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Old 10-18-2016, 02:26 PM   #11
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Depending on your tablet and O/S, you have many options. Just google "wireless stream from android tablet to tv". I personally use the chromecast mostly. Chromecast unfortunately requires an internet connection to function. It doesn't use or need much bandwidth once connected, so once it's "online" it functions well. You will also need a local lan set up in your RV (router) to use chromecast. Without access to internet, this obviously is not a solution but there are other solutions out there.

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Old 10-18-2016, 02:47 PM   #12
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I use this one with my Galaxy S5 phone and never had any problems.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...WYPGKAZRG7H41X
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Old 10-18-2016, 02:55 PM   #13
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I found most places we've stayed seldom have the data capacity to 'stream' much of anything let alone any video programming, so I load up 1 TB hard drives with movies and TV shows ripped from our DVDs and YouTube, easy to do, and I bought a $30.00, very small player from Amazon, with USB input with HDMI to TV input that plays and navigates the hard drive.
I use the stand alone portable hard drives like Western Digital brand. Best time to buy those is in the summer before school starts and at Christmas. Wal Mart sells "media players" at times also, not as inexpensive as can be found on Amazon but not very expensive either. I tried using my Roku 3 with USB input but wasn't happy with the video quality so I found just a streamer box, no connectivity.
With two 1TB drives I have more programming than we've ever watched on any trip. And, since you can download programming you purchase on Google Play you can use that also.
The picture is very good and so is the sound as the videos are digital copies. And most players usually have slots for SD cards and will play photos and audio so you can set your TV up as large photo frame with photos from the SD card playing random on the TV good for trips!
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:52 PM   #14
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Thank you all that replied. I'm going with the Chromecast dongle. We did have unlimited data on our phone with no cut off. I'm also on a lot that I bought in the campground and this year we did get cable internet. I do believe that will be hooked up to our 5th wheel next season. I'm tired of Dish, keeps going out when it rains, and I'm tired of the high bills for something I barely use. I just needed someone to point me in the correct direction how to get this to work since we don't have a smart tv in the 5'er.
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Old 10-19-2016, 09:07 AM   #15
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This is what I use. It is the best thing since sliced bread. http://www.seagate.com/consumer/stream/wireless-plus/. 2 tb of storage and you can stream to 7 devices. It will also work with chrome cast. We even use it on the plane.
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Old 10-19-2016, 10:49 AM   #16
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This is what I use. It is the best thing since sliced bread. Wireless Plus: Mobile Storage To Stream Your Media| Seagate. 2 tb of storage and you can stream to 7 devices. It will also work with chrome cast. We even use it on the plane.
Do you download and save movies and shows to this and use it later?
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Old 10-19-2016, 11:29 AM   #17
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This is what I use. It is the best thing since sliced bread. http://www.seagate.com/consumer/stream/wireless-plus/. 2 tb of storage and you can stream to 7 devices. It will also work with chrome cast. We even use it on the plane.
Wish I'd heard of that before I bought this dvd player. This would be much more useful.
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Old 10-19-2016, 05:03 PM   #18
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I found most places we've stayed seldom have the data capacity to 'stream' much of anything let alone any video programming, so I load up 1 TB hard drives with movies and TV shows ripped from our DVDs and YouTube, easy to do, and I bought a $30.00, very small player from Amazon, with USB input with HDMI to TV input that plays and navigates the hard drive.
I use the stand alone portable hard drives like Western Digital brand. Best time to buy those is in the summer before school starts and at Christmas. Wal Mart sells "media players" at times also, not as inexpensive as can be found on Amazon but not very expensive either. I tried using my Roku 3 with USB input but wasn't happy with the video quality so I found just a streamer box, no connectivity.
With two 1TB drives I have more programming than we've ever watched on any trip. And, since you can download programming you purchase on Google Play you can use that also.
The picture is very good and so is the sound as the videos are digital copies. And most players usually have slots for SD cards and will play photos and audio so you can set your TV up as large photo frame with photos from the SD card playing random on the TV good for trips!
could you tell me what very small player from amazon you use? I am using roku to play movies off of my hard drives but am not very satisfied with it and am looking for a better solution. thanks - Cincia
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Old 10-19-2016, 05:48 PM   #19
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Yes, the Micca Speck G2 1080p Full-HD Ultra Portable Digital Media Player For USB Drives and SD/SDHC Cards by Micca is still available from Amazon.
It looks like it has been updated a bit since Amazon says I'd bought mine in 2012 and it still works fine.
There are other brands available and it seems like they generally start at $39.00 and go up from there. It is very small and comes with it's own remote.
In the small box you get the player, remote, power brick and an A/V cable for older TV's. I don't recall if it included the HDMI cable but I had some on hand anyway. In front is the USB input, I/R port and SD card slot. In back is the power, HDMI port and A/V cable port.
As I'd said I have been using them longer than I'd thought and actually have 2 of these, one I use in the house and one I leave in the RV.
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Old 10-19-2016, 05:49 PM   #20
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Thank you all that replied. I'm going with the Chromecast dongle. We did have unlimited data on our phone with no cut off. I'm also on a lot that I bought in the campground and this year we did get cable internet. I do believe that will be hooked up to our 5th wheel next season. I'm tired of Dish, keeps going out when it rains, and I'm tired of the high bills for something I barely use. I just needed someone to point me in the correct direction how to get this to work since we don't have a smart tv in the 5'er.
Well, having unlimited phone data and cable Internet makes this easy.

Are you looking for information on how to get the Chromecast dongle to work ... or how to get DISH to work in the rain?
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