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Unread 11-22-2009, 09:41 AM
 
Location: South
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Default rent portable DVD player for car

Does anyone know if there are places in Charlotte that rent DVD units for cars. My car is in shop and family likes to watch movies on long trips...SUV rentals don't have dvd units. thanks
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Unread 11-22-2009, 10:38 AM
 
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I imagine it would be cheaper and easier just to buy a portable unit, less then $100 usually for a decent one....add another $20 for a carry bag that will support it between the front seats so all can view and you're all set.
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Unread 11-22-2009, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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2nd what Joan said.

Cheaper and easier to buy a 7" unit for under $100. Walmart I GUARANTEE will have a special coming up....

Then you're good to go on long trips....
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Unread 11-22-2009, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Mint Hill, NC
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Ditto what joanchris2000 said. The only thing I saw was a place to rent one and have it sent to you. It was $150 for 4 days, and you'd probably have shipping to and from on it also.
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Unread 11-22-2009, 11:40 AM
 
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They have several under $70 at Walmart. I imagine Target would have some as well, and you can always check Best Buy. They price match.
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Unread 11-22-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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If you have a laptop, you could consider playing the DVDs on that. If you go online, you can find car power adapters for a laptop for pretty cheap.
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Unread 11-22-2009, 02:37 PM
 
Location: South
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Originally Posted by lumbollo View Post
If you have a laptop, you could consider playing the DVDs on that. If you go online, you can find car power adapters for a laptop for pretty cheap.
Great option, didn't think about this, thx
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Unread 11-22-2009, 05:22 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I would go with this option
I woulnt invest in a dvd player
I notice that some movies are only be released as a Blue Ray disk
I think dvd players are on their way out like vhs im afraid
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Unread 11-22-2009, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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I would go with this option
I woulnt invest in a dvd player
I notice that some movies are only be released as a Blue Ray disk
I think dvd players are on their way out like vhs im afraid
Its going to be a while before non-high def DVDs are a thing of the past.
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Unread 09-06-2010, 09:35 PM
 
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I vote for a laptop as well. I seldom go anywhere for more than a day without one of my laptops, because of how useful a tool it is. I have a GPS program on mine that I use if I'm going somewhere I'm not familiar with.

What did people do on long trips before portable movies, video games, etc?

As for DVD going away, I agree that it's going to be a long time before BluRay replaces it, if ever. DVD was so much better than VHS that it made sense to most people to adopt it fairly quickly. BluRay, while better than DVD for several reasons (including audio, which is seldom discussed) is not so obviously an improvement for many people that buying their library again is a necessity.
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