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In the ever-expanding universe of Twitter, there is one particular trend @HotelChatter happens to quite enjoy: candid hotel photos. These pics range from stunning views to anti-views to celebrity tomfoolery and everything in between. And we can't get enough of 'em! Every Monday, we commemorate our favorite "Twitpic of the Week." Got a favorite of your own? Want to show off your sweet suite? Send it in!
It's no secret that the James Chicago likes to offer fun little "extras" at the hotel: whether that's a pop-up ice cream shop, or a noteworthy artist-in-residence program or an in-room cocktail amenity. And so we weren't too surprised to see a recent guest tweet this photo of one of the hotel's 26 in-room DVD projectors.
A few years back, we used to get excited to see a DVD Player in a hotel room and while they are still a rarity, when we checked into the Signature at MGM Grand in Las Vegas the other day, we hardly flinched when we saw this DVD player right below the flat-screen TV.
Are we just completely jaded now or is the DVD player going the way of the hotel telephone? After all, so much recreational programming (movies, TV shows, music) can be found on your computer, your phone or your tablet.
And with the advent of streaming services like Netflix and even the movie rentals from iTunes, putting in a disc in a DVD player just seems silly. Plus, before we know it, DirecTV and other DVR services will come online in hotel rooms too, further edging out the DVD.
We tried to think of uses for the DVD player and could really only come up with two: