Rear seat video is something that WSS Westminster Speed & Sound has been involved in ever since it migrated out of conversion vans and into vehicles like minivans and Suburbans in the late 90’s. One of the things that we have prided ourselves on is the quality of the products we sell and the quality of our installation.
Why Rear Seat Video?
To put it simply, a rear seat video system has one purpose: To keep people entertained on a trip. Wether that trip last twenty minutes or twenty hours, it should be able to accomplish that simple mission.
Rear seat video systems are typically broken down into two categories: Overhead video systems and headrest systems. Let’s explore these categories.
Overhead Video Systems
Overhead Video systems are where it all began. An LCD screen gets mounted in the roof in a design where the screen flips down whenever you want to use it. It has built in infrared transmitters for the audio that gets received by infrared, wireless headphones. You can have as many headphones in the vehicle as you desire, as long as they are in a direct path from the infrared transmitter built into the overhead unit. The overhead unit will include a DVD player and often a USB port and an auxiliary input for other sources such as a video game console.
These systems also have the capability to play the sound into the stereo system in the vehicle. This can be done a multitude of ways, and we discuss this with you when we get together for a consultation. Screen sizes on these systems are all over the map, but the most popular sizes seem to be in the 9-12″ range.
Headrest Video Systems
Headrest video systems come in two designs: Universal fit and custom fit. We are going to focus on the custom fit units as we feel the quality, fit, and finish are so much superior to the universal systems that they are the only systems we install at this point. The custom systems will have color matched replacement headrests that are designed to look like the vehicle manufacturer installed them.
These systems will have a DVD player built into each screen and allow two people to watch two different things, or they can both watch the same thing. Sometimes, this can go a long way in keeping the peace in the back of the vehicle! These systems also include the wireless headphones like the overhead systems, and the capability to play the sound into the factory stereo system.
Certain vehicles now come with what are called active headrests, and in some of these vehicles you can not change out the headrests. For these vehicles we have what are known as seatback solutions, where an LCD screen is mounted onto a custom bracket that goes directly behind the factory headrest.
Feel free to Contact Us, call or, or stop in with your vehicle. At WSS Westminster Speed & Sound we like to set up consultation appointments to get to know you and your vehicle better so we can custom design the best solution for your needs.