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Old 05-03-2015, 07:59 PM   #1
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Roku or Google chromecast or a smart Blu ray player

Does anyone use these devices to take advantage of the wifi in campsites for TV programming other than on air channels?
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:41 PM   #2
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I use a chromecast and a miracast devise in the RV. The miricast simply displays whatever is playing on my tablet.

the chromecast does what a ChromeCast does
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:36 PM   #3
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The problem with most RV parks' WiFi is they don't allow you or are not capable of providing streaming video.
Hopefully that will change in the near future.
This is way we still use satellite TV.


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Old 05-03-2015, 09:38 PM   #4
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We have a Roku at each TV in my camper, however- only a couple of times was the campground's wifi good enough to actually stream anything.

However, we have our own in-camper setup where we can access my entire DVD collection. That's 90% of what we watch.
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However, we have our own in-camper setup where we can access my entire DVD collection. That's 90% of what we watch.
Ependydad .. what are you using for your in-camper set-up? I'm thinking of a Plex server, or maybe using Playon/PlayLater.
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Ependydad .. what are you using for your in-camper set-up? I'm thinking of a Plex server, or maybe using Playon/PlayLater.

Much simpler than that- I bought a Seagate Wireless Plus hard drive and put all of my media on that. We used it almost exclusively for our 2-month trip last year and it worked well.

I wouldn't mind a Playon/Playlater if I had a server setup at home to pull TV content off of periodically. But, I'm very lacking home theater/media stuff at home.
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I use Roku or AppleTV in mine. If the campground's wifi is not good enough to stream video, i can connect to my phone's wifi hotspot.
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I use Roku or AppleTV in mine. If the campground's wifi is not good enough to stream video, i can connect to my phone's wifi hotspot.

Requires 4g and uses lots of data doesn't it? Data can get pretty expensive.


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Much simpler than that- I bought a Seagate Wireless Plus hard drive and put all of my media on that. We used it almost exclusively for our 2-month trip last year and it worked well.

I wouldn't mind a Playon/Playlater if I had a server setup at home to pull TV content off of periodically. But, I'm very lacking home theater/media stuff at home.
Do you stream to your television or just portable devices? Very interesting, I will check that out. Thanks !
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Do you stream to your television or just portable devices? Very interesting, I will check that out. Thanks !

Both, but primarily televisions- that's why we have a Roku at each one. The Roku Media "channel" finds the hard drive as a media server and let's you pick anything that you want to watch from it.

This talks more about the ripping process than you may need, but this may help explain my setup:
http://www.learntorv.com/2014/06/rip...-portable.html
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