Not that long ago, in-dash video monitors were exclusive to brand-new luxury cars or those who could afford to have high-end aftermarket head units installed in their existing car. Thanks to the advancement of affordable technology, large-screen receivers are readily available to almost anyone these days.
But what’s the point of having an in-dash video screen, you might ask, when you’re not allowed to watch anything on it while driving? Quick answer: because car video screen systems can do so much more than play movies! If you’re in the market for an auto entertainment upgrade, check out these additional benefits of video screens:
Keep your passengers occupied with Car TV Screen
Whether you’re tooling around town with the kids or on a road trip with friends who have a knack for driver distraction, a large screen receiver that can play DVDs will be a sanity saver—especially when someone suggests a not-at-all-obnoxious round of “99 Bottles of Beer On The Wall.”
Dual-zone listening for DVD and Music
In addition to DVD-viewing, several video screen receivers have “dual-zone” capability that separates rear-seat entertainment from the front. That means backseat passengers can listen to different music than the front, or even watch a different movie if you have a second monitor in the back.
Comprehensive music on a car video screen
Whether you’re cranking your favorite local radio station or tapping into the wide variety of satellite radio options, large video screens can offer a comprehensive listening experience: you’ll see song, artist, and album info, plus album art, and you can even tag songs for purchase later.
Bluetooth connectivity for your iPhone or Android
Many states including California have strict “no hands” laws for using phones while driving. When you connect your phone via Bluetooth, you don’t even have to scroll through your contacts to find someone’s name. Voice commands will take care of everything, including text message dictation and non-phone-related tasks, such as music selection.
GPS navigation on Car Video Monitors
Many newer cars come ready to integrate your phone—including your preferred map app—but without an upgrade, you will still have to navigate from a small phone screen. Larger screens mean less time deciphering directions and a wider overall view, allowing you to safely and accurately find your position on the map and get where you need to go.
For an even safer driving experience, incorporate a rear-view camera with your video screen setup. Rear-view mirrors are valuable but basically everything below your back window is in a giant blind spot. Cameras installed on the back bumper and feeding into your in-dash screen will aid parallel parking and alert you to pets, toys, or road debris while you’re in reverse.
Info at a glance on car video players
Even when using your video monitor for simple tasks such as music volume control, GPS navigation, or answering incoming calls, the large, colorful touchscreen makes finding functions and scrolling through menus intuitive and simple, which also means less time that your eyes are off the road.
Ready to upgrade your car’s entertainment system?
At Car Stereo City in San Diego, we carry all the top of the line brands of video screens and players at affordable prices, and our knowledgeable experts are ready to help you pick out the system that is perfect for you. And of course, a car video player is only as good as the installation, so let our trained and experienced installers transform your basic audio system into an audio-visual masterpiece.