Originally Posted by charkelly9
thanks so much for your input... i think im gonna bag the tv tuner and just get the regular dvd unit...however when they install the unit is there anyway they could like weld it into place so that theres no way a thieve could steal the unit? i plan on getting a car alarm (which would you reccomend) but still i hope theres a way that i could have this unit installed so it wont come out.
what do you mean "bag the tv tuner" its built into the unit itself. when the unit is installed theres gonna be a button on the remote and/or tv that says "mode" and that should switch it from av1 to av2 to tv tuner to am/fm and to cd. if that is the same unit that i am thinking of, the reception isnt that great on the tv tuner mode, but you can always get an antenna to help with that.
when its time to install it, its just gonna fit into the mounting bracket that fits into the factory spot. welding it wouldnt be very smart b/c if the unit fails some kind of way, how do you plan to get it out? plus, with all the electrical wires right there......its kinda asking for trouble. when it is installed there are like 2 or 3 screws behind the unit that hold this metal piece in which makes it a little difficult to remove. but if your stuff gets stolen (lets hope not) thats why you put insurance on a car anyway
when the entire unit is closed, peering in the car, you wont even be able to tell you have a tv. depending on how much it is to install, i would also suggest throwing in a ps2 as well. it provides for much entertainment when you and your friends go out.
as far as alarms are concerned, i've heard that viper has some pretty good ones out. some models are setup to where the car can only be started with the key. it cant by hot-wired. some also have gps on them too if i'm not mistaken as well as electric start (if you have an auto). but some of those vipers can be pricey. the ones i described can be in the range of $400-$600 and possibly higher.