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Discussion in 'Prius v Audio and Electronics' started by HockeyDriver, Dec 2, 2011.

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  1. HockeyDriver

    HockeyDriver New Member

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    My v has the ATP. Is there a way to be able to view DVDs while the car is in motion. I understand that it is a safety issue. But, I don't intend to watch while I'm driving. It's for my son to watch during long drives. We're capable of watching when it's parked w/the parking brake on. I'd love to offer the little monkey some well deserved down time, if his homework is done and is tired of reading. We spend a lot of weekends driving to So. Cal from the North.
  2. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North Staff Member

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    Look into the LockPick at coastaletech.com VAIS is another solution. They both offer units with RCA hookups and nav bypass.

    I think DICE Electronics offers a unit with RCA inputs but it may only work when the vehicle is in Park (because it offers no nav bypass "switch")
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  3. stevemcelroy

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    For what it will cost I'd recommend just buying a portable DVD player for your son - you should be able to get one for under $75. Besides having to modify your car you would open yourself up to potential legal issues if you get into an accident while a DVD is playing and you could wind up with a ticket if a cop were to notice while you were driving. The bonus - have your son wear headphones and you will not have to listen to the movie while you drive.
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    You need to bypass the parking brake for an after-market in-dash DVD player. You'd better
    buy a car DVD player portable for your son
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    You can also contact info@prestigioussociety.com they are launching a Navigation/Video Enhancement System for your 2012 Toyota Prius V.

    "As Toyota offers and introduces different navigation options for various 2012 models, we are working diligently not only to ensure the compatibility of our new application but also to improve it based on our test targets feedback.

    As a result, we will be introducing the new Toyota application without the need of a separate switch! Our new system will have all the same great features and now it does not have the switch. We are integrating the activation/deactivation of our system with the factory stereo volume control on the steering wheel. Furthermore, it will not disable the functionality of the factory volume buttons. Therefore, you do not need to worry about how to route the switch and where to mount it. Most importantly, the vehicle retains the interior look without the presence of an aftermarket part.

    The new system will be available to purchase on our website on Feb. 24th. The actual delivery of this new system is scheduled to be around Feb. 29th. Due to the limited quantity of our first production, they will be sold on the first come first serve basis."
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  7. cproaudio

    cproaudio Speedlock Overrider

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    So let me get this straight, the factory head unit on a Prius v with ATP can play DVD. What's the process to get the DVD to play and display the video on the screen?
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    Without the modification that I mentioned above, the car must have the parking break on to watch DVD. Or be in just the "accessory" mode.

    The DVD would be inserted into the slot and the functions would work from the DVD tab.

    The above modification is supposed to allow for watching DVDs on the screen while driving and also for inputting NAV locations while driving. These features are normally not available due to a NAV lockout feature.
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    Place a DVD in the unit..put on the parking brake and go to the DVD tab and hit play..then select FULL screen and enjoy while parked only..

    The video blanks out if the vehicle is in motion..dvd audio continues over your speakers, however..maybe useful on my old Pink Floyd DVD's...hmmm
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    Duplicate post ...NOT sure what happened.
  12. cproaudio

    cproaudio Speedlock Overrider

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    Looks very doable. I won't be implementing that on my nav lock override at this moment but will in the future batch.
    One more thing, does the video still stay on if you drive less than 5mph with parking brake on?
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    Pink Floyd nothing....

    Robin Williams at the Met. HOURS OF LAUGHTER WHILE DRIVING!
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    Uhm... Probably not... But I think that is a pretty good way to really trash your brakes and possibly the transmission.
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    Yes the DVD Video does stay on under 5MPH with the Parking brake on..

    However, even if you were able to hack the system to enable video while moving ....the angle of the screen makes it almost impossible to view from the rear seats..so it would not be good for little ones in the back seat..

    I found a really good and cheap (affordable) alternative. Check out these iPAD/DVD holders for the rear seat...I bought TWO and the kids LOVE them..

    For only $6.53 each when QTY 50+ purchased - DVD, Portrait iPad, and Tablet Mount for Car - Black | DVD | STB Mount Brackets
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    I'm not talking about constantly operating the vehicle in that condition. I'm simply curious to know if the DVD would still be playing if the vehicle stays under 5mph with the parking brakes on. Since CactusHybrid confirmed, the signal going into the headunit that allows DVD playback can be replicated and fed into the headunit. With the correct signals fed into the headunit, it doesn't matter what speed the vehicle is traveling, the DVD will play.
    A few seconds of driving 2mph with the parking brake light lit (not even the hard enough to click) is not going to hurt anything. You'll do more damage braking from 60-0 one time than driving a few seconds with the parking brake lights on.
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    Please post your experience with this once you have it. I would be interested to see if it lives up to its expectations.

    --Russ
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    Can you kindly confirm if this will work to enable DVD playback for the C3 models that have the Nav screen. Have been unable to confirm thus far if it has the ability to play DVDs. Also, any idea if avi/mpg files can be played back via the USB? Thinking out loud here, perhaps an intune hack is in order...
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