I am seriously evaluating flip-down LCD monitor. But, I am also confused if it is needed. Defenitely it is very cool to have one and if I can do it myself. The price is coming down fast, so it is not that bad in terms of cost. Then I think about the effort, it is not that straight forward. As for usefulness, I think I have many other alternatives. There are other ways to entertain kids on the road. It will be interesting to see how other folks view this.
My kid is already 11 years old and getting a entertainment system is not practical because we don't go out in long trips that much. Probably I will take a laptop with a DVD on our next long trip that will be her entertainment center. BTW this is an awesome site, last week I just installed my Manik stainless side steps, thanks to DMOR's pictures.
Give Mike Kazini at Pacific Stereo in Hayward a call. His number is (510) 581-2636. He can set you up with a system for a decent price. Not sure if he'll remember but tell him Chris with the MDX sent ya. Couldn't hurt.
p.s. I am not affiliated with them in any way. Just a customer.
Because we may only use it a few times a year, I may get one of those simply (but big) 9" TV/VCR combos and stick it on top of the console. Anyone try this yet? Obviously not an advanced solution but it might be OK if you don't use it much.