Who's got a DVD System / Rear Seat Entertainment Systems

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by ChevyFan, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    I just read a number that there are 22 million DVD systems in cars worldwide, and I'm curious to know how many of them are in the US, how many are built-in vs. aftermarket, etc.

    So, let's do an informal poll.

    1) Do you have an entertainement system in your vehicle?

    2) If so, what do you have? Factory or aftermarket? Installed or portable?

    3) Do you use it? How often? How important of an option is it overall?
  2. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    We have not had a built-in DVD/entertainment system, but we've had two different portable DVD systems. They allow us to keep the kids entertained, but I'll admit that it's a challenge to keep up with it and it's hard for both kids to watch it. I'm thinking about getting an aftermarket flip-down unit and getting it installed and plugged into the TB's AUX radio input.
  3. txsilverado

    txsilverado New Member

    I have a Sony double din aftermarket in dash video. Its technically not an entertainment system but it is bypassed to play while im driving. It is definately nice to have for long trips when you just want to watch a movie instead of channel surfing the radio

    TYMBOM Former Member

    I have in dash TV's in all my vehicles. They are "supposed" to be bypassed while driving but none of mine are or ever will be. Best thing ever for road trips.
  5. Chris_N_Kris

    Chris_N_Kris New Member

    We've got a aftermarket Double DIN DVD head unit with Dual-Zone control. This allows our headrest DVD monitors to play movie while we listen to iPod, radio, SAT, watch TV, or DVD (bypassed). Audio is split front and rear with dual zone activated as well, meaning we listen to iPod in front, while kids watch and listen to DVD in rear. We also have IR headphones for the kids, and aux II port for gaming consoles for headrest monitors. All told about $1300 and installed myself (fairly easy and straight forward, but I have 10+ years and degree relating to electronics). Head unit was biggest investment, spending $500 on it alone. We did lose one feature: Steering Wheel Controls for radio, but we never used them anyways (you can buy an adapter to cover this ~ $100).

    Live in the High Desert of California, thus traveling looonnngg hours. This entertainment addition was well worth the investment!
  6. sa24gm

    sa24gm New Member

  7. larryleeUSN

    larryleeUSN New Member

    i have tvs in the headrest with a dvd player. and im about to get a double din indash 7in screen.
  8. sstoner911

    sstoner911 New Member

    I have a PlanetAudio drop down with built in DVD player..kids put on thier head phones and are good to go. The wifey can watch her own movie off the double din or Sat Radio etc...
  9. Crazeetxn

    Crazeetxn New Member

    Came standard in the '04 Sub. Doesn't play blu-ray though. Going to look into changing it out or getting a portable to hookup to keep the kids quiet.
  10. hog-rocket

    hog-rocket New Member

    I have a factory Panasonic in my 08 Suburban LTZ and the head only problem i have is the head sets work about 1 out of 10 times you turn them on.
  11. Joethepoolguy

    Joethepoolguy New Member

    My truck has the factory entertainment system. This is the 1st vehicle we have had with it,and the kids LOVE it!!! The DVD keeps the kids occupied wherever we go, AND keeps them out of trouble:glasses:.
  12. crisafi75

    crisafi75 New Member


    GOTSAND4ME2 New Member

    I have a 7 in alpine deck with an backup camera mode when i shift to park. External monitor for the gps feed. Dual 7" monitors for the back seat ;) prolly a little overkill since I am the only one thats usually in my truck
  14. RekeGMC

    RekeGMC New Member

    Looking forward to buying a SONY PED LCD at $400.

    Then get a GPS service.
  15. mad1500hd

    mad1500hd New Member

    I have a by-passed double din in the burb with a drop down lcd for the kids in the rear...keeps the kids entertained...i also have a separate dvd player with a drop down lcd in the truck...same thing...used to keep the kids entertained...
  16. donyms

    donyms New Member

    I have a 2002 Silverado LS extended cab stepside. I have a Kenwood DNX-6160 DVD / GPS / CD / Bluetooth with Cerwin Vega amps 1, 1000 watt for the two Kicker CVR 10" subs and a 400.4 amp for the main Cerwin Vega Speakers and Power bass tweeters to raise the sound stage. I also have an Edge CS Gas Power Programer. I have upgraded all my lights inside and out with LED lights and HIDs for the dim and bright headlights. Also Magnaflow exhaust and K & N air filter. I have 100,000 miles on my truck and I love it.
  17. BillM

    BillM New Member

    I have the factory system in the 2003 Tahoe Z71. It was for the grandkids, but we only used it twice since 2003. The wireless headsets were great and we have not had a problem with it.
  18. Ronny

    Ronny New Member

    In my 03 Suburban I have the factory installed system, only problem I have, is that the Panasonic is for US zone only. Would have loved to change it to different zone (Norway, Europe), but have no idea how to do that.
    I have installed a second dvd player in front, but not an optical solution as I prefer the kids to operate themselves while I am driving.
    But the flip down screen, and DVD is great for the kids in the backseat, keeps them from fighting....lol..
    If by any chance anyone knows how to change zone on the Panasonic, appreciate if you let me know.
  19. Freenaz

    Freenaz New Member

    I have the factory installed system in my '07 Yukon.
  20. WestCoastColy

    WestCoastColy New Member

    I have an aftermarket in-dash Navi/DVD system.

    Kenwood DDX-8019 + 9" headrest monitors


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