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PTV's On CO's 757's In The Mid 90's?  
User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1064 posts, RR: 19
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3546 times:

I remember back around 1996 flying on a CO 757 that had TV's in the back of each seat that you could play video games and a few other things with. My question is how long were they in place and has anyone else had experience with this system?

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User currently offlineChrisZRH From Switzerland, joined May 2004, 423 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3523 times:

already 1996? i rememeber flying a Swissair A310 or MD-11 in 1997 i think, to Banjul (Gambia) and all their C-class seats were equipped with PTV's and i played in the casino, and won about 20 dollars! LOL


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User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1064 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

I am actually talking about the Y class seats. Does anyone have any info on the system?

User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3425 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3453 times:
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I had forgotten about that system.... It was also installed on a large number of 737s as well. It provided a fairly large amount of reading material (including gate info for connecting passengers) as will as the various games. Unfortunately, the company that installed, owned, and maintained the system went out of business shortly after it was up and running on most of the fleet.


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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3405 times:

CO did have a type of personal television IFE system on some aircraft that, as pointed out, provided gate information, video games, and other information, but I recall the system being installed in the CO 733s....I did not think that the 757 fleet had that type of system as they were delivered much later on. As pointed out above, the entertainment system was developed and marketed by a company that later went broke and out of business and no maintenance or spare parts were available, thus, the system was removed. I think that America West had a similiar system for the same supplier on some of its 737s, which is also now being removed as aircraft are refurbished....its now just extra weight.

CO also equipped some of its 733s with video monitors for movie presentations, back then, as the 733s did some longer-haul routes such as EWR-PHX and CLE-LAX (now 737NG territory), many of those aircraft now fly CLE-Florida routes and the system is sometimes used for Continental Vision inflight entertainment.


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3355 times:

This system was also used on USAir's 737 for a brief period of time, I remember flying PHL-PHX around 1995 or so and found it to be the greatest thing since sliced bread, even though we had to pay to use it...too bad it didn't last long...

Greg



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