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Old 02-09-2015, 09:31 PM   #21
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You probably realize now that there are no "inexpensive" solutions to your issue. Reliable WiFi at campgrounds is usually a myth. You may want to try this company that supplies satellite/wifi/4G across Canada. How it Works You are going to need to do a lot more research to find a solution that is appropriate to your needs. There is no easy way. We use Shawdirect TV at our seasonal site in Manitoba and winter in south Texas. (Shaw will not provide any support outside of Canada so you will have to be a little creative, eg. dishpointer.com.) I don't know where you are at with your RVing experience; but when we were travelling with our early-teen sons, the best times were spent around the campfire. That was a few years ago before I phones, Ipads and Ipods. Good luck in your search.
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:21 PM   #22
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So this will be my first year out with a TT. Had a pop up before. I'm wondering about the television and how people watch. I don't subscribe to any satellite TV we only have Netflix. I know I can use the netflix but most of the parks we go to typically don't have readily available wifi. My question is...is there another way(cheap!) to tap into wifi for Netflix? Also, how is the signal from the trailer antennae now a days?


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We watch local channels we can get via antenna, DVD Player and a WD ... WD hooks up up TV ... connect a external hard drive to the WD ... download shows, movies etc to external HD and can watch whenever ... WD = Western Digital ... sort of like Apple TV ...
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:30 PM   #23
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We watch local channels we can get via antenna, DVD Player and a WD ... WD hooks up up TV ... connect a external hard drive to the WD ... download shows, movies etc to external HD and can watch whenever ... WD = Western Digital ... sort of like Apple TV ...
Western Digital is a maker of hard drives. Can you clarify what WD you have that need an external drive and works like an Apple TV? Might help people find the right item.
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:37 PM   #24
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We watch local channels we can get via antenna, DVD Player and a WD ... WD hooks up up TV ... connect a external hard drive to the WD ... download shows, movies etc to external HD and can watch whenever ... WD = Western Digital ... sort of like Apple TV ...

Ok so let me get this strait. When you hook your external hard drive to the WD, it's kinda like having a PVR? How do you set that up? I have a Roku 2 that streams my Netflix. Can I do the same with that?


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Old 02-09-2015, 10:52 PM   #25
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:54 PM   #27
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I will have to check my husband in regards to that ... he is the techie in the family ... believe the WD attached to the tv by HDMI cable ...
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WD Live Streaming TV Media Player ...

Yes that's exactly what my Roku is. Small box that streams Netflix, Hulu, etc.

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WD hooks up up TV ... connect a external hard drive to the WD ... download shows, movies etc to external HD and can watch whenever ... WD = Western Digital ... sort of like Apple TV ...

Im wondering how this is done. It sounds like when you're at home, you set this up, save the entire series of let's say "Dexter" onto the external hard drive. Then while at the CG you hook the hard drive to the TV and watch your show. Is this accurate?
How does the WD connect to the hard drive? How does the hard drive connect to the TV?
Sorry, I'm a techno moron. Lol.



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Yes that's exactly what my Roku is. Small box that streams Netflix, Hulu, etc.




Im wondering how this is done. It sounds like when you're at home, you set this up, save the entire series of let's say "Dexter" onto the external hard drive. Then while at the CG you hook the hard drive to the TV and watch your show. Is this accurate?
How does the WD connect to the hard drive? How does the hard drive connect to the TV?
Sorry, I'm a techno moron. Lol.



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Here you go!

http://www.learntorv.com/2014/06/rip...-portable.html

I've used this for many hours at home, in the camper, and we even use the HD for in the truck watching directly on iPad/iPods.
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I don't know about DISH in Canada. If I didn't have 7 tvs to hook up to dish, this is what I would do:
Sign up for dish with local coverage and what ever add ons you want. Get the vip211k box which you can use at home and in your camper. Get a tailgater and you are ready. When you get to a campground and set up let DISH know and they will turn on the local channels. You will have access to dish online and be able to watch from your computer if you have a tv in the bedroom and have wifi access. One fee takes care of home and camper.

For wifi access in remote places, go to Wally World and get a 4G hotspot and buy the data you think you will need. If your cellphone works so will the hotspot.
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