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Delta 767-200/300 IFE

Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:34 am

Why on Delta's 767-200s and 767-300s the IFE controls use analog dials? The 757 uses buttons and features an LED display. As far as I can remember, even the L-1011 used buttons and had an LED display. Does anyone know about this?

Note that this could change on the 767-300 (non-ERs), which may get Song IFE.
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RE: Delta 767-200/300 IFE

Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:22 am

Well I guess this is the way they ordered the aircraft....They work absolutely fine, so there is no reason to waste money and change them to LED displays in my opinion. There would be no point in the change.

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RE: Delta 767-200/300 IFE

Wed Nov 23, 2005 8:45 am

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 1):
Well I guess this is the way they ordered the aircraft....They work absolutely fine, so there is no reason to waste money and change them to LED displays in my opinion. There would be no point in the change.

So why did they order the 757s with the more advanced controls? I do believe even the L-1011s had LED displays.
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RE: Delta 767-200/300 IFE

Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:03 am

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 1):
They work absolutely fine

I beg to differ... (well from personal experience anyway). They were old, some were cracked, and the sound quality coming out of the sockets was very very dodgy...
 
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RE: Delta 767-200/300 IFE

Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:06 am

Quoting Vasu (Reply 3):
beg to differ... (well from personal experience anyway). They were old, some were cracked, and the sound quality coming out of the sockets was very very dodgy...

Keep in mind that the tube type headphones are no longer used. Two metal prong electronic headphones are now used.
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RE: Delta 767-200/300 IFE

Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:48 am

On a side note, does anyone know how many DL 762's are currently flying and what are the tail numbers?
 
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RE: Delta 767-200/300 IFE

Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:59 pm

I think we have 6 767-200 still in service. Ship numbers; 101,102,106,109,113,and114. No word on future retirement dates.
 
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RE: Delta 767-200/300 IFE

Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:44 pm

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 2):
So why did they order the 757s with the more advanced controls? I do believe even the L-1011s had LED displays.


The 757 IFE (audio/video) was not factory installed. It was installed in the late 80's-early 90's at the TOC. The older 767 IFE was installed at the factory in the early 80's and was what was available at the time. The L-1011's got digital controls (early 90's) when they were switched over from a Telephonics system to a Matsushita system.
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