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jcpainter

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Posted: 01/14/20 03:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RobWNY makes a VERY valid point. All "unlimited" cell plans will slow down after XXX amount of high speed data has been used. They may throttle, or they may be "network managed".

Be sure you understand the fine print of your "unlimited" plan.

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Now, with our Verizon unlimited data plan, from ANYWHERE,

Tim


Well, that is ANYWHERE you have cellular service. But maybe when you are in areas off the grid you don't want to be watching TV anyway!
You will also want to find out where the limits on your unlimited plan kicks in. There are few non-commercial 4G truly unlimited plans left. I am lucky to have the Mobley SIM in a HotSpot as it appears to be truly unlimited and unthrottled.


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RE: casting to the TV vs using HDMI. Most unlimited data plan are only unlimited for data used on device ... On the phone. When you plug an HDMI cable to the TV you are still only using data on the phone -so far so good. When you "cast" to a smart TV or a Chromecast device, that is traveling over the internet, using data off device, because each piece (phone and TV needs to be connected to the same wifi)
Miracast is an exception, it travels directly from phone to TV without a wifi connection.


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Posted: 01/14/20 05:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

chrisguld wrote:

RE: casting to the TV vs using HDMI. Most unlimited data plan are only unlimited for data used on device ... On the phone. When you plug an HDMI cable to the TV you are still only using data on the phone -so far so good. When you "cast" to a smart TV or a Chromecast device, that is traveling over the internet, using data off device, because each piece (phone and TV needs to be connected to the same wifi)
Miracast is an exception, it travels directly from phone to TV without a wifi connection.

As far as I know, all smart cast is done by Bluetooth, not WiFi.





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Unless you insist on hi-def, throttling usually isn't an issue. For movies, this can be an issue but for TV, we usually don't care.

Pretty much all newer phones can cast and most newer TVs can receive.


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We also use Sling and Tivo so we can watch what we recorded from home. I use an HDMI cable and never had a problem with throttling that it affected anything.



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We use an automatic "Tailgater" dish on the RV roof and use the same box in the house and RV (Wally). Just 1 bill. Fiddled with using the phone but living out West, just too many camping opportunities that are beyond good cell data range. Sat is always there.

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Healeyman wrote:



Now, with our Verizon unlimited data plan, from ANYWHERE,

Tim


Try that in the Kewenaw Peninsula in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Pretty much no cell service for any provider north of Houghton/Hancock. [emoticon]

Pretty neat way to watch TV though. When we had TimeWarner I thought about something similar when they came out with their watch anywhere app.


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Campfire Time wrote:

Healeyman wrote:



Now, with our Verizon unlimited data plan, from ANYWHERE,

Tim


Try that in the Kewenaw Peninsula in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Pretty much no cell service for any provider north of Houghton/Hancock. [emoticon]

Pretty neat way to watch TV though. When we had TimeWarner I thought about something similar when they came out with their watch anywhere app.


Yeah but on a forested camp site on the wrong side of the hills, satellite isn't going to work either.

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Would this setup work with android (google) phones?


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