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sbj405 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 07:43 PM
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Poll question: Do you have a TV in your vehicle?
Been noticing that nearly everyone I pass has one. I'm sure it's handy for distracting kids, but also distrubing that we rely on it.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 07:44 PM
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1. I barely have a TV in my apartment. n/t
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Wcross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 08:20 PM
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2. And I thought reading the paper was dangerous! n/t
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 08:27 PM
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3. I used to, wife still does.
Point of contention between us. I take lots of road trips with my kids, and originally bought it to help them be "not bored" during those marathon 10 hour drives. I noticed pretty quickly, though, that we stopped interacting once the TV went in...so I had it removed. I'd personally rather have them watch the scenery and talk about the places we're driving through. I've since replaced that vehicle with one equipped with a giant glass roof, so it's not even an option anymore.

Unfortunately, my wife grabbed the box and went over to Circuit City one day while I was at work and installed the player into her minivan. I was a bit irked later, but what was I to do? I think it's a bad idea, and she thinks its harmless. The kids love it, and I just make sure that ALL long road trips now happen in my car (which works out since I get better mileage anyway).
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 08:33 PM
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8. I'm on YOUR side on this one.
Redstone
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 08:27 PM
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4. How am I supposed to watch TV while driving?
As it is, I can barely keep my vehicle in control while smoking a bowl and handling a 40 oz. Add a TV to the mix and things could get dangerous!
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 08:28 PM
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5. Do ceiling-mounted DVD players with very small screens count?
Edited on Tue Jan-23-07 08:28 PM by Seabiscuit
My Toyota Sienna minivan came with one - good for keeping my 2-year old occupied for a while on long trips, but that's about all.

N.B.: I'm not sure how to vote until you answer my question above.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 08:28 PM
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6. Good God, no. The Little Guy can look out the window at the world
when we travel.

Right after he was born (C-section), I took him for a 45-minute walk around the hospital, stopping at each window to show him "that big, big world out there," and he's never stopped being tantalized by that world.

Redstone
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 08:28 PM
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7. Yes.
My saturn wagon came with a flip down screen, a DVD player, and a pair of wireless headphones.

Great for trips with the kids.

RL
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-24-07 12:09 AM
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17. Gee, mine barely came with tires. What a difference a few years make.
Nah really, I like my car, but hooking the ipod up to my car stereo is plenty for me. :)
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 08:36 PM
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9. No and I won't be getting one either.
Kids watch enough tv.
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 08:43 PM
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10. NO!
I don't have one at home either. Sheesh. I HATE televison.
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 08:56 PM
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11. No. But I have a shower and a sunroom.
A laundry room. A small office.

Two bathrooms. A woodworking shop and a small dentist's chair.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 08:58 PM
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12. Hell no!
And in some vehicles, they're showing stuff nobody in their right mind would show a kid...
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 09:07 PM
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13. We have a DVD player in the van for long trips only.
The kids aren't allowed to watch it on quick trips around town.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 09:13 PM
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14. i found an old sony in the alley, and it's in my trunk...
does that count?
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-24-07 12:05 AM
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15. yes, in my van...
its a small crappy 9 inch tv....hardly ever use it, and haven't been on long enough trips to use it...but it came with the van, when my wife bought it so.... :D
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-24-07 12:08 AM
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16. It is a life saver on long car trips with 3 kids...
Trust me....Pop in the videos for 7 hour car trips...otherwise day to day, we don't use it.
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mentalsolstice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-24-07 12:11 AM
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18. Jeezbus....my SO is ADD n/t
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