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Concept Chameleon CLD-700

7" TFT-LCD Headrest Monitor with Built-in DVD Player and 3 Interchangeable Color Covers

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Product Features:
  • Headrest Monitor adds video playback for rear passengers
  • Large 7" TFT-LCD Display
  • Built-in DVD player
  • LED Backlit panels for exceptional picture quality, high efficiency, and a long life
  • Universal design fits most vehicles
  • Adjustable pole distance from 4"-7"
  • Internal tilt mechanism allows for the headrests to be adjusted for optimal viewing
  • PAL/ATSC/ATSC MH compatible and automatically adjusts the image
  • Dual-channel speaker built-in
  • Built-in two channel IR transmitter:
    • Chan. A: 2.3-2.8 MHz
    • Chan. B: 3.2-3.8 MHz
  • 1 Set of rear RCA composite inputs
  • 1 Set of rear RCA composite outputs
  • Front panel auxiliary input for portable devices
  • Front panel headphone output
  • Front panel mini USB port for connection to digital media devices
  • Front panel SD/MMC card slot for music, images, and video files
  • Full function wireless remote included
  • Includes 3 Interchangeable Color Covers:
    • Black
    • Gray
    • Tan
  • The perfect headrest companion to the Concept CLS-700
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Product Specifications:
  • Display size: 7"
  • DVD player compatibility: DVD, VCD, MP3, MP4, CD-R, CD-RW, and DivX
  • Resolution: 480(H) x 3(RGB) x 234(W)
  • Number of pixels: 336,960
  • Brightness: 400 cd/m2
  • Power supply: 12V DC
  • Power consumption: 12 Watts
  • Operating temperature: -10 degrees to 60 degrees Celsius
  • Weight: 3.7 lbs
  • Dimensions: 6"L x 11"W x 14-3/4"H

Headrest Monitor Specifications

Screen Size
This is the size of the monitor on the unit. It is measured diagonally and in inches. The bigger the number the larger the screen.
Screen Type
The type of technology used to produce the screen images. LCD, DLP, Plasma, LCoS, and CRT are the most common. 2 newer technologies include LED and OLED which use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as a backlight, as opposed to conventional LCD TVs, which use cold-cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) for a backlight.
LCD
Resolution (pixels)
A display's pixel resolution defines its ability to resolve fine details. Digital TVs and projectors measure screen resolution in pixels. The higher the resolution, the more detailed the picture will be.
Touchscreen
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
No
Brightness
The level of brightness; measured in candela per square meter (cd/m2), a calculation that measures light intensity emitting from the screen. The higher the value, the brighter. Some manufacturers will measure brightness in NIT. These measurements are equal. 1 cd/m2 = 1 NIT.
400 cd/m2 (NIT)
OSD (On Screen Display)
Indicates that the unit has menus and features that display on the screen. Typically, on-screen menus allow users to adjust audio and video settings easier.
Yes
OSD Languages
Indicates the languages featured in the OSD (On Screen Display).

"Multilingual" includes three of the major European languages (English/Spanish/French) plus many others such as German, Italian, and more.

English
Number of Screens
The number of screen(s) the unit includes.
1
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.
Yes
DVD Player Included
This feature means that the item includes a DVD Player. For headrest monitors, the DVD player is usually built into the head rest for convenience.
Yes
Headrest Pillow(s) Included
If "Yes", the monitor(s) is pre-installed in an included universal headrest that allows for easy replacement of your factory headrest(s) without any necessary cutting or difficult mounting installation.
Yes
Additional Audio/Video Inputs
These inputs enable the unit to receive an audio or video signal from a separate source. There are many different types of connections and ways to accomplish this. Most common are RCA Composite cables and 3.5mm mini-jack plugs.

RCA Composite Inputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

3.5mm
This is commonly referred to as a mini-jack or a headphone jack. It is a 3.5mm plug that transfers audio only. There is a right and left audio channel on the plug which allows for stereo sound playback.

3.5mm AV Input
These plugs look similar to the common 3.5mm mini-jack, however they carry a third channel dedicated for video.

Optional
This means that an auxiliary input is possible, but only with the use of an optional accessory. These optional adapters will sometimes use the CD Changer port or other port on the back of a unit that might restrict the use of other expandability features. These accessories are typically sold separately.

1 Set of Rear RCA A/V Inputs
Front 3.5mm A/V Input
Audio/Video Outputs
Audio/Video outputs are typically used to connect an overhead monitor to an aftermarket stereo. This is the number of A/V outputs that the item has. These outputs are usually RCA Composite cables.

RCA Composite Outputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

1 Set of Audio/Video RCA Outputs
HDMI Input
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a compact audio/video connector interface for transmitting uncompressed digital streams. HDMI output means that the player has the capability to output this type of data. An HDMI input will allow you to connect game consoles, Bluray players, smart phones and other high definition devices (if compatible)
USB Input
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver features an input to connect a USB device via standard USB or mini-USB. The USB input may be a connection on the front or rear of the unit with an extension cable for connecting devices to the receiver. Some units have an optional input that allows for a USB adapter to be purchased separately and used with the unit.
Front
Built-in IR Transmitter
An IR transmitter allows the unit to transmit audio signal to IR wireless headphones.
Yes
Built-in FM Transmitter
Allows this unit to transmit it's audio signal to a factor radio via FM signals. This prevents the user from having to cut into their radio wiring to play the audio from their sound system.
Headphone Input
Indicates the availability of wired headphone jacks featured on the unit.
Yes
Shroud Color
The color of the trim around the monitor that allows the monitor to be mounted or installed into the headrest.
Black
Active Headrest System
This designates whether or not the system is designed for use with Factory Active Headrests.

Headrest Pillow Features

Headrest Pillow Color
The color of the included headrest pillow(s).
Black, Gray, & Tan
Headrest Pillow Material
The type of material used for the headrest covers. Find the material closest to your vehicle's interior for a seamless match. Bicast leather (also known as bycast leather, faux leather, split leather or PU leather) is a synthetic upholstery product consisting of a thick polyurethane layer applied to a leather or reconstituted leather substrate.
Bicast Leather

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
86%
4 Star
14%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.9
Value
4.7
Features
4.7
Design
4.9
Usability
4.6
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copperas cove, TX

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great monitor

June 28, 2012

i just recieved my dvd monitor, (mind you i ordered the absolute before and 1 monitor was defective) so i replaced this one. very nice picture, crisp, easy install besides that i cannot seem to wire them up right so i jus used the car cigarette lighter. daughter did not want to get out of the car lol. will b ordering the cls-700 for my son later when he older to watch movies.

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ozzie

Jersey City NJ

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Awesome, love it

September 17, 2011

I personally recommed it, keeps the kids quiet on any trip. Very easy to install.

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BAD BOY

Powder Springs, GA

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Awesome device!!

September 14, 2011

This is the best product ever. I had custom installed screens in my original headrest when I purchased the truck, and although it looked good it wasn't the best. When I blew one of the screens out. I decided to just go ahead and buy a brand new pair. The Concept Chameleon had the look, the options and price, that Sound Sensations could not match! People think they are the factory headrests. I placed them in a Avalanche Truck! I didn't even have to buy new covers. The black cover gave my drk grey leather seat a cool look. It flows like BUTTERRR! I have a 12inch overhead, and it that blows I will look for the Concept overhead! Thanks, Sonic's and remember me for future purchases, as I will remember you guys!

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rob

phx, az

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concept review

August 24, 2011

Great monitor, installed several and they are very reliable and great fuction and form. The alternate interior wraps are perfect for fitting all interior colors. Love them!!!

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schatziedog

Edwards, CO

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Great Product - Great Service

April 11, 2011

After researching headrest DVD players, it seemed by the reviews that the Chameleon was the best value and best product available. Our 6 year old loves it, color is great, easy to use. The sound is adequate but could be louder, riding without using a headphones the sound needs to be maxed out and can hear ok. With the headphones the sound can be turned down to less than half. We are very happy with the product and would recommend it as well as purchasing through Sonci Electronix.

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Matthew

Johnston, IA

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Works great! Much better than Power Acoustik HDVD 73

February 8, 2011

This is my second headrest DVD player, and it is much better than the Power Acoustik HDVD 73. The Power Acoustik scratches DVD's as the ribbon cable sticks out too far. It also makes grinding noises and I have to unplug and plug back in the power cord occasionally to get it working again. The Concept Chameleon has none of those issues. The only complaint I have is that the power button on the unit doesn't always work. Sometimes I have to try it several times before it will turn on or off. I took a star off in the "Ease of Use" for this. The remote control works every time though.
Other thoughts: the Concept is much brighter and displays black levels better than the PA. The included cigarette lighter adapter is a huge plus over the PA as well. The included speaker works great for us in a Honda Odyssey. Users on other sites complained that the speaker is too quiet for highway use, but I don't agree.

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server82

LA, CA

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Awesome!

November 23, 2010

This thing rocks!!!! I have it in my van for my kids and this thing really is awesome! Clear picture, awsome sound, easy to use. I recommend this to anyone who is looking for a TV for there car!

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

CLD-700

UPC

802258737109

Weight

7.00lbs

Internal SKU

cld700

Internal Product ID

22656

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Concept Chameleon CLD-700