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User currently offlineJetjeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1434 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1685 times:

I just watched an older movie from the 60s, with steve mcqueen ,when he boarded a pan am 707 and i noticed every seat had what appeared to be a television mounted about where the overhead bins would be. Of course in those days it was just
a shelf. I didnt know the 707s were ever equipped with entertainment like this . does anyone know anything about them,

There were some great scenes of sfo of them jumping out of a 707,lol and laying on the runway between the gear as one took off


i can see for 80 miles
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User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1679 times:

its on TV right now......in 1966 AA had Astrovision on their 707s

User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1434 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1667 times:

Were these videos of some type since the VCR wasn't invented yet ...well how did it work to all the monitors...Im perplexed what type of technology could feed all those monitors...

yes it just went off here saw an old Psa 727...



i can see for 80 miles
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26029 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

Quoting Jetjeanes (Thread starter):
I didnt know the 707s were ever equipped with entertainment like this . does anyone know anything about them,

Yes I recall flying on a couple of early-model Pan Am 707-320s in the early 1970s which had the overhead CRT monitors mounted on the bottom of the hat/coatracks (no enclosed overhead bins then). They were located about every 3 or 4 rows. Pan Am's later 707-320s had the pull-down screens over the aisles (one in first class and 2 in economy class) which became the more common inflight movie equipment on longhaul narrowbodies in those days. The overhead CRT monitors on the older PA 707s must have been very heavy in comparison, which is probably why they weren't widely used. I would guess they had approximately 12 inch screens and if memory correct were only black-and-white, not color.

The overhead monitors are mentioned on Page 2 of the following article:
http://www.waea.org/Press/History.pdf

[Edited 2007-08-07 06:30:25]

User currently offlineWINGSOFMAN72 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 123 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1584 times:

Flew on PA to Europe a few times back in late 60's and early 70's and remember the TVs. They were indeed just black and white TVs and very hard to see from even up close. However, I would guess better than nothing in those days.
This was on the -321B's and some -321s...non-fan models too.


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