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Why You Should Add A DVD Player

Why You Should Add A DVD Player

Whether you are in the market for your first auto sound system or are looking for the next upgrade to your already great one, you should consider getting a head unit with integrated DVD playback. These come in a few different varieties to fit different budgets and desires. Read on to find out more about these bits of ultra-cool tech.

Integrated Display Head Unit

There are head units available that have integrated LCD panels to display both DVD video and information or cool visualizations during audio playback. Some of these integrated panels are even touch sensitive, allowing total control of your player via the video display. The panels may either be always fixed and visible or have motorized slide-out action that keeps the display hidden when not in use. (“Auto Sound System with DVD – The Ultimate Visual Effect!”)

The major advantage of these types of units is they are plug and play. There is no need for the additional expense of both an external panel and the installation of it. You pay for this ease of installation and lower cost by having a (usually) much smaller display than buying one separately.

Video-Capable Head Units

These types of head units usually have an integrated DVD player but display the video on separate LCD panels hooked up to a video output on the back of the unit. These units are cheaper than the ones with integrated displays (especially the touchscreen versions) but have the additional expense of a separate LCD panel that must be purchased and installed. (“Auto Sound System with DVD – The Ultimate Visual Effect!”)

You can get much larger panels than are available on all-in-one units and can select the ones that best fit your budget and viewing preferences. (“Auto Sound System with DVD – The Ultimate Visual Effect!”) Plus, these kinds of head units can drive multiple displays for the ultimate in awesomeness.

Hybrid Head Unit

These types of head units have both an integrated video panel which may or may not be touch sensitive and provide external video outputs. These kinds of head units are the most expensive, but provide lots of flexibility in installation, display options, and control.

You can easily add additional panels later, using the integrated display in the meantime. (“Auto Sound System with DVD – The Ultimate Visual Effect!”) I recommend this type of video head unit over both others, as it is both usable out of the box and provides the most future proofing of all three choices in terms of expansion capabilities.

Regardless of which type you choose to use; it is highly recommended that you have these installed by professionals. Mounting an LCD panel in a car and making it look good, be functional, and safe is a job best left to a professional. (“Auto Sound System with DVD – The Ultimate Visual Effect!”) LCD panels are extremely easy to crack if you are not careful installing them, and since a car is a vibration prone environment, they must be mounted as securely as possible to avoid breaking later.

And they are not cheap! Anytime you are dealing with such expensive equipment, it is best to have the installation managed by professionals who can provide a warranty. (“Auto Sound System with DVD – The Ultimate Visual Effect!”) And a lot of manufacturers will not warranty your parts unless you do have them installed by a professional shop. If you are going to spend the money on a video head unit for your auto sound system, you should spend the extra to make sure that it is installed right the first time.

Best Wishes, Coyalita

Behavioral Health Rehab Specialist

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