A Blu-ray Disc Player on Your Car's GPS is Probably Not a Good Idea

By Andrew Liszewski on at

There's just one thing that could make your drive to work less agonising when the GPS is telling you there's no way around the endless traffic: access to your Blu-ray discs. Or at least that's the scenario Panasonic is envisioning now that it's including Blu-ray players on its satellite navigation units.

To start there will be four models featuring built-in Blu-ray support -- if there are always kids in your car with a clear view of the navigation unit on the dashboard, it's probably not a bad idea since it will certainly serve as a great distraction on long drives.

But if it's just the driver watching movies on the way to work, this might not actually be the smartest idea. Especially since the seven-inch touchscreen displays on these units only boast a resolution of 800x480 pixels. That's well below HD, which is pretty much the main reason why most home theatre enthusiasts invested in a Blu-ray collection in the first place.

In a time when many of us have already switched to using our phones for GPS navigation in our cars, could built-in Blu-ray actually convince anyone to buy a dedicated sat-nav unit again? [AV Watch via NewLaunches]

A Blu-ray Disc Player on Your Car's GPS Is Probably Not a Good Idea