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way2roll

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bigred1cav wrote:

How do you connect to internet to get signal to ROKU etal?


Since CG wifi is not realistically an option, you will need a hotspot with a data plan - preferably unlimited. Hotspots are small - usually smaller than a phone and are technically routers that pick up cellular data broadcast wifi to any device within range. A roku and firestick are receivers that plug into the hdmi plug in your TV and make any TV internet ready.

The hotspot is on your data plan an as mentioned above a few carriers are now offering truly unlimited data at reasonable prices - more reasonable than most Sat subscription plans. And there is a LOT of content that you can stream for free. I can basically get any show/movie etc, ever produced if I know where to find it. There is some figuring out where to get content but lots of tutorials on youtube. I prefer a firestick over Roku because apps can be loaded to a firestick where they can't be on a Roku. This makes a firestick more dynamic and thus able to get more content easier.

The caveat is of course - you must be able to receive a decent cell signal. Some have noted that more remote camping offers less than optimal cellular coverage to support streaming. While streaming has a lot of advantages over Sat and cable, that is the one piece that make Sat still relevant, the fact that you can get a signal just about anywhere there is line of site. There is talk of expanding cellular networks from Satellites - I believe this is where technology is going.

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bigred1cav wrote:

How do you connect to internet to get signal to ROKU etal?

We have unlimited data hotspot plans with AT&T and Verizon, plus a Max Amp RV cell amplifier repeater for fringe signal areas. With that combination, we have yet to land on a location where we didn't have a good enough signal for streaming from one carrier or the other. Our FireTVstick is loaded with a number of streaming apps that give us all the legal movies and TV channels we could possibly watch. We also have the Dish Anywhere app installed that lets us watch live and recorded programming from the Dish Hopper w/Sling receiver installed at our upstate NY family cottage when we don't set up our portable dish locally.


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DilanYah wrote:

I have a firestick. I don't know if it is better than roku stick but I wouldn't trade it. It has a lot of different options for streaming apps both free and paid. There are plenty of choices. I found an app a couple weeks ago that has absolutely everything I was looking for - it calls Cinema Apk, for more info ***Link Removed***



That app is not working on my fire tv cube. I got this from here - ***Link Removed***

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I picked up a MiFi hotspot from Verizon, so, assuming I CAN get a signal, I think my problem is solved... thanks, everyone, for your input... I never come away without learning something...

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I bought a Dish Wally and a Wingard carry out. We left on a four month trip and it only worked a few times early in the trip. I have to send the wingard receiver in for repair when we get home. Prior years I took the direct TV box from the house and set up a dish that had to be tuned to a satellite and it worked great, once I found the satellite.

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I had a Trav’lr and a portable. Between obstacles, low satellite position and lack of Eastern Arc support, I used the portable most of the time. If I had it to do over, I would have passed on the Trav’lr entirely. Considering my personal travel and viewing preferences, it wasn’t worth the money. YMMV.


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H & E wrote:

I bought a Dish Wally and a Wingard carry out. We left on a four month trip and it only worked a few times early in the trip. I have to send the wingard receiver in for repair when we get home. Prior years I took the direct TV box from the house and set up a dish that had to be tuned to a satellite and it worked great, once I found the satellite.


The receiver is made by Dish so don't send it to Winegard. If you mean the antenna, that's a Winegard product.


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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I use a roof mounted dish and carry a Tailgater but useally don't need the portable. I also habe a Verizon MiFi for streaming when in the southeast but it isn't much good in the North Central part of the U.S. Couldn't get a signal for streaming in Nebraska and the d Dakotas


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