Airbus3801 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 5 Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3026 times:
On my flight from PHX-LHR, I seemed to noticed that the children, like me, were obsessed with having their own TV. On the other hand, the adults used them, but most just read and did whatever the whole flight. When you fly on a flight, do you use the PTV'S?
Pwm2txlhopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1324 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3009 times:
I usually check the Entertainment section of the in-flight magazine when there are PTV's, but I very rarley find anything playing that I could give a damn about watching. The only thing, I usually do enjoy with PTV's are the moving map displays that show your flight into and trip progress.
Nudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2960 times:
Avt007, why??? I always enjoy LHs PTV-entertainment. It is not too complicated to use, never a bad picture or reflections or so, never get disturbed by moved seats in front of me. Actually, LHs PTV-system always gives me the feeling, I should be happy to be alive, nothing else counts...
Avt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2929 times:
Nudelhirsch- The system itself is not bad, althought the new business class IFE could be better. My point was that I first flew the new A340-600 AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA-YVR shortly after it started, maybe 3 months ago, and have flown it twice since, and all the movies and other shows are exactly the same ones! Given that it is a 10 hour flight, it doesn`t take many trips before you`ve watched all the films that you`d want. I`m hoping for a new selection next time. BTW, on the last flight, economy class had better movies that biz class! Newer ones, anyway.........
VonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2874 times:
The PTV's were a godsend on my SQ flights earlier in the year. Now KrisWorld has a lot of good movies, and I've never used a PTV on any other carrier so I can't compare them. But yes I really enjoyed using the PTV's
Ua777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2841 times:
As a child (that is going on 35 supposedly) I barely use the PTV for what they are there for. I keep it on the map and am normally plugged in listening to ch. 9 or sitting in front of my laptop doing school work/DVD. I tend to listen to my "Just Plane Board" mix on my iPod which has close to 1400 songs so that too makes time pass.
When on ultra-long haul flights I do like to have the PTV in that it doesn't kill my eyes like a big screen or old monitor would for 14hrs. And with a small laptop I only get about 3hrs X 2 so I guess on some of my flights the PTV is useful.
M404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2751 times:
Not really yet. They are pretty much an interferrance from what I want to do. But I've not taken a long haul over 6 hours in awhile. but even then I prep myself ahead of time to get something really important done - sleep.
And I agree. They seem to be generational is use with the MTV crowd being the main users but I am grateful for anything that takes the little urchin in the next seats attention away from me.
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JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2749 times:
Absolutely I do - especially on long flights. Being an anglophone living in France, it is pretty difficult to see the latest movies in their original (undubbed) version, so I take advantage whenever I fly, and watch movies I've been waiting to see. That's why I love airlines with multi-channel video.