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Old 18th February 2009, 10:13   #1
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Default Need DVD/VCD Player for SX4 - No Cut or Replace?

Experts, need some suggestion on how to add some DVD/VCD player/screen in my SX4, without replacing the existing system or any cut/replace job. Just like plug and play, with its own speaker system, like an independent unit. Something portable DVD player or Sun Visor Player kind

I need this urgently, to play cartoons for my daughter.
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Old 18th February 2009, 10:27   #2
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Using a Visor Player... works like a charm

It is more or less replacement of Left Sun Visor, Has it's independent Speaker and controls. Plays CD/DVD, Reads Memory Cards and USB drives. As a bonus it is also provided with two remotes for playing games as well

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Thats great, where can I buy it, how do you power it, 12V? Does it play VCD? Can I select DVD/VCD menu, like we do it in home player

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It is more or less replacement of Left Sun Visor, Has it's independent Speaker and controls. Plays CD/DVD, Reads Memory Cards and USB drives. As a bonus it is also provided with two remotes for playing games as well
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RK, you can also use a fully portable CD/DVD player that runs off the cigarette lighter socket.
That way, it can be used anywhere in the car, or outside while on a picnic etc...
Nothing that a short visit to Akihabara will not solve! Cyberhome?
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Thats great, where can I buy it, how do you power it, 12V? Does it play VCD? Can I select DVD/VCD menu, like we do it in home player
I bought it from Karol Bagh, for around 5.3 K around a year back. Yes, it plays on 12V. It plays every VCD, Divx etc. Yes, it has the menu thing as well.
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I second anupmathur's idea. Get a portable DVD player and plug it into the cigarette lighter socket. If possible get an aux-in from your existing HU and connect the DVD player through that.
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portable DVD with all these options retail for app 4.3 K in karol bagh.. shop right opp ashoka (across the road)!
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There is another nice option of running any mains operated device in the car. You can buy a variety of inverters that work off the lighter socket. Available from 50 watts rating all the way up!
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Somehow i wasn't comfortable with scattered in car and occupying cigarette lighter while looking for such options.

Another foreseen benefit i got after installing the visor player was a hidden multimedia setup from a thief's eye.
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Mathur Saab & esteem_lover, these portable players are difficult to manage in car. its difficult to put them in comfortable position.
People at Akihabara does not gaurantee VCD compatibility and I doubt as well. Though on my next trip I will try to find something, which can be left in car. But its not cheap there anymore.

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RK, you can also use a fully portable CD/DVD player that runs off the cigarette lighter socket.
That way, it can be used anywhere in the car, or outside while on a picnic etc...
Nothing that a short visit to Akihabara will not solve! Cyberhome?
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I second anupmathur's idea. Get a portable DVD player and plug it into the cigarette lighter socket. If possible get an aux-in from your existing HU and connect the DVD player through that.
That makes whole thing too cumbersome, I always have options of running my Laptop that way, but I want some low cost option. Which can be left in the car.

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There is another nice option of running any mains operated device in the car. You can buy a variety of inverters that work off the lighter socket. Available from 50 watts rating all the way up!
Thanks panky, I will check it out.
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portable DVD with all these options retail for app 4.3 K in karol bagh.. shop right opp ashoka (across the road)!
ashthedivx, is it connected by wires or by cigarette lighter adapter
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I bought it from Karol Bagh, for around 5.3 K around a year back. Yes, it plays on 12V. It plays every VCD, Divx etc. Yes, it has the menu thing as well.
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Stay away from chinese dvd vcd players. They hardly last long.
Try out Portable Philips DVD player. Costs around 6-7K.
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There are a few which are suspended from the headrest and hang behind the front seat. Usually China made, have a side slot for inserting DVD. I have seen these in Japan and Germany. And yes, all of them play VCDs since all of them use common codec / controller chips.
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ashthedivx, is it connected by wires or by cigarette lighter adapter
It is connected via wires coming to Headunit.
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And yes, all of them play VCDs since all of them use common codec / controller chips.
DerAlte, which are the codecs for Super-VCDs? I've found many VCD players unable to play SVCDs and a few DVD players unable to play them.
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Get a chinese DVD HU for 4-5K & install it at the rear parcel shelf. Someone has already done that here.
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