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Old 08-03-2018, 11:02 AM   #11
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Since I disconnected cable TV at home, I replaced my old Rokus with Firesticks (I already have Amazon Prime for the free shipping). I have a pretty healthy cell data plan because I only have the cell and use it for work too, so I seem to have an extra 16 gig every month left over. I keep a laptop and a Verizon hotspot in my camper, so last week I took the firestick along and watched a few movies. It was nice to actually use one of my TV's.
My campground has crappy reception, even with a real antenna on a tall mast outside I still only get two channels, we are up behind the Blue Mountain in the woods.
Like a lot of campers, I could care less about watching TV out in the woods, but it's cool to have it when I want to amuse myself on a rainy night.
As for the comment about USB's only being for output, I have 5 TV's between home and the TT and I've never seen a TV that only had outputs wired to the USB ports. But I'm no TV expert, just an old F-14 Tomcat electronics tech.
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Old 08-03-2018, 12:17 PM   #12
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Who here has used a apple lightnight to HDMI adapter, with successful results? What iphone are you using and what adapter are you using? I've purchased one off of amazon and didn't have any luck trying to watch netflix shows we downloaded on to our phones.
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I have used my iPhone SE to watch Netflix and Dishanywhere on the camper TV. My lightning to HDMI adapter is genuine Apple. Never had to work through any problems.
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Old 08-03-2018, 01:57 PM   #13
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As WXman posted, we also use a genuine Apple Lightning/HDMI adapter and donít have any problems watching Netflix downloaded movies from my iPad Pro. Just make sure you have a good HDMI cable going from the adapter, and you have selected the HDMI source on your TV.
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Old 08-04-2018, 03:42 PM   #14
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Like others, I too have cut the cable. Gave up dish network and now stream. The HDMI to lightning cable works great. We also have a Roku tv but I prefer the FireStick.
With unlimited data (which is actually 22gb on most services) my phone bill didnít change from a shared 8 gb plan, and Iím saving $170 mo. The cable will work great. As long as you have battery. Some have a mini usb to connect for power some donít. It will eat phone battery pretty fast. I have an iPhone 8. My wife has an SE. both work equally good.
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Old 08-04-2018, 06:44 PM   #15
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Like others, I too have cut the cable. Gave up dish network and now stream. The HDMI to lightning cable works great. We also have a Roku tv but I prefer the FireStick.
With unlimited data (which is actually 22gb on most services) my phone bill didnít change from a shared 8 gb plan, and Iím saving $170 mo. The cable will work great. As long as you have battery. Some have a mini usb to connect for power some donít. It will eat phone battery pretty fast. I have an iPhone 8. My wife has an SE. both work equally good.
Good luck....
I ended up a couple of years ago with a dedicated hotspot. I'm on my second or third one now. you do have the charge for the extra line, but I use it all the time when I'm away from the house.
I've talked to cell designers and researchers who tell me using your phone as a hotspot is like putting your foot to the floor of your car and just running the engine at top speed. Phones aren't designed for continuous processor use at full capacity. But to each his own...I'll bet most of you will tell me it works fine, so that's cool.
I use the hotspot when I travel, too, because it's a heck of a lot more secure that your average hotel wifi. Either way, it's a great way to run the laptop while camping or sitting in my 2500 HD along the road.
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Old 08-04-2018, 09:37 PM   #16
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It works fine.. couldn't resist..
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