Time on the road can be entertaining for every passenger with a mobile video system from Progressive Audio. We can configure and install many options to suit your particular vehicle, including any considerations you may have for removal of the equipment upon resale or lease return. Our expert system designers will guide you through your choices of media inputs (DVD, USB, Portable Device, Game System, etc.) and how best to view the content on screens from 4” up to 24” or larger.
We can also integrate with an existing on-board rear seat entertainment system when changing the factory radio to one of our technology equipped aftermarket head units. Our head units feature audio/video inputs and outputs to ensure we can retain the functionality of factory equipment wherever possible.
Here are popular mobile video entertainment choices for rear seat passengers:
- Replacement headrests with integrated screens – We offer fully color matched and upholstered replacement headrests with integrated video screens in several configurations from 6-9”. If you already have a video source unit (such as a DVD player) we can install a headrest with just a screen or if you lack an existing source, we can install screens with build in DVD players, media plugs (like SD card or USB) and other external source connections. All of these can be installed to suit your particular needs and, because of the factory-fit, you can simply have them removed and replace your current headrests when you sell the vehicle. All of our headrest solutions meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) for flammability resistance and support in a crash. The screens are high resolution and bright so that each passenger seated in front of that headrest has their own premium seat.
- Overhead flip down screens – If you are looking for an all-in-one system with a larger screen that conveniently tucks away when not in use, consider one of our overhead video systems. These offer screens 10” or larger that flip down from the roof to allow viewing for multiple passengers. This feature makes it a great choice for large SUVs or other multi-passenger vehicles and also hides neatly away for added security. Many of the systems contain a built-in DVD player and some include built-in games or external inputs like USB, SD card and other multimedia inputs. We install all of our overhead units using factory mounting points in the roof and metal bracketing behind the headliner so they are firmly mounted and will not dislodge in a crash. This is particularly important because many overhead systems are only mounted to the thin material of the headliner and pose a risk in a crash. We’ll be happy to show you our installation process when you visit our store.
All of our rear seat entertainment systems can be configured to work with wireless headphones or connected to the vehicle’s existing audio system, or both.
Here are some video viewing options for front seat passengers:
Note: While we don’t advocate the driver viewing movies while operating the vehicle, having viewing screens may also allow secondary video sources such as a reverse safety camera or navigation system input to be added as well. The screen in view of the driver can be enabled for watching movies once the vehicle is safely parked.
- Rear view mirror screen – This is one of our most popular options where watching movies is not a primary goal for the driver. While multiple video inputs may allow viewing of movies, the benefit of an LCD screen in a rear view mirror is also for reverse safety cameras or add-on navigation systems.
- Sun visor screens – We can install small 4-6” diagonal video monitors in many sun visors in place of vanity mirrors. While this is done less frequently, it could be an option where dashboard space is limited and the passenger is the primary viewer. This is a great option for semi trucks or other vehicles that have two alternating drivers and wish to limit any distractions in the primary driver’s periphery.
- In-dash double-DIN video head unit – Nearly all in-dash head units in the double-DIN (4” tall) size offer a screens of 6-8” diagonally that can accept video inputs. This makes it easy to tie in an existing rear seat entertainment system or other video source, such as a reverse safety camera. The number of available video inputs on the unit determines how many external sources it can play. One additional benefit is that, since most video head units play DVDs, you can still watch movies and listen to audio CD’s directly from the front seat.
Whatever your mobile video needs, at Progressive Audio we have what you need and know how to integrate it tastefully into your vehicle so it’s easy to use. Road trips are much more fun with personalized entertainment and we can show you a mobile video system that suits your expectations perfectly. Call, visit or Contact Us today to learn more.