Genuine Subaru Accessories®: Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System


Road trips are now more enjoyable for rear seat passengers in the Subaru Legacy and Outback models because of an available fully integrated and tested entertainment center for viewing movies, listening to music, or playing games.

The System


The Genuine Subaru Accessories rear seat DVD entertainment system includes two seven-inch LCD monitors and two DVD players integrated into two optimally designed front-seat headrests. This dual-screen system allows rear seat passengers a number of options.

Each of the two DVD players may be operated by control buttons on their front panels or by the included remote control. The wireless stereo headphones enable individual listening experiences and can be switched to receive audio from either DVD player.1 Through the remote control, rear seat passengers can enjoy the same program source or different program sources on the two screens.

The system's DVD players are iPod2 and MP3 audio compatible and each includes an audiovisual jack for connecting external inputs as well as an AV conversion cable that converts a device's audio and video wires into one connection point. This jack and conversion cable can be used to connect iPod and iPhone video input (with an optional iPod authentication cable) as well as other external inputs such as video game systems and video or digital cameras.

The integrated approach taken by Subaru to develop and engineer this rear seat DVD entertainment system includes important features that add to its convenience. The system incorporates the latest in screen technology - dual digital LCD screens with LED backlighting for excellent color, clarity, and detail.

Because it connects to the vehicle's electrical- and audio-system wiring, rear seat entertainment doesn't have to be plugged into a power connection. For power, there are no external wires to untangle or batteries to charge. Plus, its audio can be played over the car's sound system without FM modulation concerns.

Behind the System

There are several aspects of the Genuine Subaru Accessories rear seat DVD entertainment system that set it apart from non-Subaru, aftermarket accessories. One of the most important to remember is that the system was designed and tested specifically for Legacy and Outback models by Subaru. By "testing," we refer not only to the quality testing that ensures proper fit with the electrical, audio, and seating systems in the car, but also for safety in crash tests as well.

The DVD players and screens are mounted securely around the posts that hold the restraints to the seatbacks. Both DVD players and screens in the head restraints are designed to remain in place and avoid creating a safety hazard in a crash. The system is a seamless part of the vehicle, built to original Subaru engineering standards.

Certified labs and Subaru have tested the seats per regulatory requirement, to make sure that the head restraints function properly in maintaining head impact and whiplash protection. This crash testing was performed with the system aboard to ensure that all of the Subaru Legacy and Outback crash test ratings were maintained.

All seat components work effectively as intended - including the reclining seatback feature, as well as the front seat passenger headrest adjustment function and occupant protection. This system was engineered to be an integral part of the Subaru safety environment for all of the occupants.

The system's integrated design offers excellent reliability for an electronic feature in a demanding automotive environment. The Genuine Subaru Accessories rear seat DVD entertainment system is backed by a 3-year, 36,000 mile limited warranty when installed at time of vehicle sale. When installed after the initial vehicle sale, the rear seat DVD entertainment system is covered by the remaining 3-year, 36,000 mile limited warranty on the vehicle, or a one-year, unlimited mileage warranty, whichever one is longer.

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1 Headphones are for rear passenger use only.
2 iPod accessory is not included. iPod and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.


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