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2oldman

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Posted: 03/25/21 02:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BB_TX wrote:

Few RV parks have adequate wifi service. .
Oddly I'm finding the best wifi service in Federal campgrounds. Namely Mesa Verde and Las Vegas Bay CG.

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mileshuff wrote:

jdc1 wrote:

You download movies to your tablet or laptop. Or, you can even download them to Google Play


Only if you buy them. Typically we rent from Redbox or similar.
Google Play would require streaming which doesn't typically work to well with RV park WiFi.


If you already have the dvd, you can make a copy and dump it on a portable hard drive. Perfectly legal to make a backup.

If it's a movie you haven't bought, of course, you have to buy it. The only alternative would be pirating it.


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I wouldn't count out satellite TV just yet. DTV runs some pretty good movies, all recordable. No problem getting reception pretty much anywhere.

Watched a Tupac movie yesterday on VH-1. I don't even know why they bother. Most of the dialogue is bleeped out F this and F that, and the closed captions are mostly ******. It's hilarious.

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I bought two "spare" BluRay players, on for the TV and for for my computer (USB3 with Type C/A plug) lat year, just in case. Dirt cheap.

Crazy, vinyl records are making a come back !

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I am also concerned. 5G could help someday.


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2oldman wrote:

I wouldn't count out satellite TV just yet.

It is fading fast ! Starlink will kill it completely in a couple of years.

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Most of these responses won't work on my flip phone.

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In the audio world I have a vendor I've been chatting with.. I ordered a CD from him and the post office ate it.. NOT HIS FAULT but he's sending me a replacement anyway.

He mentioned he's also mailing out an order of FIFTY Cassette tapes today.

I just bought a multi-media (Victor) Audio player. CD/Cassett/Record/FM/Blue tooth/AUX in

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Someone suggested downloading to your laptop at low speed and then stream it. Good idea HOWEVER.. Many streaming companies are taking steps to prevent you from downloading.. This includes YOU TUBE... I can still download most of the You Tube content I want (Mostly because I have long had the work around to their block on board... for other reasons) but at least one stream I want even that won't work. (The other reasons is the DVR's I had in the RV. I could download recorded shows to my laptop and watch... elsewhere.. but only a couple of programs will play them properly.. the one I choose... turns out to be part of the work around.) But they prevent streaming as much as they can.

And most park Wi-Fi. wont' handle more than one video stream at a time if that.


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Posted: 03/26/21 05:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SInce I do not own a smart phone nor have a router I cannot stream. I have Dish with an external hard drive DVR with movies on it and I have a DVD library. When boondocking the DVD use takes half the power that using Dish does so I prefer that.

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Posted: 03/26/21 05:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wa8yxm wrote:

Someone suggested downloading to your laptop at low speed and then stream it. Good idea HOWEVER.. Many streaming companies are taking steps to prevent you from downloading.. This includes YOU TUBE... I can still download most of the You Tube content I want (Mostly because I have long had the work around to their block on board... for other reasons) but at least one stream I want even that won't work. (The other reasons is the DVR's I had in the RV. I could download recorded shows to my laptop and watch... elsewhere.. but only a couple of programs will play them properly.. the one I choose... turns out to be part of the work around.) But they prevent streaming as much as they can.


If you want to download legally from youtube, you have to pay for a membership.

If anything, it's going the other way where it's easier to download because they know people will simply pirate if they make it too difficult. Doesn't mean it's free.

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