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Old 10-29-2019, 08:13 AM   #141
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I think they have a fire TV on their main TV, I was trying to watch a football game in another room which had a Roku. The Roku was the one buffering, but it was also connected after the Fire TV.

This is my question to those who have experience with the AirTV, do you experience buffering when viewing remotely? I think it may be caused by the upload speed from home more than anything else.
I've viewed live TV via our AirTV in VT from our RV in Maine and Virginia. We have DSL at home with 20Mbps down and only 1.5 up. I was pretty amazed that it worked, just not HD, but no buffering.
That said, the DVR function has been quirky and I plugged it in to an Alexa smart plug so I can remotely reboot when it hangs up. I plan to replace it with a Tablo which should provide the same access without the issues.
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Old 10-29-2019, 08:24 AM   #142
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My Verizon phone has “ hot spot” which is internet. Verizon also offers Mobil “MIFI” which is internet. ROKU works great on either system.
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My Verizon phone has “ hot spot” which is internet. Verizon also offers Mobil “MIFI” which is internet. ROKU works great on either system.
Yes, that is true. But Verizon plans limit phone hotspot and MiFi use to 15-20GB/mo of LTE before reducing speeds to <600kbps. That's not enough data to do much streaming. Therefore, most of us have sought alternatives that provide higher data limits.

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Old 10-29-2019, 08:47 AM   #144
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In theory, a data stream is a data stream and it shouldn't take a faster internet connection to upload compared to what is required for downloading.
I think you've misunderstood my point. *IF* the home recording can only be compressed to 25Mbps for a 1080p picture, then you need both 25Mbps up at home AND 25Mbps down at the RV. You aren't going to magically get it with 5Mbps down at the RV.
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I've viewed live TV via our AirTV in VT from our RV in Maine and Virginia. We have DSL at home with 20Mbps down and only 1.5 up. I was pretty amazed that it worked, just not HD, but no buffering.
That said, the DVR function has been quirky and I plugged it in to an Alexa smart plug so I can remotely reboot when it hangs up. I plan to replace it with a Tablo which should provide the same access without the issues.
The AirTV uses a user supplied USB external hard drive for DVR storage. Would it be possible to remove that hard drive and play its content separate from the AirTV?
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I think response #131 spoke to that solution. That was interesting and I am doing some research on that myself. Seems like a fairly cost effective solution for when there is no wifi or cell signal.

I just didn't see that Playon worked with YouTube TV or philo and I'm not sure the format that AirTV records in. So that could be limiting factor. Maybe if there was a second AirTV box in the RV that would work to swap the hard-drive in and out from home to on the road.
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So, Sony officially announced they're ceasing PlayStation Vue service as of January 30, 2020. Everyone stop considering that one. :-)

And if you're a subscriber like me, well start your research to pick an alternative option.
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It looks like you need a Windows PC for PlayOn? I only have a Mac.
Yes windows only for recording. You can play mp4 video on mac, iPad, etc. I hope they get a Mac version for recording soon because I have a Mac too.
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So, Sony officially announced they're ceasing PlayStation Vue service as of January 30, 2020. Everyone stop considering that one. :-)

And if you're a subscriber like me, well start your research to pick an alternative option.

Signed up at 9:00 AM and went to log on to the website at 2:00 PM and box popped up saying they are discontinue the service Jan 2020. What a waste of 50 bucks.
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Signed up at 9:00 AM and went to log on to the website at 2:00 PM and box popped up saying they are discontinue the service Jan 2020. What a waste of 50 bucks.
Surely they will issue at least a partial refund. It might be worth a try.
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I think response #131 spoke to that solution. That was interesting and I am doing some research on that myself. Seems like a fairly cost effective solution for when there is no wifi or cell signal.

I just didn't see that Playon worked with YouTube TV or philo and I'm not sure the format that AirTV records in. So that could be limiting factor. Maybe if there was a second AirTV box in the RV that would work to swap the hard-drive in and out from home to on the road.
I use Channel Master at home to record OTA TV which records in a proprietary format. This format cannot be viewed by any viewer other than Channel Master so for travel, I record TV content on my home desktop computer using WinTV which records in a ".TS" format. I change the extension from ".TS" to ".mpg" and it plays on just about anything. I use my MXQ-4K player and it works just fine in the MoHo. But best yet, if the TV show is on Hulu, PlayON will record it in mp4 without commercials.

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I had always assumed that you needed a PlayStation game console to access PlayStation Vue. (until this thread) Maybe others did too and that's why it never took off. This is why the name of a product is SO important.
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I am a Verizon "MiFi" user plus pay as you go Dish. The MiFi is the best you can purchase extra Sim cards for it. When you see the whirlygig on screen pop in a different one and off you go. I Gig is about 1.5 hours of view time. You can estimate the number of cards you need based on you travels. The cards reset on the billing date. If we are in good clear area for Dish we use it. FYI the above does not apply in Canada we were in Prescott Ont. and could see the lights of Ogdensburg NY but hot spot would not work. Had to use phone hotspot and buy chucks of data not cheap.
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