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This modification either converts the built-in VCR found on the early RD models or the later QD models to a DVD player or adds that capability.  Here is one example of such a conversion:

From: "vtlco1" <vtlco1@...>
Date: Fri Nov 25, 2005 4:15 pm

I just completed the conversion of the build-in VCR to DVD player on my 98RD.  The total cost is about $70.00.  The DVD unit was bought from Wal-Mart for $30.00 (as this is the right foot print that will fit into the build in bracket and enclosure and it is the cheapest).  RF modulator $10.00 (convert the video, audio L/R signal at the back of the DVD to RF signal required to the TV), DC/AC converter 175 watt $20.00 (to convert 12VDC to 110 volt AC required by the DVD) (XSCARGO a product liquidator store), scrap plastic or Plexiglas to fabricate the bezel as the new DVD is smaller, double sided tape to attached the bezel.  While doing this conversion I found that the video A/B switch (located on the side of the driver side back seat) was defective $12.00.  (Souce or Radio Shack).  I have documented the conversion with photos.  If there is any interest on this conversion, I'll post the appropriate photos.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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RF modulator connection to DVD. Close up of DVD unit Rubber filler on top converter - un-mounted front display with rubber filler to hold pieces together when tightening down. Back of DVD showing dc plug - connection from RF modulator to the DVD and DC plug from the DC-AC converter.


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TV picture showing DVD display - TV displays the signal from the DVD unit. Installation power side switch - completed installation also showing the removed power switch for the DC-AC converter. Front DVD unpainted bezel - RF modulator AC converter power with rubber padding to secure units to the bracket with remote power switch. Converter and RF modulator on DVD - shows the inter-connection of the AC-DC converter and the RF modulator to use existing wiring to the TV.

An alternate installation idea:

From: "Bruce Trent" <brucetrent@...>
Date: Fri Nov 25, 2005 5:09 pm

I bought a small DVD player at Wal-Mart for $24 that plays DVDs, MP3 or CDs that fits on the back shelf under the VCR.  I plug the audio/video output of the DVD to the front audio/video input of the VCR and I have both.  It's a cheap DVD player so it only works off 110V.  If I need a 12V DVD I have a 7" screen portable DVD player that will also plug into the input of the VCR or TV.  It's convenient for me to have both.


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