Hilton Tests the Home Theater Hotel Room
Ever wonder why you never see 5.1 systems in a hotel room. I mean, it doesn't cost much to put in even a basic system - so why not spec it into the build of a new facility? Ok, I'm "geeking out" as a certain friend of mine would say... but why not? Apparently someone at Hilton
Hotels agrees with me. They've launched home theater-like "Sight+Sound Rooms" at two test-bed hotels. This includes a couple dozen guest rooms at the Hilton Chicago O'Hare International
Airport and even more at the Hilton in San Francisco.
The rooms each come with a 42-inch HDTV and Yamaha YSP-800 Digital Sound projector - the perfect solution for generating DSP-driven surround sound in a rectangular hotel room. There is also a "connectivity panel" so guests also can plug their own MP3 players, laptops, digital cameras, etc into a specially designed easy-to-use connectivity panel, which LodgeNet developed and provided for the project. To support the connection, Monster Cable is providing a cable pack in the event guests leave their cables behind.
Available in each room are movie, music and sports packages as well as prime time TV shows and network/cable specials - all provided via DirecTV and XM Radio. The goal for the system is to ensure users are provided with an easy-to-use menu system for accessing anything they want.
For more information, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.
Good luck on that one
Im about 50/50 for getting placed next to morons,drunks & couples who slam stuff around,like the head board.
My worst was in Paramus New Jersey
Ouch... that would be a hard pill to swallow. I'm a light sleeper and easily disturbed, so when I'm on the road for business, I take foam earplugs...LOL
They certainly help, but they're still not enough to block a blaring TV in an adjacent room. Without them, somebody walking through the hallway heavy footed might wake me.
(sub is irrelevant)
As a person who has done his share of business traveling in the past.....
I cant stand it when the "TV" volume next door is too loud. My sleep is precious, and I'll be dialing "0" to complain to the front desk in a heartbeat if the person next door is disturbing my sleep
As if being on the road isnt bad enough?
If hotels are interested in offering good sound to their patrons, they should offer quality headphones as an option. I enjoy cranking the sound in my HT as much as the next guy, but I dont want to hear that stuff on the road through a hotel wall. As far as I'm concerned, they can stick with the little 27" tube TV's, and I'll be just fine