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Old 09-21-2019, 09:50 PM   #1
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DirecTV question

I am all new to this and have a (dumb) newbie question after reading several threads regarding satellite TV.

I do have a satellite dish on my roof which came as a factory option according to my built sheet. My understanding is that it is outdated for today's technology. I have DirecTV at home as well as Amazon Prime, I have the apps for both on my iPhone and are able to watch TV on my phone as long as I have service.

My question is if it is possible to just connect my phone via an HDMI adapter/cable to my TV and watch it that way? It would eliminate a bunch of costly equipment and I don't have to take the receiver box out of my house.
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Old 09-21-2019, 11:42 PM   #2
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Probably. The only way you will know is to try it! Just be aware when you buy that some HDMI adapters don't support Amazon Prime Video (or other services).
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Old 09-22-2019, 06:37 AM   #3
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You can stream without a cable to something like a Chromecast HDMI dongle.


Also, check your TV and app store for apps. Our Vizios have an app (we're Android) that can stream from the phone or tablet to the TV, and some TVs with built in networking have native apps that you can stream through.
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Old 09-22-2019, 08:56 AM   #4
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If your coach still has 2006 TV sets, then probably not. You also need to consider how big a data plan you have as video consumes a lot of gigabytes.
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:48 PM   #5
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Both TVs have been replaced with flat screen TVs, I haven't checked yet if one or both are "smart" TVs with built in apps. Streaming large amounts of data is no problem, we have Verizon unlimited.


Thanks for the advice.
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You’ll find out soon no such thing as “unlimited “. 15g and you’re done with Verizon. Most HD movies take 2-3 gb ! I have Verizon and Sprint. My Sprint plan gives me 50g a month on the hotspot on my phone. Dish with H3 makes life good!
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Correct me if I'm wrong as I am also trying to figure out streaming either directly from the TV or through an iPad/iPhone into a modern Smart TV.


#1) This adapter :



https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Tone...s%2C213&sr=8-5


streams through your iPhone/iPad/Laptop/Android device, with a hefty/unlimited DATA plan to your Smart TV. ???


#2) This adapter :


https://www.amazon.com/Fire-Stick-Ba...devices&sr=1-1


streams DATA directly to the device. ???



Not sure.
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