I realize this is a HT forum, but since many here know "stuff" is there any reason why vehicles don't have blu-ray players in them yet?
Back in the day when VHS was overtaken by DVD sales @ 50%, circa 2000 approx, that is when we started to see DVD players in cars, with those really small flat screens.
Then in the mid-later 2000's those small flat screens became larger, integrated into the headrest, etc.
Now, it's so easy to get OE DVD in your automobile.
Looking at stores where we buy electronics, I'm guessing blu-ray sales are 40% or so of DVD sales, just from shelf space at BB, Wallys mart, etc.
Yet, I've seen no inroad to OE's putting blu-ray players into their vehicles.
I'd so love to not have to buy "duplicate optical" via the blu-ray/DVD combo disc.....why pay extra and then need 2 discs?
(I have kids 7/9/11, and for road trips its nice for them)
Am I the only one thinking this?
Please don't say "go 100% digital, rip the dvd/bluray to your HD and then sync to your iPad/iPhone/etc and let them watch via that".
That's the subject of a different thread - IMO too much busy work, this one is focused on "Vehicles with blu-ray players in them", and the possible reason for the lack of them in the market place.
Since I've seen blu-ray players so cheap in price recently, I can't believe there are technical reasons why they can't add the blu-ray laser and its hardware/software to the existing packaging space that DVD players take up.
Is there some hi/low temp limit that affects blu-ray players that does not affect DVD players? As vehicles operate in much wider temp extremes than home usage.
Auto OE's don't want to pay the royalty fee to use blu-ray's?
A search shows this aftermarket unit, and Lexus recently introduced it, but not much else...http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/10/audiovox-shows-off-the-industrys-first-in-car-blu-ray-player-t/https://secure.drivers.lexus.com/lexusdrivers/magazine/articles/Vehicle-Insider/Blu-Ray-Experience
I'm not looking for the video quality as reason, since screen so small not an issue.
Simply for convenience sake of just needing 1 optical disk.