First, a lengthy quote from the Mio Web site:
“Wherever you go, the V505 TV’s 4.7" widescreen helps you get the most out of navigation and also gives you Digital TV in sharp detail*. The V505 TV auto-tunes itself, so you can find what’s on quickly and easily. Brightness, volume and other controls are adjusted simply by using the touchscreen or the remote control* and the integral Programme Guide shows the date, time and channel of your favourite shows up to a week ahead.
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*The TV and video player feature must not be used in the front of the vehicle while driving or in any way that may distract the driver as this may cause an accident. Please make sure that you comply with this warning. Mio assumes no liability in this regard.”
This is all found here and you’ll find a similar text describing another product, the V735 which has a larger screen plus TV.
Now, I know satnav makers are trying to differentiate themselves by putting new and different features in their devices. But TV?
If we’ve made using a mobile while driving illegal and people still do it, what do we think is going to happen with this device?