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Since we are in the RV a lot we have several methods to get TV depending on where we are at.
We have a 54” Roku smart Tv in the living room that has dozens of streaming channels IF you have good WiFi.
If it’s weak, we use a WiFi booster.
If there is good internet but no WiFi, we create a hot spot with the phone or use a special adapter for the IPhone that connects the phone to the TV with an HDMI cable, then use streaming apps to watch what we want.
If there is no internet or WiFi, we use the Dish TV satellite dish to get about 200 channels.
In the bedroom TV we use either an Amazon fire stick or a Roku stick, both of which require WiFi.
 

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Since we are in the RV a lot we have several methods to get TV depending on where we are at.
We have a 54” Roku smart Tv in the living room that has dozens of streaming channels IF you have good WiFi.
If it’s weak, we use a WiFi booster.
If there is good internet but no WiFi, we create a hot spot with the phone or use a special adapter for the IPhone that connects the phone to the TV with an HDMI cable, then use streaming apps to watch what we want.
If there is no internet or WiFi, we use the Dish TV satellite dish to get about 200 channels.
In the bedroom TV we use either an Amazon fire stick or a Roku stick, both of which require WiFi.
With all that it seems like you would keep busy just messing with the televisions!
 

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We recently cut the DirecTV cord and went to streaming full time. Our sole purpose was to save money. Yes, we can afford all the channels but why give yourself even more reasons to be stationary? We've had Netflix($12/mo) for a while and really like it. Tried Discovery Plus(DP) since like many of their channels PLUS for like an extra $1/month you get commercial free. Total was like $6 or 7/month. Well, I wanted to watch OKC Thunder and noticed Sling TV offered Fox Sports and a NBA channel so put DP on hold and signed up for Sling. It's around $30/mo. Those weren't the same 2 channels that I had on DirecTV so still can't watch Thunder games(Bally Sports took over Fox Sports OKC and NBA channel does blackouts). I don't care for the SlingTV guide so it's likely we'll put that on hold and go back to commercial free DP.

DirecTV was around $100 or so per month along with Netflix so $115-120/mo total. With Netflix and DP, it's around $20. With Netflix and Sling, it's around $40-45).

The one thing that I notice more for the streaming services is a need to have a show already planned. Some don't have current shows so you have to be wanting to watch something and go to it. Channel/guide surfing isn't as productive in my opinion.

Dennis is spot on about the Wifi too - it's best to have good connectivity. We switched to Fiber and have zero issues.
 

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Since we are in the RV a lot we have several methods to get TV depending on where we are at.
We have a 54” Roku smart Tv in the living room that has dozens of streaming channels IF you have good WiFi.
If it’s weak, we use a WiFi booster.
If there is good internet but no WiFi, we create a hot spot with the phone or use a special adapter for the IPhone that connects the phone to the TV with an HDMI cable, then use streaming apps to watch what we want.
If there is no internet or WiFi, we use the Dish TV satellite dish to get about 200 channels.
In the bedroom TV we use either an Amazon fire stick or a Roku stick, both of which require WiFi.
How in the heck and how long did it take you to learn all that. I still have trouble getting the TV switched back to satellite after hitting the wrong button on the remote.


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DirectTV kept dinging me for a couple buck extra a month until it got to almost a hundred bucks a month. I called to cancel, and they offered it to me for $45/month. I ended up keeping it, but I haven’t turned on the TV in at least 3 months. My wife watches Fox News when I’m out of town, but other than that, she doesn’t watch it either.

I should’ve stuck to my guns and cancelled it. 🤷‍♂️
 

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DirectTV kept dinging me for a couple buck extra a month until it got to almost a hundred bucks a month. I called to cancel, and they offered it to me for $45/month. I ended up keeping it, but I haven’t turned on the TV in at least 3 months. My wife watches Fox News when I’m out of town, but other than that, she doesn’t watch it either.

I should’ve stuck to my guns and cancelled it. 🤷‍♂️
They got you!
 

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How in the heck and how long did it take you to learn all that. I still have trouble getting the TV switched back to satellite after hitting the wrong button on the remote.


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Don’t I know it I was reading that thinking what the hell is actually going on over there call NASA Hoddy wants to watch a movie.
 

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How in the heck and how long did it take you to learn all that. I still have trouble getting the TV switched back to satellite after hitting the wrong button on the remote.


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It’s called the power of the female anatomy that drives every male to fulfill the wishes and desires to that part which drives one to access technology and learn its idiosyncrasies to retain access.

Wife is a TV junkie and must have her channels.
There are other options out there that are upcoming.
Starlink is a project by Elon Musk to put low orbit satellites around the earth so everyone on earth has access to internet.
The satellites are around 130 miles above the earth offering high speeds and low latency.
Latency is the time it takes a signal from earth to travel to the satellite, be processed and retransmitted to the user on earth.
Example: Hughes net and other satellite internet suppliers have sats a thousand or more miles in space with old technology which results in high latency.
The end result of high latency is that your WiFi security cameras won’t work well if at all, and streaming services will be degraded.
Android phone users have the option of using a device called Stream Beam mini 2.
The phone must have internet service and mirrors what’s on the phone to the tv and it doesn’t have to be a smart tv. Just requires an HDMI port on the TV.
Lots of free streaming apps available for the Android phone.
If one wants to skirt the edge of legality, you can look on YouTube and learn how to jail break an Amazon fire stick.
After doing that, you can watch any pay for view show for free.
 

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It’s called the power of the female anatomy that drives every male to fulfill the wishes and desires to that part which drives one to access technology and learn its idiosyncrasies to retain access.

Wife is a TV junkie and must have her channels.
There are other options out there that are upcoming.
Starlink is a project by Elon Musk to put low orbit satellites around the earth so everyone on earth has access to internet.
The satellites are around 130 miles above the earth offering high speeds and low latency.
Latency is the time it takes a signal from earth to travel to the satellite, be processed and retransmitted to the user on earth.
Example: Hughes net and other satellite internet suppliers have sats a thousand or more miles in space with old technology which results in high latency.
The end result of high latency is that your WiFi security cameras won’t work well if at all, and streaming services will be degraded.
Android phone users have the option of using a device called Stream Beam mini 2.
The phone must have internet service and mirrors what’s on the phone to the tv and it doesn’t have to be a smart tv. Just requires an HDMI port on the TV.
Lots of free streaming apps available for the Android phone.
If one wants to skirt the edge of legality, you can look on YouTube and learn how to jail break an Amazon fire stick.
After doing that, you can watch any pay for view show for free.
Even midget porn?


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