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Old 28th November 2009, 18:05   #1
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Hi Gurus - my first post here. Will b getting my Mitsu Cedia in 10-12 days. It comes with a kenwood DVD & sat-nav system. There is only one screen on the dash. The sales guy told me that I can install upto two more screens in the front seat head-rest/s for those in the back. I have no clue about the screens available, their size, reliability & cost. I would like to do the installation ASAP. All inputs are thankfully welcome.
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Old 28th November 2009, 22:28   #2
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Hi, actually when we talk about headrest screens unfortunately we dont get any branded headrest screens .There are most of china screens which come along with headrest, xcite by xenos and necvox are the only brands which are a bit reliable . Sony has screens for headrest but you have to fix them in your existing head rest.
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Thanx for your response mate. Do you think installing them in my existing head rest is not a good option. If so is it because the installer may make a mess and/or changing the screen in future (say when the screen malfunctions) may become an issue. I'm asking because sony is a reliable brand and may go along that route unless there are potential problems. Also any idea about their cost?
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Sony I believe is very very expensive too.
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I think Necvox makes good headrest screens. Alpine and Blaupunkt have screens too. I would suggest you to get a very good brand with the longest warranty. These screens are all made in China and you have to pray as to how long they last!
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Old 30th November 2009, 13:48   #6
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You can go ahead with sony screens , i think they cost you around 7.5 k each with b&w. The only issue was the installation part, has to be done with some good installer . Sony screen comes with a basket case for head rest installation so dont have to worry. Please insist on a better detailing.
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Thanx every-budddy. Will update you later. Have to decide as soon as get the delivery. Sony might be the choice if instalation can be sorted.
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You can go ahead with sony screens , i think they cost you around 7.5 k each with b&w.
What size are we talking about ? 7" necvox costed me 7k in 2006. It still works like a charm. Sony is very expensive.

Just spoke to my local dealer. He says 10.5k for a pair of neccox with the headrest and 19.5k for one Sony screen.

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Just spoke to my local dealer. He says 10.5k for a pair of neccox with the headrest and 19.5k for one Sony screen.
Now, it cost 4.2K for 7" necvox without B&W.

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When i was buying necvox 7" for 5.2k sony one of same size cost me 9k without bill. Another thing to look out for better display will be the native screen resolution written on the packing.

Mounting two on the headrest is not a difficult job but take care to get it done by someone who knows it.
Its also better to get the pre-installed pairs as the wiring will be hidden in the headrest rods giving a clean install.

An alternate lesser invasive way is to go for a single larger 9" overhead display. this kind of installation also hides it from thieves. the downside is it blocks rear view mirror when in use.

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It does not come with pre-installed screens in the head-rests. It comes with only a single screen in the dash. But I have been told that there are options to install extra screens. I guess blocking the rear view mirror would be too much a price to pay on the safety front compared to the benefit in the entertainment front.
esteem_lover - could you kindly find out the size, resolution & aspect ratio of your screen please. If the difference is like what you guys are telling - then Necvox may be the optimum solution.
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Just spoke to my local dealer. He says 10.5k for a pair of neccox with the headrest and 19.5k for one Sony screen.
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Now, it cost 4.2K for 7" necvox without B&W.

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10.5k is with the headrest which comes in 3 colours.


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esteem_lover - could you kindly find out the size, resolution & aspect ratio of your screen please. If the difference is like what you guys are telling - then Necvox may be the optimum solution.
Size - 7"
ar - 16:9
resolution - not sure but will be as good as your in dash LCD.
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10.5k is with the headrest which comes in 3 colours.

John, 4.2k is for single unit. Installed in my car last week


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I have been searching for an In-Car Entertainment system specifically for rear seat passengers for my Hyundai Elantra. The roof mounted system is out of question due to the low roof of the car. Recently, I noticed that Hyundai dealer, Sharayu is offering headrest based ICE for elantra as an accessory.

Here is the brand which they are offering ...

http://www.rdoverseas.in/index.php?p...Monitor Series

Has anyone had any experience with this manufacturer? It seems like a local manufacturer and their website also doesn't seem too impressive. But, I liked the product as it is exactly what I was looking for.
Is there any other brand that I should look for?

Thanks!!!

Mods: I didn't find a similar thread on this topic, hence opened a new one. Kindly merge with any other thread if needed.
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I have been searching for an In-Car Entertainment system specifically for rear seat passengers for my Hyundai Elantra. The roof mounted system is out of question due to the low roof of the car. Recently, I noticed that Hyundai dealer, Sharayu is offering headrest based ICE for elantra as an accessory. ...
1. The roof-mounted systems are designed to replace the ceiling light - which is actually a problem with most cars having it just aft of the IRVM. The issue is of being able to mount at that location, not that of ceiling height

2. There are 3 alternatives:
- Monitors that replace / mount on the passenger side sun-shade
- Monitors that are placed inside the headrest from behind (there are even some larger screens that hang between the front seats)
- Monitors that hang by a bracket from the 2 rods that hold up the headrest

3. Some devices contain a DVD drive, and some are only monitors that you hook up to either the HU, or an external video source like a portable DVD player

Almost any accessory shop will have a stock of these alternatives. All of these are China-made (the dealer in your link is just an importer), so don't expect significant brand names nor HDTV like picture quality. Installation is usually very simple, and the shop should install it for free.
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