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Old 11-15-2014, 03:38 PM   #1
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Is it worthwhile having it.Pro'-con'.If your at a remote site will it work?Do you have to have a WIFI connection.Antenna?
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We like it, but you'll need at least a 5Mbps connection speed for a decent HD picture, and 25Mbps if you want real HD. Most cellular 4G connections with an antenna are in the 2Mb to 10Mb range -- 2 is watchable, 10 is much better in terms of picture quality. If you're in an area with poor cellular reception, then obviously the antenna will help, but your speed may be too low to watch it without alot of pauses and/or poor picture. Netflix's compression technology does a pretty good job of displaying a watchable picture even with a slower connection, but it will sometimes pause while the cache buffers.

If you're at an RV park that offers Wifi, the speed is usually sufficient to use Netflix, but the farther you are from the WAP, the slower your connection.

We probably won't use Netflix much on the road, but we do watch it often at home.
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I recommend a tv with built in dvd player, no connection issues then.
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Of course when the DVD player won't eject and has to go in for repair, you have no DVD player and no TV.
I have a very small cheap DVD player with its own 7" screen and a cheap 15" TV. If either needs repair, I'll just buy another.
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Old 11-15-2014, 07:38 PM   #5
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Saw stack of DVD players at WallyWorld today, $24.99 and that was $3 cheaper than the Sony. Hard to eject that price.
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Old 11-15-2014, 09:05 PM   #6
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Do you have to have a WIFI connection?
Netflix is a service which sends shows over the internet, so you need an internet connection. That could be wired, but that's unlikely to be available to you in your trailer. WiFi is an option, if available, but it isn't the only usable kind of wireless internet connection. "3G", "4G", and "LTE" are just some of the many terms used to describe standards of radio (wireless) connection which serve mobile devices such as your phone; you can use this if you have fast enough service, but video is a lot of data (that's why you need a fast connection) so make sure your rate plan allows an enormous amount of data (many gigabytes per month) if you expect to regularly watch full TV shows or movies.

Anywhere we've travelled, I wouldn't bother trying Netflix on either a mobile network or a WiFi network. Service certainly varies by location.
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Kind of disappointing to hear this. I don't have a TV and watch only streaming Netflix on my laptop. Was counting on that when I start traveling. Maybe by 10/15, there will be more and better options?
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You won't miss it. It's mostly white vans crashing through fruit stands and piles of cardboard boxes ( inexplicably empty and piled in a lane ) and then exploding in flames after rotating 270 degrees after hitting something more solid ( probably a Lexus ).
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Kind of disappointing to hear this. I don't have a TV and watch only streaming Netflix on my laptop. Was counting on that when I start traveling. Maybe by 10/15, there will be more and better options?
You'll be able to watch Netflix in alot of locations. I travel 3 out of every 4 weeks on average, and I spend alot of time in hotels. Their WiFi is usually pretty sorry, with a speed under 2 Mb. I can usually still watch Netflix, but it does pause and buffer more than at home of course. If you have a decent 4G signal (you can enhance it with an external antenna like the Wilson trucker) you usually have enough speed to watch it. If you're staying in an RV park, they may have WiFi which is fast enough to use it as well.
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I don't think I'll be staying in many RV parks--planning on state and national parks and lots of off-the-grid. Just Googled "Wilson trucker." Looks interesting. Ohhhh, so much to learn. Fortunately I have 11 more months to cram. Thanks!


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You'll be able to watch Netflix in alot of locations. I travel 3 out of every 4 weeks on average, and I spend alot of time in hotels. Their WiFi is usually pretty sorry, with a speed under 2 Mb. I can usually still watch Netflix, but it does pause and buffer more than at home of course. If you have a decent 4G signal (you can enhance it with an external antenna like the Wilson trucker) you usually have enough speed to watch it. If you're staying in an RV park, they may have WiFi which is fast enough to use it as well.
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