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Neal

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RVF Administrator
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Jul 27, 2019
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9,061
Location
Midlothian, VA
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4037
RV Length
40' 10"
Chassis
Freightliner XCR
Engine
Cummins 400 HP
TOW/TOAD
2017 Chevy Colorado
Fulltimer
No
My understanding SL already has a heater for snow/ice, it's in the app settings.
 

Russellvh

RVF Supporter
Joined
Nov 18, 2021
Messages
138
Location
Home based out of the Colony, Texas
RV Year
2022
RV Make
Forest River
RV Model
Wildcat Fifth-wheel
RV Length
36.5
TOW/TOAD
2019 Ford F-250.
Fulltimer
Yes
Personally we have been using a Fire stick and Youtubetv. BUT will be changing soon. Youtubetv requires you be in home area once every 90 days. We are full timers and move every 1 - 3 weeks.

Probably gonna try streaming Directtv next. They claim I can go anywhere without problem. Time will tell.
 

B & J T

RVF Regular
Joined
Aug 16, 2021
Messages
65
Location
Broken Arrow
RV Year
2020
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
New Aire
RV Length
35
TOW/TOAD
Jeep Rubicon
Forgot, you may want some quality HDMI cables (2) too:

3ft (all you need):

Amazon product

or 6ft:

Amazon product

LOL! Neal and his cables! Go wireless every chance you have, cut the cords! If you don't have smart TVs that can add apps we've gone with the Roku devices and Youtube TV. I know you can add apps and streaming services to the Roku menus. Whether you have smart TVs or a Roku type streaming device (Firestick, Apple TV) just connect to the same Wifi as your new Starlink router and you should be good to go.
 

Neal

Staff member
RVF Administrator
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Jul 27, 2019
Messages
9,061
Location
Midlothian, VA
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4037
RV Length
40' 10"
Chassis
Freightliner XCR
Engine
Cummins 400 HP
TOW/TOAD
2017 Chevy Colorado
Fulltimer
No
I'm using a VPN (FusionHub) and just prior to end of my trip I put all of my Apple TV's on the FusionHub VPN. This will report the IP address of the VPN server and for me that's in Virginia so it will cover me for the location situation. I did get asked about location a few times and just kept answering "temporary". I don't know the path for providing Google feedback on this but I encourage all to do so and remind them some people like RVers are on the move and want to use this service. Just like Starlink adapted, hopefully Google TV can too. I realize a VPN setup is not for most around here.
 

Gizmo

RVF VIP
Joined
Nov 19, 2019
Messages
408
Location
Kansas
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana LE
RV Length
40
TOW/TOAD
2020 Jeep Rubicon
I spent 3 1/2 months in Tucson and then a month in Texas last year and I just went into Nvidia Shield has a setting for "Location Services" and the choices are "OFF" or Use WIFI Location" I turn it "OFF" and YoutubeTV quit complaining.

 

JWood422

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Joined
Jan 10, 2020
Messages
8
Location
Sumter, SC
RV Year
2016
RV Make
Rockwood
RV Model
2703 WS
RV Length
32
Fulltimer
No
For anyone who has Dish, you can use DishAnywhere to stream all of your channels. You can put the app on Firestick but not on Roku or AppleTV. You can also use your Dish credentials to sign in to the networks that have apps. You can also sign in on your computer with dishanywhere.com. Other television services offer similar ways to use your account away from home.
FYI I’m not advocating any service. Just pointing this out in case someone reading isn’t already aware.
 

Fish

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Joined
Jun 26, 2021
Messages
468
Location
Marion IL and Moore Haven FL
RV Year
2007
RV Make
Monaco Camelot
RV Model
42PDQ
RV Length
43 ft
Chassis
Roadmaster RR10S
Engine
Cummins 400 ISL
TOW/TOAD
2010 Ext. Cab Silverado 4x4
Sorry, not familiar with Novida Shield. I use a fire stick for Youtubetv.
Me either but I know it's something fancy that I don't have.
 

Buly

RVF Supporter
Joined
Nov 3, 2019
Messages
1,116
Location
TGO Titusville FL
RV Year
2015
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutchstar 4369
RV Length
43
TOW/TOAD
2014 Honda CRV
Hope you guys checked with FAA😂. You don'd want Neal tangling into one of your towers?🛩️
 

Webz

RVF Supporter
Joined
Feb 18, 2020
Messages
178
RV Year
2016
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star
RV Length
43
Fulltimer
Yes

LMHS

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Joined
Oct 4, 2022
Messages
52
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I think someone accidently posted a pic of Phil Drake!

I use an unlimited Hotspot. My shows are thru Amazon Prime (Prime channel and BBC channel) and Netflix.

To choose the channels we subscribe to, we first looked at the shows we actually watch as well as the TYPES of shows we like to watch and HOW we watch. We watch a large amount of British shows. We also like the watch mysteries. We prefer to binge watch on our schedule as opposed to watching on someone else's schedule. We also dislike commercials.

We started out with Amazon Prime (which I had for free shipping for a number of years) and a Firestick (Black Friday Sale). We also logged onto one of my daughters Netflix account for about 6 months. That gave us enough time to go thru a couple of "seasons" and see what Netflix showed and how long they kept the shows available.

For Amazon Prime, we watched the "free-to-Prime-members" and finally decided on the BBC channel as they had most of the BBC shows we liked. Acorn has the other batch of British shows and in some cases, the other half of the series (and what really bugs me is to watch several seasons of a show on BBC only to discover the rest of the seasons are on Acorn). I've tried watching a few of the "free" channels but I don't like all the commercials. So far, after a few years, I think I might add Acorn. I think the Prime/BBC/Acorn/Netflix combo is all we would actually watch enough to make it worthwhile. I have bought online movies and series from Amazon as well.

I also buy "complete" series seasons and movies on physical Bluray/DVDs that I REALLY like thru Redbox kiosks ($5 or less for a used movie) and Amazon. Because not all shows and movies are always online (removed). And some have never been. Also I prefer the discs because internet isn't always available (there is no cell reception up at Indian Boundary, so when it rained, we stuck a disc in the machine, nor is there cellphone reception in the hollow where my Mom's house is although there is in the main valley). I use a free program called Ant Movie Catalog to keep track of which of the 3" thick binders my movies are in. Removing the discs from the cases helps to take up less space. Plus the used movies from the Redbox kiosk comes in a thin plastic cover with "Redbox" emblazoned on it just like all the rentals do. Not something I want to keep. I have well over 350 movies and TV series in my collections. And yes, I do cycle thru them all about once a year. I like to watch movie sequels back-to-back.
 

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