In-dash video monitors were once reserved for brand-new luxury vehicles or those who could afford to have high-end aftermarket head units installed in their existing vehicles. Large-screen receivers are now readily available to practically anyone, thanks to advancements in affordable technology.
But, you might wonder, what’s the point of having an in-dash video screen if you can’t watch anything on it while driving? Because automotive video screen systems can do so much more than just play movies! If you’re in the market for a new car entertainment system, consider these additional advantages of video screens.
What Are the Benefits of Having a Car Video System?
1. Entertain Your Passengers with the Car TV Screen
A wide screen receiver that can play DVDs will be a sanity saver whether you’re driving around town with the kids or on a road trip with pals who have a flair for driver distraction—especially when someone proposes a not-at-all-obnoxious round of “99 Bottles of Beer On The Wall.”
2. Dual-Zone DVD and Music Listening on a Television Monitor
In addition to DVD playback, certain video screen receivers have “dual-zone” capabilities, which allows you to divide rear-seat entertainment from front-seat entertainment. That means backseat passengers can listen to different music than front-seat passengers, or even view a different movie if the vehicle has a second monitor.
3. Comprehensive Music on a Video Screen in a Car
Whether you’re listening to your favorite local radio station or a wide range of satellite radio alternatives, huge video screens can provide a thorough listening experience: you’ll see song, artist, and album information, as well as album art, and you can even tag songs for later purchase.
4. Bluetooth Connectivity for Your Smart Phone
Many states, including California, have strong “no hands” rules prohibiting cell phone use while driving. You don’t even have to navigate through your contacts to find someone’s name when you connect your phone via Bluetooth. Everything will be handled by voice commands, including text message dictation and non-phone-related operations like music selection.