Tag: LCD

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…

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A102M Motorized Flip Down LCD Monitor and DVD Player

There was a time… A dark time when you actually had to manually pull down your overhead monitor when you wanted to watch a movie… With your hands and your arms! Can you believe that? Step into the 21st century with Concept’s A102M motorized LCD flip down DVD player. Flip down the crystal clear LCD screen when you want to watch and flip it up when you’re finished with the push of a button. Besides this being extremely convenient on those long car rides when you want to keep your passengers or kids entertained, it also prevents defects and damage that could be done to your monitor from continually pulling and pushing on your screen. Not to mention it’s safer if you’re the only person up front and want to put the monitor down for the people in the back. Besides being convenient, functional and cool it even has a built in DVD player that is PAL/NTSC and SECAM compatible so you don’t NEED an external player BUT it has 2 sets of RCA inputs just in case you DO want to hook it up to an external source. In addition, it has a built FM and IR transmitter so you can either listen through your factory stereo or use a pair of headphones to enjoy your movie. Concept also makes it simple to match your factory interior by providing three different trim rings in Tan, Gray and Black. And hey, if you’re really that technologically advanced and DVD’s are a thing of the past for you, the A102M has built in USB and SD ports so you can watch your digitally stored media. So whether you want to have some added convenience and entertain your kids in the back seat or you want some awesome bling to to show off to your friends, the A102M Chameleon motorized flip down monitor is the way to go. And at a price point that is about the same as standard pull down monitors, what are you waiting for? And you better hurry too because we bought the last ones that Concept had in stock so once they’re gone, they’re gone. Get yours today at Sonic Electronix.

 

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The Next Era of Televisions: Ultra HD

The Next Generation

It seems like every year there’s always something new that people buzz about.  In regards to televisions, new technologies are always on the rise.  Just look at the past decade: We’ve gone from tube TV’s to the emergence of projector TV’s and then finally flat screen TV’s such as Plasma, LCD, and the newer LED.  Not to mention the now-standard HDMI which has drastically increased picture quality.  It was just a matter of time before the next big thing hit the market and it’s going to make television displays all the better.

Samsung-ultra-HDTVCEA (Consumer Electronics Association) has announced the next generation of home displays.  Naming them Ultra HD (also known as 4k resolution), these new displays will have more than eight million pixels of resolution which is more than 4 times the amount in current HDTVs.  What does this mean for the consumer? It means that you’re going to look at your television screen and mistake it for an actual window.  That’s how fantastic these things are going to look and that’s how revolutionary this new technology is going to be. CEA has designated these displays to have an aspect ratio of at least 16×9 and a digital input cable of handling 4k video instead of up-converting.

The first companies to unveil these spectacular displays are LG and Sony which will both release an 84-inch set this fall.  However, as with every new technological gadget, it’s going to have a pretty steep price tag of $20,000 for the LG 84LM9600 and $25,000 for the Sony XBR-84X900.  If you can afford it by all means, go for it you won’t be disappointed.  For the rest of us, we might have to wait a few years until the price will drop and become more common on the market place.  CEA has guaranteed that the Ultra HD technology will be a highlight of the 2013 International Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas January 8-11.

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Eiger Vision EV-90011 Leather Headrests with LCD Monitors

EV-90011

By Gideon V. – Sonic Electronix Editor

Adding headrest monitors to your vehicle makes it easy to entertain backseat passengers on long road trips. Headrest monitors are truly a godsend for parents, as you can pop in your child’s favorite cartoon movie and keep them entertained for hours. The Eiger Vision EV-90011 line is a great addition to just about any vehicle, as these headrests are available in gray, dark gray, black and beige. At 9″, these monitors will amaze the rear seat passengers with their realistic screen quality.

Since Eiger Vision EV-90011 headrest monitors use IR transmitter technology, rear seat passengers can use wireless headphones to listen to their favorite programming without disturbing the front seat passengers. Imagine listening to your favorite music or radio programming while the “backseat bunch” tunes into their movie or video game soundtrack. In that sense, headrest monitors will make carting your kids around easier than ever before. These LCD screens are great for watching movies, playing video games or for viewing any other types of on-screen media.

In terms of screen quality, this LCD monitor has an immaculate 480 x 234 resolution and a variable 16:9 / 4:3 display for proportionate picture viewing. You can control the brightness, contrast, saturation and tint settings to find the perfect image balance. The screen’s adjustable controls enable you to tilt the screen in order to mitigate the effect of sunlight glare. It also has adjustable mounting poles, which makes it easy to change the height of the headrest monitor.

Eiger Vision’s engineer team wisely incorporated a zipup leather flap as a theft prevention measure. Zipping up the flap conceals the LCD screen when parked. This flap also helps guard against scratches by allowing you to easily cover the screen when it is not in use. When you order these from our website, you get a matching pair of screens, one for the driver’s seat headrest and one for the passenger’s seat headrest. Each pair includes a remote control for navigating through these screen’s menu options.

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