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Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Delmar27, Aug 7, 2012.

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  1. Delmar27

    Delmar27 Tourist

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    Three of the places we like to stay in recent years have been THEhotel, Venetian, and the HRH suites at the Hard Rock, one of the reasons being that these three room types have always offered in-room DVD players. In looking at the three websites today I noticed that none of these list DVD players as part of their "room features" anymore. I just got off of the phone with THEhotel to confirm, and they report that DVD players are now "by request". Can anyone who has stayed recently at either Venetian or HRH suite confirm whether they have been removed from these rooms? Granted this is a small detail, but it is one of the items that has caused us to book these rooms in the past. Thanks
     
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    I know the HRH Tower Suites at the Hard Rock had 'em as of last month. It's a big deal to me too as I often practice a presentation with a couple locals and use the DVD.

    Before landing at the Hard Rock, I liked to stay downtown at the Golden Nugget and their Gold Club rooms (north tower) had them, as well as the Jr. Suites in the Rush Tower. Other rooms may have them there too, but that's where I stayed.
     
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    Palazzo (Feb) and THEhotel (July) still have them in the living room areas.

    I can't think of any particular reason (well actually I can) they'd remove them unless they were broken, in which case they probably wouldn't replace them if their intent is eventually to get rid of them.

    At Palazzo, it's easy to hook up a portable DVD player if you have one, the jacks are right on the side of the TV screen. THEhotel, not so easy.
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Constant hassle with keeping them working would be a good reason.

    We have hooked up our laptop to the tv before.

    DVD player in Vegas. In all my time here, never heard about this request.
     
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    MrSandsman Low-Roller

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    During the January Adult Entertainment Expo the DVD players in the Venetian/Palazzo and now the HRH have been extremely convenient for checking out all of the free swag, lol.:wink2:
     
  6. Delmar27

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    Thanks all for the info, it is appreciated. I wish that all properties offered the multi I/O panels that Mirage and Cosmopolitan have. Those sure make it easy to use laptops, and other portable media devices.
     
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    Aria and I believe MGM Grand now has those as well.
     
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    Sam D Low-Roller

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    This is an interesting thread. For the past couple years I've been taking a cheap, compact DVD player on my trips so I can watch Miami Vice and other favorites. I just never thought the hotels would install DVD players in the rooms because they would compete with the revenue from the hotels' pay-per-view and other premium programming.
     
  9. Delmar27

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    Yes, we also like to bring along some of our more favorite shows to watch, as it helps us to wind down late in the evening after some long days in the casino (Dexter is a favorite!). But in the end, it is not that big of a deal. I just found it curious that the three mentioned hotels (HRH, THEhotel, Venetian), used to include this in their room descriptions, but now all three now no longer mention this. I would also guess that they would consider this to be taking away from revenue of the in-room entertainment fees. We do sometimes travel with portable players, but most rooms make it virtually impossible to attach external devices. Glad to know that Aria and MGM also have these I/O panels as mentioned above. We'll be back at THEhotel at the end of September, and will report back if anyone is interested. Thanks again for all of the info!
     
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