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Modification using the Front Camera Swich for video?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by relagustin, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. relagustin

    relagustin Member

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    I know this wont be a popular topic for some, but I was thinking that if we can add a front camera to the screen through the Front Video Switch Mod, would it possible to to create a cable to allow Video to be displayed in place of the rear camera on demand? I'm not into watching videos as I drive, but it would be nice to have the option....

    Does anyone know if the back up camera camera uses a composite or digital signal?
     
  2. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

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    Supposedly the signalling is at least partially, or perhaps mostly, proprietary. That's why artsci's camera switch requires a genuine Tesla camera in the front-mount position. You can't just hook up any old camera and have it work.
     
  3. swegman

    swegman Active Member

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    It is a LVDS signal. Not composite, not S-Video, not HDMI. Only the Tesla camera will work with the screen. In fact, artsci just tried connecting a composite video to LVDS converter to the screen to enable the inputting of a composite camera to the screen and it does not work.
     

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