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Universal video monitor and multimedia player for your center console (Black)
Item # 074MBZ85B | MFR # LCDMBZ85BK
This item is no longer available.
Our take on the Accele LCDMBZ85 by Crutchfield's Buck Pomerantz
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.
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.
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
- 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
Accele LCDMBZ85 Reviews
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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 ]