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Old 04-13-2022, 01:21 PM   #1
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Television while on the road?

We are getting ready to hit the road going from Florida to Alaska and back. We are cutting out ATT Uverse off at the house before we leave.
Anyway...what do you guys use for live TV on the road through the States, Canada and Alaska? Recommends?
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DISH via satellite dish and streaming (Netflix, Prime, etc) via AT&T Mobley and Verizon 100 GB hotspot.
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Old 04-13-2022, 02:12 PM   #3
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Antenna for local channels, FMCA T-Mobile hotspot or Verizon hotspot on phone for streaming, read a book if those fail.
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Old 04-13-2022, 02:14 PM   #4
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The crank-up Winegard Antenna on the roof

Good enough for majority of local news/weather and broadcast programs

All we used for 7 yrs FT and all we use at S&B now
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Old 04-13-2022, 02:15 PM   #5
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Satellite with Dish Network for programming.
Streaming via cellular hotspot device with unlimited data plan.
Occasionally OTA.
Movies via RedBox and Walmart discount bin.
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Old 04-13-2022, 02:18 PM   #6
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Wow, sounds like a trip of a lifetime, why ruin it with TV!, at least over the air channels.

We have an in-motion Dish network dish that came on our rig when we bought it including the Dish receiver and have not considered activating a monthly account. Less than a month away from our own two-month cross country trip (not as adventurous for sure as Alaska, chicken!) just the other day I asked my DW, just to make sure if she would like me to activate the dish and she responded "What, are you nuts?".

Enjoy and safe travels, post if you get the chance. We would love to hear of your travels.
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What do you guys use for live TV on the road through the States, Canada and Alaska? Recommends?
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I don't do OTA anymore, only streaming, but a simple digital OTA antenna is all you need. Pay attention to the distance because the cheap ones are good for short distances and the farther you can pull the signal, the more expensive they get. But this can also be deceptive since I have seem some short distance antennas cost more than a longer distance antenna. You may need to stick the antenna in a window in some locales. Go to Amazon and type "indoor digital ota antenna" into the search bar. This will give you a good idea as to what you are looking at. Wal-Mart & many other stores sell these too (including Dollar General, Family Dollar, Walgreens, CVS, etc). The 25 mile one I had picked up the "local" repeater towers. I was able to watch Albuquerque channels in a town 75 miles away.
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Streaming.

OTA for back up, but I do not recall the last time we used it. If we are out of cell signal, we are likely out of OTA reception.
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We carry a Wineguard Pathway X2 for Dish Network.
OTA Antenna
Use cell phone as Hot Spot for streaming.
Most campgrounds we stay at have cable and use that.
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We primarily use OTA TV, or internet assuming CG has decent service.
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We primarily use OTA TV, or internet assuming CG has decent service.
Same here.
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During our Alaska trip I don't remember turning on a TV until we returned to the lower 48. There was simply too much to see and do along the way.
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Just the antenna on the roof and cheap movies from Walmart if it's raining at night. We only used Netflix once while camping at a KOA and that was hit or miss service. Keep going out every half hour.
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Good phone with unlimited data and good signal to use as hotspot. Connect smart tv to the hotspot. Done.
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