Today, it’s quite difficult to find a normal video player (VCR). Most electrical retailers don’t even carry old style VCR anymore because of the popularity of newer DVD technologies. DVDs not only offer more quality, but they are also cheaper to produce and smaller to store. Unless you have some old VCR films at home, and you haven’t still converted them, then what you need is a DVD player.
As always, the advantages are technological. A DVD- aka Digital Versatile Discs – are like Cd's and hold audio or video data several times as much as a normal CD. Modern DVD, no matter if it’s the Standard Definition or newer High Definition like Blu-Ray DVD, renders sharp pictures, clear sound and a lot of extras. However, people want always more. Watching a DVD a home is not enough. You can now watch a DVD in your car. Of course, not while driving, but your children in the rear seat may appreciate being able to watch a DVD on a headrest DVD player.
As with any DVD player, your headrest DVD player must provide access to language options and also play Cd's. It has to be user-friendly, since you’ll be using it during some short journeys as well as on longer trips. The connection to the headrest is an important specification to look at. The DVD headrest must be well attached to the headrest. It must be well made and it must feel solid. In case of an accident, it must stay there where you put it, at the headrest.
If possible, it should be compatible with a number of DVD formats, like DVD-RAM or DVD+R/RW. Most DVD players are compatible with these formats.
Headrest DVD players don’t have to be bought separately from a car. Some new cars already come with an integrated headrest DVD player,built in, well, the headrest. You can also buy a new headrest with built-in DVD player for your current seats. You just have to slide it into the headrest holes in your seats.
If you have children, you know that they don’t always agree on what they want to watch. Rather than deal with the dangerous distraction caused by arguing children in the backseat, many parents are opting to install multiple headrest DVD players on the front seats. Then each child can watch what they want and if they use headphones for the audio, there won’t be a war of sounds for you to deal with.
You can even convert your headrest DVD player to a full fledged media outlet with the right specifications. Generally, you can hook up your choice of video game systems to the headrest DVD player just like your television at home. If the headrest DVD player features a USB connection, like many do today, you can also hook up your mp3 player if you choose.
There are many other features that can be found in a headrest DVD player that may not be as vital but can make your viewing more comfortable. Swivel-heads is a newer feature found in some models that make it easier to view from all angles when you have multiple viewers in the back seats. Be sure to compare both features and pricing until you find the unit that will best suit your family’s needs.