updated 11:05 am EDT, Wed April 18, 2007
Directed In Car DVD
Directed this morning hoped to ready drivers for vacation with a pair of new in-car entertainment systems. The 8.5-inch OHD800B and 10.2-inch OHD1020B mount on a car's ceiling and have both a slot-load DVD player for movies in the widescreen LCDs' native ratio as well as input for raw data; a USB port loads music and other media directly from a flash or hard drive, while an SD card slot picks up on more easily removable storage. Dual RCA inputs pipe video from consoles or other players into the device while a solo RCA output and an FM transmitter can echo the audio or video out to other screens in the car and to built-in speakers.
The different sizes should be available now at $449 and $549 respectively; digital format support hasn't been explained but should include MP3s at a minimum.