non-interrupted tv on bmw x3 ?

The tv in my bmw x3 is interrupted automatically, if I drive faster than 5 km/h or so. To tell the truth: I don't like that... So my question is: Is there any possibility to disable this velocity-controlled tv
interruption? Any hint? Any practical experience?
Thanks for any hint, rudel stricker
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"You don't lke that?" Tough shit! You want to watch TV, stay at home. You want to drive, listen to the radio instead. Your attention should be on the fu%&*ng road, not the TV.

Not a hope in hell, especially asking a question like this on this newsgroup.
JB.
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Not inthe UK, or I hope Europe.

Yes. I once got a taxi from an airport in France* into the city. I had had drivers operating their taxi base from the cab, apparently without incident, but this time the driver was watching football on an approx 10cm TV on the dashboard. I was concerned.
The second time we ran through a red light on a major intersection (unintentionaly it appeared, but one can never be sure in France), and narrowly avoided high speed collision with other vehicles, there was quite an argument, and the TV was switched off for the rest of the trip.

Dangerous drivers in France are sentenced to community punishments of driving round the Boulevard Periphique for a set number of hours instead of prison. Or so it seemed whenever I had the misfortune to travel on it. Really bad cases appeared to get the privilege of driving the Air France buses I had regularly to use to get to/from Orly <-> CDG.
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Another one who would like to watch TV while driving.
I am surprised the TV doesn't switch off at 1 km/h.
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Yes it's a bit unusual. I have an 05 Z4 and it switches off as soon as you move.
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On Fri, 17 Mar 2006 11:10:10 -0000, "Dori A Schmetterling"

On my UK E39 M5 (with factory fitted TV), the TV is linked to the hand brake and only displays a picture when the hand brake is applied, so effectively setting a limit of 0 km/h (or 0 mph where I live!) You can still listen to the TV sound when moving, which can occasionally be useful (e.g., for news or sports broadcasts) and is no different to listening to the radio.
To the Original Poster: if you do find some misguided moron who will alter your TV to work while in motion, please don't forget to inform your insurance company of this modification to your vehicle.
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Oh no - another TV flamfest to come...
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You expect everyone to keep quiet in the face of such a (expletive deleted) question?
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Thanks for all the flaming answers. Of course I'm aware of the difficulties to split attention appropriately, when driving with tv. But imo it can be done, without any fundamental risk: it just has to be trained (like e.g. pilots do). On the other hand, even normal conversation can catch the drivers attention, resulting in a fundamental additional risk. So imo we should have less regulations and more personal responsibility...
Thanks, rudolf stricker (with driving practice e.g. in Rome, Paris, London, Munich, Athens..., unfortunately without tv...)
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rudolf stricker wrote:

Pilots rarely are in close proximity to other vehicles. Your opinion notwithstanding, as a BMW club driving instructor, I've learned that the human brain only has available a limited number of 'handles' for short term memory. Maybe seven things at a time can be in your mind at your immediate attention. When too many inputs appear, something must get 'dumped' from your human RAM. TV is at least three inputs by itself (video, audio, and analysis of that combination). That leaves you with four devoted to driving. Not enough, IMHO.

No one says that isn't also dangerous. I've been known to turn off the radio and tell my wife, "You can talk, but I'm not listening; I have to drive now." entering fast heavy traffic typically found in Chicago.

Personal responsibility does not change your physiological abilities, no matter how much you'd like it to. Accept that you're human and that you shouldn't be watching TV while driving.

Of those, I've only got Roma & Mnchen, but I can add Frankfurt, Napoli, the Amalfi coast, and the outskirts of Torino in Europe, the Eastern US from Boston to D.C. (the dreaded 'BoNYWash Corridor'), Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, Miami, Daytona, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Toronto, Montreal, Oaxaca, Merida, and Mexico City. Also the Italian, Swiss, and Bavarian Alps, the Rockies, and the Appalachians (where I grew up). In none of those places would I have wished to be able to watch TV while driving. -- C.R. Krieger (Been there done that)
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