it is illegal to have a lcd screen in a car, and playing movie, while driving?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by BobyYoo, Aug 20, 2001.

  1. BobyYoo

    BobyYoo Guest

    i know this is question is going to get flame by saying why drive and watch...

    but this is for passengers

    so?
     
  2. DSHR

    DSHR Well-Known Member

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    Some states dont have laws regarding Mobile Tv. But I know that some states of course its illegal for the driver to be watching Tv. The Alpine MU has to hacked in order to watch Tv I believe.
     
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  3. flynfrog

    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    yes io think it is if the driver can see it
     
  4. Pioneer

    Pioneer Are you annoyed? You will be.

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    It needs to be BEHIND the FRONT seats
     
  5. Stinger

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    In most states it's not illegal, but I don't think it would be a good idea to watch TV while driving anyways.
     
  6. Guest

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    In NY, the law is if you have an lcd in the front of the car (other than a gps/navi system), it must be wired up so it only comes on if the e-brake is fully pulled. Otherwise, you cannot have an lcd in the front of the car. You can put an lcd in the rear though and it can be on whenever.
     
  7. SIMPLEmatrix

    SIMPLEmatrix Guest

    hahaha.......my friend has 5 6" tv's in his caprice classic, 3 kove 15" and we went cruising down sunset watching porno full blast unless there was a 5-0.......it was the funniest shiet ever
     
  8. Guest

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    I was told by a stereo installer that the law in California says that the LCD screen that is visible to the driver can be used as either a Navigation screen or a DVD, but the DVD can not be used unless the parking break is engaged. He said that DVD manufacturers are supposed to have a "safety" feature that is supposed to prevent the playback of DVDs unless the parking break is engaged. The only thing that can be played with the parking break disengaged is the Navigation system if its applicable. Yet, those that want to slip a couple bucks to an installer can bypass this little security feature. :rolleyes:
     
  9. SIMPLEmatrix

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    my friend had his installed in his visors to eliminate that whole problem so you could do that
     
  10. upparoom

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    took me 3 minutes and $1 in parts to make a bypass circuit for my truck
     
  11. JesterFX

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    lol bump.

    Why do we have threads from 2001 still that aren't archive material while so many other quality threads get pruned?
     
  12. YourMomOnRyeBun

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    Exactly. So clearly the manufactures don't intend this "safety" to be effective. Otherwise they would link the "safety" to the GPS internal to the unit so that this would be used to detect movement.


    I know this is ghetto but I've see people try to get around the "lcd in the front seat rule" by putting it against the back window of their truck/SUV but facing forward so that they can see it in the rear view.

    Not saying this makes it legal...but that is THEIR angle with it.
     
  13. 7960

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    In most states it is illegal if its in view of the driver.
     
  14. Eticket109

    Eticket109 Nibbles, chew through my ball sack. Moderator

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    the fuck man?

    :rofl::squint::rofl:
     
  15. TheWeasel

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    Some decks require that you be parked to play movies. Generally this can be bypassed by wiring the neutral safety switch so that it thinks you're always parked. It's just like some GPS units only allow you to enter the address while stopped (like in Saabs). Fucking stupid because even with a passenger that is perfectly capable of entering the info, you still have to stop.
     
  16. Ballast

    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

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    In Ontario you can have an entertainment system in the car, as long as the driver can't see it while they are driving (or at a stop light either).

    It's bundled in with the same law that stops you from talking on your cell phone or texting. Depending on the interpretation, you can't reprogram the GPS while the car is in gear either...
     

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