Playing DVD Movies Inflight

Sun Aug 19, 2001 8:32 pm

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.
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RE: Playing DVD Movies Inflight

Sun Aug 19, 2001 8:50 pm

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.
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RE: Playing DVD Movies Inflight

Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:11 am

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.
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RE: Playing DVD Movies Inflight

Mon Aug 20, 2001 9:50 am

I take it you're flying buisness or first class, right? Don't expect power outlets in coach. If you are flying coach take Watewate's advice as it saves your battery a lot of juice. Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Playing DVD Movies Inflight

Mon Aug 20, 2001 4:40 pm

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.
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RE: Playing DVD Movies Inflight

Tue Aug 21, 2001 11:08 am

Acutally, American Airlines has power outlets in COACH on many of their MD-80/757/767/777 aircraft.

You will need a DC adapter, but it works great!

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