I have just returned today from working HA's inaugural HNL-SYD-HNL flight and we have introduced a new type of IFE for J class passengers. It's called a Dig-E Player and it is a portable device that looks a lot like a DVD player but it is loaded with 10 full length feature films, hours of current TV shows, hours of music videos, destination information (mostly about Sydney and other places in Australia), video games, and information about Hawaiian Airlines. Judging from the passengers response, they were extremely popular. People loved them!
Do any other carriers have these? I've never seen them before. It sure made our 10 hour 45 minute flight from HNL-SYD go by faster for those in J class.
I was told by our inflight manager that we will soon be offering them in economy class on ALL of our trans-pacific and south-pacific flights.