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I have the factory Rear DVD entertainment system, works great, but anyone in the front seat can't particiate. I know that screens in the front are not legal, but I would like to put one in the pass side headrest for my wife. How can I patch the screen into the existing system? Can I tie in from the head unit, do I need to split the sig befor it gets to the head unit? Don't quite know where to start.





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Nobody?
 

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Vizualogic from what I understand is about the best in the biz. They offer visor mounted screens. I'm going with the headrests soon!


http://www.vizualogic.comEdited by: 03GMC2500HD
 

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OK, Now that we found a good product for it. Does anyone here know how to tie it(visor) in with the factory DVD


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Here is what I think we are looking for. It was puuled from the VisualLogic Web site


 

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So has anybody tried this yet? I was at Trailblazers in Lexington, and some electronics guy said nothing works with the factory unit. I find that very hard to believe.
 

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I'm gonna take mine apart this weekend to see if there is a video out. That is all I really need for my application. If there is, I can route it to the front. I can also pigtail power from the DVD unit itself to power the screen (I hope). I will try to take some pics, and resolve this burning issue.


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I just got off the phone with Technical support from Vizualogic, and just asked them If adding a front screen is possible with the Factory GM system. Hired Gun is indeed correct. According to Vizualogic the factory DVD system does not have a video out at all. He said there is room to solder one in, but the quality would be questionable. This downright sucks!


There has to be a way around it. I will do more research.


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I have a friend who I talked to last night and he had his installed at International Stereo in Edmonton, Alberta. He says it works great and looks good!


I know it can be done and have heard of other who have had it done. I did note a post on one of the sites on the web but just can't seem to find it now.
 

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Are yalls DVD Visualogic? Mine says Panasonic on it.
 

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The DVD player in the truck is a Panasonic. I called Vizualogic to see if the screens they sell will work with the factory system. That is when they informed me that the Factory OEM (Panasonic) does not have a Video out. I have done further research, and got the pinouts on the unit. Pin 5 is Video + Pin 13 is Video - Pin 14 is Shield. This is for 04 only, If I know GM, the pinouts are probably different for each year, so I won't validate this pinout for other years. These wires can be tapped into, and a RCA jcak soldered in. It is also recommended that a Video booster is installed


I will be verifying this information before I proceed.


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Thanks for the info. I will be majorly mad If I have to replace a factory unit to be able to let all enjoy watching tv on long trips.
 

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Anybody have any luck?
 

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I have been really busy lately, and still have not had time to work the issue. I will try.





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