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    Installing headrest-mounted DVD players

    Has anyone installed DVD players/monitors into their Sportback seats? I've been looking at the following:

    2 x 7 inch Headrest DVD Player & Monitor with Zip Covers Black L0203

    They are quite a bit bigger than the original headrests. Do you think they will look ridiculous? The black "leather" ones would hopefully match the black S-line seats in my Black Edition.

    If I do go for them, the next question is how to hide the cables. From what I can gather, removing the seatbacks is a case of brute force, and expect to break the clips. (note to self - order replacements before I start!). Then I would need to run cables to/from both seats and to a power source. I was thinking of going through the centre arm rest for this.

    Power-wise I thought I would make it easy and piggy-back off the 12V socket in the centre console, inculding an in-line switch as this is permanently live (and to give control over viewing!).

    Any thoughts/recommendations anyone? I have some DVDs players already that hang off the headrest with some velco straps, but that's far too messy for me!

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    Nice idea, did think of this myself to match up to the pioneer screen that i have in my dash...
    found this also:
    KUFATEC GmbH & Co. KG - Headrest Integrated Rear Seat Entertainment - Alpine - OEM Audi 34590
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    That would be perfect, if it wasn't for the 1600 euro price tag. Too rich for me!

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    yeah thats exactly what i was thinking, i'm sure the screen you have linked to wont be too bad an install... other thing you could always do is go into a car audio supplier/installer and just ask some questions. They usually get requests to install all sorts so they should be able to advise you.
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    A3 Sportback 2.0TDI
    Dark Headlining, Bose, Alcantara Leather, Lights Pack

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    Quote Originally Posted by itwasntme187 View Post
    I like your thinking! Still too much, but your link led me on to this:
    AUDI Q7 DVD TFT HEADREST MONITORS FREE IR HEADPHONES

    I think they are the same screens as the ones on my first link, but they show them in an A3 (albeit an 8L). What do you reckon - too big on the seats or can I get away with it?

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    looks good, saw that while i was searching but i'm just not sure on the quality of the actual unit.
    I personally would want a headrest with just 2 good quality screens and nothing else as i have a pioneer double din HU that supports dual zone. Problem is i cannot find a decent replacement headrest with just screens other than the Kufa link.
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    Don't know about the quality, but going back to the first company I was looking at:
    2 x 7 inch Car Headrest Monitors Black E1082

    Just the monitors, no DVD players.

 

 

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