PiedmontGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 13 Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2555 times:
I agree with you, watching anything on those tiny screens is like watching bugs crawl around.
I don't know if there are any plans to replace the large projection screens with large television screens, but I doubt it. Most people seem to like the idea of the PTVs or other tiny screens whether they can really see much of anything or not.
PiedmontGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 13 Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2490 times:
Hi, Captainink! The ones in F/C are generally a little bit bigger, but the ones in Y are tiny.
I've seen people of all ages moving their heads back and forth and taking glasses on and off to try to focus on those little screens. Sometimes they just give up and content themselves with just listening.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31800 posts, RR: 73 Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2336 times:
Northwest had a large LCD screen on the center bulkhead on the DC-10 I was on Tuesday. I would guess it was around 30", maybe a little smaller.
I doubt it was LCD. LCD is liquid crystal display, not the newest technolgy, but it is pretty recent on televisions, especially large-screen televisions. Unless NW recently decided to upgrade thier D10 fleets to state-of-the-art LCD screens, it is the same old projection screen.
Timf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 965 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2198 times:
I took a closer look at the screen on my return flight and it turns out it is not an LCD. The case it's in makes it look like an LCD, but up close it appears to be a flat screen CRT built-in to the bulkhead. However, it gives the impression of being a flat panel.
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 372 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2148 times:
Actually thats exactly what I wante dto know, because LCD colours tend to get distorted from dufferent angles, this will do just fine, how many airlines have this installed? oh I'll do a seprate thread on it.
Thestooges From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2061 times:
I recently flew on Lauda from Europe to Australian and on this particular 772 of theirs the PTV's were larger than on their other 772's and also larger than those of BA's 772's and 744's and Lan Chiles A340's.
This definitely made a difference. I think that Emirates may also have large PTV's in economy as well.
PER744 From Australia, joined Mar 2003, 405 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2043 times:
As the size of an LCD increases the production becomes exponentially more expensive. A single bad transistor means that the whole display is thrown out. This is why 51cm LCD tv's are fairly recent in the marketplace.
Making a very large LCD would be extremely expensive. LCD's are cheaper for smaller sizes, but once you get to large sizes it is cheaper to make a plasma screen.
FA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 21 Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2023 times:
To piggy back on what PER744 said, with all the turbulence and the traveling public banging their carryon luggage into them, I would doubt large LCD screens will be onboard anytime too soon. (Too expensive to replace and repair)
Also, in my millions of miles of flying, customers would rather take a PTV over a large screen in the front of the cabin, any day. It's terrible to have to try to sleep while lots of light is bouncing around the cabin due to the big screen projections.
When I flew ANA they had a "belly camera" display at the front of every cabin in addtion to PVOD and it was annoying to have all these images all at once. It's nice to be able to switch off your PTV when you want to sleep, but with the big screen there's no doing that!
The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better