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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
RE: Flat tow P/U to carry motorcycle

If ratings matter to you, you are likely rated to only tow 5000 pounds with that motorhome. Good luck finding a pickup plus 600 pounds in that weight range. Brand New 2WD Toyota Tacoma Ext Cab 4 Cylinder with a 6 foot bed weights 4000 lbs and has a payload up to 1600 lbs.. See that was a easy find...
timmac 05/30/19 04:45pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Starlink Internet

What I'm saying is to replace Dish / Direct / cable you need to subscribe to a half dozen services to stream the same content legally. Anyone buying a "box" and streaming content from major networks without subscriptions isn't doing it legally in US/Canada/. Want to watch anything from CBS, that's a sub NBC and ABC are on Hulu, another sub Fox content will soon be on Disney+ another sub FX, FXX need a sub for FX+ Discovery, NatGeo? wait a year and the stuff will be on Hulu TBS? That's another sub Disney is in the process of taking Hulu apart right now. Everything you said above is so wrong, I can legally stream thousands of programs for free and many you mention above, some streaming content you have to pay and many contents is free and has been this way for years now legally... Have you ever been on YouTube, even they have hundreds of free movies and all the major news stations have a channel that you can watch the news daily free with no subscriptions.. I like how those that have never streamed movies with a Roko or Apple or Amazon box thinks they know it all.. :C
timmac 05/30/19 04:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Direct TV turn off date

Hopefully with all the streaming advocates here, someone doesn't get the idea that they can use a campground's ISP for this.I would have expected the word "can't" Correct any RV park I have been at the internet was worthless, that's why you have to have your own Wi-Fi with you to stream movies.
timmac 05/30/19 01:02pm Technology Corner
RE: Direct TV turn off date

I can get ANY show or movie available - for free Tell us more. X2 You can watch just about any movie made in the past 80 years at anytime streaming.. I bet 90 percent is free and commercial free.. You cant teach these old dogs new tricks, they are stuck in the high price per month cable/satellite TV world and will never understand how awesome the new streaming is and how much of it is free.. :B
timmac 05/30/19 12:59pm Technology Corner
RE: Starlink Internet

The old dying dinosaurs are pretty smart, and far from dead. that's why Internet providers own most of the television and movie studios now. Along with Disney and others, they've all worked together to make streaming as fragmented and difficult as possible to do "legally". I don't see anything difficult or legally questionable about subscribing to any of the mainline streaming services like SlingTV, YouTubeTV, DirecTV Now, Netflix, and various others with a variety of channel package offerings. Then there's the ad-supported free services like Pluto, Stirr, Kanopy, Xumo, FreeForm, and others. And one of my favorite streaming apps, FitzyTV, that combines a number of my installed streaming apps into a single program guide for easy channel selections. And everyone of them is completely legal... X2 I have no idea what Gordonthree was even talking about, streaming is so much easier, just buy a Roku box at Walmart, hook it up and sit back and watch thousands of channels without a monthly bill.. And the legally part, that don't make since at all.. :h
timmac 05/29/19 08:18pm Technology Corner
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