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Accele LCDMBZ85BK

Universal video monitor and multimedia player for your center console

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Accele LCDMBZ85BK

Overview

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Even if you can't replace your headrests and don't have room for an overhead monitor, you can still put in backseat video with Accele's LCDMBZ85BK monitor. This multimedia player mounts with a clever system that straddles your vehicle's center console to provide your backseat passengers with plenty of entertainment. The mount will adjust to fit almost any vehicle with a front seat center console.

Great place to put a screen

Even if you can't replace your headrests and don't have room for an overhead monitor, you can still put in backseat video with Accele's LCDMBZ85BK monitor. This multimedia player mounts with a clever system that straddles your vehicle's center console to provide your backseat passengers with plenty of entertainment. The mount will adjust to fit almost any vehicle with a front seat center console.

Audio/Video features

The 8.5" LCD widescreen displays a crisp, colorful picture to everyone in the back. A built-in DVD player handles your disc-based videos, while USB, SD card, and A/V inputs let you play almost everything else. The included IR remote controller offers easy control, even from the front seat. And built-in IR transmitters lets people in the back listen with the three included wireless headphones without bothering those up front.

What's in the Box:

  • Center console monitor/DVD player
  • Remote controller
  • 3 Wireless headphones
  • 7' Power/Signal cable
  • 12V power/cigarette lighter adapter (w/ 57" DC cord)
  • 6.5' AV cable (with a 3.5mm jack on one end and composite video/stereo RCA connectors on other end)
  • 8" USB extension cable
  • 8 Machine screws
  • 8 Flat washers
  • 8 Nuts
  • 8 Rubber pads
  • 4 Plastic adapters
  • 6 "AAA" batteries
  • Native 32 Game disc
  • User's Manual

Product Highlights:

  • 8.5" LCD video monitor
  • adjustable mounting arms straddle front seat center console
  • built-in DVD player
  • USB and SD card inputs
  • one A/V input and one A/V output
  • IR remote control included
  • three IR wireless headphone sets included
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Accele LCDMBZ85BK Reviews

Average Customer Review:

3 Reviews

Great alternative to Factory Installed

Written by: Tom from Evansville, Indiana on July 12, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Roeder this video system and it promptly arrived in two days. I was told it did not have headphones, but it came with a set of IR headphones! System could not be installed with hardware provided so I used my own. Directions were not very descriptive. Works very well. Only issue we have is that some cheaper DVDs do not play in the system. I plugged it right into the AV jack on our Ford Edge and plays over the factory stereo system. Not a cheap looking unit! Doesn't move or skip over bumps.

Pros: High quality materials and looks and functions well! Picture is high quality! Comes with headphones.

Cons: Installation instructions left a lot to the imagination. Won't play cheaper DVDs.

Great bang for the buck, surprising quality.

Written by: CWGrizzwold from Apex, North Carolina on December 31, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought this for my wife's 2010 GMC Terrain as we didn't opt for the factory rear seat entertainment and something was needed now that our kids are 4 and 2. I mounted it to the rear of the center console and basic (mounting) installation took a few hours as I am an engineer and wanted to do it right. As the other reviewer stated the product finish is nice and the command interface is straightforward. It has DVD resume, which is a lifesaver, so all you to do after keying on is hit the power button and the DVD picks up automatically where it left off. The fact that you can swivel it 350 degrees is nice as it allows you to spin it around from the driver's seat and get everything set before spinning it back around for the rear seat viewers. The product actually comes with three sets of good quality wireless headphones and a video game controller with 50 extra games (in addition to the DVD full of games which can be used with the remote control which has gaming buttons) which can be plugged into the a/v input. This wasn't stated in the original description. I am using the cigarette lighter for power now but it will be hardwired soon. The picture is perfect and the screen retention force is good which doesn't allow the screen to flop around at all. Mounting directions left something to be desired but the product quality more than made up for it. I will probably buy another one for my 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT soon.

Pros: Product finish and overall quality. Good screen resolution. Included wireless headphones and extra video games were an added bonus. Internal speakers are good as are the wireless headphones and the headphones are small enough for tiny heads.

Cons: RF frequency options are few and I couldn't find a channel that really worked well. Mounting hardware is small in diameter but there are eight mounting screws so they make up for it in quantity.

Awesome

Written by: Griffin from Louisiana on August 13, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in 2014 jeep grand cherokee, has a vinyl appearance and does not look cheap. You can hard wire using wire from left side bracket or use 12 volt plug. Great picture & the kids love the games. Makes my jeep look more expensive & looks like it came from the factory. Love everything about it. Had to remove rear console , took about 4 hours to install & hard wire.

Pros: Has high end look & lots of function. You will not be disappointed!

Cons: Takes long time to install, but may take less time on other vehicles without ac ducts in the rear seat area.

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What's in the box?

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  • Center console monitor/DVD player
  • Remote controller
  • 3 Wireless headphones
  • 7' Power/Signal cable
  • 12V power/cigarette lighter adapter (w/ 57" DC cord)
  • 6.5' AV cable (with a 3.5mm jack on one end and composite video/stereo RCA connectors on other end)
  • 8" USB extension cable
  • 8 Machine screws
  • 8 Flat washers
  • 8 Nuts
  • 8 Rubber pads
  • 4 Plastic adapters
  • 6 "AAA" batteries
  • Native 32 Game disc
  • User's Manual

Product Research

Feature

Overview: The Accele Central Armrest DVD Player/Monitor (LCDMBZ85BN) provides rear-seat entertainment in select vehicles that feature front-bucket seats and a center console. The unit's mounting brackets adjust for consoles that are 5.75" to  8.5" wide.

8.5" LCD Screen: The Accele Central Armrest DVD Player/Monitor features an 8.5 TFT-LCD for your viewing pleasure. The integrated LCD monitor swivels 350-degrees.

DVD Player: The built-in DVD player supports playback of DVD Video, CD Audio, Video CD, and Kodak Picture CD discs (12/8cm). The DVD player also supports playback of MPEG1/2/4 video files recorded onto DVD-R/RW discs. In addition, the player supports playback of MP3/WMA music files recorded onto CD-R/RW discs.

Connectivity: The Accele Central Armrest DVD Player/Monitor is fitted with an AV input, AV output, USB input, and SD-card slot.

  • USB Input: The side-panel USB port lets you connect a USB mass storage class device containing MP3/WMA music files, JPEG photo files, or MP4 video files.
  • SD-Card Slot: The side-panel USB ports lets you insert a SD or MMC memory card containing MP3/WMA music files, JPEG photo files, or MP4 video files.
  • AV Input: There is a composite vide/stereo RCA input for connecting an external source, such as a digital TV tuner (only available through the unit's power/signal cable).
  • AV Output: The 3.5mm AV output allows you to connect the Central Armrest DVD Player/Monitor to your existing car audio system.

Audio Output: The Accele Central Armrest DVD Player/Monitor (LCDMBZ85BN) offers audio output through its built-in speakers, infrared wireless headphones, or built-in FM transmitter and your vehicle's FM radio.

  • Built-In Speakers: The Central Armrest DVD Player/Monitor is equipped with stereo speakers.
  • Infrared Wireless Headphones:  The Accele LCDMBZ85BN system features a built-in IR transmitter and comes with three infrared wireless headphones for private listening. The headphones are powered by two "AAA" batteries (included).
  • FM Transmitter: The Accele Central Armrest DVD Player/Monitor incorporates a built-in FM transmitter which allows you to wirelessly transmit audio from the unit to your vehicle's FM radio.

Power Requirements: The Accele Central Armrest DVD Player/Monitor (LCDMBZ85BN) comes with a 12-volt/cigarette lighter adapter which can simply be plugged into your vehicle's 12V power/cigarette lighter port. The unit can also be hardwired to your vehicle's electrical system via the included power/signal cable.

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Why did you buy this?

We chose this unit because it appears to be a quality product, has the capability to be operated from the front seat or back, either child can load the dvd (instead of one unit being a "slave" to the other unit), has 3 IR headphones, is a single dvd unit to encourage children to cooperate (ahem), has an option to be hardwired, and is not attached to the ceiling which would block rear-view mirror views / have permanent modification to the ceiling. We'd rather screw to the replaceable console. [ Kathryn  Jul 07, 2016 ]
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