From: email@example.com (Bill Galer) Organization: OzEmail Pty Ltd - Australia Date: 03 Nov 95 04:23:12 References: 1
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Andrew Goldfinger <Andy.Goldfinger@aplmail.jhuapl.edu> wrote: > I have been on aircraft in which the audio channel guide indicated >that the seats near the galley could hear the movie sound on a different >channel that the remainder of the seats. Why are these seats wired >differently? Cabin Seats near the windows at the front of a zone (near galleys etc.) often do not have a clear view of the video screens in their own 'zone' and the passengers are expected to view the video screen/s in the next zone forward of them. Although these seats are receiving the video soundtrack for their own zone on say channel one, the next zone forward may be screening a different video program (with it's audio available on channel one in that zone). To match up the soundtrack in say zone 'C' with the video shown on zone 'B', the soundtrack for the alternate video is made available on another channel say channel two. Some carriers have additional channels provided for the video soundtrack of both primary and/or alternate video programs to be received in different languages if available. This is a typical layout for large aircraft and is a result of the seats in each zone being wired the same rather than wired differently. Regards Bill Galer L.A.M.E.