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RE: Hulu price increases TWICE this year!

In the latest count, Hulu just squeaked by Sling's subscriber count with 2.70 million subs vs 2.69 million subs. With yet another Hulu price increase, I wonder how long it'll take Sling to retake the lead...
Dutch_12078 11/15/19 03:31pm Technology Corner
RE: TV Antenna Question

Since most digital TV stations have been moved to the UHF spectrum, and assuming you are not too distant from stations, that antenna should work well. That's no longer the case... The latest FCC repack is moving even more channels down to the high and low VHF channels to join the 400 or so that were already there. Repack Plan
Dutch_12078 11/12/19 08:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Hearing problem need wireless mic and ear piece

Whichever system you decide on, I strongly suggest a single earphone model for the driver. That's a requirement in at least some states... HEADSETS
Dutch_12078 11/10/19 06:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ? Power Cord Protective Cap

I agree with Howard and Peggy, but if you really want a "protective cover", buy a replacement female extension cord end. The type with a handle would probably be the easiest to use.
Dutch_12078 11/10/19 04:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Parking on a slope

If the fridge is not turned on, no harm is done...
Dutch_12078 11/10/19 04:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: extension cord length

What size wire will the extension cord use? Is your TT 30 amp or 50 amp...
Dutch_12078 11/09/19 06:58am Tech Issues
RE: Knee Pain

Our dog and I shared our glucosamine chondroitin for a number years, and it clearly helped her get around better as she aged. She's gone now, and it continues to help me with an osteoarthritic knee, but it does nothing for the bursitis in my hips. Cortizone shots do the job there...
Dutch_12078 11/07/19 09:11pm Around the Campfire
RE: Storage compartment lock latch?

I guess I'll fabricate a new latch myself. Steve I've done exactly that a few times over my RV'ing years. I just drill on appropriate sized hole in a piece of flat stock and square it up with a square or triangular file before cutting and bending the piece to its final shape. As I recall, the screw is a short 6 or 8-32 machine screw. Easy enough to cut a longer one down if necessary...
Dutch_12078 11/05/19 07:16pm Tech Issues
RE: RVs and California's Planned Power Outages

The 18 foot standard is for the lower 4,000-36,000 volt distribution lines typically used to feed the transformers that supply residences and businesses. The higher 200,000+ volt distribution lines typically seen on tall steel or aluminum towers have a complex formula for determining the acceptable clearances in compliance with the ANSI standards developed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).
Dutch_12078 11/05/19 06:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RVs and California's Planned Power Outages

I was told by an Asplundh tree trimming supervisor the standard used by most power companies is 18 feet, not 18 inches. Asplundh is a line clearance contractor that works for many power companies in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Dutch_12078 11/04/19 05:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A Very Quiet Halloween

For the past 40 years or so, we've been at our Adirondack cottage for Halloween and haven't seen a single kid except our own grandkids back when they were little.
Dutch_12078 11/03/19 02:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: Starlink supposedly will be available in 2020

Musk has been saying the terminals will be about the size of a pizza box, but I don't know how much of the top surface area will be antenna.
Dutch_12078 10/29/19 08:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Propane tank integrity test

That applies to stationary bottles (propane tanks are referred to as bottles, not tanks btw) as well as portable as in grill bottles. My good friend owns the local propane distributor, I asked him about just that a few weeks ago because I had just sandblasted and repainted my 2 stationary 500 gallon bottles. Other states may have different requirements. Not sure but I know what Michigan requires. Your good friend should talk to Worthington Industries since they apparently don't know the correct names for their products. ;) ASME RV TANKS PROPANE (LPG) CYLINDERS
Dutch_12078 10/29/19 08:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Mysteries of RV design

When we had an RV with the little vent tabs outside, I used the awning rod to operate them. Our current RV has the inside vent latch.
Dutch_12078 10/29/19 07:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sale of Direct TV to Dish TV

May be time for all of you to toss your TV's and get back to camping. :) We're long past our "camping" days, now we're "RV'ers" with all the comforts that come with most homes. ;)
Dutch_12078 10/29/19 07:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Starlink supposedly will be available in 2020

Spacex has said previously that the sats and ground terminals would work well for mobile operation, and that seems to be born out by the aircraft test transmissions mentioned in this article. That bodes well for the RV and OTR trucking markets it seems. StarLink will probably use flat panel antennas (phased array) which may have to be gimbaled for some mobile applications. For in-motion use, that's a possible solution, but for parked use the flat panel terminals would be similar to roof mounted sat TV dishes like the Trav'ler except with much fewer aiming issues. As long as there's enough sky view, regardless of the direction, they should work...
Dutch_12078 10/28/19 09:20pm Technology Corner
RE: Sale of Direct TV to Dish TV

THe sale of DirecTV to AT&T was not good for DirecTV.. The problem is if Direc is sold to DISH you end up with basically a monopoly (Oh sure there is Orby but they are a different technology and not nearly competition.. yet). Just like broadcast media. where there uses to be hundreds of companies.. We are down to about six. I don't know what "different technology" you think Orby uses than the other two DBS services, but now that the FCC has said streaming TV is a viable competitor to cable and satellite TV, claiming a Dish/DTV merger is a monopoly falls apart pretty quickly.
Dutch_12078 10/28/19 09:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sale of Direct TV to Dish TV

I wonder if the big problems with Directv Customer Service is actually concentrated on forums like this. Maybe it is only a problem for RV type uses. I have both home and commercial services from Directv and never have an issue other than when they are having a fight over content fees and a channel is blacked out or the occasional loss of signal in heavy rain or snow. Both of those cure themselves without intervention of a customer service agent. It just might be that customers with RVs constitute 2% of their business and 90% of their problems. If that is case, it might be in Directv's interest to actively eliminate that segment of the market. I'm active on a couple of direct broadcast satellite TV forums, and the complaints about DTV/AT&T's customer service are significantly stronger than the complaints about Dish's customer service. And RV'ers are very much in the minority on those forums.
Dutch_12078 10/28/19 11:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Sale of Direct TV to Dish TV

"Today during AT&T’s 3rd quarter 2019 earnings call, AT&T put out the idea that DIRECTV could be on the table for sale or a merger/partnership. According to AT&T, there are no “sacred cows” in its portfolio and it directly pointed a finger at AT&T’s DIRECTV satellite TV service." AT&T is Open to Selling DIRECTV as TV Losses Grow
Dutch_12078 10/28/19 11:17am General RVing Issues
RE: replacement for Directv

When AT&T ends SD there will be a mad rush to Dish. To continue watching SD? Dish has no SD only receivers and all Dish antennas and LNB's are HD capable.
Dutch_12078 10/27/19 07:20pm Technology Corner
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