People like to get themselves entertained. Entertainment shall not be confused with recreation since there is a perceptible difference between the two. The former is a type of amusement where the person does not participate directly in the amusement. He merely watches or hears the same but is not doing it. Whereas, in case of the latter, the person getting the amusement is a direct participant in the action. Since a person does not have to be actively engaged in the action for getting the entertainment, he can have the same at any place. Therefore, he can have car entertainment and even at home, office or outside, even while doing any other activity.
Car entertainment can be had by means of the audio or the video formats. The audio form of the entertainment can be had by playing of the digital radio, magnetic cassettes and compact disks. The video form of entertainment can be had by using a small screen television which is connected with an antenna installed on the car, or even a movie can be played using the CD or DVD. The systems provide a very good audio-visual quality. The video car entertainment is usually done in the private cars, not meant for public use like the taxis whereas the audio entertainment can be had in both types of vehicles. If the taxis are being used for the public, then the entertainment shall be used with their due permission.
The car entertainment systems can be categorised broadly in the following categories:
1. Overhead Flip down systems: These can be fixed on the inside ceiling of the car and the video screen can be made to hang down. These are a very good source of entertainment for kids who would be busy sitting on the back seat and watching the DVD while you drive on without any worries or hassles.
2. Headrest systems: You can have the monitor of the TV screen in the head rest of the car seat in the front so that you keep sitting back and enjoy the DVD or the mp3 player being played in front of you.
3. Car In Dash Entertainment Systems: You can have the digital radio or the CD player or the small monitor and the GPS systems inside your car dash board. These are used for entertaining people sitting in front seats of the cars.
4. Portable car entertainment systems: If you do not want to get any of the devices to be attached to the car, then you can have the portable car systems for entertainment in your car. These systems can have a little bigger screen than what the other car-fixed devices have. These provide excellent quality images since the digital transmissions are of very good quality.
Besides the good quality audio-visual main devices, the car also needs to be fitted with the good quality accessories as well. These are the speakers, woofers, cables, headphones and many others.
Smarthouse is an author who frequently writes about various shopping products such as car entertainment, digital radio & Consumer Electronics.