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The Overhead Versus Headrest Monitor Video System Rumble

It’s the age old question, do I get a headrest monitor or a flip down monitor? How do you decide on how to invest your money? Which system is going to be more practical or more awesome?

Well one of the first questions you should be asking yourself is, who’s going to be using the screen and what kind of car is it going into? Do you have a sedan and drive around with people in your back seat who argue and can’t agree on the exact color the sky is let alone what movie to watch? Well then you might want to check out dual DVD player head rest monitors. Give them some headphones and enjoy the peace and quiet while they each watch their own separate movie or even listen to separate music than what you have going in your car.

Ok so maybe you have an Escalade or a Denali or a Suburban or any other vehicle with three rows of seats. Well swapping out all of those headrests can be costly and impractical so you might want to go with an overhead monitor. This way you can get a nice big screen and more people can watch without you having to replace four headrests. And hey, while you’re at it, go have yourself a tailgate party or a beach trip and pop open the back and keep everyone entertained. You’re sure to impress and be the life of the party. And if you’re impressing and entertaining, that means you don’t have to bring the drinks and food.

Since a 21” flip down screen might not be the best idea if you have a smaller car, you’re free to try of course but good luck, a headrest monitor would probably be the way to go.

So you’re the person who wants a perfect color match in your ride and everything has to perfect in your car, and who could blame you, if you’re willing to spend the extra cash on a higher end headrest monitors like the ones from CarShow or Vizualogic, you can get custom matched colors that are designed specifically for your year, make and model. This way you know you won’t have to worry about the headrest being a charcoal black when your interior is a slightly darker charcoal black.

If you’re like yours truly and want to have an awesome tricked out car, with a factory match look, but you haven’t quite gotten famous yet so you can’t spend too much money, you’ll want to go with an overhead monitor. If the flip down monitor doesn’t quite match your interior exactly, it’s not quite as noticeable. Or if you have a cloth interior, the overhead might be a better fit since a vinyl or leather headrest might look kinda awkward with cloth seats.

When it comes down to it either a flip down or headrests are going to be pretty sweet and are going to serve their purpose of providing some rear seat entertainment. If you have a smaller vehicle, want more viewing options and want to have a look as close to factory as possible you’ll probably want to go with headrest monitors. If you have a bigger vehicle with more seat rows, have cloth seats, and want the biggest screen you can get to entertain everyone then you’ll probably want to go with an overhead monitor. And hey, if you really want to want to turn your ride into a media entertainment hub and have the dough to spend on it, you can always go with both. Nothing will turn heads quite like a vehicle with a pair of headrest screens and a 17″ flip down screen. Do it…


How To Add a Video Game Console To Your Vehicle


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Get Your Game On

So you figure music is not enough entertainment for your daily driving rituals? Well then why don’t we take it to the next level by adding a video game console? This has become a common practice in the car audio world with the likes of Xbox 360 and Ps3.   Just imagine the possibility of your passengers playing Forza or Gran Turismo while you drive.  For all you parents out there, just imagine the golden silence you can achieve by keeping your kids occupied on long road trips. Contrary to what you might think, it is fairly easy to add a game console to your vehicle and there are several ways that it can be accomplished.


Audiovox Headrest Monitor

The first thing you’re going to need is some sort of video monitor to interface with the gaming console.  Headrest monitors are an excellent option for adding a gaming console.  They come in all sorts of colors to match the interior of your vehicle and will provide a steady way for your passengers to play awesome games.  If you’re looking for a singular, larger screen then you might want to consider an overhead monitor.  They come in sizes all the way up to 15 inches so you can witness detailed depictions of Master Chief destroying grunts in Halo.  Alternatively,  if you own a double DIN stereo with video in capabilities, then you can connect the game console to that as well.  However, we don’t suggest that you play games while you drive.  Not only will you look ridiculous but you might undo all the work that you did by totaling your car.

Whister Power Inverter

Whister Power Inverter

Another vital component to adding a gaming console is a power inverter.  This is how you will be able to give your gaming console the power that it requires.  A rule of thumb is that you want a power inverter that will provide at least the wattage of the gaming console.  For example,  the Xbox 360 is roughly 160 watts so you will want an inverter of 160 watts or more.  It is best to mount the inverter somewhere hidden like under the passenger seat.  To add further convenience you can pick up the Stinger SGP that will connect to the inverter and add a convenient RCA input and power plug.  Do yourself a favor and avoid choosing the Wii to add to your vehicle.  You’ll just end up explaining to a cop that your broken window was the result of an intense round of Wii boxing.




Concept Chameleon Headrest Monitors

Concept Chameleon CLD-700

By Samantha R. – Product Specialist

Used as a practical electronic component in 1962, LED backlighting has been introduced to headrest monitors specifically through Concept Enterprises.  Being one of the very few headrest monitors that use this LED backlighting technology for their LCD displays; Concept’s products have come out with a huge bang as well as dominating 2010 technology with opportunities for further growth. Providing a vehicle with exceptional picture quality and high efficiency, LED backlit panels create the ultimate entertainment experience for you and your ride. In fact, LCD monitors with LED backlights will be the dominant lighting source for display applications for the years to come. A drained battery is never useful and with LED backlighting the monitors will draw less power providing your displays with a longer running time.

The purpose of designing a single headrest monitor that isn’t sold in pairs is to give the user more options for customization. Seeing as how we are no longer dependent on radios, the in-dash receiver, overhead, and headrest monitors are becoming the luxurious DVD player add-on for the car. Usually, the headrest monitors come equipped with interchangeable color shrouds (covers) that match the interior of your vehicle. Making sure it matches and fits your car is usually becomes a huge hassle, but when the product comes equipped with accessories and covers, it makes choosing and purchasing much simpler.

Essentially the two monitors are the same aside from a few different features that could put more money in your pocket. Rather than spending twice the money and having two built-in DVD players, purchasing one can do you just as good. The Concept Chameleon CLD-700 is a perfect example of a headrest monitor with built-in DVD player. Getting this specific monitor would only require an additional headrest without a DVD player built-in, like the Concept Chameleon CLS-700, which conveniently works with the DVD player monitor. In the case where you decided you wanted to have two different movies playing per headrest, you would then purchase two of the built-in player monitors. Although more costly and a more technical installation, this option is not necessarily needed to have a luxury vehicle. For a bright, vivid display in your car, you can trust the Chameleon headrest monitors from Concept to get you the video playback you want.