Not Just For Kids
Not long ago, the monitor in the headrest was an exclusive luxury feature for the high-end consumer. The ones who benefited most were the children, bringing peace and a great deal of patience to any road trip. More recently, the headrest monitor has become a more common feature that even adults enjoy, and at a much more affordable price. When it’s time to hit the road, have you noticed a slip in the urgency to call out “Shotgun”. If you already have monitors installed, that could be why. For those who don’t, here are a few things to consider when choosing your monitor installation options.
The backseat is typically built for comfortably seating two. When it comes to how you install your monitors, you have to consider how much of the viewing will be for two as well. The most popular option for owners with one or two children is the dual headrest monitors. This has the player and monitor together in one piece inside the headrest. When any disc needs to be changed, or functions used, the monitor will slide out to give the passengers access.
I’ll Have What They’re Having
The biggest problem in the past with headrest video players was that two passengers could not watch the same video at the same time. They worked independent of each other, and the second back seat passenger would need to have their own player and another disc to watch the same movie. Modern headrest video systems communicate with each other, meaning if the passenger-side player is showing a different movie, the driver-side monitor can switch over and view that movie as well, with no need for extra discs. They remain capable of playing separate videos simultaneously, so you get the best of both worlds.
Meet in the Middle
You may decide that having one single video player and screen is best, especially if you expect to have more than 2 backseat passengers. A single roof-mounted, overhead video system offers a great view for everyone in the rear of the vehicle. When not in use, the screen can be conveniently folded up and stored out of the way until needed. Many overhead video systems are equipped with ports for connecting other devices such as SD cards and USB drives, IR transmitters for listening with wireless headphones, and an FM transmitter which allows you to listen to the video player sound through your stereo system.
Individual preference is key, and our video systems are installed where they will work best for you and your passengers.
For more info on our multimedia and video systems, or if you have questions about installation, please call us at (336) 851-1300.