Backseat TV In-Car Television
What's the only thing better than a backseat DVD system for kids on the go? Backseat TV, of course. And now it's available. Forgot the DVDs at the house? Just click on SIRIUS' new satellite television programming and you'll find kid-friendly stations like Nickelodeon, Disney Channnel and Cartoon Network at the click of a button.
The system also boasts a dual DVD system that can play different media at the same time, and innovative MyGIG (a multimedia "infotainment" system).
Available in select 2008 model Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles, SIRIUS' new system will debut in the all-new '08 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans.
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"No one else in the marketplace offers their customers this combination of innovative technology." says Frank Klegon, Executive Vice President – Product Development, Chrysler Group. "[We're] committed to offering innovative technologies that are right for our customers."
Featuring three channels of respected children's TV, SIRIUS will offer many of the most popular kids' programming like "SpongeBob SquarePants," and "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends."
Operating via an in-vehicle satellite video receiver and two small roof-mounted antennas, programming is displayed on the vehicle’s second- and third-row video screens, and channel name, program title and rating will also be broadcast and displayed on the screen.
For added flexibility, and to squelch unnecessary tiffs, rear-seat passengers can watch Backseat TV while front-seat occupants listen to SIRIUS Satellite Radio. The system can be operated from either the rear-seat entertainment unit or the radio head unit. In addition, when the vehicle is in parked mode, programming can be displayed on the MyGIG screen for front-seat viewing.
SIRIUS Backseat TV is available as an option for a MSRP of $470, which includes the first year of service, when packaged with Chrysler Group’s Rear Seat Entertainment System and SIRIUS Satellite Radio. After the first year, SIRIUS Backseat TV is available for $7 per month when packaged with SIRIUS Satellite Radio ($12.95 per month).
"This innovative entertainment offering adds to the long list of leading amenities for today’s busy families," said George Murphy, Senior Vice President – Marketing. "Along with a dual DVD system that plays different media at the same time, pinpoint LED lighting to read by, a table to play games or finish homework, a voice-activated navigation system with real-time traffic, power-sliding doors and liftgate, YES Essentials cloth seats, Swivel 'n Go seating and our exclusive Stow 'n Go seating and storage system, Chrysler Group’s minivans offer something every member of the family will enjoy during their journey."