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Installing aftermarket DVD headrests

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by SteveW25561, March 6, 2011.

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      headrest dvd

      which store did you buy it from?
       
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      He posted a link to where he bought them in post #106 above.

      I like the Baton units that I have, but I am a little concerned about how safe they may or may not be in a crash. The Advent systems don't look like they have that problem. Maybe I'll pull out the Batons, sell them, and order a set of the Advents.

      Sgt, do the Advent DVD systems auto resume DVD playback when you turn the car off and back on? I assume they do, but I know some of the cheaper Autotains don't, which can be a hassle. Also, how are the games that come on the optional game pack? Do you think it's worth the extra $50?
       
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      As previous post says, Auto Spa Technologies

      My contact was Mark Fuller mark@autospatech.com

      I have no association to him or that company.


      Yes the Advent are crash tested OEM designed.

      Yes the Advent auto resume last place video was stopped.

      Game pack allowed for game software pre-loaded and two game controllers. My kids used it for first 3-6 months then not so much. If your kids are really into games then buy it, if not forget it as you always add later. My kids use their iPhones now for games.

      The quality of their custom headrests is better then the Ford ones, they came in the exact same black leather as my wife's Acadia Denali right down to the light titanium stitching, not white stitching.
       
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      Thanks, that seals it. I just ordered a set of the Advents.
       
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      My definition of auto resume is when you shut off the car and then return a while later the DVD system, when powered up again, continues from where it left off in the movie as apposed to going back to the Menu.
       
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      Yup, that's what I wanted to know. The Autotains that I first tried didn't do that. There's nothing like stopping at McDonald's quickly on a trip only to have to spend 20 minutes trying to find where the kids left off in their movie. I don't take that feature for granted anymore.
       
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      generaltso, post some pictures once you get them installed.
       
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      Sgt, did you have to do anything to get the games working? I have the game pack plugged in, but when I select the Game input, I just get a screen that says "Please Insert Memory Module".

      I also noticed that they came with a relay module, but there's no reference to it in the installation manual. The power is just a simple 2-wire system, so I'm not sure what the relay is for.
       
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      generaltso, how are they looking? Are they a perfect match to the seats?
       
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      Yeah, they look to be a perfect match. I haven't installed them yet, but I've been playing with them outside of the car to make sure everything works. I'm hoping to install them this weekend if the weather warms up a little.
       
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      Bump for an update.
       
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      So do your kids like them?

      Do they function like you wanted?

      Those are the same style headrests as the OEM Ford Invision ones I have. I cant tell but is the cross-stitching light grey or white like the SPORT?
       
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      Yeah, the kids like them and they function well. There's plenty of head support for the front seats, which was the biggest thing missing with the Batons I was using. They can also share a single AV input that's hidden under the seat, which is what I needed to leave the Sirius Backseat TV tuner connected all the time.

      The cross-stitching is dark charcoal, which matches the seats in my Limited. They also do sell a version to match the light stitching in the Sport.
       
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      Those look great I am going to order a set ASAP.
       
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      I received the new game pack to replace the defective one, and this one works. The kids like the games, but only one of them can play a game at a time unless they're playing a 2-player game. Only 6 of the 54 games are 2-player.
       
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      DVD headrest question

      I found a 14 Sport that I may purchase. It is perfect except I'd like the DVD setup in the headrests for my little grandsons to watch. My question is are those something the dealer can install? Is that a big deal? I wanted the system to be as close to factory as possible. Thanks!
       
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      Welcome to the Forum GSX-WE4.:wavey:
      As per my PM, I have merged your thread with this existing one.
      Good luck.

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      Please read my previous posts in this thread. Don't waste your money on the Ford Invision DVD kit for $1900.

      The AudioVox Advent system mentioned in one of my posts is superior in every way for $1200
       
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      Thanks for the info.
       
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      Adding factory DVD system

      I have a 14' XLT w/MFT. I am sure this has been asked before but can you add factory DVD system and if anyone knows the cost? I know I can go the after market route but don't want to void my warranty.
       
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      I bought these on ebay (Nextbase CLICK7 7" Dual Screens DVD Players w/ Stanchion Mount & 2 IR Headphone) for $399 for everything. It's the same thing you can find on Ford's accessory website for $729. I like them because they click off and are removed when not being used.
       
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      I've merged your thread with this one. Although it deals mainly with aftermarket units, there are posts about the OEM one. You can also check out; http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=317983&highlight=dvd

      Peter
       
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      Cutting into existing Headrests?

      Has anyone tried cutting into the existing headrests in the 2011-2015s to install a monitar? My sound guy advised not to cut it becuase the safety bracket inside. He said it wouldn't mount flush. I tried the aftermarket ones you just pop in but I didn't like it because it wasn't as comfortable as the stock ones.

      Any pictures would help, so I don't cut into the leather only to realize it won't work.
       

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