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Alpine PKG-RSE2

10.2" overhead video monitor with built-in DVD player

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Item # 500PKGRSE2

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Overview

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Alpine's PKG-RSE2 overhead DVD player/LCD monitor makes it easy to entertain the kids or other rear-seat passengers while on long road trips. Its crisp 10.2" widescreen LCD display delivers stunning picture clarity and high brightness for better daylight viewing. You can watch your DVDs in Normal play mode, if you want, or skip straight to the menu, or better yet, skip everything and just play the movie.

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Alpine's PKG-RSE2 overhead DVD player/LCD monitor makes it easy to entertain the kids or other rear-seat passengers while on long road trips. Its crisp 10.2" widescreen LCD display delivers stunning picture clarity and high brightness for better daylight viewing. You can watch your DVDs in Normal play mode, if you want, or skip straight to the menu, or better yet, skip everything and just play the movie.

You can send the audio through your car's stereo system with the built-in FM modulator, or connect it to your stereo's auxiliary input. A rear passenger can also listen privately with included wireless headphones, while you enjoy music through the car's stereo system. An additional pause/play button placed towards the driver's seat lets you quickly stop and start the movie action so you can get your passengers' attention.

The PKG-RSE2 includes a dedicated video game console connector for head-to-head fun on the road, or use the additional auxiliary input for connection from another video source. The included full-function wireless remote gives you control over nearly any Alpine device in your car.


Important note: Overhead monitor installation is a complex and lengthy process — it is recommended for experienced installers only. If you wish, you can purchase a prepaid InstallCard and have a professional take care of the installation for you.


Please note: Sorry, Crutchfield cannot ship Alpine products to Guam or Puerto Rico.

I installed this in my 2009 Subaru Tribeca before an 18 hour trip with a one-year old and a three-year old. It helped! The installation was fairly straightforward and is 100% reversible in this vehicle. The quality of the player seems great. No problems at all.

pdecrette, Steamboat Springs, CO

What's in the Box:

  • 10.2" Flip-down overhead monitor/DVD player
  • RUE-4159 Wireless remote
  • 1 Pair SHS-N103 Wireless headphones
  • 4 "AAA" batteries
  • 31" Power harness
  • AUX1 auxiliary input harness
  • AUX2 auxiliary input/output harness
  • Installation bracket
  • Trim ring
  • Four M4x12mm Machine screws
  • 4 Flanged metal sleeves
  • Six 5/16" Trim ring mounting screws
  • FM switching box with 18" Output and 16' input cables
  • 4 Adhesive backed rubber feet
  • Owner's Manual (English/ French/ Spanish)
  • Product change notice
  • Installation notice
  • Customer care registration card

Product Highlights:

  • 10.2" (16:9 widescreen) overhead, fold-down video monitor with built-in DVD player
  • plays DVDs, DVD-Rs/RWs, video CDs, CDs, and CD-Rs/RWs
  • wireless headphone transmitter
  • one set of wireless headphones
  • FM modulator (16 selectable frequencies)
  • wireless remote control
  • built-in dome lights
Expandability
  • auxiliary audio output
  • two composite audio/video inputs plus dedicated game console input
  • S-Video input
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Features

LCD Monitor: The PKG-RSE2 has a 10.2" widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio) TFT (Thin Film Transistor) active matrix color LCD with 1.152 million pixels. Backlighting is supplied by a cold cathode fluorescent lamp.

DVD Player: The built-in DVD player loads from the front (the face toward the rear of the vehicle). Along with the transport keys on the remote and the front of the unit, a play/pause button behind the LCD is easily accessed from the front seat when you need the rear passengers' attention. Along with all the standard DVD controls, there are three play modes:

  • Normal: see previews and manually start movie from the menu
  • Auto: playback starts after the menu has displayed for six seconds
  • Skip: previews and menu are skipped, playback begins immediately

Auxiliary Inputs: In addition to the DVD player, there are three auxiliary inputs. The wires for aux-1 and aux-2 are on harnesses and can be hidden behind the headliner. The game port input is covered by a flip-down panel and is typically used for temporary connection of a game or camcorder.

Disc Compatibility: The built-in DVD player is compatible with:

  • DVD Video: pre-recorded
  • DVD-R/RW: video mode only
  • Video CD: 12cm and 8cm
  • CD: pre-recorded, 12cm and 8cm
  • CD-R/RW: recorded on audio only components

Visual EQ: There are four video EQ presets; Night Movie (for movies with many dark scenes), Soft, Sharp, and High Contrast. You can also turn the video EQ off.

Picture Adjustment: You can also manually adjust the brightness, color, tint, contrast, and sharpness.

Wireless Headphones: The infrared transmitter broadcasts the audio signal to the included headphones when the monitor is playing. Additional SHS-N103 wireless headphones are available as an option (item number 500SHSN103, sold separately). The transmitter and headphones have two channels, to avoid any interference. The IR output can also be turned off if you prefer.

Easy System Expansion: Dual A/V inputs allow two sources to be connected to this monitor. You can switch between the two sources and the built-in DVD player using the supplied remote control. The audio output allows the signal to be integrated with the vehicle's stereo system through an auxiliary input.

Dome Lights: The built-in LED dome lights have a three position switch; on, off, and door (turns on with the rest of the interior lights when a door is open).

FM Modulator: The built-in FM modulator's frequency is selectable between 88.1 MHz and 92.1 MHz, in 0.2 MHz steps.

Remote Control

Remote: In addition to controlling the monitor and DVD player, the included RUE-4159 universal wireless remote can also control certain other components (head unit, TV tuner, etc).

Connections and Controls

Aux-In 1: The 10" aux-1 harness consists of:

  • Composite: RCA composite video input
  • S-Video: S-Video input
  • Audio: stereo RCA inputs
  • Remote In: trigger the PKG-RSE2 from the head unit
  • Remote Out: trigger the aux-1 device
  • Power Remote: supply accessory power to the source unit (300 mA max)

Aux-In 2: The 10" aux-2 harness consists of:

  • Composite: RCA composite video input
  • Audio: stereo RCA inputs
  • Remote Out: trigger the aux-2 device

Aux-Out: The auxiliary audio output is also on the aux-in 2 harness:

  • Audio: stereo RCA outputs

Power: The 4-pin power harness includes constant power, accessory power, ground, and the door trigger (for the dome lights).

Game Port: There is a game port input under a flip-down door on the back of the housing (the side closest to the front of the vehicle) with composite video and RCA audio jacks. When both the game port and aux-2 inputs are used, the game port takes priority.

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