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
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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