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Old 12-09-2017, 01:18 PM
 
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I have an older flat screen TV that I use strictly for workout DVD's. The same DVD's get pretty boring and I now have unlimited data (I live in a rural area so this is very exciting for me. ) and would like to stream daily Yoga and other workouts available on the internet. What's the best way to do this? I have Amazon Prime so maybe a Firestick? Or is Roku better? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 12-09-2017, 02:48 PM
 
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Never mind! I just realized my DVD player is a smart one and has Netflix, YouTube, etc. I haven't been able to stream anything due to data limits on my satellite internet service and I forgot that the DVD player could stream.
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Old 12-09-2017, 03:38 PM
 
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I recommend the firestick. Load it up (buckshot works great), aim it at the TV, pull the trigger. TV problem solved!


Hey, it worked for Elvis!
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:25 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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I second the firestick recommendation. It has tons of apps and content especially since you have Amazon Prime.

By the way, what type of service do you have to that is unlimited?
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:44 PM
 
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I second the firestick recommendation. It has tons of apps and content especially since you have Amazon Prime.

By the way, what type of service do you have to that is unlimited?
I have Exede, which is now Viasat. I just got a new plan that is 150GB of data per month. That's not really unlimited but at least we can now do some Netflix streaming.
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Old 12-14-2017, 01:53 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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150GB is plenty depending on how many people are using it.

How much per month if you don't mind me asking?

Also how fast? Have you tested the speed?
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:46 AM
 
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We pay $109/month. Satellite internet is not cheap.

I have not tested the speed but I generally don't have any issues with pages loading and I can watch Youtube stuff with no problem. The only problem I have is that I sometimes don't have internet service when it's extremely cloudy or rainy.
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Old 12-15-2017, 12:44 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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We pay $109/month. Satellite internet is not cheap.

I have not tested the speed but I generally don't have any issues with pages loading and I can watch Youtube stuff with no problem. The only problem I have is that I sometimes don't have internet service when it's extremely cloudy or rainy.
Thanks for the info. I pay $52 a month and I get around 25mbps with Spectrum. The $109 is high but it comes with the territory. Yes, I know about the rain affecting the signal. I have had both Dish and DirectTV over the years.

You can test your speed by going to this link. Speedtest by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test

I am curious because I am often asked by friends what they can get in rural areas. Thanks
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Old 12-16-2017, 06:37 AM
 
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This morning my download speed was 15.67 mbps and upload was 1.01 mbps.
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Old 12-16-2017, 07:51 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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That is pretty good and should suffice for most especially considering that there is no physical wiring in use. Thanks
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