Raffik From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 1736 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6360 times:
Sorry, IFE, rather than PTVs, was installed onboard 707s of AA in the 60s- the seventies witnessed the introduction of personal monitors in J, located inbetween each J class seat. Check this out for more info http://www.waea.org/Press/History.pdf
Flyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6284 times:
very few remember, but America West back in the early 90's started PTV's on their a/c, I believe they signed contract with FlightLink, or some name like that. My brother's ad company out of L.A got the contract to promote the new system on HP flights, so I was paid to fly HP five days a week, and towards the end of every flight, we would get up and use the PA system to demo the new system to pax. The system had everything from games to stock quotes to mail to a page that would allow a pax to look up future flights and book them. Upon descent, the screen would show the latest flight info for CMH/LAS/PHX hubs depending upon which one you were arriving to, idea was that HP thought it could cut down on transit time for pax connecting through their hubs, a great idea as long as no last minute gate changes occurred. After about a year, the company went belly up, and HP was left with the scraps of the company, basically, a few of their planes might even still have the 4 inch screens in the back of some of their seats now. There were pictures of some of these on an aviation site, I just did a quick check and couldn't find them, somebody might be able to though
C133 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5520 times:
If I remember it correctly, AA's first system on 707s (late sixties) was a videoplayer (huge, in the cockpit where the second jumpseat had been) that fed small TVs between the FC seats and scattered overhead in coach. Version 2 was film based, with a continuous loop film that went all the way down one side of the cabin, crossed over, and went back up the other side to return to the drive unit. Projection units with self-contained screens were scattered through the cabin overhead, and audio from each projector was fed to the appropriate seats. Quite a lash-up, but it worked. Probably VCR based systems followed this.
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CRFLY From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2004, 197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4776 times:
I remember Mexicana good old days with PTV on all their 727's and DC-10's, when they introduced the colorful tails... those were the sweet old days of traveling with MX, and their Aztec Golden Service!!!