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beachcomber_1

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Posted: 06/03/19 11:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For those of you using carry out DirecTV domes , check with King. Many of their domes will work with DirecTV HD after change without mods.





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way2roll wrote:

2oldman wrote:

goducks10 wrote:

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.


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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..

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timmac wrote:

way2roll wrote:

2oldman wrote:

goducks10 wrote:

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..


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Posted: 06/03/19 03:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

beachcomber_1 wrote:

For those of you using carry out DirecTV domes , check with King. Many of their domes will work with DirecTV HD after change without mods.


You and others are missing the point. We who have been and are still using SD equipment are not concerned about not having access to DTV in the future. The concern is having to pay $XXX for a new antenna or dome in order to continue that service. DTV will be paying for the receiver upgrades.

As for the poster who asked "how can anyone love SD?", for us it's not a "love" affair. We have gotten by with a lower quality picture for a smaller investment while enjoying the variety of programming AND DVR capability (YES, 2-tuner DVRs for SD).

By the way, I have yet to find an acceptable streaming replacement for the DVR when it comes to recording sports programming. There are "cloud DVR" services, but they come at a price. So any discussion of streaming cost vs satellite/cable needs to include those charges.


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Aside from the occasional inability to get a decent signal, there aren't really any downsides.


For a home owner I would have to agree that this is not a real problem. For RVers who like to search out areas where the population is somewhat less dense I just have to giggle. 4G has huge gaps outside the cities and that's not going to change (seriously, how many cows are concerned about their IPad?). 5G coverage is going to be so highly limited for the first 10+ years that RVers will be saying 5 what?
It's all about how and where you RV. If you are a city dweller in your RV you will likely never need satellite TV. If you are a minimalist and you don't want TV while RVing, you will likely never need satellite TV. However, there will ALWAYS be a need for satellite TV. Maybe not the current offerings, but some kind of satellite TV. 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.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
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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..

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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?

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Bill.Satellite wrote:

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..

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Timmac,

Are you a disgruntled former satellite TV employee? Asking for a friend.





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