ORD From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1370 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2188 times:
Why do American Airlines' 737-800s have the video monitors hanging from the center of the ceiling, while Delta's retract from under the overhead bins? Are there benefits to one over the other? Personally, I like the way Delta has them as it makes it easier to see the screen.
Dw From South Korea, joined Nov 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2184 times:
I think there are advantages and disadvantages to all three types of entertainment systems (main screen, aisle-mounted CRTs, and drop-down LCDs). I think Main Screen video can be the best-- if you get a good viewing angle. I was recently near the rear of a JAL business class section, and had trouble seeing the movie on the screen because of heads blocking the picture. On a separate flight I was in a center bulkhead seat in coach-- the screen was just too close and the brightness became annoying after awhile. On the other hand, the drop-down LCDs are neat, but I've discovered some problems with viewing angle. I was in the window seat of an A320, and because the cabin was fairly bright (we were watching some of UA's short subject programming, not a movie), it was difficult to see the picture.