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Double DIN upgrade released

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by djp, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. djp

    djp Roadster 2.0 VIN939

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    Double - DIN Upgrade Tesla Motors



    Does anyone know if this is the Alpine, or a new head unit?
     
  2. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Pricey too. From the picture that looks like the Alpine unit included in the 2.5 tech package.
     
  3. nikwest

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    If it is the Alpine unit I would not recommend it to anybody. Not for half the price.
     
  4. Doug_G

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    Yeah, I can't really see spending $4,800 to upgrade from a sucky JVC single-DIN to a sucky Alpine double-DIN. Too bad.
     
  5. AnOutsider

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    Would the general double din upgrade mean you can then slot a better unit in there? Maybe you can get the parts for the dash change and buy your own nav unit.
     
  6. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    If that's possible, that's what I'd do. Maybe they'll sell you the double din upgrade without the Alpine unit (which really sucks) for less and let you choose something else. Alpine does have a newer unit with Pandora on it but likely the same thing as the old one in terms of user-interface.
     
  7. bonnie

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    You would have to pay me to take another Alpine unit.
     
  8. vfx

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    To replace my stock Blaujunk radio this is exactly what I have been waiting for.

    Only better.
     
  9. wiztecy

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    I'm still happy with my Blaupunk :) ...although disappointed that bluetooth is only for phone calls and not audio streams like Pandora. WTF? Who puts such a limited feature in like that. Looking to see if I can put an amp into the Roadster to get more response from the speakers. Haven't heard back from Tesla if I can do that on the 1.5 or not. I like a simple head unit and use my phone for navigation and pandora /mp3 streaming. That way I keep my upgrade path inexpensive.
     
  10. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    How can a company put out a $1,200 product that is at the top of the price range in its category that sucks so bad? Tesla should somehow scale down their nav from the Model S to a 7" screen for the Roadster. Not sure if that is possible.
     
  11. vfx

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    This is a cool idea.

    Will it open my top?
     
  12. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Maybe but only once. A few well placed charges could blow the top off in a second.
     
  13. PRJIM

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    I have seen a Double Din app radio, that basically displays your Iphone Apps on the radio display. The radio allows for swiping, pinching, zooming etc. It was pretty inexpensive (<$400). I can't seem to find it now!
     
  14. Doug_G

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    Well, in a way that's better than the JVC, which pretends that it can stream audio. It skips and jumps so much that it's intolerable to listen to. And it also intercepts your telephone calls so that you can't hear them, and they can't hear you.
     
  15. Andrew Wolfe

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    Turns out the $4800 is just parts. Closer to $7K installed.

    I'm still trying to get the details about what is included.
     
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    Hmm. I'm not sure that is worth it. That $400 iPhone solution that someone posted in a different Roadster thread would work maybe.
     
  17. AnOutsider

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    Ouch but might be worth it if you want the dash to look "right"
     
  18. vfx

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    Was told that it's the latest model unit.
     
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    Wow. I think it's great that they're offering upgrades, but Wow.

    I think my solution is better: turn off the radio and ignore the oft-incorrect GPS. If I really need to navigate then I bring a Garmin.
     

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