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I think I can forsee the streaming data services becoming overloaded more than the demise of satellite TV.

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timmac wrote:

... bought...a digital antenna and hooked him up...

presuming you meant an OTA antenna there ain't no such thing as a digital TV antenna.


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Well, get SBC to give me more than 3mbs at the S&B and I might consider cutting the cord. That is the highest download speed available in my area. Based upon our data usage, I would need to pay Verizon about $600 per month even before we add in the streaming GB data.
For now, I'm sticking with DTV satellite service for my video.


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"bought him a digital antenna" just about says it all





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Howdy!

We have been fulltiming for over 12 years and up until last year used DirecTV satellite for our TV viewing. We had planned our trip last year to Alaska and new we would lose satellite in Canada and Alaska so we cut the cord. We have a unlimited plus AT&T plan and now also have prepaid Verizon unlimited MiFi plan. We were already using Netflix’s and Amazon Prime so we added DirecTV Now. We had great success streaming in Canada and Alaska. Only one location in lower 48 was a problem and that as a TT’s Park in Cottonwood, AZ but knowone had service. One nice thing about stream is I know longer have to worry about the satellite being blocked by anything when we setup. We are very happy with streamingand also save money as we had the largest DTV satellite package.

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esyers wrote:

"bought him a digital antenna" just about says it all


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OK I got that wrong, HDTV Antenna.. [emoticon]

But there is a HDTV Digital antennae for sale, just search and you will see..

* This post was edited 03/17/19 08:25pm by timmac *

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rk911 wrote:

timmac wrote:

... bought...a digital antenna and hooked him up...

presuming you meant an OTA antenna there ain't no such thing as a digital TV antenna.


Well yes I did mean HDTV antenna but look at this..



Amplified Digital HDTV Outdoor Antenna with Motorized 360 Degree Rotation - 150 Miles Range - Wireless Remote

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Amplified-Dig........000006885&wl14=digital%20antenna&veh=sem

So I was at least half right.. [emoticon]

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STBRetired wrote:

Well, get SBC to give me more than 3mbs at the S&B and I might consider cutting the cord. That is the highest download speed available in my area. Based upon our data usage, I would need to pay Verizon about $600 per month even before we add in the streaming GB data.
For now, I'm sticking with DTV satellite service for my video.


Well if you are a Version customer they now have a New 30 gig per month wifi hotbox with unlimited slower wifi after 30 gig inside the month and resets each month back to higher speed for only $20 per month prepaid.

Its unlimited on the road almost anywhere..

Shop around cause mobile hot spots from cell phone companies are in a war to compete with unlimited wifi at a cheap cost with a sign up with there cell phone service..

Unlimited Internet on the go is making its way back folks..

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timmac wrote:

esyers wrote:

"bought him a digital antenna" just about says it all


Opps

OK I got that wrong, HDTV Antenna.. [emoticon]

But there is a HDTV Digital antennae for sale, just search and you will see..

ain't no such thing as an HDTV antenna. lots of stuff for sale. doesn't mean any of it is real.

* This post was edited 03/17/19 08:37pm by rk911 *

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rk911 wrote:

timmac wrote:

esyers wrote:

"bought him a digital antenna" just about says it all


Opps

OK I got that wrong, HDTV Antenna.. [emoticon]

But there is a HDTV Digital antennae for sale, just search and you will see..

ain't no such thing as an HDTV antenna. lots of stuff for sale. diesn't mean any of it is real.


So what is this below and what is on my house and RV that picks up over 40 local digital channels than..

[emoticon]

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Amplified-Dig........000006885&wl14=digital%20antenna&veh=sem

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