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Old 12-29-2015, 04:19 AM   #21
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What type of cellular service are you guys using to be streaming Netflix and HuLu from your cell phones and HotSpots?

I'd imagine you need unlimited monthly data?

I have a grandfathered, 3G service from Sprint for $30 a month. I don't think 3G would even get me into the game if I was streaming video....
3G will work for steaming I have a Verizon 4g jackpack, I never get connected to 4g except rarely, 95% of the time I only get 3G's. I have a 5 gig data plan and tried streaming a move on netflix. It streamed fine but it will eat just about all my gigs up for 1 or 2 movie's. You can go into your netflix account and change the streaming to a lower usage of gigs, but then you buffer every few minutes. I have never heard of an unlimited Data plan before, If someone has that they better keep it, It's like gold... PS: Verizon might have the largest coverage of 4 LTG network but that doesn't mean you will find it in the outer city limits.
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:53 AM   #22
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A little confused

We are looking at changing our TV to a smart TV. We are full time RVers and I was going to use the parks Wifi but I am reading that this is not a good idea. I have the AT&T unlimited plan (you have to have Direct TV and you cannot use phone as a hotspot).
Should I look into getting this Apple device someone mentioned or just forget it while traveling? Unfortunately our DVD player has never worked in our RV.
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Old 12-08-2016, 04:45 PM   #23
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We are looking at changing our TV to a smart TV. We are full time RVers and I was going to use the parks Wifi but I am reading that this is not a good idea. I have the AT&T unlimited plan (you have to have Direct TV and you cannot use phone as a hotspot).
Should I look into getting this Apple device someone mentioned or just forget it while traveling? Unfortunately our DVD player has never worked in our RV.
It would be cheap to try the Apple cable mentioned above. And you don't even need a smart TV, just a spare HDMI input.
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:31 PM   #24
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We use the apple plug mentioned above, with our coach tv on one end and wife's Ipad with Sprint unlimited tablet plan on the other. Works great if we are in the trees where the dish can't find the birds but we have a cell signal.
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Old 12-10-2016, 01:45 PM   #25
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I bought a smart Tv and got it to connect twice without an internal WiFi setup. 1 CG we were at apparently has a completely open WiFi system & we watched Netflix & Amazon Prime all week. The resort we are at now I got in once the first day here. Since that first day, the Tv will connect with the WiFi but a test of the connection shows "No download available". Not sure how their WiFi system knows it's a Smart Tv.

So, I just connect my laptop to the Tv via HDMI and watch Netflix/Amazon Prime that way. It does "buffer" and "step down" in picture quality once in a while but, it's watchable.
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Old 12-10-2016, 05:14 PM   #26
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I bought a smart Tv and got it to connect twice without an internal WiFi setup. 1 CG we were at apparently has a completely open WiFi system & we watched Netflix & Amazon Prime all week. The resort we are at now I got in once the first day here. Since that first day, the Tv will connect with the WiFi but a test of the connection shows "No download available". Not sure how their WiFi system knows it's a Smart Tv.

So, I just connect my laptop to the Tv via HDMI and watch Netflix/Amazon Prime that way. It does "buffer" and "step down" in picture quality once in a while but, it's watchable.
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that when you stream video over campground WiFi you are being a HOG and limiting the bandwidth available for everyone else in the park?
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Old 12-10-2016, 05:24 PM   #27
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that when you stream video over campground WiFi you are being a HOG and limiting the bandwidth available for everyone else in the park?
Agree. I was wondering who was eating up band width. Not fair to others and not fair to the CG owners.
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Old 12-11-2016, 10:21 AM   #28
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If your tv has an hdmi plug and you have your own wifi hotspot (we have one from Verizon) pick up a ROKU player... we got a ROKU express for about $30. This little gadget picks up pretty much all the favorite streaming sites. Note that Netflix has a feature where you can set the download quality... each user of the account can change this setting. So, we have a "home" user with the highest definition setting for our "sticks and bricks", and a "road" user for the RV. For the road we use the lowest resolution, which cuts data usage in half. Our unit has a 32" screen, and the quality is fine. With this lowest setting, a one hour program uses about 400mb, whereas HD is closer to 1gb. Most of the time we are too busy to watch TV, but it is a nice feature to have. If we watched lots of tv, we would need to get a satellite.


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Old 12-11-2016, 03:45 PM   #29
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Agree. I was wondering who was eating up band width. Not fair to others and not fair to the CG owners.

Yup, me and the 27 kids running around, at the pool & sitting around the campfire with their noses buried in their tablets, iphones etc. watching videos, gaming or whatever. Seems to me that if you bring kids camping, they should be engaged in activities that they don't normally engage in at home. When we have our grandchildren, they are at the playground, pool etc. & not being babysat by an electronic device.

BTW, if I do watch a movie which is maybe once or twice a month, it's always very late at night, cause I can't sleep that particular night.

Also, this particular resort recently spent $$$ & upgraded their entire WiFi system & service through high speed fiber optic. They used to restrict bandwith by giving out "passcodes" for each device & only 2 per reservation regardless of how many devices you brought with you. Now, it's a completely open WiFi system with no restrictions as far as I know.

So, before everyone jumps, lets get all the facts just like we do for everyone else on this forum when seeking advice.
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Now, it's a completely open WiFi system with no restrictions as far as I know.
So, before everyone jumps, lets get all the facts just like we do for everyone else on this forum when seeking advice.
Seems like you already provided the facts:

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The resort we are at now I got in once the first day here. Since that first day, the Tv will connect with the WiFi but a test of the connection shows "No download available". Not sure how their WiFi system knows it's a Smart Tv.
Seems like you ARE the guy who regardless of campground will try to watch movies which suck the bandwidth from others. And yeah there are lots of inconsiderate people so you're arent the only one...but it does not make you right.
Whats the name of the first campground with unlimited bandwidth for everyone? I want to visit.
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