Entertainment for Everyone
Nothing says “road trip” like a rear seat entertainment system with DVD movies, streaming content or video games. At Sweet Sounds, we offer a wide range of mobile video entertainment choices that suit whatever type of vehicle you drive. From overhead flip-down screens with built-in DVD players to headrest replacements with built-in, Android™ based tablet video screens and even more personalized, custom mobile video installation options, we make sure the passengers on your road trip stay entertained the entire time with multimedia source choices that support today’s digital lifestyles.
Overhead Mobile Video Screens
When there are several rear seat passengers to accommodate, an overhead screen mobile video system from Alpine is an ideal solution. We exclusively offer Alpine overhead screens because of their incredible performance and exceptional build quality. We’ve installed these systems for over 10 years with less than 1% ever having any equipment-related issues. That’s amazing and means very high reliability. This translates to the peace-of-mind you want when heading out on a road trip and depending on your rear seat entertainment system to deliver the goods.
Alpine’s overhead video system features a generous 10.1 inch screen size and bright screen which allows easy viewing in both daylight and at night. The screen also has excellent off-axis resolution so that passengers need not sit directly in the middle of the screen to get a great view. The Alpine overhead video system also has a built-in DVD player featuring Auto Play, which allows direct access to the movie while skipping all previews on most DVDs. Along with using the convenient wireless remote control, the Auto Play feature saves a lot of time and hassle when starting a movie for the younger rear-seat passengers. In addition, the Alpine overhead system has auxiliary inputs so that you can bring along your own video source, such as a tablet, and share the video content with all the rear seat passengers. Also included is a wireless FM transmitter, an overhead interior light and fold-flat wireless headphones. When not in use, the Alpine 10.1 inch overhead video screen closes neatly into a color-matched headliner mounting shroud so that it’s hidden from view.
Our professional installation process on overhead screens requires mounting to a structural part of the vehicle, either directly or indirectly via a structural add on. This is primarily for safety as well as to eliminate unnecessary jitter or shaking of the screen, which can nauseate a viewer. Not all shops go to this degree of effort during the installation. Some simply mount the overhead screen assembly to the headliner, which is a non-structural thin panel not recommended to support an overhead screen. At Sweet Sounds, we ensure your overhead video screen is securely mounted as part of the vehicle’s roof support system as well as cosmetically matched to the vehicle’s interior color using Alpine’s colored mounting shrouds. This all means you and your passengers have an added peace-of-mind for their safety, plus your overhead Alpine rear seat entertainment system looks and performs incredibly.
Headrest Mobile Video Screens
For optimum viewing to individual rear seat passengers, built-in headrest video screens are ideal. These screens are designed to be an identical match for your vehicle’s original headrest design and upholstery, right down to the texture and color. The difference is that they contain a built-in video screen sized ideally to fit perfectly in the headrest. We remove your factory headrests and install the new screens. Should you sell or return your vehicle (if leased), we can reinstall the factory headrests to return the vehicle to original condition.
For vehicles with active headrests as part of an integrated SRS safety system, we have options for factory-like video screen installation that maintain the factory headrest restraint system and position the screen near the headrest and seat back. Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo and many other upscale luxury vehicles feature active headrest restraints. We want our clients to know we have solutions for those vehicles and safety systems as well. All of our headrest video solutions meet United States FMVSS 202 (Crashworthiness) and FMVSS 302 (Flammability) National Safety Standards.
Many of our headrest video systems also contain a built-in DVD player, auxiliary inputs and/or a media card slot to offer multiple video source options. We also offer a unique, detachable Android™ tablet-based video screen system that is built into the headrest for maximum flexibility on how your rear seat passengers wish to utilize their road trip entertainment. The options for your specific vehicle and needs are almost limitless.
Hear the Sound
We have many ways to deliver the sound from your video source so that it can be a personal or shared experience. Most of our rear seat entertainment systems have wireless headphones to provide a personal listening experience for each rear seat viewer that does not disturb the driver and front seat passenger. This is ideal for the family road trip where navigation, listening to the radio or taking phone calls is still a priority for the driver, yet the passengers want to stay entertained to pass the time. We can also integrate the sound through the vehicle’s sound system, either through an FM transmitter or wired auxiliary input, so that everyone can enjoy the mobile video experience. This is great for watching movies while parked or for the young children’s videos where parents and children can all sing along. Whatever your choices of hearing the video system’s sounds, we have you covered at Sweet Sounds.
Visit Sweet Sounds Today
Call us at (507) 345-8863 to schedule a rear seat entertainment evaluation appointment or feel free to visit us at any time. We’ll review your vehicle and help determine what mobile video screen options best fit your needs. We’ll also handle the installation details so that you have peace-of-mind that your new mobile video system has all the safety and functionality to make your time on the road a pleasure.