mar 9, 2005
  10. Y'know that idiotic TV show "Pimp My Ride"? The blizzing-blizzing yo-yo
    muthatrucka-yo-yo-strizzeet-yo retards who run that shop recently got
    fined thousands of dollars by the Federal DOT (NHTSA) 'cause they removed
    the driver airbags from cars and replaced them with TV screens hooked up
    to DVD players.
    Daniel J. Stern, Mar 9, 2005
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    erik_nash Guest

    erik_nash, Mar 9, 2005
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    mic canic Guest

    nope not a chance. just for the safety reason
    mic canic, Mar 10, 2005
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    maxpower Guest

    Yes it can be done
    maxpower, Mar 10, 2005
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    mic canic Guest

    send me the details because steve at alpine say no
    mic canic, Mar 12, 2005
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    maxpower Guest

    All you had to do was go back a few replies.
    http://www.nav-tv.com/gallery.htm if you have the 700.00
    maxpower, Mar 12, 2005
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    Glenn Shaw Guest

    maxpower wrote in rec.autos.makers.chrysler:
    But note the End-User License Agreement:

    "I. GRANT OF LICENSE. This Agreement grants you the following rights:

    A. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement, you may only
    use, access, run, or otherwise interact with one copy of the System per
    automobile. **The System must be used in accordance with your applicable
    State and/or Federal laws. Most State laws require that a monitor in a
    vehicle not be visible to the driver while he/she operates and/or drives
    the vehicle. Licensee must check his/her applicable State laws. By
    purchasing, installing, accessing or otherwise using the System, you
    agree to strictly comply with the applicable laws of your State with
    respect to in vehicle monitors.**"

    Emphasis mine.
    Glenn Shaw, Mar 12, 2005
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    maxpower Guest

    .. Most State laws require that a monitor in a
    The nav radio in itself is a montior, and it is visible to the driver as
    he/she drives

    Licensee must check his/her applicable State laws. By
    maxpower, Mar 13, 2005
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    Glenn Shaw Guest

    maxpower wrote in rec.autos.makers.chrysler:
    Most laws restricting video monitors in a vehicle specifically refer to
    monitor installations that are typically designed to show DVD movies. As
    an example, Section 27602 of California's Vehicle Code says that one
    cannot install a video monitor capable of displaying a television or
    video signal where the driver can see it unless the monitor is:

    (1) A vehicle information display.
    (2) A global positioning display.
    (3) A mapping display.
    (4) A visual display used to enhance or supplement the driver's
    view forward, behind, or to the sides of a motor vehicle for the
    purpose of maneuvering the vehicle.
    (5) A television receiver, video monitor, television or video
    screen, or any other, similar means of visually displaying a
    television broadcast or video signal, if that equipment has an
    interlock device that, when the motor vehicle is driven, disables the
    equipment for all uses except as a visual display as described in
    paragraphs (1) to (4), inclusive.

    (Source: http://tinyurl.com/4et39)

    IOW, a nav monitor is exempt from the Section 27602, while a video
    monitor that shows DVD movies is not, unless DVD playback is locked out
    while the vehicle is in motion.

    Presumably, modding a nav display or a display in a DVD-capable head unit
    to display TVs or DVDs, especially if the display can do so while the
    vehicle is in motion, could be considered a violation of this statute.

    Note that California laws are typcially used as the basis for similar
    laws in other states. IANAL.
    Glenn Shaw, Mar 13, 2005
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