Bokratensa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 856 times:
I'm thinking about watching DVD movies on my notebook on my next trip. Many airliners are now equipped with power sockets for computers. Has anyone tried it? is it convenient? Have you received any objection from the crew?
Your input is appreciated.
Gregg From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 832 times:
No objections from the crew. Some a/c do have power ports. Some of these ports are DC, and require a special cord. Others are 120 vac. If you are in steerage, in many a/c it is not possible to have your pc fully open if the person infront of you leans back.
Watewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 796 times:
Check with the airline to make sure they have the power outlet. If you need to buy the adapter, it's going to cost you a bundle. In all likeliness, if you're seated in the cattle section, you'll probably have to live off you battery. I know how much DVD can eat up battery, so if there's no power port, just rip the dvd into divx (or something similar) and watch it off your harddrive. It works for me.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 754 times:
Or better yet, rent a portable DVD player at the airport. I know that at many airports, InMotion rents DVD players and movies for your flight. I don't know what the costs are, but it would probably outweigh carring your laptop, and wasting your battery.