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Ultra hi-fi sound change to Premium Sound

Discussion in 'Model X' started by vigge50, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. vigge50

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    Found out that Tesla have change the upgraded sound package wish now includes "High bitrate streaming capability". Exactly what difference this will make is a good question but the price is $2500, is that the same as before?
     
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    Price sounds the same as Dec 2016 when my X order went in for late March delivery.
     
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    Yes that was the price before this. the high bitrate streaming I assume would refer to the streaming audio service, but I've never had a problem with the stream stuttering or falling out, so I don't see what the improvement would be.
     
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    Tesla advetises some new (to me) music benefits in the big screen message about connecting your car to Wi-fi (if not connected). Related?
     
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    I wonder if the name change isn't an alignment with Model 3 option naming?
     
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    How does this work, since you aren't connected to wifi when driving? :confused:

    And the name may be what the 3's option will be called. I conjectured elsewhere it's to get rid of anyone complaining that it's high fidelity or not. 'Premium', like 'Rich' and the like, are marketing buzzwords and don't mean anything quantifiable.
     
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    #7 AnxietyRanger, May 1, 2017
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    Well, that's a good question. They talk about caching.

    Here is the text. Mind you, this is not "Premium Audio" but a Q1/2017 built Model X with Ultra High Fidelity Sound (UHFS):

    "Add a Wi-Fi Connection

    Please provide a home or work Wi-Fi connection to enable compelling future functionality. By downloading and caching content over Wi-Fi, we will make music and other features more engaging and more robust.

    Wi-Fi also enables more timely delivery of future software updates. Navigation map updates are available only over Wi-Fi."

    model_x_set_up_wi-fi.jpg

    Agreed, this is most likely a name change only. Though a change of some smaller component seems possible too.

    p.s. I posted this question on the Model S forum as well for info: Future in-car services and music caching through Wi-Fi?
     
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    Right, all that makes sense.,.. the other post sounded like you only got the bit-rate if you connected to wifi.. :confused:. Looks now like they just blurbed the two together in the same 'release note' or doc note. 'Connect to wifi in general and, oh yeah, you get high bit-rate blah blah'.
     
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    FYI, streaming over bluetooth is extremely compressed (i.e. low quality).
     

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