: STS Factory TV Tuner



silverws6ta
05-12-09, 11:39 AM
Looking on TIS the other day and I noticed that the export models had TV tuners? I was curious what the P/N was and is it an NTSC/PAL or Digital/Analog tuner and would it work in the states? Surely the headunit would detect it because I highly doubt the latest firmware for the US is any different than for the export models. I could say the Class 2 would detect it with no problem.

Thoughts? I found TV tuner (brain) on eBay listed for an SRX and was curious if anyone in the states had any experience with this.

KcW

[Cross posted this for more exposure beyond the V-series owners]

K STS
05-12-09, 06:42 PM
also interested in this info.

SwissSTS
05-13-09, 03:22 AM
The tuners in the export model for Europe are analog, probably PAL. As we don't have analog TV anymore, the tuner is useless...

stevenriz
05-13-09, 08:58 AM
would a digital converter box help in this case? I realize power would have to be converted. I honestly don't know the size of them either but it is most likely the size of a small cable box..

dkozloski
05-13-09, 09:26 AM
A TV set visible to the driver is absolutely prohibited in the U.S. by Federal law unless it's closed circuit for backing. Having a DVD player is arguable but the TV ban is specific. Most states also ban TV.

silverws6ta
05-13-09, 11:50 AM
A TV set visible to the driver is absolutely prohibited in the U.S. by Federal law unless it's closed circuit for backing. Having a DVD player is arguable but the TV ban is specific. Most states also ban TV.

Only while the vehicle is in MOTION and TV tuner's aren't illegal by themselves in a vehicle (You can even get DIRECTV in your car now -- trackvision) I had a Clarion headunit with DVD/TV Tuner in my WS6 and whoops it wasn't wired to the parking brake :hide: but I wasn't dumb enough to be trying to watch it and driver either.

See attached for photo of the unit..

dkozloski
05-13-09, 12:44 PM
This is for Florida but other states are similar:
Quote:
Originally Posted by FL Code
316.303 Television receivers.--

(1) No motor vehicle operated on the highways of this state shall be equipped with television-type receiving equipment so located that the viewer or screen is visible from the driver's seat.

(2) This section does not prohibit the use of television-type receiving equipment used exclusively for safety or law enforcement purposes, provided such use is approved by the department.

(3) This section does not prohibit the use of an electronic display used in conjunction with a vehicle navigation system.

(4) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in chapter 318.

History.--s. 1, ch. 71-135; s. 1, ch. 76-31; s. 26, ch. 94-306; s. 218, ch. 99-248.

Note.--Former s. 316.275.

lreddiablo
05-13-09, 05:57 PM
How did this become a discussion of law? and yes a digital converter will work. Look at the boxes available from Dishnetwork. They have the power transformer in the power cord (seperate unit) with a 5v, 2A input. get a DC-DC converter with these specs. Bridge the power to the converter from one of the accesory power outlets in the car. use the power connector tip that came with the tv converter and connect it on the dc/dc converter. Now u have a power supply. Use a dipole antenna and run it along the edge of a window, pretty much out of sight. now to connect to the car run rca cables to the accessory input for the video on the nav screen. Now u have HDTV in your car. Want to watch while driving, install one of the lockpics :-)

EChas3
05-13-09, 07:14 PM
Artec and other manufacturers use 12V DC - No Conversion necessary! A dipole antenna by itself doesn't do a great job. Add a common AM Wire antenna and a scan finds a lot more channels.

dkozloski
05-13-09, 08:04 PM
How did this become a discussion of law? and yes a digital converter will work. Look at the boxes available from Dishnetwork. They have the power transformer in the power cord (seperate unit) with a 5v, 2A input. get a DC-DC converter with these specs. Bridge the power to the converter from one of the accesory power outlets in the car. use the power connector tip that came with the tv converter and connect it on the dc/dc converter. Now u have a power supply. Use a dipole antenna and run it along the edge of a window, pretty much out of sight. now to connect to the car run rca cables to the accessory input for the video on the nav screen. Now u have HDTV in your car. Want to watch while driving, install one of the lockpics :-)
Now you can drive down the road watching porn and masturbating and hit a row of parked cars like the NBA star did.

EChas3
05-14-09, 09:54 PM
Nope, I pull over to concentrate!

EChas3
05-14-09, 09:56 PM
:lies: