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JetBlue's New Larger TV Screens  
User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6589 times:

Last night, JetBlue took delivery of A/C #618, equipped with new bigger screens.
The new screens are 6.8 inches long diagonally (the current screens are 5.6) and
are among the largest in the domestic coach industry. Jet Blue will be
retrofitting its entire fleet with the new screens in time for the holidays.
They will only upgrade 1/4 of the PTVs on each plane at a time (Doing the whole
plane at once would require the A/C to be out of service for more than one night
which means less $$). So basically you could be on a JetBlue flight over the
next few months that 78 small screens, 78 large ones. The whole E190 fleet will
come equipped with the larger screens. The old screens will
be sold to Virgin Blue and put on their planes (funny because Richard Branson
and David Neeleman have somewhat of a tense relationship).

Source:Undisclosed Source but Very Reliable

Sounds great! Can't wait to see them on the planes!
Enjoy.

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User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6550 times:

They never stop to amaze me!

Just like N579JB says...Can’t Stop Lovin’ Blue...  yes 


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6525 times:

Quoting Udo (Reply 1):
Just like N579JB says...Can’t Stop Lovin’ Blue...

Yes true. They always have something new and amazing to break out. Always full of surprises.

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User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5668 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6475 times:

No if they start TranAtlantic and Transpacific service with 787s we'll really love them!


That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
User currently offlineJetblue15 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6450 times:

All is true in the thread starter. I've seen the larger screens first hand and they are a nice upgrade.

Jetblue15



racecar spelled backwards spells racecar
User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6430 times:

Any photos of the new PTVs?

I am flying Jet Blue in December to San Juan and I am hoping that I will get these new PTVs!



No Vueling No Party
User currently offlineCanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2826 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6373 times:

I'd heard that the resolution is exactly the same as the smaller tv's, can anyone confirm that? Basically, it would be like taking a digital picture and blowing it up, the image loses clarity.


The beatings will continue until morale improves
User currently offlineNorCal From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2459 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6331 times:

I really wish B6 would do OAK to IND, that would make me very very happy. Too bad that won't happen for a very long time if ever

User currently offlineMtnmanmakalu From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 515 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6231 times:

Quoting Udo (Reply 1):
They never stop to amaze me!

UDO, YOU amaze me!!! Whenever there is a B6 post of any nature, you are the 1st one to grease the pole!!!

What the hell- are you management or part owner??!!

mtnman  Wink



I do, I don't, whatever.......
User currently offlineTPASXM787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6194 times:

Quoting Udo (Reply 1):
Just like N579JB says...Can’t Stop Lovin’ Blue...

haha that's awesome.

I love B6 and fly them at every opportunity. I'm stuck flying Ted  yuck  this weekend since B6 doesn't get anywhere near TUL.



This is the Last Stop.
User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3149 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6155 times:

Quoting Canoecarrier (Reply 6):
Basically, it would be like taking a digital picture and blowing it up, the image loses clarity.

Well, it is not that bad. The pixel size will increase, yes. But it will proably still be fine. It is like with computer screen, there are laptop computers equiped with 15" 1400x1050 screens, whereas desktop TFT screens 17" @ 1280x1024 are still very sharp (and IMO even better, I am working on one too  Wink ). I don't know what the current resoltuions is, something like 400x300?


User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3131 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6001 times:

I actually love B6. It is a great backup to commute on from MCO and TPA to JFK or BOS to connect with YX to MKE. I am hoping to get a call soon from B6 for an interview for Inflight Crew.



Sean from MCO and MKE



I Don't know where I am anymore
User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5642 times:

Quoting Mtnmanmakalu (Reply 8):
UDO, YOU amaze me!!! Whenever there is a B6 post of any nature, you are the 1st one to grease the pole!!!

What a coincidence!  Wink

Quoting Mtnmanmakalu (Reply 8):
What the hell- are you management or part owner??!!

Sorry, no comment...  biggrin 


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineAvpilot01 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5526 times:

OK, I am not bashing JetBlue but doesn't anybody think that is a waste of money? I mean what was wrong with their existing TV screens? They should have used that money spend on the TV screens to store up for the winter. It is going to be a hard one.

User currently offlineThelowfarehero From Cayman Islands, joined Aug 2005, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5507 times:

B6 is freaking great...just got hired on with em'....worked for WN before, looking forward to this much much more.


I HAATE AA!
User currently offlineMKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1010 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5508 times:

Let me add to the river of praise for B6. I can't wait for them to start flying to the midwest so I can fly them again.


"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline." Frank Zappa
User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5494 times:

Quoting Avpilot01 (Reply 13):
They should have used that money spend on the TV screens to store up for the winter. It is going to be a hard one.

It's going to be an even harder one for some of their competitors...


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2769 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5484 times:

I've seen the new screens and they are noticeably larger. Way to go JetBlue! Can't wait to get XM radio and all that jazz.

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21415 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5476 times:

Quoting Canoecarrier (Reply 6):
I'd heard that the resolution is exactly the same as the smaller tv's, can anyone confirm that? Basically, it would be like taking a digital picture and blowing it up, the image loses clarity.

Actually, that's exactly what they AREN'T doing here. They are not taking a digital picture and blowing it up.

Considering NTSC TV is 640x480 (using square pixels) I would assume they would always use a 640x480 screen, so as NOT to lose clarity. There is NO benefit of using an 800x600 screen or larger on NTSC material. Using a 1:1 ratio screen for 'live TV' is the optimal way to go, at 6", 16" or 26" diagonal. Only for higher resolution sources, or for pristine DVDs and a quality scaling program, would a denser screen be desirable. But DirecTV is notoriously bad on many channels with compression artifacts, including many channels B6 buys, and adding scaling on top of that would be a bad, bad move.

Basically, you need to learn more about this topic before criticizing B6 for doing the right thing.



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineCanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2826 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5431 times:

Basically, you need to learn more about this topic before criticizing B6 for doing the right thing.

I'd hardly say that was criticism. It was phrased as a question, and just because I didn't grease the pole of B6 doesn't mean I was bashing them. I'd originally heard that comment from someone who saw the screens over 6 months ago, and wanted clarification since it's being rolled out now. I wouldn't be so thin skinned, it is a discussion forum.



The beatings will continue until morale improves
User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5338 times:

Quoting Canoecarrier (Reply 19):
I'd hardly say that was criticism. It was phrased as a question, and just because I didn't grease the pole of B6 doesn't mean I was bashing them. I'd originally heard that comment from someone who saw the screens over 6 months ago, and wanted clarification since it's being rolled out now. I wouldn't be so thin skinned, it is a discussion forum.

Ok so everyone discuss then, don't just yell at each other. Not being mean.
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And this is good because then we have bugger edge over our competitor and once XM comes on, then all they have different is games, and a smaller screen, and we have what they have, more radio stations and a larger screen.

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User currently offlineJetsetsteve From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5287 times:

Quoting Avpilot01 (Reply 13):

i think the smaller PTVs are going to be used for Virgin Blue install...so they are getting some of there money back..


User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5165 times:

I would just like to a have a better remote control. B6 now has so many channels it takes a lot of work to press the button a zillion times. If I want to flip between two channels I'm exhausted by the end of the flight.

User currently offlineCrogalski From United States of America, joined May 2005, 514 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5010 times:

We had N618JB fly in today, I had to do the bin, but I ran up the rear airstairs quickly and inside to check out the new TV's, I must say, the seats and TV's look a lot nicer than they did before. It's a lighter color material, unfortanetly, I didn't have my camera with me to snap a shot, but next time it comes in, I'll make sure to grab a pic.

btw, the bin was really clean  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineBeauing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4971 times:

Quoting JetBlueAtJFK (Thread starter):
The old screens will
be sold to Virgin Blue and put on their planes (funny because Richard Branson
and David Neeleman have somewhat of a tense relationship).

It's also funny because Richard Branson likes to brag: "mine is bigger than yours..."


25 Post contains images JetBlueAtJFK : Lol yea, well not anymore, yours is smaller then ours now! lol Sounds nice! jetBlueAtJFK
26 PHXinterrupted : No, he's just extremely pro Airbus.
27 Post contains links and images SATX : Um... yeah. Please come back after your second cup of coffee. Judging from the thread so far, apparently not. Nothing. Has anyone stated otherwise? W
28 AbirdA : Maybe you should re-examine your own facts. Fact: NTSC stands for National Television System Committee Fact: The NTSC has defined standards for broad
29 MAH4546 : Just a side note, but jetBlue is technically the supplier. LiveTV, who also provides TVs to Westjet and Frontier, is a wholly owned subsidiary of jet
30 Post contains images Udo : You have no idea what you're talking about. The B777 is my favourite aircraft (I recommend to check some of my trip reports), so just stop spreading
31 BNE : I wondered what was happening with the installation of the Virgin Blues new Inflight Entertainment. Which part of the plane is getting the new bigger
32 Post contains images SATX : Who was questioning this in the first place? According to wikipedia, they were formed in 1940 by the FCC and they've been defining standards since 19
33 Erikwilliam : that leads me to a question: B6 E-190 will have PTV´s, it´s a fact, how big will they be then? can they put a 6.8inches on a 190? anybody?
34 Post contains images JetBlueAtJFK : ok, calm down kiddies. Lol, they point of this thread was to tell you about B6 upgrading their IFE not get into resolution fights and pixels and when
35 Post contains images SATX : Why not? I mean, what would the potential problem be? Well, you learn something new every day.
36 Rj777 : Does anybody besides me think Jet Blue is going to steal customers from the bigger airlines?
37 FA4B6 : The screens on the 190 will be the same as the updated screens that the 320s will get.
38 Post contains links and images JetBlueAtJFK : Right, I mean the seats are at least 6.8 inches big. they will fit and should work. Yea, they bought out LiveTV to prevent competition from using Liv
39 Udo : They have done that all the time since their start-up. Regards Udo
40 Jetsetsteve : Just so everyone knows ROW 1 does not have the bigger sceens. still the old style ones...flew on it last night.
41 DeltaGuy767 : I'm flying on B6 from JFK-NAS-JFK this Dec, so I hope that they will be ready by then, and I can't wait to try out B6. From BDL, DeltaGuy767
42 Post contains images JetBlueAtJFK : Well if you are sure it was #618 and ot the one right before that than I guess they are, but the screens are on the wall so maybe it was hard to judg
43 Canoecarrier : Quoting DeltaGuy767 (Reply 41): I'm flying on B6 from JFK-NAS-JFK this Dec, so I hope that they will be ready by then, and I can't wait to try out B6.
44 CaptinTuT : I'm Praying for that, B6 is amazing airlines and I would love to fly them overseas. Regards TuT
45 FA4B6 : The TVs work the entire way from JFK-NAS
46 Crogalski : During my oreintation, Neeleman said that they want to stay in North America, kinda like a SouthWest type thing.
47 Alitis : How big are Song's screens? Song's touchscreens are very nice and seem quite big. -alitis
48 Post contains images JetBlueAtJFK : I don't know the measurements but My brother flew Song and he said they were the same size as B6's screens (The smaller ones) so, our screens are big
49 Post contains links FlyTweed : Hey All, For anyone interested in knowing more about the history of JetBlue, definitely read "Blue Streak : Inside jetBlue, the Upstart that Rocked an
50 Crogalski : touch screens, im sure, cost a lot more, and have a bigger tendancy to mess up the screen more (greasy fingers, scratches etc..).
51 Post contains images JetBlueAtJFK : Yea and you have to clean them more and some people could easily break them by pressing to hard. Stick with regular TV's. jetBlueAtJFK
52 BOS2LAF : I was under the impression that it wasnt a tense relationship, at least from what I read in "Flying High"... When Neeleman was shopping for investors
53 Icebird757 : Fat chance that is gonna happen.....we ain't going Boeing. They lost our business in the beginning.
54 Post contains images JetBlueAtJFK : Yea I read that but If you read Blue Streak it tells you about jetBlue almost being Virgin America but then it explains how things didn't work out an
55 ACAfan : The new screens on the new planes are fine and dandy, but shouldnt the people be looking at their costs. It is a waste of money to retrofit the older
56 Crogalski : I agree, its funny how people complain on how we don't have touch screens, or bigger monitors, or why we give cheap headsets.. what do you get on con
57 ACAfan : The new TVs are slightly bigger. It is not revolutionarily different. The current TVs are fine. All I am saying is that there is no need to replace t
58 Post contains images Crogalski : i hear ya, so far, what i've learned from being in this company, is that they emphasize on having the best equipment... they had BOSE speakers all ov
59 FA4B6 : yea but if the old TV screens are being sold to other airlines for their use, whats the problem?
60 FA4B6 : DN has also said that we want to be the lowest cost carrier, but that should never be visible to the customer. The customer should always see and hav
61 Post contains images JetBlueAtJFK : Yes! Yep, true and good ideas. jetBlueAtJFK
62 Post contains images Crogalski : Here are some pics
63 Post contains images JetBlueAtJFK : Oh, wow, I like it alot. It looks much better with out the black around the screens. Very professional look. Did you take those or are they on the we
64 Crogalski : they're off of our employee site, im waiting for 618 to come to TPA again, so I can snap some shots
65 Canoecarrier : Yea, they bought out LiveTV to prevent competition from using LiveTv. And honored a pre-existing contract with F9, which is why F9 flights have WNBC.
66 Post contains images JetBlueAtJFK : Yup. True. Oh, cool, well once it heads to TPA, make sure to get plenty of Pictures. Thanks jetBlueAtJFK
67 Crogalski : Yeah, I keep checking flitetrac daily to see when it comes in.. tomorrow, the newest plane we get is 608.. what kinda pics should I grab when it does
68 Post contains images JetBlueAtJFK : Ummmm... I guess like from the back of the plane, and a close up and then kind of like the one you posted, but some other angles to. Also you could d
69 WJA73G : I wonder if the other LiveTV affiliates will also start getting the new larger screens... WJA73G
70 Post contains images JetBlueAtJFK : Probably not, because they other airliners that have it, screens aren't that old and their isn't someone in LiveTv to sell it to, they could sell it
71 TacSupport1 : Any word on when we will start seeing the XM Satellite Radio???? Also, I too hope they come up with a better remote control. As more channels and choi
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