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Installing headrest-mounted DVD players

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by nicksa3, May 19, 2011.

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    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!

    Cheers,
    Nick.
     
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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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    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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