SIRIUS Backseat TV w/Review

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SIRIUS Backseat TV SCV1

The Sirius Backseat TV allows you to receive family programming 24/7 from channels Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network Mobile, right from your car,truck or boat.

Tests on this unit reveals that it loads slightly quicker than expected and has decent picture quality for the size screen used. You cannot watch full shows from Cartoon Network Mobile, only shows 2-8 mins in duration and on a selected basis. All other channels act as normal. I tested it with a rear-view mirror monitor, but a more traditional application maybe more beneficial.

The Unit’s Display is sufficient and the double remote feature is clever. The rear seat TV is controlled by either a small display panel up-front or an oversized remote built for small, apple juice covered hands.

The BackSeat TV can offer more than ever expected with a Sirius tuner. The ability to stream TV over Sirius’s satellites is beyond compare with most other media. It remains cost efficient and satisfying to the general user. All you HDTV fans be weary it does not come in 1080i or 720p. You can expect to have quality sound and video with the added standard Sirius radio bandwidth and reception.

Imagine never again have to worry about entertaining the kids in the car and you can still listen to your favorite SIRIUS  music, news or entertainment station.

Many 2008-2009 Dodge, Jeep  and Chrysler models will have the Sirius Backseat TV as a factory option, so check with your local dealership if you are in the market for a new vehicle.

Below is a more detailed break down of the SIRIUS BackSeat TV SCV1

The SCV1 gives you the ability to listen to Sirius Satellite Radio in the front of the car and watch Sirius Backseat TV in the back(on most aftermarket and factory installed radios and video monitors that have auxiliary inputs).

The Sirius Backseat TV SCV1 comes with:

  • SCV1 Audio/Video Tuner
  • Wired Display Control Unit
  • Audio Remote Control
  • Video Remote Control
  • Remote Eye(For Rear-seat Video Control)
  • FM Switching Interface
  • Two Mini Magnetic Satellite Antennas
  • Audio/Video Cables
  • User Guide

You will need an existing Video screen or you will have to place one in your vehicle. This unit does not include a video screen

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4 Responses to “SIRIUS Backseat TV w/Review”

  1. Roger Mohn says:

    We just purchased a Town & Country MiniVan with Sirius Backseat TV. Will any other channels be added in the future, such as The Weather Channel, CNN, FoxNews, etc?? I think it would be great to have other channels available for long road trips and I would think many, many people would also be interested in additional programs.

    • Josh says:

      Roger, Yeah I agree more channels would be cool, but I would assume they do not want to add a distraction to the driver, that’s why they went with kids type channels. Although if they did have more channels I’m sure the RV community would jump at this as a easier/cheaper way to get TV in the woods! Thanks for the comment!

  2. Tony says:

    I have this in my van and my 4 children LOVE it. We drive back and forth from VA to TX every year for summer vacation and it’s a godsend! It’s an awesome product, works very well, and is worth the small monthly subscription fee. I just wish they’d advertise it more and pick up a few more channels.

    • Josh says:

      I agree, it is an awesome service. There is a lot of potential here for this system to expand so I guess we will all wait and see what happens. Thanks for the Comment!

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