In Room Entertainment

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Last winter I put a docking station in one of our rooms, just as an experiment. I can't say it's been particularly popular, although obviously I don't know how much it's used when I'm not in the room. The biggest issue with it is that different phones and Ipads need different adapters for it's use, they're all in the draw but I think it's just too much messing about for people to bother with.

I've bought a wall socket that has built in USB charger points which I'm going to install, given the number of charger leads I see laying around the rooms I think this will be more popular.

This got me thinking, how much in room entertainment do people have.

Each of our rooms currently has a 20" flat screen TV that accepts Freeview (which is around 50 free to air TV channels). The TVs have built in DVD players and we used to have DVDs available but they got used maybe 5 times a year, so that wasn't worth it.

I'm thinking about Smart TVs but given the above I'm not sure it's worth the expense (our Broadband wouldn't support all those TVs using Internet streaming at the moment, but that's due to change in the near future). 

I wonder what other people have in their rooms and is it popular....?

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I hae flat-screen TV and DVD (either in the TV or external) in each room with a small DVD Library in the hall. Each room also has a clock radio/alarm/CD player. We have Basic Plus cable (3 or 4 ESPNs and other sports) with a LOT of channels. TVs get used, DVD once in a while, CD rarely. I also have a multi-plug with 2 USB ports for chargers and at least 1 (2 in most rooms) surge strips near the beds to accommodate any machines - breathing, apnea, etc.

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flat screen tv, clock radio/cd player, cds, dvd players, large movie collection which they use a lot, and within the last month, HIGH SPEED INTERNET!!! I thought we'd never be able to get away from satellite internet. It was sooooo expensive and horrible. Now we can stream movies and when a tv breaks, we'll probably replace with a smart tv.

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TVs - some very old, with basic cable.  A couple people have watched movies on their computers.

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We expect our guests to entertain themselves. Eye-wink

 

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Madeleine wrote:

We expect our guests to entertain themselves. Eye-wink

 

 

yes   Funny!

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It really depends. If I were Silverspoon or yourself HJ, I would appreciate a Telly to be able to catch the weather and news, and local stuff. I say this a lot, but if I were in your country, I love to see the local shows/news. As well as listen to a music channel on tv for relaxing (no ads like a radio).

But you have so much right there, it is shameful to be stuck inside to be entertained. er you know what I mean.

When I took our daughter to NYC for her 16th they had a docking station/speakers and we plugged in the iPod and phone and were listening in the room and having fun getting ready to go see Phantom.

We have people getaway here and only come here, last weekend was such. (Plus it is the time of the year...snow today, 60 degrees tomorrow!)

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We have TVs with built-in DVD players, and radios with CD players...old technology.  Guests do watch the DVDs we provide since most of our guests stay for at least 2-3 nights and many are here for 5-7.  We don't do stays of less than 2 nights, so our guests have the time to settle in and relax in their suites. The radios are still used for romantic background music, but probably would not be missed if the were not in the suites.  

 

Edited to add:  This year we added those alarm clocks with plug  outlet and USB outlets.  And of course we have free high-speed free wi-fi and cable TV.  

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