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  1. deonb

    deonb Active Member

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    No. You can play music from a USB flash drive, but no movies.
     
  2. wycolo

    wycolo Active Member

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    So that would be a 'short' movie like under 45 min. :smile:
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  3. James Anders

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  4. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    I requested this about 2 years ago and again about a week ago. Hopefully it's on their list.
     
  5. eco5280

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    Hang your phone behind the car and you can watch it on the screen.
     
  6. sitter_k

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    That's the dumbest idea I ever heard, The image would be backwards!!!! :tongue:
     
  7. eco5280

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    Plenty of apps let you mirror the image. Now who looks like the fool here? The guy with the $500 iPhone danging out the back of the car on a bent clothes hanger, or the person thinking the image was reversed?
     
  8. MikeC

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    I use a weight on the iPad cover and let the iPad hang down over the top half of the 17" screen and connect via bluetooth.
     
  9. Jeeps17

    Jeeps17 Cath Jockey in a P85

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    A good compromise that I use is to watch something on my iPad with the sound on the car speakers via BT.
     
  10. taurusking

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    Tesla should enable 17inch screen to play videos at least when put in park....

    Firmware update 6.3 plzzzzzzzzzzz
     
  11. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    #12 brianman, Mar 30, 2015
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    If you mean the car's rear camera, we tried this in 2013 during the return from TesLive with an IPad but the Bluetooth range for the IPad/Tesla connection wasn't stable at that location.
     
  12. Forty Creek

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    This would be nice however the the resulting data usage would probably bring an end to our 'free' 3G connection.
    A compromise to this might be to allow streaming video via BT from another device.... while in park.
     
  13. islandbayy

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    We do have USB connections, and last I checked, using USB doesnt count as cellular data usage :)
     
  14. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Good point. Not only simple but your iPad screen size is bigger then the reversing camera image display.
     
  15. AllenWong

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    I use my MacBook and have a car charger that keeps the MacBook charged. Then use Bluetooth to hook up the sound to the car speakers. There's a 550 ms delay in the audio, but using VLC, I can correct that. Bonus if you have a pano roof and it's night time: The pano roof reflects the video very well. You can lie down on your trunk and look upwards at the pano roof to watch your videos.
     
  16. Saghost

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    I wouldn't have thought Bluetooth had enough bandwidth to handle video streaming.

    However, the car has Wi-Fi. It could be set up to do video streaming over Wi-Fi only - including from a cell phone mobile hotspot if one wished. That would solve the bandwidth/cost issue while allowing full use of the big screen and sound system.
     
  17. jhs_7645

    jhs_7645 VIN: #3305

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    iPad is definitely the way to go. Inexpensive (relatively) and connecting the audio via bluetooth sounds great.
     
  18. sickfox

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    iPad works. simple enough.
     

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