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Old 08-17-2016, 06:46 PM   #1
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Direct Tv app to Trailer TV question

This might sound like a dumb question. When we had Direct TV hooked up at our home the tech said if we downloaded the Direct TV app we could watch it anywhere on our computer. My question is this,is there a way to get it to one of our Tv's in our trailer? Its a 2016 model so it has the up to date tech stuff I would imagine. I'm probably pissing in the wind on this but who knows.
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:58 PM   #2
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Get a dish and a Dish receiver. They have a monthly RV based plan. Seems to work well for most people.
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:07 PM   #3
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I have a dish on our trailer and just take a spare box out of the house and put it in the trailer when traveling.
If you're set on watching it through the computer you could easily get a HDMI cord and connect to your tv input.
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:20 PM   #4
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If your computer has an hdmi output, just connect it to your tv and set the computer up for a second monitor. This of course assumes that you have a network connection on your computer while in the trailer. The WiFi at most, if not all, campgrounds does not support streaming.

You may be able to download stuff when you have network access and save for later viewing when you don't have access.

If you still have DirecTv service and a non-genie receiver you can use it in the trailer if you get a tripod dish and set it up when you stop. DirecTv told me I could take my receiver from home and use it in the trailer. The problem with genie receivers is they use a SWM feed and the alignment meter for SWM dishes is over $300, or you have to buy an automatic aligning dish. The less expensive ones only do SD, not HD. An automatic HD dish for DirecTv is over $1000.

I have a tripod dish which I can use for HD if I want to go to the trouble of setting it up, and an automatic dish on the roof (was on the trailer when I bought it) that only gets SD.

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Wow you guys have it figured out. i'm just trying to get to where I can watch my Packers play
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:11 PM   #6
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Direct Tv app to Trailer TV question

If you already have DirecTV with an HR44 or 54 receiver you can download any program on your dvr and watch it on your mobile device (iPhone, iPad,etc)

Simply download the DirecTV mobile app, go onto wifi In your home, login to the app then click the "my downloads" link to activate your device and copy content from your dvr to your iPhone, iPad or what have you.

In my trailer I use an Apple TV to broadcast content from my phone to the tv. You can also get an hdmi adapter for your phone or iPad.

Super simple and no need to mess with setting up a dish in the field...

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I was recently on a short caravan with fellow unit members. We stayed at several campgrounds with marginal wifi. All it takes is one thoughtless person streaming movies/videos to kill the wifi for everyone else. Just my opinion.
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I was recently on a short caravan with fellow unit members. We stayed at several campgrounds with marginal wifi. All it takes is one thoughtless person streaming movies/videos to kill the wifi for everyone else. Just my opinion.
With the approach I outlined above there is no streaming on the campground Wi-Fi network - that is the point. You use your home network (at your house) to transfer the video contents from your DVR to your mobile device. Then, in your trailer, you play the video (locally) on your mobile device and display it on your TV. There is no internet connection required to access the content/video, that is the point of downloading to your mobile - so you do n't need an internet connection to view your content.

Also - the reason most Wi-Fi at rv parks is slow is because they automatically CAP/LIMIT bandwidth per IP address. So even of you are the only camper in the campsite, your bandwidth is still limited in many cases. They do this to protect users from others who would otherwise eat up bandwidth with video, etc...
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Nice solution!
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Why not...

You've got the ultimate tailgating vehicle. Why not skip the downloads, streaming, etc and go out and support your favorite team wherever they are?Sure beats watching on TV or other devices.

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As with others wifi in the parks is spotty at best. Haven't found one where I could get great access. A few pretty decent ones, but none that could stream without being super choppy or useless.
A portable dish and taking your receiver with you is probably your best bet.
If you still want to try streaming, I bought a google chrome cast and travel router to stream from my laptop to the tv. It's a bit of a pain though as I have to connect them to my phone hotspot first then change them to the travel router to get it to work without going through the phone, which tends to be jumpy. Plus it needs to be able to play the video in google chrome on the laptop. It can stream from the phone to the chrome cast but I haven't tried it yet.
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I may have a solution that will work for you. I have discussed on another thread, but I don't know how to find what threads I participated in so I can send it to you.

So i will tell you how.

DirecTV's new app as of Aug 2016 has a built in GenieGo. Good news! The problem is, no one wants to watch it solely on their phone or tablet. We want to watch it on something bigger.

I will give you two solutions: Android and iOS: Both of these solutions require that you have the content downloaded already. This can also work for anything anything else you want to mirror from your phone like NetFlix if you have WiFi.

Android
1. Get this ScreenBeamMini2, it is very easy to setup.
2. That's it. Android is easy.



iOS
1. Get a router. This will act as a bridge between the devices. I got the MiniRouter. This router will NOT have internet, but allows your iOS devices to talk to one another Have your AppleTV and your iOS (Mac, iPhone, iPads, etc) connect to it just to get WiFi, NO internet.
2. Get an AppleTV
3. Get an HDMI cable from AppleTV to TV
4. This solution requires you have a little network knowledge in setting it up.


If you want to get and have multiple devices, AppleTV, DirecTV STB, Roku, etc, you can get an HDMI switcher. If you really want to get fancy and put two TV's in your AS, get an HDMI matrix and a wireless HDMI.
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