What kind of options do you offer for rear seat entertainment?

March 12, 2015

Rear Seat Entertainment Options

When it comes to rear seat entertainment, there are several different options on the market, but the most common are overhead and headrest monitors. And it’s your preferences that help determine the option that’s best for you and your family.

Rear Seat Entertainment OptionsFor those with a larger budget, headrest monitors with dual DVD players can be a good choice. Dual players give passengers the ability to play different DVDs in each headrest, or play one DVD on both screens. Passengers also have the ability to listen to the DVD audio through the vehicle radio or via wireless IR headphones. Screen sizes for headrest monitors vary from 7-10”. Because headrest monitors are viewed just two feet from the eyes, pixel pitch and resolution tend to be more important than size. As such, the 7” size is recommended. The smaller size also tends to blend better with the aesthetics of most vehicles. During installation, we will color match the headrest to the interior of the vehicle, paying special attention to the exact stitching, grain and piping of the OEM seat.

flip-down-video-playerThose in search of a more economical rear seat entertainment option may want to consider overhead (flip down) monitors. These are also a great option for individuals with vehicles that feature multiple rows of seating. At Xclusive Autosound, we carry only the highest-quality overhead monitors that are designed to stand up to the normal wear and tear associated with opening and closing. The most commonly purchased sizes for overhead monitors is 10.4” to 12,” but models up to 24” are available. As with headrest monitors, passengers have the ability to listen to the DVD audio through the vehicle radio or via wireless IR headphones. During installation, we restructure your headliner to make sure the screen has a solid surface to mount to, rather than screwing the screen into the headliner. This is very important, as proper installation ensures that the monitor won’t become disconnected from the headliner.