I agree with what you say about having a home entertainment center first smellbird.... I already have one.
Nice one with surround sound, dvd, dts and a 54" TV to cap it off.
It'* like a private movie theatre.
Back to the car...
I've found myself and my friends taking long and longer trips.
Last weekend I drove over 600kms.
The weekend before that I drove over 500kms.
And a few weeks before that I drove 1300kms in one weekend.
Long hauls..... and the passangers get bored after about 2 hours.
The mp3 deck means I never get bored of the music in the car. 10 Mp3 CDs = thousands of songs.
I don't think the DVD would be too distracting for me. I don't think I'd let them play games while I drove... that might be a bit much.
The GPS really has me thinking.... I've installed computers into cars before, no biggie, and a GPS unit is only like $120 (Cdn), plus the $40 adapter to link it to a laptop or PC. Most navigation stuff (like Clarion and Alpine) aren't availible in my area yet (anything east of Montreal). But MS Streets and Trips works in my area. Hrm....
As for the stuff looking tempting to thieves, my rear windows are tinted so it would be hard to see the LCDs in the headrests, and I would get the type of LCD that flips in/out for the dash. Also I have the Compustar 2 way alarm system on my car, so should anyone try to break in, I'd know about it via my remote (upto 2kms). Also I've got plenty of LEDs on the car to tell people that she'* armed.
What I really need is what they had on the early 90s Batmobile..... "shields"
, and then the armored plating goes over the car. That would be wicked