Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
You can play a DVD in your radio, but hear the audio only. I came across this because I am trying to figure out how to install a rear seat Mopar VES system, which will integrate with my radio. My 06 Jeep Commander had this feature. The VES player was on the rear of the console and that is where I inserted the DVD. The screen was attached to the roof. In order to hear the sound through the radio, there was a "Mode" button on the radio - choose DVD, CD, or Sat. The new radios do not have the "Mode" button, and it appears that Mopar makes at least 2 VES systems now. One contains the player and screen - you put the DVD into the player and listen to the sound through the radio by tuning the FM to 88.3, or use the headphones! This would be the system required if the radio does not play DVD's. In the other system, it appears there is the screen only because you actually put the DVD into the radio, and hear the sound from the radio and see the picture from the rear screen. This is what I am finding out since I'm thinking about adding the rear seat VES, at least according to the PDF installation instructions. I do not know how the newer systems installed from the factory actually work.
2011 Nitro Heat 4x4: Bright Silver Metallic, Dark Slate Gray; Customer Preferred Package 24C; Trailer Tow Group; Hood-to-Fender Stripes; Navus 2; Uconnect.
MODS: Sunroof; S/S Nerf Bars; Mopar CAI, Pedal Kit, Chrome Rear License Plate Brow, Chrome Exterior Package, Production Style Cross Bars, Deluxe Molded Splash Guards, Cargo Security Cover, Door Sills & 3.7L Emblem; Media Center 430; Kicker Speakers, Sub and Amps; Carbon Fiber Dash Kits; Heated Katzkin Leather.