Chrysler says its minivans are the first in the segment to offer combination Blu-Ray and DVD players for passenger entertainment.
Blu-Ray has quickly caught on as the high-definition viewing medium of choice in the home theater market. Go to your local electronics store, and they’ve probably got five Blu-Ray players in-stock– some with wifi and other smart networking features– for every DVD player on the shelves.
The system features two 9-inch screens– one each in the second and third rows. The screens reportedly feature four times better resolution than previous screens offered in the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country. The Blu-Ray player itself can play DVDs as well, so no worries if all your kids’ Disney movies are on DVD. And the system comes with two wireless headsets and a wireless remote so the kiddies’ entertainment doesn’t disturb you while you’re driving.
The system is available on Grand Caravan Crew and R/T trims as an option. At the Chrysler end of the showroom, the system is optional on the Town and Country Touring-L trim, but comes standard on all Town and Country S and Limited trims. If you take a lot of road trips with young passengers on-board, you may find the system’s $500 option price tag to be well worth it.