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Old 06-06-2013, 09:39 AM   #11
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Thanks for the reply's. I'm not quite sure how much clearance I have for a Wingman before it tags the front A/C.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:16 AM   #12
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If you have cable or satellite at you house:

Google the following:

-Slingbox

-4g Hotspot

-DLNA

-PlayonTV

I will never have the need for a feed from a cable, satellite, or antenna source.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:27 AM   #13
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If you have cable or satellite at you house:

Google the following:

-Slingbox

-4g Hotspot

-DLNA

-PlayonTV

I will never have the need for a feed from a cable, satellite, or antenna source.
How much data do you have on your 4g plan? And how often do you use it?

Do you know how much data is used in an hour's worth of watching?
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:39 AM   #14
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I have a dedicated hot spot Verizon with 5 GB per month. If one streams a non HD movie, it will take about 350MB. Thats about 2 hours of TV watching. I only use it for road trips for the kids and wife.

And that being said, with some of the camp grounds offering free wifi..all you need is a wireless router running DD-WRT and you can do all kinds of magical things


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How much data do you have on your 4g plan? And how often do you use it?

Do you know how much data is used in an hour's worth of watching?
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:23 PM   #15
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You will get far more bang for your buck by adding a "wingman" to your Sensar Batwing antenna.
I had a wingman on my last two RV's. I couldn't tell a difference. Maybe I travel to a lot of remote places where it wouldn't make much difference. Ok, I was in North Dakota last year and I pulled in a Canadian channel that I think you can get anywhere close to the Canadian border.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:25 PM   #16
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Today at the park I'm hosting at,, someone took the "wing" off their batwing and just attached an antenna to the remaining "pole" of the batwing. Strange.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:28 PM   #17
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As for streaming TV, no way for me. I have a five gig plan and streaming music uses 100 meg an hour, streaming TV uses 350 meg, as someone said. I try NEVER to go over limit. I just got a Verizon JetPack and to me it seems to use up megs faster than the cellular modem.

Oh, in an RV newsletter I get, someone said, if you are on a 5 gig limit, DO NOT DO "cloud computing." The author of that article said "cloud computing" will really eat your gigs up.
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Its all dependent on the quality of the files you are downloading. If your pulling down .mkv files and .flac files, your right you will eat up bandwidth. If however your pulling .aac or .mp3 one would e fine with a 5 GB dataplan.


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As for streaming TV, no way for me. I have a five gig plan and streaming music uses 100 meg an hour, streaming TV uses 350 meg, as someone said. I try NEVER to go over limit. I just got a Verizon JetPack and to me it seems to use up megs faster than the cellular modem.

Oh, in an RV newsletter I get, someone said, if you are on a 5 gig limit, DO NOT DO "cloud computing." The author of that article said "cloud computing" will really eat your gigs up.
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And that being said, with some of the camp grounds offering free wifi..all you need is a wireless router running DD-WRT and you can do all kinds of magical things
You should never count on campground wifi (free or otherwise) to do anything. Odds are stacked against you big-time.
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:51 PM   #20
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No kidding. RV Parks are now saying, email only, no streaming. Streaming hogs the bandwidth and nobody else can get on. One large RV park I stay at even requests that you shut your laptop after each session to release the bandwidth.
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