Accele Headrest Video Package

Two replacement headrests with built-in 9" video screens and DVD players

  • Accele Headrest Video Package


  • Accele Headrest Video Package

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by Buck Pomerantz

Got two groups of kids with wildly different ideas of what's entertaining? This pair of headrest entertainment centers from Accele Electronics will keep everyone in the family happy and occupied during road trips. Each of these universal headrests features a 9" video monitor, along with a built-in DVD player that also accepts SD cards, USB devices, and other audio/video sources. And if that's not enough, each headrest also comes with its own pair of game controllers (4 controllers in all) so your backseat passengers can play different video games.

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Universal headrest posts adjust to fit almost any vehicle, and each headrest comes with black, tan, and gray changeable covers to match your interior. Wired and wireless headphone connections let you restrict the sound to the back, while built-in FM wireless transmitters send the soundtrack to your car radio if you want.

Important Note: You should not install this universal-fit headrest screen package in a vehicle with active or SRS headrests, as you will lose important safety features. Please consult your vehicle's owner's manual.


  • two replacement headrests with adjustable mounting posts
  • two 9" LCD monitors
  • two built-in DVD players
  • four game controllers and two game discs included
  • two earbud headphones
  • two IR remotes
  • built-in FM transmitter supplies audio to factory radio
  • SD card and USB inputs
  • audio/video input and output
  • 1/8" (3.5 mm) headphone jack, plus built-in transmitter for optional wireless headphones
  • headrest dimensions: 12-1/8"W x 9"H x 4-7/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • 2 Headrest monitors (with built-in DVD)
  • Two 8.5' Power/ground/signal cables (with a proprietary connector on one end and two bare wires/RCA jacks on other end)
  • Two 8.5' A/V signal cables (with a female 3.5mm jack on one end and female composite/stereo RCA jacks on other end)
  • 2 IR remote controls (with installed CR2025 lithium 3V battery)
  • 4 Game controllers (with attached 3' cable terminated by a miniUSB type-B connector)
  • 2 Earbud headphones (with attached 39" cord terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector)
  • 2 Black vinyl shrouds (installed)
  • 2 Tan vinyl shrouds
  • 2 Grey vinyl shrouds
  • 2 Game discs
  • User's Manual
  • Installation note

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Overview: The AcceleVision ZHD9X-SD mobile video system contains two replacement vehicle headrests with 9" LED backlit LCD video monitors & DVD players built-in. Each headrest monitor also features an A/V output, A/V input, USB (type-A) port, SD-card slot, built-in IR & FM transmitters, as well as headphone output. Two IR remotes and 4 game controllers are included.

Dual Headrests: The AcceleVision ZHD9X-SD mobile video system includes two padded vehicle headrests (black, grey, tan vinyl shrouds included). The headrests include through-the-post wiring to make it easy to install the wire in your car seats. The headrest posts are approximately 6.75" in length, with adjustable spacing to accommodate your vehicle's headrest post opening (between approximately 5.25" & 7.375"). The diameter of steel tubes are 10mm, but can be adjusted to 12mm using the included post adapters (already installed).

Note: The integrated monitor & DVD player have to be removed to adjust the mounting poles. The poles come spaced 5.25" apart out of the box.

Headrest Tilt: Once installed, the headrests can be tilted approximately 15° for the best viewing angle.

9" Widescreen Monitors: Each headrest features an integrated 9" widescreen (16:9) TFT LCD high-resolution monitor with LED backlight technology. The 9" widescreen monitor has a resolution of 640 x RGB x 234 ; totaling 449,280 pixels.

Built-in DVD Players: Each headrest monitor is equipped with a built-in DVD player. The DVD player is located behind the integrated 9" widescreen monitor. The monitor flips open to access the DVD player. The DVD player supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, VCD, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW (MP3) discs.

SD-Card Slot: Each headrest  monitor features a front-panel SD-card slot for playback of music, movie, and picture files stored on a SD memory card.

USB Port: Each headrest monitor features a front-panel mini-USB (type-A) port for playback of music, movie, and picture files stored on a USB thumbdrive or USB (MSC) device.

Game Controllers: The AcceleVision ZHD9X-SD mobile video system comes with 4 wired game controllers and two game discs. The game controllers connect to the two mini-USB (type-B) ports on the front of each headrest monitor.

A/V Input: Each headrest monitor has a single A/V input, which consists of a composite video & stereo audio RCA jacks wired though on of the mounting posts (using the supplied A/V cable).

A/V Output: Each headrest monitor features a composite video/stereo RCA output which lets you link the two monitors together or connect an additional monitor. The A/V output is wired through one of the mounting posts (using the supplied power/ground/signal cable).

Headphone Output: Either wired or wireless headphones can be used with the AcceleVision ZHD9X-SD. Each headrest monitor has a 3.5mm headphone jack below the screen, and each has a dual channel wireless IR transmitter built-in. Two sets of earbud headphones are included. Wireless headphones sold separately.

Built-in FM Transmitter: The AcceleVision ZHD9X-SD features a built-in FM transmitter used to supply audio from the unit over RF frequency to your factory head unit.

Remote Controls: Two IR remote controls are included for wireless operation of each headrest monitor. Each remote operates off of a single CR2025 3V Lithium battery (installed).

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Accele Headrest Video Package

Written By Nathan, Rogers, ar on Sunday, November 25, 2012
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Soud quality sucks. Spent alot of money on this and am not happy. Dont want the hassel of taking it out for return.
Picture is ok
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Headrest DVD

Written By robert, southwest Louisiana on Monday, February 06, 2012
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Purchased to watch 2 different shows at once or one together. If I would have known how poor the sound quality was I would have bought cheaper unit that plays one movie on two screen and ran output to amp.
picture quality, easy install saved 200 by installing myself,usb slots
earjack defective, very low sound on factory setup and headphones.
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