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Mobile Video Buying Guide

A comprehensive guide that will give you all the information you need on how to buy mobile video system.

Getting Started

At Abt, we understand that long road trips can seem longer without any form of entertainment. People today want more than to play license plate bingo and video entertainment in the car has become a popular choice for mobile entertainment.


Abt carries a wide variety of Mobile video products. There are currently three types of mobile video products: Overhead Systems, Headrests, and Mobile video in a bag.

  • Overhead Systems
    These systems can be mounted flush to the ceiling of almost any kind of vehicle. While the installation for this system is the most complex of the three types, it is also the least conspicuous and the most space saving. In most cases, the "pod" is mounted in place of the dome light and has a foldaway 6.8 to 13-inch LCD screen. When you're ready to head out on your trip, just flip down the screen and press "play". 

  • Headrest Systems
    As an option for entertainment, LCD screens, 5.8 to 7inches, can be installed in your vehicle's factory headrests. Installing an LCD screen in a headrest can increase viewing capability for passengers traveling in the rear seats of a vehicle. Multiple screens can allow viewers to watch more than one source at a time.

  • Mobile Video-In-A-Bag 
    If you like the idea of Mobile Video, but you're not into the idea of installing it in your car, then a Mobile Video Bag System is something you might be interested in. They're self-contained and require no installation; all you have to do is plug it into the cigarette lighter, hang it between the front seats by the two straps, and go. This system can be used virtually anywhere. That means that while on vacation you can take it from the car to the motel room, and when you return home you can use it in the kitchen or bedroom.

It is important to note that Mobile video units (non-navigational) are for Back Seat Passengers only. The laws vary from state to state so make sure you check your local laws before committing to one system or another. Below, we have created a glossary of terms to help you on your search for Mobile video products. If you feel you need further assistance please contact our knowledgeable sales staff at 888-228-5800.

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