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Toyota Camry Hybrid, Navigation System, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#1 of 327 Toyota Camry Hybrid: Navigation System Questions
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Aug 28, 2006 (3:42 pm)
Discuss nav system questions for the TCH here
#2 of 327 DVD drive in the TCH with Navigation.
Jun 06, 2006 (6:26 am)
OK, my friend and I have a question. The place where you insert the DVD for the navigation system has the usual DVD computer logo symbol on the drive. He contends that it would most likely play a movie DVD. I am not willing to try it.
Has anyone ever tried it?
#3 of 327 Re: DVD drive in the TCH with Navigation. [willybill]
Jun 06, 2006 (6:30 am)
I don't know for certain, but I would vote "no". Just because the drive reads DVDs does not mean that the software has the CODECs to play a movie. COULD it? I would say so, but then they would have to add an entire GUI. They would also have to ensure a movie would not play while driving. Again, not impossible, but if you go to the trouble of doing all this, why keep it secret?
#4 of 327 Re: DVD drive in the TCH with Navigation. [bmgoodman]
Jun 06, 2006 (6:39 am)
Thanks bmgoodman, that is pretty much what I concluded.. I am not sure I want to be the guy to try it either.. with my luck it would mess up the NAV system and trust me, having that is better than trying to watch a movie while sitting still.
I think that is still a pretty goofy idea.
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#5 of 327 Re: DVD drive in the TCH with Navigation. [willybill]
Jun 06, 2006 (9:27 am)
He contends that it would most likely play a movie DVD. I am not willing to try it.
It will most likely work. I cannot verify since mine is not equipped with NAV. I know it works on the Land Cruiser. Although if you are not stopped and/or have the park brake applied the screen will go black. This is a safety feature to prevent the driver from being distracted. Put a movie in and see for yourself. At worst it will just spit the disc back out and ask for the NAV disc. Let us know...
#6 of 327 Re: DVD drive in the TCH with Navigation. [spectrablue]
Jun 06, 2006 (11:59 am)
It should play DVDs and it you want to search the many Edmund threads athere have been software hacks to override the safety features to allo the DVD to play while the car is in motion and the parking brake is not set. Works pretty good unless hte driver trys to watch. But that is hard for most drivers to do since they are already reading, driving with their knees, taking notes and talking on their cell phone while driving already.
Having said that I don't play DVDs in my car and I don't talk on the cell phone while the car is moving. In spite of what humans think it is difficult , even with hands free blue tooth , to multitask and drive and carry on a cell phone conversation; especially those who talk with ther hands.
Now that M.A.D.D. has gotten so much press and legislation , achochol is no longer the leading cause of fatalities. It is now a close race between fatigue and cell-phone usage. While it is dififcult to control fatigue if a person has no common snses, cell-phone usage could be curtailed with porper fines and legisaltion. Hey it is happening with seatblet usage. Now all we need is the backing of MACPD ( Mothers Against Cell Phone Drivers)
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#7 of 327 Re: DVD drive in the TCH with Navigation. [midnightcowboy]
Jun 06, 2006 (12:13 pm)
Thanks MidCow!.. I agree with your opinion, however, the TCH does allow a single digit speed dial with totally hands free operation. Both hands on the wheel and you can still have a short phone call. I don't advocate cell phone usage while driving, but if a call comes in, you can answer it with out leaving the steering wheel with your hands and not taking your eyes off of the road.
Regarding the DVD thing, I can't really think of a time when one would want to watch a movie while in 'park'. Unless you are a youngster and 'park' for a whole different reason.
Besides, I am not sure the battery could sustain all the accessories running for a feature length film.
My advise... if you want to watch a movie stay home and watch it in HD.. it is much more enjoyable.
Still, the idea intrigues me and I may give it a shot just to see if it would work.
#8 of 327 Re: DVD drive in the TCH with Navigation. [midnightcowboy]
Jun 06, 2006 (3:25 pm)
But that is hard for most drivers to do since they are already reading, driving with their knees, taking notes and talking on their cell phone while driving already.
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#10 of 327 Re: DVD drive in the TCH with Navigation. [spectrablue]
Jun 07, 2006 (10:09 am)
The navigation unit in the Hybrid Camry will not play DVD movies. The DVD-ROM drive is specifically for the DVD map disc.