About the Soundstream SHDM-103
Picture quality that will keep their attention
Picture quality that will keep their attention
Your backseat riders won't ever get bored again on long trips after they start watching a show on this eye-popping video display. Soundstream's SHDM-103 10.3-inch LCD headrest monitor offers a high-resolution picture (1,024 by 600 pixels), providing crystal-clear imagery that reveals much more detail than a standard-definition monitor.
Play the content from your phone
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) technology allows this monitor to play digital content from your smartphone, whether it's stored or streaming from your provider. For instance, you can watch the latest from your Netflix account when you're connected, or just listen to your playlist while the album artwork and info displays. Once your phone is connected with the correct MHL interconnect cable, this Soundstream monitor will display anything that you can play on your mobile device.
SHDM-103 connection panel
Digital video input
The SHDM-103's MHL interface uses HDMI and USB plugs, along with some new technology, to send crystal-clear uncompressed digital video and audio through a single cable to deliver truly outstanding pictures and sound. Soundstream's optional MHL cable also charges the battery of your portable device, so it's always ready to rock. You're not just limited to your phone or tablet for input, either. You can play movies, music, or show photos from your standard non-MHL-capable devices through the SHDM-103's USB, HDMI, and auxiliary inputs.
The SHDM-103 comes with three changeable color "skins" — beige, gray, and black — so you can match your headrest to your vehicle's interior. The mounting poles adjust to fit most vehicles, and Soundstream includes extra adapters that allow this headrest monitor to fit in even more vehicles. A built-in FM transmitter can send the signal to the car radio so everyone can hear. For private listening, you can plug into the headphone jack or use a compatible set of wireless headphones connected by way of this monitor's dual-channel infrared transmitter.
Important Note: This replacement headrest is not for use with the active headrest system found in some vehicles. Replacing such a headrest system could increase the chances of injury, in the event of an accident, and may void your vehicle's warranty.
- single headrest with built-in 10.3" LCD screen (no built-in DVD player)
- 16:9 widescreen with 1,024 by 600 picture resolution (614.4K pixels)
- Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) technology enables HD content to be delivered from your mobile device through an MHL/HDMI cable
- USB and HDMI inputs
- auxiliary A/V inputs and outputs
- FM transmitter for OEM integration
- 3.5 mm headphone jack and dual-channel wireless infrared headphone transmitter (headphones not included)
- compatible with Soundstream VHP-12 wireless headphones
- wireless remote control
- 3 changeable color skins included (beige, gray, black)
- headrest tilts for better viewing
- 4.75" to 8.25" pole width adjustment
- 3/8" poles with 1/2" and 9/16" adapters
- headrest complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # SHDM-103
What's in the box:
- Headrest monitor (black vinyl cover installed)
- 2 Vinyl covers (Beige/Gray)
- 24" Power/Signal cable
- Remote control (CR2025 battery installed)
- 8" AV minijack-to-RCA adapter
- 6 Pipe adapters
- 4 Screws
- Operating Instructions
- Owner's Registration Card
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More details on the Soundstream SHDM-103
Head Rest Mount: The Soundstream SHDM-103 features a padded vehicle headrest with a black vinyl cover. The black cover can be switched out for the included Grey and Beige vinyl covers. The headrest includes through-the-post wiring to make it easy to install the wire in your car seats. The headrest posts are approximately 6.5" in length, with adjustable spacing to accommodate your vehicle's headrest post opening (between approximately 5.0625" and 8.125"). The diameter of steel tubes are 10mm but can be adjusted between 12-14mm using the included post adapters. Once installed, the headrests can be tilted about 15° for the best viewing angle.
10.3" LCD Monitor: The Soundstream SHDM-103 features an integrated 10.3" widescreen LCD high-resolution monitor with LED backlight technology. The 10.3" widescreen monitor has a resolution of 1,024 x 600. You can select either a 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio for each monitor. You can also adjust picture mode, color temperature, and noise reduction.
Dual AV Inputs: The Soundstream SHDM-103 is equipped with two AV inputs which will accept NTSC and PAL. The SHDM-103 is fitted with a front-panel 3.5mm AV input and comes with an AV 3.5mm-to-RCA adapter. The headrest monitor also features a rear-panel composite video/stereo RCA input. These AV inputs allow you to connect your portable MP3 player, DVD player, and/or game console.
HDMI & USB Port (MHL compatible): The Soundstream SHDM-103 is equipped with a front-panel HDMI input for connection of your mobile DVD player, Blu-ray player, or game console. The HDMI input can also be used in conjunction with the front-panel USB port to allow you to connect your Android smartphone, Galaxy S3, iPhone 4/4S, or iPhone 5 using one of Soundstream's MHL-to-HDMI cables (sold separately). The HDMI input will support up to 1080p video and 2ch PCM. By itself, the USB port supports connection of USB mass storage class devices (such as a thumbdrive) for audio/video playback.
Headphone Output: The SHDM-103 head rest monitor gives you two options for connecting a set of headphones so you can privately listen to your connected AV sources in the backset of your vehicle. The SHDM-103 features a built-in IR transmitter for listening through a pair of IR headphones (530VHP12, sold separately). The SHDM-103 is also fitted with a front-panel 3.5mm headphone jack for a hardwired headphone connection.
Audio Output: The SHDM-103 features a built-in FM transmitter to output sound to your car audio system through the car stereo's FM radio. The headrest monitor is also equipped with a set of stereo RCA outputs to connect to the Aux input on your car stereo (audio cable not included; RCA-to-minijack adapter may be required). The headrest monitor does not offer built-in speakers.
Remote Control: In addition to the unit's front-panel controls, the SHDM-103 comes supplied with a full function IR remote control for wireless operation of the headrest monitor.
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