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RE: DTV nightmare.. Timmac around?

I'm trying Roku right now. Problem 1: The picture won't format to my screen properly. That's strange I have never seen that before, have setup many Roku box's over the years and never a issue.. Maybe your doing something wrong, do you have it plugged into the HDMI port and have the TV set on the right port ?
timmac 06/24/19 05:24pm Technology Corner
RE: DTV nightmare.. Timmac around?

Internet is the new better way and cheaper per month than cable/satellite.. Says the man who has better than 5mps internet at $55/mo. How I wish I could dump DTV! Just hold on Space X will soon have its 600 satellites up and you will have all the internet you will need anywhere on the road and at home.. Late 2020 Space X internet should be online and satellite dish TV service will be part of the past like many brick and mortar stores.. :B
timmac 06/22/19 08:55am Technology Corner
RE: DTV nightmare.. Timmac around?

With streaming you don't need to record, all programs are always there ready to watch at anytime,Can I stream through commercials? Commercials are few with streaming to begin with, some channels have zero and some have a few, over the past 5 years I have been streaming commercials are coming on more but still less than half what cable/satellite offers.. As to speeding up the program to get out of commercials no I can not do that..
timmac 06/21/19 04:57pm Technology Corner
RE: Non SWM DTV dish Obsolete in 2019

Time to go streaming and junk the Dish... https://interestingengineering.com/4-brilliant-ways-you-can-re-purpose-a-satellite-dish
timmac 06/21/19 04:51pm Technology Corner
RE: DTV nightmare.. Timmac around?

..buy a Roko box and hook it up with your internet a away you go.I'm going to investigate that.I have a smart TV and am looking at the Hulu app. For around $45 a month I can get pretty much all I need, via wireless. The fly in the ointment for me is recording. I never watch live TV. I also like the 4k thing.. which I think I can only get via xfinity home internet - plus a DVR. But that ain't cheap. There's a lot out there! With streaming you don't need to record, all programs are always there ready to watch at anytime, that is what makes streaming so much better over satellite.. Smart TV's are OK but the Roku box offers many more channels and many are FREE... https://www.roku.com/
timmac 06/21/19 04:41pm Technology Corner
RE: DTV nightmare.. Timmac around?

..buy a Roko box and hook it up with your internet a away you go.I'm going to investigate that. I have blazing internet at the house, just the phone for the RV which I don't think is going to cut it. I have my service and my locals set up just the way I like it and I do not want any of it touched. I had a DTV receiver for the house and RV, without the fuss of having 2 accounts, which has worked just fine for years. Then I made the silly mistake of deactivating the other receiver, which essentially blew it off the map, and I'm not a good enough liar to get it reactivated. Even after being a loyal customer for over 20 years. Gimme a break. Thanks. I'll keep you posted. If you have internet at home than you have access to thousands of channel right now at zero cost and almost no commercials.. Do not get the Roko stick, get the Roko 3 box, the stick does not get all the channels and has a hard time receiving internet, I like the Roko 3 boxes, they work just fine and cost under $100 and No Monthly Fees... THIS IS NOT A HOME TOPIC. It's about how to access these TV options while RVing. Please stop confusing folks by making them believe that the same service they can get at home is available when they are in their RV. This is not your thread Bill, and in 2oldmans post he mentions his fast internet at home and I replied about that.. :R
timmac 06/21/19 04:32pm Technology Corner
RE: DTV nightmare.. Timmac around?

..buy a Roko box and hook it up with your internet a away you go.I'm going to investigate that. I have blazing internet at the house, just the phone for the RV which I don't think is going to cut it. I have my service and my locals set up just the way I like it and I do not want any of it touched. I had a DTV receiver for the house and RV, without the fuss of having 2 accounts, which has worked just fine for years. Then I made the silly mistake of deactivating the other receiver, which essentially blew it off the map, and I'm not a good enough liar to get it reactivated. Even after being a loyal customer for over 20 years. Gimme a break. Thanks. I'll keep you posted. THIS IS NOT A HOME TOPIC. It's about how to access these TV options while RVing. Please stop confusing folks by making them believe that the same service they can get at home is available when they are in their RV. If you have internet at home than you have access to thousands of channel right now at zero cost and almost no commercials.. Do not get the Roko stick, get the Roko 3 box, the stick does not get all the channels and has a hard time receiving internet, I like the Roko 3 boxes, they work just fine and cost $100 and No Monthly Fees... Umm I have 2 Roko boxes in my motorhome and get all the same channels at home as well in the RV, you just need a good internet everywhere that is coming in less than 2 years thanks to Elon Musk..
timmac 06/21/19 04:29pm Technology Corner
RE: DTV nightmare.. Timmac around?

OK, you spoke the name timmac 3 times and now he is back to haunt us all with his "satellite TV is dead" mantra. Oy vey! You going to have to change your name in 2 years "Bill Satellite"..:p
timmac 06/21/19 04:26pm Technology Corner
RE: DTV nightmare.. Timmac around?

..buy a Roko box and hook it up with your internet a away you go.I'm going to investigate that. I have blazing internet at the house, just the phone for the RV which I don't think is going to cut it. I have my service and my locals set up just the way I like it and I do not want any of it touched. I had a DTV receiver for the house and RV, without the fuss of having 2 accounts, which has worked just fine for years. Then I made the silly mistake of deactivating the other receiver, which essentially blew it off the map, and I'm not a good enough liar to get it reactivated. Even after being a loyal customer for over 20 years. Gimme a break. Thanks. I'll keep you posted. If you have internet at home than you have access to thousands of channel right now at zero cost and almost no commercials.. Do not get the Roko stick, get the Roko 3 box, the stick does not get all the channels and has a hard time receiving internet, I like the Roko 3 boxes, they work just fine and cost under $100 and No Monthly Fees...
timmac 06/21/19 04:19pm Technology Corner
RE: DTV nightmare.. Timmac around?

Rumors I'm hearing is that AT&T is trying to transistion everyone to land-line (Wire or fiber) and kill off DTV.. they sure seem to be doing that. That's because they see the satellite TV customers cutting the cord everyday by the thousands.. Internet is the new better way and cheaper per month than cable/satellite.. Like I said before 95 percent of young folks under 30 don't want or pay for cable/satellite TV and millions above 30 are seeing the light and cutting the cord daily.. 20 months and counting.. :B
timmac 06/21/19 04:14pm Technology Corner
RE: DTV nightmare.. Timmac around?

Both DTV and Dish are losing customers. For me for now there is no reasonable alternative while traveling. And perhaps the speculation posts about a DTV and Dish merger will become reality. You can use the cable at RV parks, use your antenna, buy some DVD's and use internet when you can.. Between all 4 there is no need to pay $75 a month for junk channels that you don't want.. Elon is making internet global real soon.. :C
timmac 06/21/19 04:07pm Technology Corner
RE: DTV nightmare.. Timmac around?

Thanks for the call out 2oldman : Streaming TV does not require special boxes and cards and calling people in other countries, you just go to walmart and buy a Roko box and hook it up with your internet a away you go. Also no monthly billing if you don't want to pay for certain channels and when you want to buy certain channels its all done thru the internet with no talking with people and no long term contracts.. Satellite/cable TV is old school... :B
timmac 06/21/19 04:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Direct TV turn off date

Will it? At a price that will allow the streaming to run 12+ hours a day for a family of 4 using something like 12 different devices? Cant see why not, my home internet allows that, it will at least give 24/7 streaming on the road in a RV..
timmac 06/04/19 04:14pm Technology Corner
RE: Flat tow P/U to carry motorcycle

Aluminum body F150 would fit the bill nicely. Yes, 4x4 is required for flat-towing. Ditto the Ranger unless you can find manual transmission. Don't forget the Mazda B-series (B-xx00 where X = engine liters) was a rebadged Ranger, and often for sale for less $. 2WD automatic truck can be flat towed with a driveline disconnect, also many newer 4x4 still need a driveline disconnect..
timmac 06/04/19 02:58pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Direct TV turn off date

Just as Space X believes the only way to provide internet Nationwide is via satellite, the only way to provide TV Nationwide is via satellite. Yea but what you don't understand is internet is also TV and better with thousands of programs and many are free, so why use direct/dish TV when the new satellite internet will fill both needs better.. 2 years
timmac 06/04/19 02:55pm Technology Corner
RE: Direct TV turn off date

Where we camp we don't have the best internet signal. And we don't like watching the same movies over and over.The arguments against streaming for everyone are quite clear, but timmac seems to be on a quest to save the world from Satellite tv. Not too many arguments against streaming. Of course the fact that Sat and cable are losing market share to internet streaming at such a remarkable rate that even the cable and Sat companies are offering streaming packages should tell you something. Aside from the occasional inability to get a decent signal, there aren't really any downsides. And Internet coverage is growing daily. Sat will eventually become obsolete. Google "is streaming taking over satellite" and see how many articles pop up. X2 Also to add to the down fall of cable/satellite is the younger generation 30 and under only stream, they wont pay for cable and satellite.. 2 years and cable/satellite TV will be closing the doors..
timmac 06/03/19 12:39pm Technology Corner
RE: Direct TV turn off date

You boys and girls keep talking about "Unlimited" plans for streaming and things like the Fire stick. Well, the last time we checked, an unlimited data plan was about $10 a month and you had to by a "Jet pack" from Verizon. The Jet pack was somewhere in the neighborhood of $150 or so. And in order to use it, you had to be in a cell site service area. If you were outside of that, you might as well play cards. Or, if you're lucky, your raised batwing might bring something in. We have TWO Fire sticks. And well, I'm just not all that impressed with them. And we use them at HOME, not on the road. It seems that almost no matter what kind of program I want to watch, be it a weekly TV show, or a movie, a very, very large percentage of the time, all I get is buffering. About 95% of what I look to watch, never even comes in because, there's no one streaming it or however that system works. Scott 1st off get the Roku 4 HD box and have a good internet at home, its far better than Firestick, certain wifi TV boxes don't have all the content and buffering issues is your weak internet.. To stream you need good equipment and good strong internet, like I have said before I get the latest shows and can even watch some movies that are still in theaters, plus thousands of shows, sitcoms, news, sports, documenters, you name it I have it at my house and on the road.. Just like a satellite dish and equipment you need the good stuff if you want to get all the good channels..
timmac 05/31/19 09:52pm Technology Corner
RE: Direct TV turn off date

101 uses for a old satellite dish.. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=101+uses+for+a+old+satellite+dish&qpvt=101+uses+for+a+old+satalite+dish&FORM=AWVR
timmac 05/30/19 10:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Direct TV turn off date

Where we camp we don't have the best internet signal. And we don't like watching the same movies over and over.The arguments against streaming for everyone are quite clear, but timmac seems to be on a quest to save the world from Satellite tv. Well that is about to change, Space X is sending up hundreds of satellites that will allow you to have internet anywhere in America and beyond.. In 2 years the internet world will change and the satellite TV companies will be heading for bankruptcy.. :E
timmac 05/30/19 10:18pm Technology Corner
RE: "Satellight Pollution" of the Night Sky by SpaceX

Not a fan. One astronomer mentioned that if they put all 12,000 satellites up that they plan to use, there will be more satellites than there are stars right now visible to the naked eye. But the good side is fast strong internet world wide.. :W
timmac 05/30/19 05:01pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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