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Old 10-03-2021, 06:59 PM   #1
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I live in the boonies, BUT i have a nice internet connection. Its WAY past time to ditch DirectTV... SO, what do I need to look for in a TV to hook into the internet ? My internet router is on the TV stand in the living room . My TV's are probably 5 years old, so, will need replacing. I'd like to have a TV in the master and a guest room if possible ...
What's my options here ?
I expect that I will subscribe to a streaming service or two plus the MotorTRend and Espn apps..
THANKS for helping the old guy out.
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Old 10-03-2021, 07:33 PM   #2
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Unless you *need* to replace the TV's, you could get some Google TV doodads and call it good. Then when you actually need to replace them, then get a "smart tv" that has a good track record of updates, bug/security fixes.

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Old 10-04-2021, 10:07 AM   #3
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get a roku or google chromecast



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Old 10-09-2021, 09:18 PM   #4
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Old 10-09-2021, 11:34 AM   #5
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i'd like to do this but my internet sucks balls . dsl through my phone line . shit drops out more than dialup .
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Old 10-09-2021, 11:41 AM   #6
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i'd like to do this but my internet sucks balls . dsl through my phone line . shit drops out more than dialup .
Ionno how ya do it.
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Old 10-09-2021, 06:02 PM   #7
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i'd like to do this but my internet sucks balls . dsl through my phone line . shit drops out more than dialup .
Do you have T-Mobile service coverage where you live? They have a decent home internet link to connect wi-fi devices like Roku, etc. to.
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Old 10-11-2021, 06:07 AM   #8
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i'd like to do this but my internet sucks balls . dsl through my phone line . shit drops out more than dialup .
https://www.starlink.com/
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Old 11-07-2021, 06:46 PM   #9
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I live in the boonies, BUT i have a nice internet connection. Its WAY past time to ditch DirectTV... SO, what do I need to look for in a TV to hook into the internet ? My internet router is on the TV stand in the living room . My TV's are probably 5 years old, so, will need replacing. I'd like to have a TV in the master and a guest room if possible ...
What's my options here ?
I expect that I will subscribe to a streaming service or two plus the MotorTRend and Espn apps..
THANKS for helping the old guy out.
Apps like Disney + and Sling offer ESPN and Sling offers MLB. Some apps offer a combo of stuff. Dont know you internet data. If its low you may want to increase to a bigger data plan and possibly a WiFi Mesh system. Stupid ATT set us up with their 2.4 ghz modem and it was suppose to be 5 ghz modem. We have been running slow internet for 2 year
Until we cancel our cable with them and started having issue with our internet and had to make a tick for them to come out. Haha, the tech that came out told us we did not have the correct modem. Now it's much faster and better connection.
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Old 03-20-2022, 07:57 AM   #10
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well shit. the coop internet is fiber optic cable . i'll be too damn old by the time it gets here. plus it would be a nightmare to run through the woods .
looking into starlink as it is about the only option. going to run some 5g wire they gave me and relocate my router. after that it's on them to fix .
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I preordered a Starlink kit in October and it arrived the first week of March. They have a pretty decent return policy, so I had a while to try it out before committing. So far Im seeing consistent speeds of 200m down, 20m up.
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Old 03-25-2022, 10:55 AM   #12
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I preordered a Starlink kit in October and it arrived the first week of March. They have a pretty decent return policy, so I had a while to try it out before committing. So far Im seeing consistent speeds of 200m down, 20m up.
how much is that per month?
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Old 03-25-2022, 12:57 PM   #13
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It just changed to $110 or $115 monthly.
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Old 03-26-2022, 10:02 AM   #14
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It just changed to $110 or $115 monthly.
i guess if that's your only alternative to have internet then that price isn't terrible. Starlink is for people who live in the middle of no where.
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Is this internet in the boonies one of those satellite options? I would test the performance before cancelling DirectTV. We had that when we lived in the sticks and although we had line of site issues with trees, I wasn't convinced that streaming anything would've been any good.

Also, how much is the directTV? I ask because we cut the cord too and now have $20 for Netflix, $5 for Peacock, however much Hulu costs, then there's Amazon Prime's cost...it starts to add up and I don't think there's a lot on. With the exception of Yellowstone on Peacock, I'd much prefer to have a Guide where I can mindlessly scroll till I find something, lol.
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Old 04-05-2022, 12:24 PM   #16
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tmoble claims 5g everywhere but they lie . sprint has gone downhill since the merger . i have to replace a phone wire with 5g wire . will go from box to router about 2-3 ft away . they swear it's good from box back to them so we'll see. i am hooked up secure to the router but i get the no internet service thing. once i replace the wire there's no more excuses for them .
to be honest i remember the days of no internet or cell phones . i hated my beeper the day i got it . shop called me every 30 min with a new problem .
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tmoble claims 5g everywhere but they lie . sprint has gone downhill since the merger . i have to replace a phone wire with 5g wire . will go from box to router about 2-3 ft away . they swear it's good from box back to them so we'll see. i am hooked up secure to the router but i get the no internet service thing. once i replace the wire there's no more excuses for them .
to be honest i remember the days of no internet or cell phones . i hated my beeper the day i got it . shop called me every 30 min with a new problem .
They claim the largest 5G footprint, certainly not that it's available everywhere. In most major cities and near interstates it's very fast and reliable. Get a mile or so away and you get 4G, head out to the woods and maybe 3G.
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Old 04-05-2022, 12:44 PM   #18
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I'm still hooked up to DTV, my youngest daughter said she ditched the cable, but once she added in Hulu, Amazon prime, Disney, Netflix, Apple and HBO, she was paying more than DTV and doesn't have nearly the content.

I mooch off of her Netflix*, Hulu* and got HBO Max free with Internet bundle.

* I hardly watch these channels.
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Old 04-06-2022, 05:38 AM   #19
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My direct TV bill was $177 a month. My old shitty internet was $100 a month.
New internet $80, wife got the Discovery plus app at $7 a month. We also have a roku thing.

We can NOT do Hulu because the wireless hotspot shows our location outside our home zip. Some weird quirk with Hulu.

So far , I haven't missed a thing. Plenty of stuff to watch.
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well hell , no starlink down here . if the new phone line doesn't fix it i will be stuck with bad internet or Hughes net which sucked last time i used it . nothing else avalible . couple of smalltime cable links but none are on our road . need broadband but the data sucks .
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