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Old 11-27-2021, 06:46 PM   #1
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smart tv antenna

just purchased new vizio 32in smart tv with wifi preloaded with netflix - hulu etc. what antenna should i install? thanks jack
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Old 11-27-2021, 07:16 PM   #2
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The TV's smart features work off WiFi, not a TV antenna. If you are close to a good WiFi source, log into that with the TV. The WiFi at most RV parks is not able to provide good feed for streaming via YouTube, Hulu, etc.

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I've got a similar TV in our Excella. You can use the standard rooftop antenna to get over-the-air reception. When you are able to get connected to WiFi or use a hotspot you'll be able to watch the streaming services.

Might take a little searching to figure out how to use the TV as a regular TV with the rooftop antenna but it can be done for those times you're not able to connect to WiFi.

I'm finding that more and more campgrounds have adequate WiFi for streaming. A couple have pulled their cable TV connections totally and upgraded their WiFi to allow for good streaming. It's the latest technology and campgrounds are starting to get on board.
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Last year we installed a new 32" Samsung QLED Smart Television in Lucy. We have used it extensively to stream Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. This streaming has nothing to do with an antenna. On our 70 day cross country excursion this summer we did all of our streaming with our own wifi hotspot that we made with our Verizon smartphones.


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i do understand about streaming as i have wifi hot spot.roof antenna was what i was refering to. my bad. jack
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Last year we installed a new 32" Samsung QLED Smart Television in Lucy. We have used it extensively to stream Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. This streaming has nothing to do with an antenna. On our 70 day cross country excursion this summer we did all of our streaming with our own wifi hotspot that we made with our Verizon smartphones.


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Yes; as did we! Signal strength the key, but using your cell as a "hotspot" and a decent data plan works better than relying on campgrounds, we have found.

We just did a cross country to JC Ohio, and stayed at 11 different campgrounds. Not a one had "constant", "reliable" wifi signals, and primary excuse was "campers streaming" in their rigs...(now that "was" a consistent answer!) When campers have access and many are "working" from their campers using their computers, they will use the campground wifi vs using their own data with limits...that plus streaming TV causes intermittent internet, we have found. Thats why a strong signal acquisition device seems to be a good investment...that's what we are researching now...there are a couple threads on Forum on this currently...

(I must warn you however, this seems to be like selecting a trailer hitch or a tow vehicle!)
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Does this Vizio work with Apply Airplay or screen mirroring?
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