Visteon Dockable Entertainment

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Dockable Entertainment featuring Game Boy Advance
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Manufacturer Visteon
Type Video game console
Generation Sixth generation
Retail availability
  • NA: July 2006
Media Cartridge, DVD, CD
CPU ARM7TDMI, 16.78 MHz
Graphics Custom 2D core
Controller input

The Visteon Dockable Entertainment System (officially referred to as Dockable Entertainment featuring Game Boy Advance) is a portable DVD player created by Visteon in 2006 for the US market at an MSRP of $1299 USD.[1] The player is notable for containing officially licensed Game Boy Advance hardware, as Visteon partnered with Nintendo to announce the product at CES 2006.[2] Initially due out in April, the product was then delayed to May before finally launching in July of that year.[3][4][5] To celebrate the product's launch Visteon held a photography and writing contest.[6]

The device was not sold at general retailers, but rather at car dealerships in combination with a roof docking head mount for installation, or already equipped in select models of certain vehicles.[7]

On April 1, 2008 Visteon introduced a model mounted into headrests for $1699.[8][9] Later that year the company expressed interest in creating similar products for the Nintendo DS and Wii platforms, though neither materialized.[10]

Hardware specifications[edit]

  • 10.2" Flip Down LCD Display
  • 6-Pin Auxiliary Port
  • Infrared Port
  • DVD Drive
  • Game Boy Advance Cartridge Slot

Alongside this, the player came with a wireless game controller (a modified Sky Active gamepad), a set of wireless headphones, a remote control, and compatibility with MP3 and WMA CD files.[11]

Unique to the headrest model was a 7" TFT LCD screen, backlit DVD controls plus an additional remote, headphone and game controller.[8]

Neither version of the hardware was backwards compatible with Game Boy or Game Boy Color games.[12]

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