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    Shauhncy is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    How to Play Front DVD thru Back DVD screens

    Hi all! I'm a relatively new Escalade owner and there are lots of things to learn!! My husband and I have tried literally everything we can think of to get the headrest DVD players to show what is inserted into the main, front DVD player. Nothing works. Seems like an obvious thing for it to do, easily, but nothing does it. We want to be able to put a DVD in up front, have it play on the back two screens, while having the sound playing throughout the car. Any help or advice on this? Thanks in advance!

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    Re: How to Play Front DVD thru Back DVD screens

    does the ceiling DVD play it? do you have a platinum? your headrest DVD might be aftermarket if it doesn't play.

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    Re: How to Play Front DVD thru Back DVD screens

    Sorry but Cadillac did not design the main DVD player to link with the headrest screens.

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    Re: How to Play Front DVD thru Back DVD screens

    You can only play the DVD movies from the radio if you have the ceiling tvs not DVD headrests. The DVD headrest has its own separate DVD players and you cant put a DVD in the changer and watch on the DVD headrest. I wanted to do a modification to use the AV out from the head unit to the DVD headrests but there is no AV inputs in the HUB that comes with the DVD headrests. If you have after market and can find a AV input in the wiring you can wire it easily buying the multimedia kit from oemautopartsco.com for 50$. This comes with AV in and out and the out can be use to play the DVDs in the changer to the headrests. If you have original monitors your out of luck.

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    Re: How to Play Front DVD thru Back DVD screens

    It is definitely possible but as spyshops said it depends on the headrests. I'm a new 2012 Escalade Luxury w/o Rear Seat Ent owner and researched for a few weeks to find the specific instructions on how to do this without much luck.
    Kids wanted dvd in the rear so I decided to give this a try and asked my local car audio shop if this was possible and after a little research this is what we decided on; PAC GMRVD2 (GMRVD for up to 2011) to output the A/V from the SuperNav, NavTV Barracuda to be able to control while driving and Vizualogic A1260CL DVD headrests (had to special order the control box with the aux input). After install the system did not output the signal to the rear since it didn't have the factory RSE option.
    The service dept at my Caddy dealer said it wasn't possible and didn't want to touch it. I brought it to the local Chevy dealer and the service writer had experience doing the same thing and was able to flash the SuperNav w/ the Tech2 and turn on the RSE for $90.
    I've got about $2K invested but everything is working as it should and kids are happy.

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    Re: How to Play Front DVD thru Back DVD screens

    Quote Originally Posted by markbiv View Post
    It is definitely possible but as spyshops said it depends on the headrests. I'm a new 2012 Escalade Luxury w/o Rear Seat Ent owner and researched for a few weeks to find the specific instructions on how to do this without much luck.
    Kids wanted dvd in the rear so I decided to give this a try and asked my local car audio shop if this was possible and after a little research this is what we decided on; PAC GMRVD2 (GMRVD for up to 2011) to output the A/V from the SuperNav, NavTV Barracuda to be able to control while driving and Vizualogic A1260CL DVD headrests (had to special order the control box with the aux input). After install the system did not output the signal to the rear since it didn't have the factory RSE option.
    The service dept at my Caddy dealer said it wasn't possible and didn't want to touch it. I brought it to the local Chevy dealer and the service writer had experience doing the same thing and was able to flash the SuperNav w/ the Tech2 and turn on the RSE for $90.
    I've got about $2K invested but everything is working as it should and kids are happy.
    Hello markbiv,

    Welcome to the forum! Glad to have you part of the Cadillac community on here. I am glad you were able to find a local dealer that had experience with this. I see you were able to have the rear system installed and that it is working properly which makes your children happy. Continue to enjoy your Escalade! If any other concerns or questions arise, don't hesitate to contact us.

    Sincerely,

    Laura M.
    Cadillac Customer Care

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