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We stay at casinos across the USA Some are really advanced for this old mind. We are currently at the Coushatta in Kinder La the middle of nothing. We were hocked to get Detroit news casts. We travel the US but mostly at RV locations and in the last few years there seems to be better internet and TV. Now if I can find a way to win at the casino life would be perfect.


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Posted: 11/09/21 11:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If cost is of no concern, DirectTV or Dish, but local channels are free and local news is interesting.


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Posted: 11/09/21 11:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We like to stream but the Wi-Fi signal used to be questionable .. We now have the Dish Travl'r Satellite system... Push a button, wait for it to raise and automatically find the sats... watch TV. This works very well especially in the areas that we can hardly get a cell signal...

We also carry an unlimited Hotspot and connect out TV's up to it to stream.... We found this particular devise after we purchased the Winegard, Dish system...


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Posted: 11/09/21 01:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a hybrid approach.

I use the crank-up antenna and an iOS app called "TV Towers" to find the nearest towers. It's catch as catch can when you dial in the channels. In the spot where I am this week I hit my personal best: 69 channels and sixty of them are in English.

We also have TONS of DVDs & BluRays in the RV. Hit the $5 bin at Walmart if you want to cheaply stock up your library.

We've got a wifi hotspot that works great for streaming if we've got a good cell signal. The TV in our living room is a smart TV and has plenty of streaming apps. I use this Dynalink Streaming Media Player in our bedroom to stream TV in bed. I was skeptical about it at first, but it works so well that I bought one for home and three more for our kids for Christmas this year.

Yeah, we're supposed to be "roughing it", but it's still pretty primitive since we don't have any DVR functions in the RV and can't rewind live TV.

Speaking of that, we have one more viewing option if there's something on DirecTV that we're dying to watch. (And when I say "we", I mean my wife.) It's a hassle, but I can log into DirecTV on my laptop and then Miracast the signal from my laptop to the smart TV. It's more trouble than it's worth, unless there's a game on and it's only playing on a cable channel and not OTA.


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IF you have the old style " BAT WING" you can add - The Wingman . . I had this 2 RV's ago and it improved my antenna signals .. I also used like above - TV Towers app.. That along with the directional wingman made for good pictures..

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ford truck guy wrote:

IF you have the old style " BAT WING" you can add - The Wingman . . I had this 2 RV's ago and it improved my antenna signals .. I also used like above - TV Towers app.. That along with the directional wingman made for good pictures..


I did that. and I also changed to a "Sensar Pro" wall plate (Well it's a bit more complex on my RV but that's what I did)

And when I forgot to lower the beast one day and ripped it off replaced the III+Wingman with an IV (3/4) which has the wingman built in.

Very good reception out to many miles.

Alas that's the one thing I do not like about my apartment.. Wrong side of a steel frame building can't get but one station OTA.

But in other news I'm going to try Ham Radio 75 Meter operation this evening now that my Jeep is 13'6" tall (Ok so that's the 75 meter ham stick magnetically attached to the roof. Parked only folks I'm not driving that way)


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after a semi "nicked" it. Still have the radios
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