So you didn't follow Gadling's travel tips
, and end up stuck at some trade show
for a week in well-appointed room with a stunning view of the...parking lot. Not that that's ever happened to us, but hopefully in the future
you will be in a hotel with a flat panel tuned to The Window Channel. Designed specifically for hotel operators, the idea is to give visitors a window to anywhere in the world, with five minute, single camera "locked down" clips from Maui, the Champs-Elysé
es and other locations slightly more glamorous than wherever you really are. Not sure if 1080i and 5.1 surround is worth calling ahead for? Check out TheWindowChannel.com for some lower-res preview clips and see if it doesn't bring you around.