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640x480 is a computer resolution. Video doesn't do 640x480 so I think Chrysler put something down wrong or this is the first not video format LCD in a very long time.
It's possible that their "640x480" spec is wrong, still digging for more info but detailed spec's are nowhere to be found.
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Now I have to re-think my DVD Citadel selection especially with 0% financing offer. Very disappointing... So much for their No Compromise slogan.
Don't make any decisions yet, wait until more detailed info can be verified.
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Re: 2014 Durango - Features and Changes

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Hey guys. I was initially pretty disappointed that I'd have to delay my entire vehicle just to wait for the rear dvd package to become available, so I started to do some research. I went from feeling p'wnd to now feeling glad I was forced to look for alternatives.

For about the same price $2k I'll be getting the best of both worlds. Tablet and DVD active restraint headrests...and tablets can be removed. The other nice feature is that the headrest is made with the factory material so it shows no differently than the stock ones. The website won't show the Active Restraint version (although they do have some less polished AR offerings), but I called and they confirmed that they just haven't updated their website yet.

Check them out Mobile Video Entertainment Systems - Vizualogic ::: Rear Seat Entertainment, Car Headrest, Rear-view Mirrors, Back-up Camera Systems, GPS, Android Headrest, Overhead dvd player here. I called a local installer and they said they can work with them, and that they've been selling the non AR models like hotcakes.

Anyway, thought it might be an option for some of you guys on the ledge.
Seattle Santiago,
I'm real interested in this option you've discovered. Once you get it installed, could you post some pictures?
Thanks very much.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:36 PM
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I'm real interested in this option you've discovered. Once you get it installed, could you post some pictures?
Thanks very much.
Absolutely. However I'm probably 8 weeks away from photos. I only just put in my factory order last Wednesday. In my heart, I've resolved to not being able to see my girl until late November or early December.
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Re: 2014 Durango - Features and Changes

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It's possible that their "640x480" spec is wrong, still digging for more info but detailed spec's are nowhere to be found.
Pretty sure the blue-ray is for comparability with what most people are buying for home use, not so it can be displayed in HD. Considering the screen is going to be at least 24" away on a small screen HD isn't necessary.
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Pretty sure the blue-ray is for comparability with what most people are buying for home use, not so it can be displayed in HD. Considering the screen is going to be at least 24" away on a small screen HD isn't necessary.
I wasn't even thinking HD or non HD.

More just the wording doesn't make sense for the resolution. Anyway Milous is looking into it, there may be more info as early as tomorrow.
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are the VGA below industry standards? What do competitors have? LED? 3D?
If by industry, you mean common sense, then yes. I don't see any reason whatsoever to hook a high definition source up to a non-definition display. In fact, it defies logic. It would be like making people pay $600 for a Wii U and saying it only plays Nintendo 64 games.

Bottom line, Chrysler is marketing it as an industry first, and the end result is an output no different than any other vehicle in the market. Mark my words, they are going to get slaughtered with complaints when people realize they paid $2,000 for a $99 blu-ray player hooked up to 3 year old displays that are probably worth $300 combined, including the input ports, wiring, labor, etc. I could literally mount a 47" 3D display and blu-ray player in my Durango for cheaper.

It is typical stupid Chrysler crap that kept me from buying one since I gave up on my 93 Wrangler in 2001. Well, that, and reliability.
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640x480 is standard for 480i or 480p video in 4:3 aspect ratio. 854x480 would be standard for 480i or 480p in 16:9 format. So there's nothing funny about the stated resolution if the displays are in 4:3 aspect and they only support up to 480p format. Well, nothing funny beside it being sad...
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For everyone concerned about this: HD video on a screen that small would also be ridiculous. It's a bit like the "resolution wars" that have taken place on smartphones--it's a bit silly (more extreme in the smartphone case as the screens are even smaller). On small screens, higher resolution becomes a tax on the processing for little visual gain...human visual perception just isn't THAT good, especially with average viewing distances.
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For everyone concerned about this: HD video on a screen that small would also be ridiculous. It's a bit like the "resolution wars" that have taken place on smartphones--it's a bit silly (more extreme in the smartphone case as the screens are even smaller). On small screens, higher resolution becomes a tax on the processing for little visual gain...human visual perception just isn't THAT good, especially with average viewing distances.
I don't disagree with your thinking but this screen being much larger, and being approximately 24" away it seems that the resolution is out of sync.

As you can see these appear to be wide screen, but we still need to verify the resolution etc. I don't think 1080p is needed at this size by any means.

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For everyone concerned about this: HD video on a screen that small would also be ridiculous. It's a bit like the "resolution wars" that have taken place on smartphones--it's a bit silly (more extreme in the smartphone case as the screens are even smaller). On small screens, higher resolution becomes a tax on the processing for little visual gain...human visual perception just isn't THAT good, especially with average viewing distances.
I pretty much agree. I would rather see at least a 720p display, but for a 4:3 display (which I think these are) 640x480 I would deem "acceptable". The primary concern I have is how the scaling and any DAC is handled...that will likely have a larger impact on output quality than the resolution. The fact that the screens have HDMI Input gives me hope that the signal from the blu-ray play is sent digitally to the display. (As opposed to the player sending out an analog signal to the display.)
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If by industry, you mean common sense, then yes. I don't see any reason whatsoever to hook a high definition source up to a non-definition display. In fact, it defies logic. It would be like making people pay $600 for a Wii U and saying it only plays Nintendo 64 games.

Bottom line, Chrysler is marketing it as an industry first, and the end result is an output no different than any other vehicle in the market. Mark my words, they are going to get slaughtered with complaints when people realize they paid $2,000 for a $99 blu-ray player hooked up to 3 year old displays that are probably worth $300 combined, including the input ports, wiring, labor, etc. I could literally mount a 47" 3D display and blu-ray player in my Durango for cheaper.

It is typical stupid Chrysler crap that kept me from buying one since I gave up on my 93 Wrangler in 2001. Well, that, and reliability.
right...it makes no common sense to put led 1080p 8" screens for kids to watch spongebob. Thye could care less....its still spongebob
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