DVDs. Cool, But Who Cares? - 2008 Scion xB Long-Term Road Test

2008 Scion xB Long-Term Road Test

2008 Scion xB: DVDs. Cool, But Who Cares?

September 11, 2007

Our 2008 Scion xB can play DVDs on the nav screen. Okay. So what?

I had the Scion recently and my sons thought it would be cool to try the DVD player. They brought a favorite movie with them called "Blackballed; The Bobby Dukes Story." Of course, the video portion of the movie was blocked out... Since they had already seen the movie a bunch of times they didn't need the visual and laughed at their favorite lines all over again. But when we stopped we couldn't figure out how to make the video play. It was annoying to hear the movie and not get the picture (so to speak). While they were busy button-pushing and menu-surfing I acted like a real dork: I read the manual. That didn't help either.

Turned out, not only do you have to put the car in park, you also have to put the emergency brake on. Presto! There was Rob Corddry shooting people with paintballs. We watched it for five minutes and then went inside and played it on a larger screen.

Still, it's nice to know I can watch "Blackballed" if I get to an appointment early. Of course, that's why I always try to carry a book with me. But I guess that's pretty old school.

Philip Reed, Edmunds.com Senior Consumer Advice Editor, @ 6400 miles

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