|Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 14):|
Well, DL seems to disagree, and will be retrofitting the 753s with AVOD. In addition, all of the 739ERs will have AVOD installed at the factory. DL is not stupid; there is still a market for PTVs according to them.
Every airline does things different that works for their model. WN
also has a WiFi system that is satellite based that will work pretty much anywhere. I know most other airlines use surface based bandwidth services where they won't function over water, not sure if DL
has that system.
|Quoting cactus739 (Reply 15):|
Did you survey "most people" or you're just going off your opinions again? Tablets are still relatively new to the world, I would guess that "most people" don't have tablets as of yet. Once they become a little less expensive and people start buying more and more, I bet that "most people" will be watching them over a PTV, that's my opinion.
Exactly. Back in the day I worked for a tech company that made tablets...believe it or not Apple didn't invent them.
However they were clunky, heavy, and mainly for medical offices. The advancements being made in the tablet space is very impressive and we'll only see use expand. When I'm flying around the system I see more and more people pulling tablets out.
|Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 20):|
Well, DL is offering both, thus giving customers a choice. Removing PTVs would alienate many loyal DL FFs, and would simply be throwing away millions of dollars invested.
Or just force them to switch over to the tablet sitting in their bag. However, each airline has a different business plan and what works for them.
|Quoting airbazar (Reply 25):|
That doesn't mean that most people will bring their tablets with them when they fly, just like today most people own laptops and they don't carry their laptops either. Most people still only carry their smart phones when traveling and I don't see that changing any time soon.
Laptops are larger and more of an issue to handle. Tablets are easy, thin, and very simple to transport and use. You can get a tablet with a 7 inch screen that isn't much bigger than the larger smart phones. So the lines are going to get blurred very easily.
|Quoting BD338 (Reply 26):|
Haven't tried the TV offering on WN but the channel selection was very limited (noted 20 channels coming later this year...maybe Discovery/History etc??) and if it is as slow as the wi-fi can be then I'd be a bit peeved at paying for a screen that probably freezes every 10 seconds.
I believe the TV
offering and WiFi are running through different channels to keep bandwidth from being taken from the other.
Well how about that. Thanks for clearing that up.