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timmac

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Posted: 01/22/20 09:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bill.Satellite wrote:


Sometime it makes sense. We are currently in Athens, GA and there is no "English" OTA TV available so I can't watch the local news. I found an Atlanta ABC app on my Firestick and I stream the morning and evening news for a 1/2 hour and then switch back to satellite.
Free streaming of a limited amount will keep your limited unlimited data happy. timmac has a truly unlimited plan and pays well for the streaming services he use so free is never free!


But it is free, in todays world we need internet, its like water you have to have it, so while you have internet might as well and go streaming to save those dollars that you would waste on satellite tv..

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Satellite TV is not a waste for me. Too many times I have no cellular service making streaming completely useless. I would also have to subscribe to multiple streaming services to watch what I like to watch (NOT FREE). Satellite TV allows me to have my DVR waiting to record 24/7 and I can watch what I want without the commercials when I please. Nearly all of the free streaming services also have commercials and there is no fast forward or commercial skip options with those.


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Bill.Satellite wrote:

Nearly all of the free streaming services also have commercials and there is no fast forward or commercial skip options with those.
Yep. You get what you pay for. There's no way I'm sitting through commercials.

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Bill.Satellite wrote:

Satellite TV is not a waste for me. Too many times I have no cellular service making streaming completely useless. I would also have to subscribe to multiple streaming services to watch what I like to watch (NOT FREE). Satellite TV allows me to have my DVR waiting to record 24/7 and I can watch what I want without the commercials when I please. Nearly all of the free streaming services also have commercials and there is no fast forward or commercial skip options with those.


Spot on.

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well AT&t set up my new receiver today it is a HR 24 thanks everyone for your input.


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Cottontop wrote:

well AT&t set up my new receiver today it is a HR 24 thanks everyone for your input.


Excellent! Glad to hear it worked out well.

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Cottontop wrote:

well AT&t set up my new receiver today it is a HR 24 thanks everyone for your input.


Sounds like you stayed with DirecTV. Same happened with us, we just used an extra standard receiver from home for the fifth wheel . It was not a DVR. At home we have the DVR, which we could have taken with us when we traveled, but chose to get an up graded receiver the H24, which is basically the same as what we were using to travel with. It also has no recording ability, but thats not a problem for us.

The problem now is any standard satellite dish is going to be obsolete in the near future, so the Winnegard Dome GM-1518 that we have is going to be just a paper weight . We will have to upgrade to a HD dish at some point. HD was never an issue in the fifth wheel the TV we have in there is older ,and not HD. It just keeps going, so we never seen the need to replace it ,just for the sake of HD.

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