The 10 Best Headrest DVD Players
Headrest DVD Players
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Headrest DVD Player Buying Guide
There are many different screen sizes to choose from. The most common ones are: 9 inches, 9.5 inches, and 10 inches.
This is really the smallest size you want to go with these types of DVD players. If you go any smaller everything will be small and you won't get good viewing throughout the entire car.
This is the size that is just about right. It isn't too big or small and you can see everything clearly and it's the perfect size for everyone in the car to see.
This is the biggest size that you would want to go with because it's the size that most car headrests are. If you go bigger then the driver's field of view might be obstructed. These are the easiest to see the movie playing clearly and the entire car should be able to easily see the screen.
The next thing you need to decided is what kind of power method you want. They usually come in 2 power methods. Those power methods are: corded or non-corded.
With this type of power method, the DVD player has to be plugged in at all times. If it isn't then the player will NOT work. With these types of players, you have to plug in an AC adapter to the cigarette port in your car. This can be a real inconvenience if your port doesn't work because you will have wasted money and not be able to use your product.
These types of players don't have to be plugged in for them to work. Most of the time, you just charge the player and then watch until the battery gets low again. These are especially good if your cigarette port doesn't work. One thing you have to watch for though is when the player begins to die.
Battery Type and Life
If you go with a player that doesn't need to always be plugged in then you need to look at information about the type of battery and the life of that battery.
These types of DVD players just need charged up and then you can use them. This is good if you don't want to spend all kinds of money on batteries. One downfall of this is that it takes a little while to charge whereas using batteries gets it up and running immediately.
These types of DVD players run on batteries. You put the batteries in and it starts right up. These are good if you don't want to wait for the player to get charged and you want to watch your movie right away. One downfall of these types of players is that you will probably be spending quite a bit of money on batteries. This might be an inconvenience considering the price of batteries these days.
There are a few other features that you want to look at before you decide which DVD player you are going to buy. We will look at those now.
Power Cord Length
Since the players that don't run on batteries need to be plugged into the cigarette port, you need to look at the length of the power cord. They come in many different lengths including 6 feet and 10 feet. To decide which length is best for you, you need to look at the size of your car. For example, you'll need a longer cord if you have a van and a shorter cord if you have a small car. The reason for this is that most bigger vehicles have seats that are further spaced out. You'll also want to look at where the players are going to be positioned. If you have a van with 3rd row seats you'll have to have a longer cord to reach.
The next thing you need to decide is what kind of restraint you want. The 2 biggest are just the clip type and the velcro type. Both of these restraint types are usually just one strap. The way they work is by threading the strap through the back of the screen and then fastening it to the headrest. For the velcro type restraint, you just stick the two pieces together to secure it. For the clip type restraint you clip the 2 ends together then tighten the strap so it's tight against the headrest.
How the DVD Player Plays
By this I mean if you want the DVD player to only play normal DVDs and that's it or if you want it to be able to play Blu-Ray DVDs as well. This would also include if it had a USB port so you could plug in a USB that is already pre-loaded with movies. This is really just a personal choice and obviously the more the player can do the more expensive it will be.
Single or Dual
When deciding whether you want a player with a single or dual screen, it's really up to you. If you have more than one child then the more screens the better. One thing to point out is that with a dual screen player, one screen usually holds the disk while the other is just a screen. You have to remember if it's a dual screen then there will be a hanging cord that will connect the screens.
Disc Load Type
The last thing I want to point out is that different players load disks differently. The first type is where the disk goes into the side. It's similar to an old PS3. By that I mean you start pushing the disk in and it will feed in the rest of the way by itself. The other way is by pushing a button and folding down the actual screen. With these you put the disk in then close the screen back up and it will begin to play.
I hope this guide will help you get a better understanding of headrest DVD players and will help you find the perfect one for you and your family!
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