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Old 05-13-2015, 10:43 PM   #1
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How do we stream movies onto the Airstream TV.


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Old 05-13-2015, 10:49 PM   #2
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What source do you want to use? AppleTV or something else? And what devices do you have to get to the internet? Streaming can get pretty expensive using MiFi devices. And campground WiFi, well I haven't seen a campground yet where you could stream.

What I did was get an expanded HDMI switch that has 4 inputs and 2 outputs. Some AS units come with this as standard. One HDMI input is the blu-ray player, one is from my Dish Sat RX and the third I have a long HDMI cable that I use to connect my iPad and play movies that way. If I had Apple TV I could plug that into the 4 input. Unit allows me to control what input goes to each TV. Front can watch on HDMI input while the bedroom is watching something else.
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Old 05-13-2015, 11:38 PM   #3
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What are you trying to stream from? Your iPad?
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:41 AM   #4
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Campground WiFi is not usable for streaming and internet data usage just too expensive so we do not. We do download onto a hard drive and take them with us. Actually our son did it for me. And then we have Blue Rays, TV and Sat as well - my wife reads a lot so she is occupied, I work our dog, so we actually don't need much of what we have.
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Never been able to stream. We record onto Dish receiver hard drive or rely on Redbox with their liberal pickup here and drop off somewhere else convenience.
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:19 AM   #6
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The only campground I have been able to stream at was Top Of Georgia. The host and I were the only ones there so the WIFI was not being over used.
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:26 AM   #7
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Oddly enough, we had 12mpbs down at Vogel State Park on their wifi and I've got this here at Highland Haven


Usable. I know, not the norm. We were pretty big streamers before moving to a full-time lifestyle. Still kind of are, but I've switched to just downloading episodes via iTunes when I stumble across good wifi.
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Pretty unusual to have enough bandwidth to stream TV on wifi. Dont know about 4G. Suppose it would depend on coverage, but thats a lot of data$$$.
Thats why you see people with dishes a lot. Its expensive, but dependable.
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HD Dish is the way to go for us. We do occasionally stream (via Verizon 4G) to our iPads, but that sucks data like nobody's business, so with DirecTV HD and a DVR Receiver, there is PLENTY to watch at much lower cost than streaming via Verizon/ATT, etc. and with satellite, you get high-definition satellite antenna reception pretty much EVERYWHERE.
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Old 05-19-2015, 04:51 PM   #10
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look at the Google Chromecast device. Cost $35.00. Make sure you understand the other hardware requirements and have an unlimited data plan on your phone. We watch Netflix with no problems.
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look at the Google Chromecast device. Cost $35.00. Make sure you understand the other hardware requirements and have an unlimited data plan on your phone. We watch Netflix with no problems.
The unlimited data plan is the kicker. Who is offering those these days?
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We do download onto a hard drive and take them with us. Actually our son did it for me.
This is the only way to fly for us. There are some very good media players out there, just rip your movies to a hard drive and plug it into the media player. You can get a 3TB Seagate drive for about $100, holds hundreds of movies. We use the player/drive at home, makes it much easier to watch them at home too, don't have to even get off the couch . Saves space in the AS, just unplug from the home TV, move to the AS and plug in there. Easy-peasy

One other option, take a DVD/Blu-ray player with you, go to Walmart and see what's in the bargain bin. When you've seen the movie, donate to the local library or the campground host to share with others.
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If you are lucky enough to be at a campground with good wifi...then an Amazon Fire Stick will work...it's what I use. I also pay for a Verizon mifi hotspot. For 40GB a month...the cost is high. When I use the wifi, I use just for my photojournalism. It takes about 2gb for a single movie. Best advice is to download from apple or amazon when you have the chance. Until wifi becomes more realistic in pricing, there is no movie out there worth the additional 2gb cost.
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