Whether it is to let your kids watch movies
on long trips or just impress people with
the latest gadgets, mobile video players
are becoming a hot item for automobiles.
These units typically feature
a small but
sufficient 7" LCD monitor
wired to a
DVD player. The screen may be
hung over the
back of a seat (to benefit the
kids in the
back) or flip down from the overhead
Note: In most states it is illegal
screen to be viewable by the
Better units allow inputs for
and send their audio through
the carís stereo,
either directly or via an FM
units have their own amplifier.
be XM satellite ready and have
an MP3 and
CD player capability.
Headphone jacks allow the backseat
to watch a movie without disturbing
Some units can receive standard
with the addition of an external
antenna, although clear TV reception
a moving vehicle is chancy at
to use your mobile video system
for DVD playback
most of the time.
Mobile video units are by design
so no inverter is required.