Overhead DVD players can make your family trip a dream come true. Imagine everyone peaceful and quiet while you travel to the preferred theme park. No kids shouting or fighting, everyone respectful of each and no having to pull out the classic “Don’t make me pull over” phrase. Overhead DVD players will garner the attention of the little ones in the back seat, so much so they’ll forget to asks if they’ve arrived yet. Here are a few from Audiovox that are sure to make your dreams come true.
Audiovox, established in 1965, has become known for annexing different companies throughout their history; the relic of the electronic industry RCA, Terk Technologies – which vastly improved their satellite radio market – and just recently in 2010, Invision Industries, a manufacturer of backseat entertainment (overheard DVD players, headrest DVD players). And because of that acquisition, along with OEM programs and security products, sales rose 20.5 percent from 79 million in the 2nd quarter of the 2011 fiscal year. But that didn’t help domestically as people aren’t buying consumer electronics for automobiles. The auto industry is still not where it was before the recession in the US. Even so, I’ve decided to feature some of their overhead DVD players since that’s what Invision Industries does best. This, along with other things, might improve their top line before finishing off the 2011 fiscal year.
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The VOD128A is a 12.1″ overhead DVD player from Audiovox with a 16:9 aspect ratio. It’s not that popular and is a little pricey at over a 1000 dollars; it comes in at 90 in the top selling overhead DVD players on Amazon. The cost is a huge deterrent, but it packs in some features. You get a remote, a mounting bracket, two wireless IR headphones, and get this, two wireless game controllers with 30 games. The controllers resemble Xbox 360 controllers, but I’m sure they’re far inferior. It also has dome lights, USB/SD port (store movies on a flash drive/memory card instead of carrying discs), A/V inputs – all expected with something this pricey – and also an FM modulator so you can listen to your movies via the car stereo.