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.
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.
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.
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.