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7" universal headrest video monitor with built-in DVD player

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Item # 220MTGHR1D

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Our take on the Audiovox AVXMTGHR1D

This universal headrest monitor and DVD player from Audiovox will keep your backseat passengers occupied and entertained, as they enjoy all their favorite movies and shows on its crisp 7" widescreen display. Its built-in FM transmitter beams the sound to your vehicle's radio, or you can enjoy peace and quiet up front as your passengers listen through optional wired or wireless headphones.


Give full control to the backseat with a full-feature remote control.

Crisp 7"display

This universal headrest monitor and DVD player from Audiovox will keep your backseat passengers occupied and entertained, as they enjoy all their favorite movies and shows on its crisp 7" widescreen display. Its built-in FM transmitter beams the sound to your vehicle's radio, or you can enjoy peace and quiet up front as your passengers listen through optional wired or wireless headphones.

Music and movies in almost any format

The AVXMTGHR1D can accommodate the music and movies you've stored on a thumb drive or SD™ card, so you and your passengers can enjoy music and videos without even needing a DVD or CD. You can plug almost any other type of audio/video source into the auxiliary input.

Comfort features

A wireless remote allows your backseat buddies to choose their entertainment. This headrest monitor comes with an assortment of support tube adapters to ensure it'll fit in your vehicle properly. The package also includes black, pewter, and shale colored headrest covers so you can pick the look that matches your interior best.

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.

Product Highlights:

  • single headrest 7" LCD video monitor (16:9 widescreen) with built-in DVD player
  • switchable aspect ratio: 16:9/4:3
  • memory for DVDs (starts up where you turned it off)
  • plays DVD, MP3, and JPEG files
  • USB and SD card (up to 4GB) inputs
  • auxiliary input and audio/video output
  • includes black, pewter, and shale headrest covers
  • wireless remote control
  • FM transmitter sends audio to car radio
  • wireless IR headphone transmitter (headphones not included)
  • headphone jack for optional wired headphones (not included)
  • includes 3.5 mm plug to three RCA jacks pigtail adapter for auxiliary input
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Headrest monitor w/ 7" screen and built-in DVD player (beige vinyl cover installed)
  • 2 Vinyl covers (Black/Gray)
  • 45" Power/AV-in cable
  • 45" AV-out cable
  • Remote control (CR2025 battery installed)
  • 10" AV minijack-to-RCA adapter
  • 12 Pipe adapters
  • 2 Rubber insulators
  • Operating Instructions
  • Owner's Registration Card

Great product!! Excellent quality my kids love it!

Anonymous, Charlottesville, va


Audiovox AVXMTGHR1D Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(11 Reviews)

Best DVD Headrest

Gary from Dallas, GA on 11/20/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I tried several dvd headrests but these are the best for picture quality. If you hardwire them, they power on and off with the car. You can listen through the car speakers using A/V selection or use the wireless headphones. I highly recommend getting the extended warranty because one of mine quit working just after the manufacturing 1 year warranty. I love these dvd headrests!

Pros: Great picture quality. Turns on/off with car ignition. Wireless headphones.

Cons: Have to go into settings of the slave to watch the same movie every time car is turned off then on.


Anonymous from Charlottesville, va on 3/28/2017

Great product!! Excellent quality my kids love it!



Head rest dvd player

Kandi S from charlottesville, VA on 2/24/2016

I love this!!! The only problem I have sometimes is that the radio has static and sometimes gets interrupted by a stronger station. Well worth the investment!



Overall good product

Mike from Mechanicsville, MD on 2/16/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The item installed very easy although none of the adapters will allow for headrest adjustment. My kids love the quality and reliability because all others that I have purchased would skip constantly.

Pros: Easy install Color matching Ease of adding inputs

Cons: Remote is a bit busy for younger users Seat adapters will not allow for headrest adjustment


ARMYCYCO from Ludlow, MA on 7/13/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I stalled lil ovet a wrek ago, and Everything going so far so good

Pros: Dual channel capability for two channel headsets, hidden dvd player behind the screen, also can watch what I play from the front visor screen or head unit.

Cons: only thing I ain't content about is the directional for the infred beemer for using the wireless headphone, they are 2 channels, but yet if the person in the opposite seat or middle seat want to hear what is on their player, u can only hear it if u r directly in front of it, that's unsatisfactory, need to make it where anyone in the car can hear it if the wireles's dual channel headsets are selected to channel 1 or 2 for that player.


BARRYs from North Carolina on 4/27/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good value for the price. Mounting sleeves need to be changed as the headrests are a little loose in a 2013 camry; mounting sleeves are of a plastic that is too brittle so I expect problems down the road. FM modulator and the wireless headphones produce a sound that is quite clear.

Pros: nice picture. price. fairly easy install

Cons: lack of detailed instructions. The mounting sleeves for the headrests need to be totally revamped.

headrest DVD

allison a. from California on 3/25/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought two for my 2005 Explorer. We installed them ourselves. Pretty easy to do, although time consuming... running the wires through the seats, under the center console, and "plug" under the steering column. But once installed, they work great. No problems with glare. Easy for the kids to use.

Pros: Easy to use, good picture

Cons: Time consuming to install.

Audiovox headrest DVD player

Blake from Vass NC on 4/16/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Took awhile to install as I working in my wife's 2012 Durango, never taken interior panels off before. That ended up being easy as did most steps. The units wire together enabling either to be a master and/or slave display using RCA cables not supplied. All wiring was connected and hidden in the extra space in the center console. The headrest poles adjust for your vehicle, and there is a set of bushings included to compensate for the difference in pole diameter. I used a second set of bushings at the bottom of the pole socket for more stability. They work great in all modes and kept the kids quiet on a long trip.

Pros: Easy install for someone with a little auto skills.

Cons: Very small one. If you need bushings to stabilize the HR poles in the factory seat socket, you'll need 4. One each for top and bottom. You get a box of 10 different sizes in the box, I used the next smaller size and it worked fine.

Great little DVD players

AlanR from Houston, TX on 3/29/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought 2 of these DVD players and connected them up in primary/secondary mode which means that a DVD movie playing in one of the headrests can be viewed by the other head rest. For example, I only have one copy of Frozen DVD but but my girls can watch it at the same time. I was a bit worried about the FM modulator but the audio comes through quite nicely with little/no crackling or interference. The other thing that I noticed is that, at times, if we go over a strong bump in the road, the DVD will stop playing and the kids have to restart it. No big deal and happens very rarely but something to be aware of. I havent yet tried plugging in an iPad (via the external input availalbe on the headrest) so not sure whether this will work as advertised. I took off one star for the following reasons: 1. Poor/no instructions in the manual on how to install in primary/secondary configuration 2. The headrest dont quite fit correctly in the seats of my Honda Odyssey 2014. I have used the provided plastic adapters but I noticed that only one of the poles is tight.. Might have to contact Crutchfield/AudioVoxx and see what they suggest

Pros: * seems to work quite well * good audio

Cons: * Headrest doesnt yet sit in seat correctly * rough bumps in the road CAN (but dont always) make the DVD player freeze. Needs to be restarted

Headrest DVD

Wes from Danville on 2/24/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice unit had a pixel out of it but only I would find it other then that no issues nice install good looking could have nicer vinyl but it does look good

Pros: Price Quality

Cons: Vinyl headrest matching


Mike from Ypsilanti, MI on 11/26/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product, easy install.




Hands-on research

Product Research


Head Rest Mount: The Audiovox AVXMTGHR1DA features a padded vehicle headrest with a beige vinyl cover. The beige cover can be switched out for the included grey and black 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 5.5" in length, with adjustable spacing to accommodate your vehicle's headrest post opening (between approximately 5.125" and 7.3125"). The diameter of steel tubes are 10mm but can be adjusted between 12-17mm using the included post adapters. Once installed, the headrests can be tilted about 15° for the best viewing angle.

7" LCD Monitor: The Audiovox AVXMTGHR1DA features an integrated 7" widescreen LCD monitor with LED backlight technology. The LCD monitor has a resolution of 480 x 234 (336,960 total pixels). You can select either a 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio for each monitor. You can also adjust brightness, contrast, color, and tint.

Built-in DVD Player: The Audiovox headrest monitor features a built-in DVD player behind the flip-open LCD monitor. The unit will play back DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, and DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW (MP3 files) discs. The built-in DVD player provides a Parental Protection (G/PG/PG-13/R/NC17/Adult), so you can prevent playback of certain DVD content.

USB Port: The Audiovox AVXMTGHR1DA is equipped with a USB (type-A) port for playback of music (MP3) and photo (JPEG) files stored on a USB MSC (mass storage class) memory device formatted in FAT 16/32.

SD-Card Slot: The Audiovox headrest monitor with built-in DVD player features an SD-card slot for playback of music (MP3) and photo (JPEG) files  stored on a SD memory card (up to 4GB).

Dual AV Inputs: The Audiovox AVXMTGHR1DA is equipped with two AV inputs which will accept NTSC and PAL. The AVXMTGHR1DA 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, ATSC tuner, and/or game console.

A/V Output: The AVXMTGHR1DA is equipped with a composite video/stereo RCA audio output which lets you connect the headrest monitor to your car stereo system.

Integrated FM Modulator: The Audiovox headrest monitor system is equipped with a built-in 16 channel frequency wireless FM modulator. This allows you to listen to the overhead monitor system through your vehicle's FM radio (without a wired connection). Channels include 87.7, 88.1, 88.5,  88.9, 105.7, 107.1, 107.5, and 107.9MHz.

Headphone Compatible: The Audiovox AVXMTGHR1DA features an integrated dual channel IR headphone transmitter to transmit audio to an optional set of wireless headphones (sold separately). The Audiovox overhead monitor system also is fitted with a 3.5mm headphone jack which allows the use of a wired set of headphones.

Audio Settings: The Sound Mode feature allows you to choose between stereo or virtual surround for the unit's audio output signal. You can then apply a preset soundfield effect to the unit's audio output signal; choose from Rock, Pop, Live, Dance, Techno, Classic, Soft, or None.

Remote Control: In addition to the unit's front-panel controls, the AVXMTGHR1DA comes supplied with a full function IR remote control for wireless operation of the headrest monitor.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

Recommended by a friend. [ Tera Martin Del  Dec 08, 2015 ]

18 questions already asked

No. There is not but when hard wired, they power off when you turn the car off. The only down side is you have to setup the 2nd one if you want to watch the same dvd. [ Gary  Nov 20, 2017 ]
Thanks for the question! Since the Pioneer AVIC-8200NEX features both HDMI & USB inputs instead of outputs, you wouldn't be able to use those connections to feed video to the Audiovox AVXMTGHR1D headrest monitor. For more details on how to connect the Pioneer unit to the headrest monitor, please feel free to get in touch with an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. They can offer more specific details along with recommendations on the cables you'll need for installation. [ Larry  Jun 05, 2017 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. This is for one individual headrest monitor. Hope that helps. [ Kenny  Jan 16, 2017 ]  Staff
No, but very simple to buy a cigarette lighter plug from radio shack or other and wire it up. my Rav4 had a cig lighter receptacle down deep in the armrest compartment (?strange place) that made it a perfect place; fish the audiovox cables underneath and into it, and connect the cig lighter plug-voila~ [ GARY B  Apr 29, 2016 ]
If the products were purchased from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Jeff  Dec 28, 2015 ]  Staff
The unit comes with changeable "sleeves" in grey, black and tan. Our car is two-tone tan leather, so the tan looks great. We bought two so the kids can watch separately or view the same movie. They work great and there is no glare from any seat in the back. Hope this helps. [ ALLSON  Aug 21, 2015 ]
If you look unde "product highlights" it says "includes black, pewter, and shale headrest covers" It was easy to change ours to a different color. [ kirby  Aug 20, 2015 ]
It comes with three different covers, black, gray and a tan to match most interiors. [ Ryan  Aug 20, 2015 ]
YEs it does. 3 different skins [ Saira  Aug 20, 2015 ]
Yes. You get black, gray, and tan unit covers. [ Michael  Aug 20, 2015 ]
Yes gray brown an black [ sue  Aug 20, 2015 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff  May 08, 2015 ]  Staff
It is pretty good [ kirby  Apr 27, 2015 ]
Good, not HD, but good. [ Ricky  Apr 26, 2015 ]
Outstanding picture quality. Probably not HD but very nice picture. [ Ryan  Apr 26, 2015 ]
The picture quality is great. No glare. No tilt, though. [ ALLSON  Apr 29, 2015 ]
They do tilt, but don't hold tilt position well. A little loose. [ Ben  Apr 28, 2015 ]
No they don't [ kirby  Apr 27, 2015 ]
No, they do not tilt. Also, check your owner's manual to see if the headrests are part of the airbag system. We were unable to use them because the airbag system becomes inactive if you disconnect the original factory headrests. [ Marc  Apr 26, 2015 ]
No they don't [ Ricky  Apr 26, 2015 ]
No tilt capability with this. [ Ryan  Apr 26, 2015 ]
YOu can set them up where they can each play a DVD, play a DVD on the driver's side and view that movie on the passenger's side, or vice versa. These units have AV out and AV in so you just need to purchase one or two sets of rca cables. [ Robert  Apr 17, 2015 ]
Yes it can [ Curtis  Mar 29, 2015 ]
Yes. I connected the output of the "main" unit to the input on the second unit and this allows you to play the DVD on one unit and watch it on both units. You will need two male by male Philco (AV) connectors that they neither supply nor mention in their literature. [ Ricky  Mar 23, 2015 ]
Yes they will. [ Ricky  Jan 28, 2015 ]
You can adjust the seat up and down, but it does shake a little, but my 5year old loves it [ RUBEN  Jan 28, 2015 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Greg  Sep 06, 2014 ]  Staff
Just remove the Tan and replace with Black.....VERY esy to do! It was easy to install as well. [ kirby  Sep 02, 2014 ]
Thanks guys. [ Ray  Aug 31, 2014 ]
The optional covers are in the box and are exchanged by the buyer. Pretty simple to do. They fit snugly and look factory once installed. BTW, I installed two in my wife's Durango and work very well. [ BLAKE  Aug 31, 2014 ]
You remove the tan and install the black. It's a very simple process. Just follow the instructions included. [ Ricky  Aug 30, 2014 ]
I ran all of the cables to the extra space in and around the center console. In the area was a cigarette lighter type power socket for cell phones chargers etc. I used a pair of "scotch lock" connectors to tap the power off of the power outlet wires. I also used the area to connect the two units to each other enabling one unit to feed audio/video to both headrests, or to use each unit independently. I found the install fairly simple, and the fuse for the power outlet was more than able to handle the power to everything. [ BLAKE  Apr 16, 2014 ]
I had them installed so you can use A/V option to listen through the car speakers or you can use the wireless headphones. [ Gary  Nov 20, 2017 ]
You will need headphones as there are no speakers. [ kirby  Mar 24, 2014 ]
If you hardwire it, they will turn off when you turn off the car. When you turn the car back on, you have to hit the dvd headrest power button. If you want to watch the same thing on the other headrest, you have to go into settings every time. Having to do that is kind of annoying. I've tried several dvd headrests and these are the best for quality and looks. I highly recommend getting the protection plan because i've Had 2 that malfunctioned just after the 1 year manufacturing warranty. [ Gary  Nov 20, 2017 ]
We did not wire our to do this. However, if the unit was on and playing when the car was stopped, the movie will pick back up right where it left off. [ ALLSON  Aug 21, 2015 ]
If they are wired correctly they will. [ CHRIS  Feb 21, 2014 ]
The only problem is the slave has to be setup every time to mirror the other headrest. I wish the setting stayed the same but it loses its setting once car is turned off then on again. Otherwise, it is a great choice. I highly recommend buying the extended warranty because one of mine quit working just after the manufacturing 1 year warranty. Definitely worth the money. [ Gary  Nov 20, 2017 ]
you only need 1 cable; i made the drivers seat player be the master, connected the output to the input of the passenger unit, so the passenger is the slave. [ GARY B  Apr 29, 2016 ]
The unit has Audio/Video out and Audio/Video in. You can link the two that way but would have to purchase separate RCA cables to do so. [ Matthew  Jan 28, 2014 ]
We only purchased one of them but when we installed it, all of the cables are included to hook them up together. If I understood the instructions clearly, they would play both seperately or simultaneously. It was really easy to install in a 2005 Avalanche too. GOOD LUCK! [ kirby  Jan 28, 2014 ]
Yes. It can as long as it is wired correctly. [ Gary  Nov 20, 2017 ]
Check the specifications. In the "output" section, look for terms like "video output" or "AV" output. [ MARQUES  Dec 31, 2013 ]
Yes it can [ SHEILA  Dec 19, 2013 ]