I know I've read a few threads about those with RES that have hooked up game consoles in their Pilots. I think all you need is a DC/AC converter. Try doing a search for either Nintendo, Playstation, etc.
Welcome back to the states and to the site! You've made a good choice in the Pilot!! :4:
yes you can. The system has the plugs ready (R,Y,W) on the console, KOMPERs is right the extra that you need is the AC/DC converter. you can get it with, one or two outlets (Radio shack) around $58 bucks. or if you like you can get it from cyberguys.com
I just did this two nights ago. I bought a 400w power converter from Sam's with two outlets for about $28 (i don't know if it was a special or not). I then added a vcr and playstation using the RCA jacks on the rear console.
It works great. The power converter even has a fan that keeps it nice and cool.
That's great news. I sure have been getting some great information off this site. Considering I am stationed in the UK all I had before I found this site was magazine articles, which you can never always trust, as much as information from owners. Hopefully I will be able to get a good deal when I get to Phoenix. If anyone knows a good dealer send it my way.
I have the same converter. I have run lots of different things off it. TV, Computer, DVD payer.
It works well, except for the low batt buzzer sometimes goes on.
I attribute that to the Honda chanrging system, that shuts off all charging when the car can run from the battery. Unfortunatly the voltage sags dows towards the minimum voltage during these times.
Ditto on Nintendo GameCube working well in the Pilot.
The kids find it fits nicely in the activity tray in the middle of the
second row seats, too. The 14 hour trip to Florida after Christmas should be a quiet one!
You will need a power inverter! They are sized by watts. I purchased a 175 watt power inverter(MAXXssT 175 watt dc to ac power inverter) from Walmart for 29.99. I was able to run my portable PC on it during our 15.5 hour trip to Disney. I used my PC to allow the kids to watch DVD's, since I did not get RES. Not bad either, 15.1" screen, and when they were done, they listened to mp3's and played computer games. Only one plug interface on my power inverter though.
It is my understanding you should not get a power inverter larger than 175 watts and run it through the power ports/cigarette lighters. Larger inverters (read as >175 watts) will cause the wiring to get hot and possibly fry/short. That is why on most larger inverters, they recommend that you hardwire the inverter right to the battery.
I hope this helps you in your search. I've had good luck so far with Honda Cars of Mesa, but check out the 1st post from Jiaronnis in the 1st thread above. He's a military guy as well, and got a discount from Bell Honda's Fleet Dept. Stay out of their main showroom, though! Let me know if you need additional info on my Honda Cars of Mesa sales guy.