Mobile video systems often incorporate rear-seat video in conjunction with the video available in the front. Most mobile video systems are equipped with a central distribution box (often called a "brain") to connect and route the various signals to the desired monitors. These boxes allow the same or different sources to be routed to the various monitors throughout the vehicle.
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Things you need
- In-dash monitor/head unit
- Rear-seat monitors
- Central distribution box
Find a central location for the video distribution box.
Feed the audio and video from each source to the RCA "In" jacks on the distribution box. Plug each RCA cable into the box using a slight twisting motion.
Find the DIN jacks used for monitor connections on the distribution box. Plug the corresponding DIN plugs from each monitor to these jacks.
Plug any additional proprietary plugs from each video device into the box for power and/or control.
Tips and warnings
- Power inverters can be used to plug video games and other traditional 110-volt sources into a vehicle's video system.
- Remember that front seat video is illegal in many states. It is advised to check with local law enforcement prior to allowing full-motion video outside of navigation for front seat occupants.
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