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#41 Ancient Ways

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 05:40 AM

Regarding the Internet, at any one time there might be 6-7 devices running on it but you are correct that advertised speeds are never the norm.
The antenna is hit and miss now, I'm still experimenting.  It doesn't really pick up the channel I get on sling but the other major networks look better on the antenna than they ever did on satellite.

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 09:26 PM

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This is what I installed on my house when I cut the cord to my cable dependency thanks to the whole Frontier take over of Verizon. I found the little HD antenna's that hook to the back of the TV just didn't get the reception. I get 50+ HD channels and only have problems if there is a lot of lightning and then only channel 3 WEDU will get excessively blinky. Funny thing WEDU is the closest broadcast sourse to my house so maybe that has something to do with it :huh: Anyway I do miss the the sports channels but I do not miss the $200+ a month bill. I also have 100 MBS internet that I use for my streaming services. Best thing I ever did!!!

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 11:26 AM

View PostAncient Ways, on 08 June 2017 - 05:40 AM, said:

Regarding the Internet, at any one time there might be 6-7 devices running on it but you are correct that advertised speeds are never the norm.
The antenna is hit and miss now, I'm still experimenting.  It doesn't really pick up the channel I get on sling but the other major networks look better on the antenna than they ever did on satellite.
I was watching the NBA finals via antenna, remotely at a hamburger stand by a softball field, and the picture was awesome.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 11:27 AM

View Postburgeranacoke, on 07 June 2017 - 10:39 PM, said:

10 mbps covers 1 streaming movie at 1080p but in reality your service being advertised as 20 mbps is most likely running well below that at peak periods.  What is advertised at xxmbps really means is: this how large of a pipe we give you if there is no other traffic off of this trunk, everything is perfect, and you and your neighbors are not using our service.  But in reality the pipes are always clogged and the stream comes out in bursts of varying times and volume.  
Watching between 6-8:00 PM can be spotty around here.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 07:46 PM

Just curious since this is TV related. If the only Internet access I have is through my phone and it is unlimited, is there anyway to be able to hook it up to my smart TV so I can use the Internet to watch stuff on television?

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 08:43 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 14 June 2017 - 07:46 PM, said:

Just curious since this is TV related. If the only Internet access I have is through my phone and it is unlimited, is there anyway to be able to hook it up to my smart TV so I can use the Internet to watch stuff on television?

I think there is a way here is a link I found for android phones I am sure there is a similar way if you have an IPhone
I hope this helps :D
http://www.pcadvisor...oid-tv-3533870/

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:28 AM

View PostCrimsonmistymemory, on 14 June 2017 - 08:43 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 14 June 2017 - 07:46 PM, said:

Just curious since this is TV related. If the only Internet access I have is through my phone and it is unlimited, is there anyway to be able to hook it up to my smart TV so I can use the Internet to watch stuff on television?

I think there is a way here is a link I found for android phones I am sure there is a similar way if you have an IPhone
I hope this helps :D
http://www.pcadvisor...oid-tv-3533870/

Kinda sorta.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:40 AM

View PostEagleMoon, on 15 June 2017 - 12:28 AM, said:

View PostCrimsonmistymemory, on 14 June 2017 - 08:43 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 14 June 2017 - 07:46 PM, said:

Just curious since this is TV related. If the only Internet access I have is through my phone and it is unlimited, is there anyway to be able to hook it up to my smart TV so I can use the Internet to watch stuff on television?
I think there is a way here is a link I found for android phones I am sure there is a similar way if you have an IPhone
I hope this helps :D
http://www.pcadvisor...oid-tv-3533870/

Kinda sorta.
http://www.pcadvisor...oid-tv-3533870/

"To connect an Android phone or tablet to a TV you can use an MHL/SlimPort (via Micro-USB) or Micro-HDMI cable if supported, or wirelessly cast your screen using Miracast or Chromecast. In this article we'll look at your options for viewing your phone or tablet's screen on the TV."

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:50 AM

View Postgoose, on 15 June 2017 - 12:40 AM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 15 June 2017 - 12:28 AM, said:

View PostCrimsonmistymemory, on 14 June 2017 - 08:43 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 14 June 2017 - 07:46 PM, said:

Just curious since this is TV related. If the only Internet access I have is through my phone and it is unlimited, is there anyway to be able to hook it up to my smart TV so I can use the Internet to watch stuff on television?
I think there is a way here is a link I found for android phones I am sure there is a similar way if you have an IPhone
I hope this helps :D
http://www.pcadvisor...oid-tv-3533870/

Kinda sorta.
http://www.pcadvisor...oid-tv-3533870/

"To connect an Android phone or tablet to a TV you can use an MHL/SlimPort (via Micro-USB) or Micro-HDMI cable if supported, or wirelessly cast your screen using Miracast or Chromecast. In this article we'll look at your options for viewing your phone or tablet's screen on the TV."

I have an iPhone. I have the Airplay on my phone but it won't work with my TV. I tried getting an HDMI cable that converts to a lightning but that didn't really do what I needed it to do.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:08 AM

View PostEagleMoon, on 15 June 2017 - 01:50 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 15 June 2017 - 12:40 AM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 15 June 2017 - 12:28 AM, said:

View PostCrimsonmistymemory, on 14 June 2017 - 08:43 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 14 June 2017 - 07:46 PM, said:

Just curious since this is TV related. If the only Internet access I have is through my phone and it is unlimited, is there anyway to be able to hook it up to my smart TV so I can use the Internet to watch stuff on television?
I think there is a way here is a link I found for android phones I am sure there is a similar way if you have an IPhone
I hope this helps :D
http://www.pcadvisor...oid-tv-3533870/

Kinda sorta.
http://www.pcadvisor...oid-tv-3533870/

"To connect an Android phone or tablet to a TV you can use an MHL/SlimPort (via Micro-USB) or Micro-HDMI cable if supported, or wirelessly cast your screen using Miracast or Chromecast. In this article we'll look at your options for viewing your phone or tablet's screen on the TV."

I have an iPhone. I have the Airplay on my phone but it won't work with my TV. I tried getting an HDMI cable that converts to a lightning but that didn't really do what I needed it to do.
Hmm...

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:16 AM

View Postgoose, on 15 June 2017 - 02:08 AM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 15 June 2017 - 01:50 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 15 June 2017 - 12:40 AM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 15 June 2017 - 12:28 AM, said:

View PostCrimsonmistymemory, on 14 June 2017 - 08:43 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 14 June 2017 - 07:46 PM, said:

Just curious since this is TV related. If the only Internet access I have is through my phone and it is unlimited, is there anyway to be able to hook it up to my smart TV so I can use the Internet to watch stuff on television?
I think there is a way here is a link I found for android phones I am sure there is a similar way if you have an IPhone
I hope this helps :D
http://www.pcadvisor...oid-tv-3533870/

Kinda sorta.
http://www.pcadvisor...oid-tv-3533870/

"To connect an Android phone or tablet to a TV you can use an MHL/SlimPort (via Micro-USB) or Micro-HDMI cable if supported, or wirelessly cast your screen using Miracast or Chromecast. In this article we'll look at your options for viewing your phone or tablet's screen on the TV."

I have an iPhone. I have the Airplay on my phone but it won't work with my TV. I tried getting an HDMI cable that converts to a lightning but that didn't really do what I needed it to do.
Hmm...
Strange that this kind of set-up won't work:

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 04:34 AM

View Postgoose, on 15 June 2017 - 02:16 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 15 June 2017 - 02:08 AM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 15 June 2017 - 01:50 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 15 June 2017 - 12:40 AM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 15 June 2017 - 12:28 AM, said:

View PostCrimsonmistymemory, on 14 June 2017 - 08:43 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 14 June 2017 - 07:46 PM, said:

Just curious since this is TV related. If the only Internet access I have is through my phone and it is unlimited, is there anyway to be able to hook it up to my smart TV so I can use the Internet to watch stuff on television?
I think there is a way here is a link I found for android phones I am sure there is a similar way if you have an IPhone
I hope this helps :D
http://www.pcadvisor...oid-tv-3533870/

Kinda sorta.
http://www.pcadvisor...oid-tv-3533870/

"To connect an Android phone or tablet to a TV you can use an MHL/SlimPort (via Micro-USB) or Micro-HDMI cable if supported, or wirelessly cast your screen using Miracast or Chromecast. In this article we'll look at your options for viewing your phone or tablet's screen on the TV."

I have an iPhone. I have the Airplay on my phone but it won't work with my TV. I tried getting an HDMI cable that converts to a lightning but that didn't really do what I needed it to do.
Hmm...
Strange that this kind of set-up won't work:

Posted Image

I might be able to do it on a computer which this looks like, but it's my TV that I'm trying to hook it up to.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 06:53 AM

View PostEagleMoon, on 15 June 2017 - 01:50 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 15 June 2017 - 12:40 AM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 15 June 2017 - 12:28 AM, said:

View PostCrimsonmistymemory, on 14 June 2017 - 08:43 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 14 June 2017 - 07:46 PM, said:

Just curious since this is TV related. If the only Internet access I have is through my phone and it is unlimited, is there anyway to be able to hook it up to my smart TV so I can use the Internet to watch stuff on television?
I think there is a way here is a link I found for android phones I am sure there is a similar way if you have an IPhone
I hope this helps :D
http://www.pcadvisor...oid-tv-3533870/

Kinda sorta.
http://www.pcadvisor...oid-tv-3533870/

"To connect an Android phone or tablet to a TV you can use an MHL/SlimPort (via Micro-USB) or Micro-HDMI cable if supported, or wirelessly cast your screen using Miracast or Chromecast. In this article we'll look at your options for viewing your phone or tablet's screen on the TV."

I have an iPhone. I have the Airplay on my phone but it won't work with my TV. I tried getting an HDMI cable that converts to a lightning but that didn't really do what I needed it to do.
here are some step by step scenarios.

http://www.wikihow.c...hone-to-Your-TV




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