I have been offered a roof mounted DVD player for my 07 Altitude and have been told that the wiring is already in the roof ready for a DVD player to be installed . Can anybody confirm this before I buy it.
We had an aftermarket unit fitted by the dealer when we bought ours. My understanding was that they needed to remove the headlining to install the wiring, which I guess you would need to do anyway to install the screen......anyway, I would say that it isn't pre-wired...in fact, as I remember it the VW roof mount unit is very bulky and includes a whole moulding running along the centre of the roof which probably helps conceal the wiring??
A cheeper option if you are prepared to canibalise your headrests is sinking LCD screens into them.
It cost me less than £200 for 2 x Veba screens, 2 x wireless headphones and an Iphone RCA cable so I could feed them Video from my Iphone.
Fitting them wasn't the easiest thing in the world but having done it I think they look great. I'm reasonably handy with a screwdriver but I really wouldn't of wanted to touch the headliner and start drilling holes in the roof!
You do get an irritating constantly changing glow in the back of the cabin at night though and on long journeys it's a bit heavy on tired eyes. And also the roof mount does impair the view out of the rear screen when its down.
That said I could turn it off...and fold it up......
if I was purchasing, it would be on my list for-would be nice but not a necessity .