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Sun Visor DVD Player Review

Personal Mini Movie Theater

by Chuck Arehart

Sun Visor DVD Player

By law, drivers are not permitted to watch movies, television or other video displays, but many states allow the front seat passenger to do so (check specific state laws before tuning in). This cleverly-disguised DVD player with a seven-inch LCD screen is cleanly integrated into a fold-down sun visor designed to fit only on the passenger side of any automobile. The visor is the same size and shape as an original equipment unit, but is slightly thicker and heavier. The system requires wiring it into part of the car’s electrical system, and since modern automotive interiors aren’t simple to take apart, professional installation is highly recommended.

Along with DVD function, the player comes with an antenna for TV reception and the capacity to plug in a flash drive or memory card. Menu options can be selected from the touch screen or remote control. At $250, the unit may seem pricey compared to portable DVD players, which don’t require careful installation. However, the portable options cannot usually receive a television signal.

Price: $250

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(Updated: 12/13/11 NW)

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