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    I haven't seen a thread on this subject yet . . . is it true you can watch a DVD on the center console display PROVIDED the Volt is still in PARK? If so, does it sap the battery any more than just listening to the radio? And while on the subject, can you record a movie to the HDD. 30GBs (several dozen DVDs) is a lot of storage, and I don't use it to store music.
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    Yes you can watch a DVD in park and they sound GREAT. Sure it's going to use a tad more power due to screen usage but it's miniscule compared to the a/c or electric drive motor.

    I'm sure someone or some company will come up with a hack to use it in Drive as they have with in other cars.
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    The Volt entertainment system may not allow local storage of DVD as video files, but I posted that it should allow recording video from the rear view camera, together with a recommended new dash camera. Then the system can store hours of images as the driver moves along the roads, recording possibly everything that happens in front, at the rear, and even inside the vehicle just for safety and accident documentation purposes. So if Volt drivers do get involved in an accident, they have the video evidence of what actually happened and confront any claims against them in court.

    And if the Volt was borrowed (with or without permission), the interior view will document what the driver was doing (good for watching your teenage or young drivers).
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    You can watch a DVD when in Park on a 2012 model (and on 2011 model as well I believe). Not sure on 2013 model, as I think they changed some things on the 2013, and they may have done away with the DVD video playback functionality. Can any 2013 owner chime in here and say whether or not DVD videos play on a 2013 model?
    Last edited by Skotty; 10-02-2012 at 01:03 PM. Reason: add more clarity to my thoughts

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsinned View Post
    And while on the subject, can you record a movie to the HDD.
    No. Play only.

    Might want to check out your Owners Manual. There's quite a bit about playing DVD's and other discs.
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    I have not been able to get a DVD to work in my 2013. I also can't find a HDD. anyone else with a 2013 get there's to play DVDs?

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    No DVD playback in our 2013.

    Note we don't have navigation if that makes a diff.

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    2012 with DVD was only with the Navi option, which also had a 30GB HDD.

    2013 Volt with Navi has no 30GB HDD, and also has no DVD support.

    2012 had prominent text on the center console about the Dolby Digital surround sound and DVD Disc support- 2013 has none of this.
    I've also tried data DVD with MP3's, as well as a video DVD in the 2013 w/ Navi, and can confirm neither works.
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    Bummer...... I wonder why they got rid of this? I thought that was a really nice feature. oh we'll. still love the Volt
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