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Old 06-25-2012, 06:36 PM   #15
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We have a Western Digital media player. It has a built in 1 terabyte hard drive, plus a 2 TB external hard drive attached. My wife copied every movie we have plus ones from others. Then we can play them back when ever we want. Also if we got good internet connection we can stream from netflix, hulu and others. Very simple.
We use the same thing and it works great!
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:27 PM   #16
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We have a Western Digital media player. It has a built in 1 terabyte hard drive, plus a 2 TB external hard drive attached. My wife copied every movie we have plus ones from others. Then we can play them back when ever we want. Also if we got good internet connection we can stream from netflix, hulu and others. Very simple.
Can you play these copies on your TVs or just computers?
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:37 PM   #17
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We have an apple tv 1 that we load movies on to watch. You can also use an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch an connect to your tv via to watch saved movies. I have used them all with success. In our case we have loaded DVDs to our apple tv also using the free "handbrake" application that will create files that any media player can read. The benefit there is no DVDs to worry about scratching and such and no Internet connection required.

I have also used the western digital device mentioned. There is a version that is cheaper that you hook up an external hard drive up to if you already have one. Otherwise the one with a built in drive works as well ( father in law has ). The. User interface on the western digital is pretty clunky compared to other options but it gets the job done.

I anticipate that many android phones will also work for this purpose but I have not tested them.
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Sorry the "via " on the apple mobile products above is an hdmi to dock adapter.
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We watch the sales, have probably 100, most we've never seen. Just grab one and put it in the VCR or DVD player. Haven't bought a Blu-Ray player yet for the stick house or MH although my new laptop has one.
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If there is wifi I use a Toshiba WiFi ready Blu-Ray player and my Jeffa Tech repeter to stream Netflix ,I also like redBox .
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We have a Western Digital media player. It has a built in 1 terabyte hard drive, plus a 2 TB external hard drive attached. My wife copied every movie we have plus ones from others. Then we can play them back when ever we want. Also if we got good internet connection we can stream from netflix, hulu and others. Very simple.
How long does it take to copy a single movie from a DVD to the WD media player?
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Can you play these copies on your TVs or just computers?
You load the movies from the computer to the hard drive, then plug WD player into the TV. We're using HDMI cables. Everything else is done on the TV.

I refuse to watch movies on a computer.



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How long does it take to copy a single movie from a DVD to the WD media player?
Between 15 to 20 min. The DW has even done it in a Walmart parking lot.
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We just use the same kind of DVR we use at home for the most part. We have Direct TV at home and in the bus. I just record movies we like off the satellite. Sometimes they are free and sometimes we have to pay. If I was going for a very long trip I would load up an external drive with movies at home and just play them on the trip. I have a terra bit disc and it can hold a lot of movies. We also have an unlimited plan on Verizon and could steam, but we almost never do that.

Roku box requires a fast internet connection with a high limit or big budget.
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showing movies

Thanks so much for your reply. I really like the idea of the Western Media player. I looked on Amazon, but am unclear about what I need. Do I need 2 external hard drives?
I understand that you download from the computer. What sites? How do you save it to the hard drive? How do you connect the box to the computer?
Do you need a cable tv hookup in the rv? We have antenna with a booster. Will that work?
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i rarely watch when we travel but my wife downloads movies and shows to her smart
phone , then i just plug the phone into the tv so she can see them
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We take directv with us wherever we go.
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Several free to 'one time pay' options on the Roku too.. Love my Roku.. Tons of 'channels'..

If your handy with a computer, you can store several years worth's on a hard drive and bring it with you..

Redbox is another good alternative.. you can rent at any one, and return to any one later.. even across state lines.
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Thanks for your replies. I like the Red Box idea for when we get our toad. I like the Roku idea, but you need an internet connection, don't you? We have a MiFi hot spot, but movies eat up the minutes if you stream through it, doesn't it?
We have comcast at home. Can it go on the road like direct tv?
Is there another way to get internet for state parks?
Is it expensive to use the smartphone connection?
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