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Old 12-26-2011, 11:09 AM   #1
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For those with WIFI campgrounds

This is a must have to get some content to your TV's Amazon has it on sale.
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:08 PM   #2
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Might be a dumb question but what exactly does it do?????
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:33 PM   #3
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rubin; have you bought this unit or not? read the consumer comments about it and over 50% rated it 1 star - Not worth buying due to the cost of subscriptions.
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:59 PM   #4
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I bought a slingbox from Amazon for a onetime charge of $150. No monthly fees.
The slingbox sits in the basment next to my router.
I connect my netbook to the camper TV with an HDMI cable & either use the campground wifi or use my droid pro as a wifi hotspot.
With this set up we get all our local TV line up while camping plus all the on demand programing. Again no extra monthly fees.
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:31 PM   #5
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Looks interesting but I would need some better reviews. I have just set up my Droid Tablet to feed into my TV video from wi-fi. With that set up we can watch Netfix. That device I think is capable of the same thing. I am not sure how the wi-fi tv works but it sounds cool.
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:47 PM   #6
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I have to admit to being completely confused here. I have cable, netflix, and a surround system with blue ray player at home. Every time I want to change applications from watching TV or down streaming from Netflix, or listening to the radio, I have to call my husband (if he's not home) to walk me through it. I can't imagine now adding another layer and transporting this mess to my camper! Kuddos to you guys who know how to interface all this stuff.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:24 AM   #7
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I have the Roku XDS, and it is a fantastic device for me, because I don't have cable TV. If I did, I suspect it wouldn't be so great after all. But it does Netflix, and Amazon Video on demand if you're a Prime customer...
I've never taken it out in the camper. I've only turned the tv on in the camper when it's both cold and raining, and I keep a few DVDs in the camper to protect against that eventuality.
Finally, it depends on pretty decent Internet access. Better than anything I've experienced at a CG, or via my MiFi, but YMMV.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:56 AM   #8
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The Roku and Logitech Review allow you to stream content from the internet to your TV.
I have the Logitech Review with Google TV and buy movie rentals from Amazon for 4.00 per rental. It also allows me to surf the web with Google Chrome on my TV as well as stream content from other computers on my home network, i.e.; photos, videos, and music that is stored on my desktop , netbook, notebook, tablet... etc.
Part of the reason for bad reviews associated with both these products was the price and lack of content associated.
The Logitech Review was selling for 180.00 just a couple months ago and now sells for 80.00-90.00. The content for these devices is improving as well.
I personally like the Review becase it comes with a full keyboard (wireless) and gives me the streaming capabilities from my local network as well as the internet. I also like haveing the web browser.
It also works on the "Android" platform and therefore has a familiar feel and function. You can get apps for it, but most are not all that good.

It also lets you surf and keep a picture in picture of your TV,
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:32 AM   #9
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rubin; have you bought this unit or not? read the consumer comments about it and over 50% rated it 1 star - Not worth buying due to the cost of subscriptions.
Are you looking at correct product? On Amazon only 28 reviews are 1start out of the 200+ ?

Its an awesome device that lets you stream web content to your TV. If you have a netflix account you can stream that to your tv plus it also has free content from crackle.com.

Go to crackle.com to see what you can stream for free. And if you already have Directv at home with HBO etc you can stream HBO to the device as well. NO EXTRA MONTHLY CHARGES for all that if you already have them.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:36 PM   #10
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We have the slingbox and it works fine with a huge bandwidth, (like at home) the problem is finding a campsite that has enough bandwidth. Most campsites will cut you off if you are found using too much bandwidth, so we hardly ever got to use it, when we could the picture was poor and at peak times in the evenings impossible to use.
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