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Acoustic Solutions DVD-263 Twin Screen In-Car DVD Player ( 2 x 7" screens / multiregion hackable) - reduced to £64.99 @ Argos !
Acoustic Solutions DVD-263 Twin Screen In-Car DVD Player ( 2 x 7" screens / multiregion hackable) - reduced to £64.99 @ Argos !

Acoustic Solutions DVD-263 Twin Screen In-Car DVD Player ( 2 x 7" screens / multiregion hackable) - reduced to £64.99 @ Argos !

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Acoustic Solutions DVD-263 Twin Screen In-Car DVD Players. Follow instructions in comments for multiregion hack.

* Silver.
* Visible screen size 240 x 162 x 33mm.
* TFT LCD screen.
* Widescreen.
* Screen resolution 16:9.
* Brightness 250cd/m2.
* Contrast ratio 300:1.
* Dolby sound system.
* 2 channel stereo.
* Supports region code 2.
* Playback compatibility CD, MP3, CDR and CDRW.

* Fast forward / backward.
* Slow forward.
* Skip forward / backward.
* Step forward.
* Audio language.
* Sub-title.
* Multi-angle selection.
* Parental control.

* Colour/ brightness controls.
* Built-in speakers.
* In ear headphones.
* Phono jack for AV-in/out.
* DC jacks input for car-plug adaptor.

* Monitor out socket for separate monitor.
* Built-in din cable.
* AC/DC adaptor.
* Headphone socket.
* Remote control requires 2 x AAA batteries, included.
* 12V battery operated via a cigarette lighter.
* Battery life during playback 2 hours.

17 Comments

Original Poster

This DVD player, as supplied supports region code 2. For [COLOR=red]multi-region hack[/COLOR], follow the instructions below. (thanks to karlwatto !)

1. Power on the DVD player.

2. Open the tray.

3. Key in 5168 on the remote.

4. A secret menu should appear which lets you change the region as well as showing you the firmware revision and other settings.

5. Set it to the required region

It would be a good deal if i could find ra store thats got one but still heat added:thumbsup:

Blandford (dorset) has 3 in stock for reserve and collect.

Original Poster

renown;4298179

It would be a good deal if i could find ra store thats got one but still … It would be a good deal if i could find ra store thats got one but still heat added:thumbsup:



Random stock - 2 at my loacl at the time of posting

melmorc;4298228

Blandford (dorset) has 3 in stock for reserve and collect.



Thanks! but i'm in North Essex:-(

Does this plays DivX?
Does it have USB input?

The multi-region hack posted above didn't seem to work for my DVD-263. However, the hack below did work for mine:

Power on the DVD player.
Open the tray.
Key in 5168 on the remote.
A secret menu should appear which lets you change the region as well as showing you the firmware revision and other settings.
Set it to the required region

Original Poster

karlwatto;4316028

The multi-region hack posted above didn't seem to work for my DVD-263. … The multi-region hack posted above didn't seem to work for my DVD-263. However, the hack below did work for mine:Power on the DVD player.Open the tray.Key in 5168 on the remote.A secret menu should appear which lets you change the region as well as showing you the firmware revision and other settings.Set it to the required region



Thanks karlwatto

Updated in the comments.

Original Poster

psjk;4300495

Does this plays DivX?Does it have USB input?



NO for both I'm afraid

Just to confirm that mine does play DIVX (avi) files from DVD but not VCD's it is not advertised on the box but the kids stuck one in that I had for my main player and it worked.

Original Poster

Cozworth806;4533442

Just to confirm that mine does play DIVX (avi) files from DVD but not … Just to confirm that mine does play DIVX (avi) files from DVD but not VCD's it is not advertised on the box but the kids stuck one in that I had for my main player and it worked.



Good to know that, thanks for the update Cozworth806

Stone cold for me - no stock anywhere so as useful and tats on fish

3 left in Slough

But after returning an AS car CD player last week coz it was so carp - upto 1 minute to read a CD - I wont b getting a cruddy DVD player of the same make!

That's my opinion!

psjk;4300495

Does this plays DivX?Does it have USB input?




i bought this model last year for this price,no usb but it does play divx/xvid files allthough its not stated as doing so

Be carefull some of these kits attach via velcro straps and are very dangerous in the event of an accident.


They are a popular accessory for parents hoping to keep their children entertained on long car journeys.
But back-seat DVD players could kill a child in a crash at only 18mph, safety tests have shown.
The screens - commonly strapped to the back of front seats and costing a few hundred pounds - can easily fly off in a collision, hitting rear passengers in the head.
Scroll down for more...

Safety tests have shown in-car DVD players can be deadly for a back seat passenger, even in low-speed accidents
The problem relates to the systems bought as accessories - rather those which are built into the back of headrests.
In a simulated collision, the DVD screen was sent hurtling from the front- seat headrest into the head of a crash-test 'baby' sitting in a child safety seat in the back.
The test showed mobile phones and satnav systems in holders attached to the dashboard or windscreen could also fly loose, hitting passengers' legs and feet.
The phone holders, which are fixed to the interior using suction pads, stayed in place but the phones inside were thrown out.
A satnav system in a similar holder remained in place but one attached to an air vent flew through car.
The tests were carried out in Klettwitz in Germany by the safety body DEKRA.
A popular DVD player was fixed to the back of the front seats with a Velcro strap.
The device was fitted according to the manufacturer's instructions and the strap was in pristine condition.
But when the car was hit from behind at just 18mph, the Velcro fastening came apart causing the DVD player to fly off. The problem was highlighted in the motoring magazine Auto Express.
A spokesman for the magazine said: "Must-have gadgets including mobile phones, satnavs and in-car DVD players can be lethal.
"In the crash test, the Velcro fastening was torn from the bag and the player hit the dummy's head.
"This happened even though the bag was correctly fitted and the strap had been checked by technicians before the test.
"Alarmingly this simulated accident happened at only 18mph."
A spokesman for DEKRA said: "The possible consequences of an accident like this are serious injuries.
"Even the phone could have easily hurt a passenger in the back seat

time4usall;4535127

Be carefull some of these kits attach via velcro straps and are very … Be carefull some of these kits attach via velcro straps and are very dangerous in the event of an accident.They are a popular accessory for parents hoping to keep their children entertained on long car journeys.But back-seat DVD players could kill a child in a crash at only 18mph, safety tests have shown.The screens - commonly strapped to the back of front seats and costing a few hundred pounds - can easily fly off in a collision, hitting rear passengers in the head.Scroll down for more... Safety tests have shown in-car DVD players can be deadly for a back seat passenger, even in low-speed accidentsThe problem relates to the systems bought as accessories - rather those which are built into the back of headrests.In a simulated collision, the DVD screen was sent hurtling from the front- seat headrest into the head of a crash-test 'baby' sitting in a child safety seat in the back.The test showed mobile phones and satnav systems in holders attached to the dashboard or windscreen could also fly loose, hitting passengers' legs and feet.The phone holders, which are fixed to the interior using suction pads, stayed in place but the phones inside were thrown out.A satnav system in a similar holder remained in place but one attached to an air vent flew through car.The tests were carried out in Klettwitz in Germany by the safety body DEKRA.A popular DVD player was fixed to the back of the front seats with a Velcro strap.The device was fitted according to the manufacturer's instructions and the strap was in pristine condition.But when the car was hit from behind at just 18mph, the Velcro fastening came apart causing the DVD player to fly off. The problem was highlighted in the motoring magazine Auto Express.A spokesman for the magazine said: "Must-have gadgets including mobile phones, satnavs and in-car DVD players can be lethal."In the crash test, the Velcro fastening was torn from the bag and the player hit the dummy's head."This happened even though the bag was correctly fitted and the strap had been checked by technicians before the test."Alarmingly this simulated accident happened at only 18mph."A spokesman for DEKRA said: "The possible consequences of an accident like this are serious injuries."Even the phone could have easily hurt a passenger in the back seat



Be interested to know how many kids have been killed or injured by flying DVD players or phones.......
Guess you have to weigh this up against the impact on driver safety of whining and crying kids on long trips causing driver irritation and distraction. Those who have kids understand life is one big balance of assessing risk and potential rewards
I would bet there are more issues with improper car seat fitting than worry about these devices.
Such a nanny world we live in these days, there is always some "research " available that shows something is dangerous. Maybe we should all sit in padded rooms

And the deal is sold out everywhere in SE Essex which is a shame as I am after one for our summer hols. May go for the 9 inch version instead at £119 less our Southern Electric 10% discount. Hot deal if you can find one

P.E;4537886

Be interested to know how many kids have been killed or injured by flying … Be interested to know how many kids have been killed or injured by flying DVD players or phones.......Guess you have to weigh this up against the impact on driver safety of whining and crying kids on long trips causing driver irritation and distraction. Those who have kids understand life is one big balance of assessing risk and potential rewards I would bet there are more issues with improper car seat fitting than worry about these devices.Such a nanny world we live in these days, there is always some "research " available that shows something is dangerous. Maybe we should all sit in padded roomsAnd the deal is sold out everywhere in SE Essex which is a shame as I am after one for our summer hols. May go for the 9 inch version instead at £119 less our Southern Electric 10% discount. Hot deal if you can find one



would you risk your kids being smashed in the face by a tv screen ? I had tv's built into my headrests after reading this.
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