In-Dash DVD Player

Modern technology has allowed for many things around us to become smaller and more compact while either maintaining or increasing their capabilities. An object that a mere couple of years ago would require you to have it on its own shelf in your living room can now be purchased in a smaller travel size. The DVD player is what I am talking about, and to the portable or the In-Dash DVD player is what I am referring to.

If for various reasons, your lifestyle requires you to spend a lot of time in your car, whether you have to go through a long commute, or perhaps you are a professional who drives for a living, the option of an in-dash DVD player can make your time spent while driving so much better.

It’s true that most cars now come with a DVD player already, but that is only limited to reading audio formats for music. An in-dash DVD player would ideally have a screen as well, so that the passengers can also watch a favorite movie or show in order to pass the time quicker. Such an add-on in the car will definitely prove to be a welcomed distraction for any kids that would be travelling in the car, allowing the adults to focus on the driving. This addition is also perfect for those who usually arrive at their meeting early; now, you can spend those 20 minutes watching a sit-com or anything else.

A portable DVD player definitely has its advantages: the ease of assembly and disassembly, and the fact that it can function in other venues besides one’s car. However, an in-dash DVD player will usually be integrated into the car, thus allowing for more complex customization of the car. You will also have the possibility of embedding small monitors in the back of the headrests so that the passenger can watch their shows without any sort of hassle. The in-dash DVD player can be hooked up to one or more folding down monitors that tend to be installed in the ceiling of the car.

As far as which model in-dash DVD player to buy, the same things apply that one would consider when purchasing a standard living room home theater DVD player or any other gadget or electric appliance. You need to first look for a product that fits your requirements and capabilities and then you need to make sure that it is able to play all kinds of formats. In the cases of personally burned DVDs, various video files can come in a very wide variety of formats and you’ll want your DVD player to be able to play them all. Also, since they imply the removing of one’s existing radio or stereo system, they will come with the capabilities of reading audio formats.

One important feature of an in-dash DVD player is the fact that once it is hooked up to the sound system in your car, it will offer the passengers in the back a very surround-sound-like effect. In the case of children, this will be a great thing since this will help them pay more attention to the film that they are watching and they will have less time to ask if you’re there yet. It will also drown out the sounds of the other vehicles driving on the highway.

The In-Dash DVD player can prove to be a great option of an upgrade in the case of an older car, since older cars don’t have the capabilities of playing modern digital media. While it will supply you with hours of entertainment, it will definitely increase the car’s value even by a bit when you do choose to sell it.

This In-Dash DVD Player Review is Written/Updated on May 8th, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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