Everyone enjoys having Car DVD Players installed for road trips, drives to kids sports, or while doing those Saturday morning errands. Kids in the back seat can be watching a movie or streaming internet video from their iPhone or iPod on an Overhead DVD Screen, popular in Mini-vans. Meanwhile up front Mom & Dad can be enjoying their favorite concert on an in-dash DVD player. The best part is the kids can be listening to their favorite show for the 100th time on wireless headphones. This allows the parents up front to enjoy their vehicles stereo, or some good conversation with each other. There are three main types of Car DVD Players used in cars and trucks today: In-Dash Touch Screens, Overhead Car DVD Players and Headrest DVD Players. Which one is right for you?
In-Dash Car DVD Players Options
Today’s In-Dash Screens have become media stations offering car DVD players, Audio/Video inputs for movie playback from iPhone and Android Smartphones, USB movie and music playback, Bluetooth Music Streaming and more. They are also practical safety devices providing large screens for Backup Camera systems. Bluetooth Hands Free Calling for safe calls while driving, and GPS Navigation with voice prompts. What makes these in-dash Double-Din Screens so popular is that they mount safely in the dash of your vehicle. No suction cups hanging off your windshield and no cables hanging off your dash to get caught up on while driving!
In-Dash Car DVD players are often called Double Din Radios – an industry term referring to their size, double the height of a regular aftermarket car radio. The most popular in dash DVD player screen sizes are between 6.1″-6.5″ and a 7″ screen. Each has their advantages and is often a matter of personal preference between larger controls with a smaller screen, and smaller controls with a larger screen. There are a wide variety of features and price points available in both sizes. We review what kinds of media you use, and what features best suit your needs. Then we help you select the model best suited for your car, truck or mini-van.
One question that often comes up when replacing an existing radio with a new Car DVD Player is how it will work with your vehicles steering wheel controls, input jacks and information systems. We carry a full selection of vehicles interfaces that allow us to retain the use of your steering wheel controls on your new aftermarket radio, use your USB and Aux inputs in your vehicle (or add them) and often even enhance or add functions for factory radio didn’t offer. We review all of these options with your prior to installation so your know exactly how your new stereo will look and work in the dash of your vehicle.
Backseat Car DVD Players – Overhead & Headrest Screens
Entertainment systems in the back seats of trucks, SUVs and mini-vans are very popular, but the high cost of buying them with a new vehicle means your vehicle may not have one. Fortunately we have a wide range of car DVD players that easily install in back of any vehicle. The two most popular types of rear seat screens are Overhead Monitors and Headrest Monitors. Depending on your vehicle type and the number of viewers in the vehicle each type has their own advantages.
The most popular type today are Headrest Screens with Car DVD Players built in, however you can get them as Digital Media Monitors to work with portable media players like iPads as well. Typically these come in 7″ and 9″ screen sizes, and are available as a universal replacement for your existing headrests, or in a Factory Match Headrest Screen that matches the shape, style, material and color of your factory headrests. They even come with the same stitch color and logo embroidered on them. These screens offer built-in Car DVD Players, A/V and USB inputs and work with IR Wireless Headphones that can be linked to each screen, allowing you to watch different movies on different screens. No more fighting over what movie to watch. Perfect!
The second type – Overhead DVD Players are popular because they offer a wide range of screen sizes like 9″, 10″, 12″, 15″ and 22″, making them perfect for multi-row vehicles with lots of passengers. Overhead flip down screens are also a great value, saving on install time and wiring costs. Like their headrest screen options Overhead Car DVD Players work with wireless headphones and have a wide range of inputs for movie playback from other sources and gaming machines.
We carry the next generation of Android Tablet Headrest Monitors and even overhead iPad mounts for vehicles. So if you’re looking for newer technology, we have you covered there.
Choosing the right In Car DVD Players for you
We have been installing Car DVD Players since they first came our in the late 1990’s, so we have the experience to help you select the right system for your needs. Our expert installation staff will ensure your Car DVD Player is installed safely and is integrated with your vehicles stereo and information systems. Finally we will show you how to operate your In Car DVD system and your always welcome to come back anytime, should you ever have any questions, or need help with the operation of your car video system.
If you want to learn more, our friends at In-Car Experts also have some great information on In Car Video and Car DVD Players that you may find informative as well.
With so many options available most of our clients find it easiest to come visit Driven Audio in Abbotsford BC. Here you can check out the Car DVD Players we offer, view our installation facilities and select the system and installation that best fits your vehicle and needs.