Travelodge / Premier Inn TV London

itsanne
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Can anyone confirm whether the tvs in Travelodge or Premier Inn are suitable for plugging in a Playstation?

My son plans to visit London shortly and is determined to take his Playstation. He's found it impossible to get confirmation that he'll be able to connect it. It's been suggested that the connection will be there but that it might not be accessible if the tv is fastened to the wall. He doesn't need to connect wirelessly.

Anyone who can confirm one way or the other will save my sanity!

Any suggestions for somewhere else that would be suitable would be very welcome.
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  • k3lvc
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    Depends on the location - I've seen different TV's in different rooms even at same Travelodge/Premier Inn

    Suggest you prepare your son for disappointment - both during this visit and the rest of his life if his existence depends on being able to take his PlayStation wherever he goes :eek:
  • itsanne
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    k3lvc wrote: »
    Depends on the location - I've seen different TV's in different rooms even at same Travelodge/Premier Inn

    Suggest you prepare your son for disappointment - both during this visit and the rest of his life if his existence depends on being able to take his PlayStation wherever he goes :eek:

    Thanks for the information.

    He has serious mental health problems and is going with a carer. Finding things easier if he takes the Playstation is the least of my worries where he's concerned.
    . . .I did not speak out

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    And there was no one left
    To speak out for me..

    Martin Niemoller
  • k3lvc
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    itsanne wrote: »
    He has serious mental health problems and is going with a carer. Finding things easier if he takes the Playstation is the least of my worries where he's concerned.
    OK - understand and my apologies for assuming otherwise :)
  • itsanne
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    k3lvc wrote: »
    OK - understand and my apologies for assuming otherwise :)


    No problem at all. In fact, generally I would agree with you. I didn't include the information originally and anticipated critical replies. You had the courtesy to answer the question at the same time. :)
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    Then they came for me
    And there was no one left
    To speak out for me..

    Martin Niemoller
  • Most Premier Inns have the TV on the wall and a set of HDMI/AV sockets below. Travelodges usually have free standing TV's so no problems. If they are wall mounted you can usually get down the side to access the sockets
  • unforeseen
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    farmerboy wrote: »
    Most Premier Inns have the TV on the wall and a set of HDMI/AV sockets below. Travelodges usually have free standing TV's so no problems. If they are wall mounted you can usually get down the side to access the sockets

    I've never come across a Premier inn with that set up. Normally you need hands the size of a 3 yo to get it close to the sockets or a very stiff lead that you can push in while holding about 6in back from the plug.

    As I tend not have a spare 3yo with me you can guess my solution.
  • Travelodges can have wall-mounted TVs as well. Usually an HDMI socket is still accessable on the side (assuming that is whats required for a PS) but nothing else. Suggest the OP calls the hotel of choice and makes it a formal request
  • itsanne
    itsanne Posts: 4,990
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    Thanks for the responses. We'd phoned quite a few Travelodges and Premier Inns yesterday but got lots of "Can't guarantee it" type of answers. Son got somebody who seemed more confident answering from Travelodge today and was told he definitely wouldn't be able to play the Playstation, which seems just as daft as him wanting to take it in the first place.
    . . .I did not speak out

    Then they came for me
    And there was no one left
    To speak out for me..

    Martin Niemoller
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