DVDs - in the Headrest jobbies..

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 19:10
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Looking to get a DVD player for the kids for our upcoming Cape trip..

Has anyone had any experience with these ones?? > Here....

I'm not looking for the ones with the game capability - I figure that's just more cables, controllers etc (and they have a Gameboy each anyway)

Any other info/advice appreciated

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Reply By: Member - Nick (Kununurra) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 19:59

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 19:59
Sorry carnt help with them but we got the $170 ones that strap to the back of the head rests and the kids loved em.Even after travelling 600km in a day the kids would stay in the car watching DVD's(dunno if that was good though)
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Follow Up By: Robbg - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 20:12

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 20:12
Nick, which units do you have? I've been interested in the Big W units because you can watch DVD's in the car while travelling and charge the battery separately with an additional 12 volt to 9 volt adapter. regards.
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (Kununurra) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 20:22

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 20:22
Sounds like the ones we got.They came from Woolies and I installed a couple of 12v cigarette plugs in the back to run them off and then we charge the battery seperately,either at night at a park or by the inverter.so far the only drama was the 12v lead on one snuffed it,cost me $4 for new plug and cable.Sonwa is the brand
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Follow Up By: Robbg - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 20:34

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 20:34
Yeah, the Big W ones are AWA and KMart sells them as Audiosonic, but it sounds like they might be out of the same factory. The ones I've looked at (and will probably buy) have the battery clipped onto the back of the DVD unit and then have a short lead that comes from the batery pack and plugs into the side on the unit.
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 07:24

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 07:24
Hi Ivan, have a look HERE in their FAQ's, they mention that they do not sell headrest monitors(as in built into the headrests) as they are illegal... Not saying don't do it, just might pay to check it out before you buy...
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 08:33

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 08:33
Something else to consider......

Our DVD player sends the audio to a FM transmitter that is then picked up by the car stereo. A great idea except that then we have to listen to the movie as well.... and you can't have it on low volume.... the kids need to hear it!

So we invested in a pair of headphones with built in FM receiver.... the kids can have the sound of the DVD at whatever volume they want and we get to listen to each other or the car stereo or UHF chatter............

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Reply By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 12:12

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 12:12

This is the one I got a few month ego and kids love it:


It is 8.4" TFT screen with is strap on to the back seat, it plays DVDs, VCD, MP3s,
CD, DivX Movies on CD/DVD, comes with 2 game controllers and 300 atari style
games, FM trasmitter...

There is also another model (which I got) which also includes TV tuner and
USB port - to which you can connect USB drive/memory stick with Movies -
I even connected external 160GB hard drive and could watch movies of it...

I would say get one with TV tuner and one without The cost for 2 should be around

BTW how many cars going to Cape? Cause I am bored down here :)

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