Lufthansa on Demand
Besides, perhaps it's high time I take a hint from Mary Silbey, a columnist for ZatsNotFunny and a "Chief Blogger" among the Motorola crowd, and take a day off from covering the machinations and flagellations of the July 1, FCC-mandated ban on set-tops with integrated security.
Anyway, Lufthansa offers a decent VOD service for flyers who are lucky enough to trade in miles for an upgrade to first- or business-class. "Decent," in this case, means it actually exists and works, to boot. It doesn't hold a candle to most cable VOD offerings, but it really doesn't have to. In addition to a good stock of new and older flicks (I wonder where else can you get The Good German and Easy Rider on the same menu?), some limited TV fare, and a few simple games like Tetris, there's more than enough there to help those mind-numbing hours pass as one makes that jump across the pond.
There were plenty of shortcomings. Trick-play features were sluggish, and the hazy image on the tiltable screen made me pine for the VHS days. But that's just nit-picking or, as the Germans say, raisin-crapping.
— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News