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Old 01-14-2015, 04:25 PM   #31
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Streaming content over the internet is certainly the current and increasing trend. One problem with this for use in travel trailers is that if you think over-the-air TV stations are few and hard to get in remote camping locations, wait until you try mobile network access! If you have multi-megabit per second mobile speeds (and a suitable rate plan) that's great, but at a campsite in the Alberta mountains or interior B.C. where there are no TV stations, there may not be a mobile network at all, let alone one that supports enjoyable video streaming.

Having both over-the-air broadcast TV reception and internet streaming seems desirable for those wanting to watch TV. Satellite TV is also an option (albeit a heavy, bulky, and expensive one), but even that doesn't work everywhere.
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Old 01-14-2015, 04:35 PM   #32
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Hi: All... Been carrying around a copy of The Kings Speech since it came out on DVD. Got a 19" Toshiba flat screen with built in DVD player. Been in both 5.0& 5.0TA and the movie is still in its cellophane wrap. There's always something else to do!!! Alf
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Old 01-14-2015, 05:09 PM   #33
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Hi: All... Been carrying around a copy of The Kings Speech since it came out on DVD. Got a 19" Toshiba flat screen with built in DVD player. Been in both 5.0& 5.0TA and the movie is still in its cellophane wrap. There's always something else to do!!! Alf
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Need to open that DVDS. Very good movie!
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Old 01-14-2015, 05:10 PM   #34
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Beat you. I have a copy of A Clockwork Orange that's still in cello.
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Old 01-14-2015, 05:36 PM   #35
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We don't use the TV much either, yet like many things when we want to....

An option not discussed much in detail and one I predict is growing as we speak is streaming via cellular data. In the US there is a price war thanks most likely to the FTC barring AT&T from buying T-Mobile. The costs have dropped significantly: $130/mo for 2 smartphones with 10GB data. AT&T is now running ads featuring Rollover for Data for example and I predict more pressure on pricing. Networks like NBC now let you stream their content as do of course Netflix, etc. We watch Dish Network via a mobile app Dishanywhere and it works great using our Samsung smartphone with their adapter that transfers the image from the phone to our TV.
Glad we have an inverter
And the cellular data streaming is an even more viable option for those of us who have an unlimited data plan -- grandfathered in at a low rate. Of course, all of that depends on if you have a signal. I like the antenna and I like free even more.
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Old 01-14-2015, 05:42 PM   #36
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Up at Kane Lakes near Merritt you can't get AM or FM or TV, but there is a cell tower somewhere nearby.
Of course it helps if you have a company computer and company data plan ( no longer applicable ).
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Old 01-14-2015, 05:51 PM   #37
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Y'all are very fortunate to camp with other people during good weather. But please don't disparage, by innuendo at the very least, those who are widowed (or are single) and camp during winter months when it gets dark at 4:30 p.m. and there's nothing but rain coming down; television and movies in the evenings can be entertaining. At least I'm out there.
I have to agree, as when we are camping in the desert down south, the days are wonderful and warm, but when the sun goes down, it cools down quickly. As we are now a little older, we just simply dont quite enjoy sitting around the campfire with the cold air surrounding one. A warm trailer and a good movie seem to be more appealing at our age.

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Beat you. I have a copy of A Clockwork Orange that's still in cello.
Now that's going back a LONG time. Saw that in theater when I was in college!
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