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Anyone know anything about antennas & signal issues?

 

I have an antenna in the attic that picks up almost everything just fine. All the stations in my area are broadcast from a single transmitter 25 miles away, and for the most part, everything I get off that is OK.

However, out of the 12+ channels from that transmitter, I get bad signals on two of them. I used the signal strength meter on my DVR, on every other channel the signal comes in at 99 or 100 consistently. On the two bad ones, though, it's 65-75 all the time.

 

Would an amplifier help? Or would that just overload the good channels? Anything I should look at to get better signal on those two particular frequencies?

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Walking Boot said:

Anyone know anything about antennas & signal issues?

 

I have an antenna in the attic that picks up almost everything just fine. All the stations in my area are broadcast from a single transmitter 25 miles away, and for the most part, everything I get off that is OK.

However, out of the 12+ channels from that transmitter, I get bad signals on two of them. I used the signal strength meter on my DVR, on every other channel the signal comes in at 99 or 100 consistently. On the two bad ones, though, it's 65-75 all the time.

 

Would an amplifier help? Or would that just overload the good channels? Anything I should look at to get better signal on those two particular frequencies?

 

 

In my limited experience an amplifier will work and work well. I have a metal roof and would have trouble with some channels but started using an amplifier and most of my channels cleared right up. I'm within 20 miles of all of my local stations. 

 

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10 hours ago, JoeSteeler said:

Can you expand on this?

Just random stuff:

1. A game or show will just pause for a few seconds from time to time. It's not my internet connection - I've checked it.

2. Shows will just disappear. I was trying to watch a soccer game last night - it was there, and then had a HULU error. And then the game was just gone off the menu.

3. Was trying to watch a Royals game, and the game went long over its normal time. So HULU switched it to some Poker thing that was scheduled at that time slot. I read up and apparently this is a problem. People trying to watch this years Super Bowl were cut off from the end of the game because it ran long.

 

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1 hour ago, ChiefD said:

Just random stuff:

1. A game or show will just pause for a few seconds from time to time. It's not my internet connection - I've checked it.

2. Shows will just disappear. I was trying to watch a soccer game last night - it was there, and then had a HULU error. And then the game was just gone off the menu.

3. Was trying to watch a Royals game, and the game went long over its normal time. So HULU switched it to some Poker thing that was scheduled at that time slot. I read up and apparently this is a problem. People trying to watch this years Super Bowl were cut off from the end of the game because it ran long.

 

Hulu had some issues yesterday, but I've had it since it came out and have really enjoyed it.  I really can't think of anything.  In the past year I've figured out you can go to the ESPN app and show Hulu as your provider and pick up the ESPN alternate channels that aren't on the Hulu menu.  Mainly do this for SEC baseball.  But it works for Disney apps and stuff like that so the kids can access those apps directly.  

I've never run into any of these problems.  Early on there were issues, but its been great the past year or 2.  

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I've been having issues lately with my VUE freezing periodically.  Seems to happen mostly at night.  When it happens, a signal bars icon comes up (like you would see on your cell phone) and usually it shows less than full bars.

I might try buying longer Ethernet cable and moving the wireless router from the office in the front of the house to the family room in the back of the house.  Or, I was also thinking about getting the fancy Roku Ultra where I can plug the Ethernet cable directly into the box.

BTW, WOW Cable Internet sucks.  I put a lot of blame on them as their technology is crap.  I have 200mbs with them which should be enough.

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On 6/13/2019 at 7:54 AM, Phil Elliott said:

Moving on from DTVN back to Spectrum. TV (175 chan), internet (stay at 400mb) and phone w intl calling (cell signal weak). One cable box for dvr. AppleTV app, unlimited streams, remote viewing. 5.1 sound if on in the source program. Includes HBO/Showtime/NFL network&red zone. $121 for 3 years-no contract for triple-play “silver”. DTVN crept up to $165 with increases during last year (we have always had Spectrum internet/phone).

How long were you away from Spectrum before they would let you get a new customer deal?

My Spectrum bill is around $180 now but I've been with them for 5 years and only new customers get the sweet deals.

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22 hours ago, Joe Mammy said:

How long were you away from Spectrum before they would let you get a new customer deal?

My Spectrum bill is around $180 now but I've been with them for 5 years and only new customers get the sweet deals.

How long do you need to not be a spectrum customer before they consider you a new customer again (still have the internet through them, not cable)

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On 6/12/2019 at 11:12 AM, Andy Dufresne said:

Which Roku device do I need?

Basically all I want to do is stream the Xfinity Stream App: Which is a cool thing, BTW. For $40/month I get internet and can stream my local channels which means no more dangling antennas.

Did you get an answer to this?  I didn't see one, but I might have missed it.  I want to know the same thing.  My last post in here was a month ago and I STILL don't have streaming working.  First they sent me a wired box and a wireless box....wired box does me no good.  I don't have access in one room and I am not climbing around rewiring crap anymore.  I sent them back.  Then they sent me two wired boxes.  Sent them back.  I went to the xfinity store (because EVERY shipment has been sent to the wrong address because they can't figure out how to print the correct shipping label and it confuses the #### out of UPS.  I got the two wireless boxes.  Get them home, the remotes won't connect with the boxes...stuck in set up mode and I can't get through set up mode without the remotes working.  Call support, they tell me my modem doesn't work with their boxes (completely avoiding the remote setup issue).  Tell me they will send me a new modem/router combo free for a year for all the trouble.  Wonderful, it was supposed to arrive to day.  Says it's been delivered.  It hasn't.  Pretty confident they printed another ###### up label and it's sitting on the dude's porch all the other stuff was.  I feel bad for the guy, but he has a sense of humor.  He writes on the boxes little messages to me apologizing as if it's his fault.

This has been an absolute trainwreck, so I am thinking of just shipping all their crap back to them, using my current modem/router and streaming via Roku across the app.  I need to know which Roku to get though.  This had gotten completely out of hand.

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Pro tip: If you suddenly lost nickjr from DTVN recently (as I did, much to the chagrin of my five year old who did not take it well), live chat them and they’ll give it back to you for no added cost. 

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On 6/20/2019 at 11:22 AM, Joe Mammy said:

How long were you away from Spectrum before they would let you get a new customer deal?

My Spectrum bill is around $180 now but I've been with them for 5 years and only new customers get the sweet deals.

Kept their internet and phone. Dropped Spectrum for DTVN about a year ago. Since we moved to a new home just last month (just a couple miles away) but had ATT as a competitor they gave me new promotion.   When at the old home, was getting promo’s in mail for their streaming service “Spectrum TV” for $44, which is still better than DTVN.

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8 hours ago, The Commish said:

Did you get an answer to this?  I didn't see one, but I might have missed it.  I want to know the same thing.  My last post in here was a month ago and I STILL don't have streaming working.  First they sent me a wired box and a wireless box....wired box does me no good.  I don't have access in one room and I am not climbing around rewiring crap anymore.  I sent them back.  Then they sent me two wired boxes.  Sent them back.  I went to the xfinity store (because EVERY shipment has been sent to the wrong address because they can't figure out how to print the correct shipping label and it confuses the #### out of UPS.  I got the two wireless boxes.  Get them home, the remotes won't connect with the boxes...stuck in set up mode and I can't get through set up mode without the remotes working.  Call support, they tell me my modem doesn't work with their boxes (completely avoiding the remote setup issue).  Tell me they will send me a new modem/router combo free for a year for all the trouble.  Wonderful, it was supposed to arrive to day.  Says it's been delivered.  It hasn't.  Pretty confident they printed another ###### up label and it's sitting on the dude's porch all the other stuff was.  I feel bad for the guy, but he has a sense of humor.  He writes on the boxes little messages to me apologizing as if it's his fault.

This has been an absolute trainwreck, so I am thinking of just shipping all their crap back to them, using my current modem/router and streaming via Roku across the app.  I need to know which Roku to get though.  This had gotten completely out of hand.

Xfinity stream app. Have a 65" TCL 6 Series in my living room and a 49" TCL 5 series in my bedroom. Use the X1 box in the living room and Xfinity stream on the bedroom TV to avoid the extra box fee. It's honestly a great app, guide is solid and for streaming the picture looks great. Install it on your PC via the Roku website if you're having a hard time finding it on the TV based Roku store.

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50 minutes ago, mquinnjr said:

Xfinity stream app. Have a 65" TCL 6 Series in my living room and a 49" TCL 5 series in my bedroom. Use the X1 box in the living room and Xfinity stream on the bedroom TV to avoid the extra box fee. It's honestly a great app, guide is solid and for streaming the picture looks great. Install it on your PC via the Roku website if you're having a hard time finding it on the TV based Roku store.

Does it matter which roku box or no?

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19 hours ago, The Commish said:

Does it matter which roku box or no?

I do not believe that the Roku device type should matter. If you can install apps from the Roku store on your device, you should be good to go. Not an Xfinity fan boy by any means, but they did a good job on the Stream app for the Roku to be used on additional outlets in your house, or the main one whichever works for your situation really.

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3 minutes ago, mquinnjr said:

I do not believe that the Roku device type should matter. If you can install apps from the Roku store on your device, you should be good to go. Not an Xfinity fan boy by any means, but they did a good job on the Stream app for the Roku to be used on additional outlets in your house, or the main one whichever works for your situation really.

It's funny that this just popped up.  I just got off a three hour phone call with xfinity.  I was sent to 8 different people.  For whatever reason the wireless TV boxes will NOT connect to the modem/router.  It's all their equipment.  Technician is coming out on Friday. :kicksrock:  

I feel like the Roku is absolutely the way to go, but I am invested now damn it :angry:

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@The Commish Sorry, I meant to get back to your question but forgot.

I ended up just buying a Roku Stick+. I have to say, it sure does seem to do a better job of streaming everything than the couple year old Roku3 I have.

As far as the Xfinity Streaming TV service goes...I ended up canceling it. Not necessarily because the service was bad but because they weren't truthful about the cost.

Guy1 told me that it'd be $40/month including taxes & fees, which is what I signed up for. But when my bill came it was closer to $60 again because of...You guessed it...taxes and fees. So working with Guy2, he couldn't get me back to $40/month but could get me internet only for $30. So rather than waste my life talking to Xfinity customer service I just went with that.

So now I'm back to using the Tablo - which actually is working very well with the new Roku Stick+.

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11 hours ago, The Commish said:

It's funny that this just popped up.  I just got off a three hour phone call with xfinity.  I was sent to 8 different people.  For whatever reason the wireless TV boxes will NOT connect to the modem/router.  It's all their equipment.  Technician is coming out on Friday. :kicksrock:  

I feel like the Roku is absolutely the way to go, but I am invested now damn it :angry:

I have Comcast too.  Just  for internet  and yes a land line.  I didn't  have any problems with connection to their modems  I didn't opt for their streaming service though.  I went  with  Youtube live TV for streaming service get all the local channels  also put up outside antenna which should work for you in Deltona because it works for me in Eustis I think you are a little closer to the broadcast antennas  than I am.  I use a firestick instead of Roku  so I can download a few extra apps such  as  Cinema TV  which allows me to watch just about anything I want from current movies to old TV shows.

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1 minute ago, rustycolts said:

I have Comcast too.  Just  for internet  and yes a land line.  I didn't  have any problems with connection to their modems  I didn't opt for their streaming service though.  I went  with  Youtube live TV for streaming service get all the local channels  also put up outside antenna which should work for you in Deltona because it works for me in Eustis I think you are a little closer to the broadcast antennas  than I am.  I use a firestick instead of Roku  so I can download a few extra apps such  as  Cinema TV  which allows me to watch just about anything I want from current movies to old TV shows.

Yeah...an antenna would work, but the logistics of getting the wiring run to the room where my one TV is would be a nightmare and I don't want to spend time in the attic if I can avoid it.  I was JUST internet with comcast until a month ago.  To date, I still don't have my streaming working.  The guy is supposed to come tomorrow, so we'll see what happens.  I'm about ready just to cancel it all....their modem and wireless cable boxes and go Roku while completely revamping my home networking.  It's cost me a few hundred bucks but then I wouldn't have to worry about it again.

7 minutes ago, Andy Dufresne said:

You guessed it...taxes and fees.

Yeah, that was crap when I first got on.  I made them adjust it before I agreed to sign up for the service.  It took some time, but they got it to $110 a month for internet/streaming using their modem and two wireless TV boxes....but the TV boxes have yet to successfully connect to the cable modem.

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2 minutes ago, The Commish said:

Yeah...an antenna would work, but the logistics of getting the wiring run to the room where my one TV is would be a nightmare and I don't want to spend time in the attic if I can avoid it.  I was JUST internet with comcast until a month ago.  To date, I still don't have my streaming working.  The guy is supposed to come tomorrow, so we'll see what happens.  I'm about ready just to cancel it all....their modem and wireless cable boxes and go Roku while completely revamping my home networking.  It's cost me a few hundred bucks but then I wouldn't have to worry about it again.

Yeah, that was crap when I first got on.  I made them adjust it before I agreed to sign up for the service.  It took some time, but they got it to $110 a month for internet/streaming using their modem and two wireless TV boxes....but the TV boxes have yet to successfully connect to the cable modem.

I can give you the name of the guy who installed my antenna.  He did all the crawling  in the attic  and unsavory stuff  (such as actual work}.  I don't think he charged over two hundred  and he made sure that  I was all hooked up to internet also.  He really helped out  since I am low tech and a slow adapter to technology.

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40 minutes ago, rustycolts said:

I can give you the name of the guy who installed my antenna.  He did all the crawling  in the attic  and unsavory stuff  (such as actual work}.  I don't think he charged over two hundred  and he made sure that  I was all hooked up to internet also.  He really helped out  since I am low tech and a slow adapter to technology.

Might take you up on that if the appt tomorrow goes sideways.  I can't remember the last time I had to work this hard to give my money to people.

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3 hours ago, Warhogs said:

Anyone try Playstation Vue? I have Directtv Now nut have been thinking of trying something else. It sounded like Playstation might be a better option for sports.

I have PSVUE and it has been pretty good for the most part.  Much better picture than Sling or Directv now and way less freeze ups than Directv now (used all 3 with a ROKU stick).  I am waiting for Hulu or Youtube tv to get NFL Network to try them, but PSVUE has been the best of the ones I have tried even though it is more expensive than Sling.

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2 hours ago, dorno said:

It's been 3 days since I signed up for Hulu live tv. What a dumpster fire this service is. Hulu glitches and quits more often than Directvnow ever did. I'm thinking as much as I didn't care for YouTube tv's interface at least it didn't crash every other minute for an hour then work for 8 hours like Hulu does.

I have been using Hulu live since March with Fios (150/150) and an Orbi (25ish electronic devises) and have had little problems.  

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It’s funny that these paid services glitch out when offering 50 channels when grey market IPTV is pretty bombproof at 3000 channels for $5 :eek::lol: 

No excuse

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12 minutes ago, [icon] said:

It’s funny that these paid services glitch out when offering 50 channels when grey market IPTV is pretty bombproof at 3000 channels for $5 :eek::lol: 

No excuse

the kids helming the pirate ships are more dedicated/adept than the drones toiling for the "legit" outfits :shrug:

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On 7/16/2019 at 7:06 PM, dorno said:

Cancelled directvnow today effective tomorrow after the last of the ten dollars a month discounts fell away. Also trialled YouTube tv the last few days and just didn't like ui compared to all the other services. Going to trial out Hulu with live tv tomorrow. If I don't care for that one I'll just have to learn to like Hulu or YouTube tv. If directvnow had more than a 20 hour dvr I'd probably have stuck with them. As slow and glitchy the software was I just liked the ui. 

Try Sling. I actually really liked it.  

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36 minutes ago, [icon] said:

It’s funny that these paid services glitch out when offering 50 channels when grey market IPTV is pretty bombproof at 3000 channels for $5 :eek::lol: 

No excuse

Stolen stuff is usually cheaper 🤷‍♂️

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5 minutes ago, Otis said:

Stolen stuff is usually cheaper 🤷‍♂️

:whoosh:

So it’s acceptable that some Serbian kid In his mothers basement set up a more reliable distribution/broadcast network then one of the largest IPTV corporations in America? 

 

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33 minutes ago, otb_lifer said:

the kids helming the pirate ships are more dedicated/adept than the drones toiling for the "legit" outfits :shrug:

Yep!  I’m guessing that Hulu has dozens of network engineers on staff 24/7, yet little Leo Antonovich is kicking their asses. :lol: 

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42 minutes ago, [icon] said:

Yep!  I’m guessing that Hulu has dozens of network engineers on staff 24/7, yet little Leo Antonovich is kicking their asses. :lol: 

How many millions of users is Leo serving? Not trying to be a ####, but I’d bet the number of people using pirated stuff is way smaller than the top service providers. Not saying there isn’t an issue. Also, let’s be honest, people don’t complain when paying nothing and knowing it’s pirated. There could be similar issues but mentally one is OK and the other is not. 

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I have a tech question, looking for advice.

Sitting in my basement, my Ipad registers about 120mbps up and down on my 5ghz signal, and about half that (40s-50s) on the 2.4 ghz wifi.

About 5 feet away, both my smart tv (Vizio) and my 4k fire stick register in the single digits, often under 5 mbps. The picture is terrible.

Any advice on how I can trouble-shoot this or fix it?

tia

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Not cutting the cord, but have a cord cutting question.  I recently got a projector and a screen, I would like to utilize in my backyard.  Watching Netflix/Amazon is easy and all, but I would like to watch live TV out there (NFL in the fall).  What are the options for live NFL games on all the various channels?  FOX/CBS Sunday afternoons and NBC for the evening game (not worried about Monday/Thursday cable games).  Will I need to get the paid app for each of these channels?  DirecTV does not support their video going out from a phone to a projector, so I need another way.

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3 hours ago, CletiusMaximus said:

I have a tech question, looking for advice.

Sitting in my basement, my Ipad registers about 120mbps up and down on my 5ghz signal, and about half that (40s-50s) on the 2.4 ghz wifi.

About 5 feet away, both my smart tv (Vizio) and my 4k fire stick register in the single digits, often under 5 mbps. The picture is terrible.

Any advice on how I can trouble-shoot this or fix it?

tia

Do you have the Firestick plugged into the wall/outlet or into the TV’s USB? You say the smart TV is bad as well so that’s really weird. My Firestick on my 3rd floor works great and my router is two floors down even before I got my new mesh router yesterday. 

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2 hours ago, Bull Dozier said:

Not cutting the cord, but have a cord cutting question.  I recently got a projector and a screen, I would like to utilize in my backyard.  Watching Netflix/Amazon is easy and all, but I would like to watch live TV out there (NFL in the fall).  What are the options for live NFL games on all the various channels?  FOX/CBS Sunday afternoons and NBC for the evening game (not worried about Monday/Thursday cable games).  Will I need to get the paid app for each of these channels?  DirecTV does not support their video going out from a phone to a projector, so I need another way.

Not sure how the projectors work for input devices, but will it accept a Chromecast?  If so, you can cast your screen from your phone/tablet (android) using the DirecTV app to the Chromecast. 

 

That's how I do it on a regular TV up at my hunting cabin.  I don't have wifi, but set up my phone as a hotspot and cast my screen from the DirecTV app. 

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Went home at lunch time and was going to catch the news. My directtv no longer has the minneapolis CBS at lunch time. I had been seeing warnings of a dispute. Is this just a regional thing? I'm dropping directtv now but not having CBS would be an absolute killer for me ever considering going back to them.

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Decided to go with Spectrum streaming for $30/month recently. Just moved and was tired of trying to get the digital antennas to work. I live in a somewhat rural area but most of the towers are less than 40 miles away. I also live in a higher altitude than most of the county around me, still had trouble. Forget it, I'll pay the $30/month to avoid the hassle and not have to worry about ABC being glitchy while my wife #####es about not being about to watch The Bachelor. Plus the additional channels that we actually have some interest in. This in addition to Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, Amazon Prime gives us plenty, and probably more than we actually need. Now if only they'd program the casting option into the Spectrum app...going to have to buy some Roku sticks I guess.

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3 hours ago, Bull Dozier said:

Not cutting the cord, but have a cord cutting question.  I recently got a projector and a screen, I would like to utilize in my backyard.  Watching Netflix/Amazon is easy and all, but I would like to watch live TV out there (NFL in the fall).  What are the options for live NFL games on all the various channels?  FOX/CBS Sunday afternoons and NBC for the evening game (not worried about Monday/Thursday cable games).  Will I need to get the paid app for each of these channels?  DirecTV does not support their video going out from a phone to a projector, so I need another way.

do you have directv reciever?  

 

eta: What do you use for tv now?

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1 hour ago, stbugs said:

Do you have the Firestick plugged into the wall/outlet or into the TV’s USB? You say the smart TV is bad as well so that’s really weird. My Firestick on my 3rd floor works great and my router is two floors down even before I got my new mesh router yesterday. 

I have the Firestick plugged directly into the tv hdmi input with the power coming from an outlet  The router (ATT) is one floor up, but as I said the signal is extremely fast on my ipad while sitting a few feet from the tv.   Based on some googling this morning, I will make sure all the firmware is updated when I get home tonight. Other than that, I'm at a loss.

Thanks.

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10 minutes ago, CletiusMaximus said:

I have the Firestick plugged directly into the tv hdmi input with the power coming from an outlet  The router (ATT) is one floor up, but as I said the signal is extremely fast on my ipad while sitting a few feet from the tv.   Based on some googling this morning, I will make sure all the firmware is updated when I get home tonight. Other than that, I'm at a loss.

Thanks.

It makes no sense. Is the Smart TV the same speed wise? Maybe it’s a bad Firestick. I’ve never had a picture quality issue, but I have to assume that there are some bad ones out there. 

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36 minutes ago, belljr said:

do you have directv reciever?  

 

eta: What do you use for tv now?

Yes, have a receiver.  Haven't figured out a realistic way to get the signal from the receiver to the projector.

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3 minutes ago, Bull Dozier said:

Yes, have a receiver.  Haven't figured out a realistic way to get the signal from the receiver to the projector.

Due to the length the cable would need to be?  Could you just move the receiver during games and then move it back Sunday evening?

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10 minutes ago, stbugs said:

It makes no sense. Is the Smart TV the same speed wise? Maybe it’s a bad Firestick. I’ve never had a picture quality issue, but I have to assume that there are some bad ones out there. 

The TV and firestick are both very slow - single digits.  I'm going to spend some more time on it this evening and will check back in if I learn something.  

Thanks

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19 minutes ago, matttyl said:

Due to the length the cable would need to be?  Could you just move the receiver during games and then move it back Sunday evening?

Because I'm setting my projector up in my backyard, and don't want to have to run the cable through an open door or window, or have to drill a hole in a wall so I can watch a game a couple of times a year outside.

I'm also very unhandy, so if there is an obviously easy way to do it, it might not be so obvious to me.

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1 minute ago, Bull Dozier said:

Because I'm setting my projector up in my backyard, and don't want to have to run the cable through an open door or window, or have to drill a hole in a wall so I can watch a game a couple of times a year outside.

I'm also very unhandy, so if there is an obviously easy way to do it, it might not be so obvious to me.

I'm not familiar with direct tv streaming capabilities.  That said, there are ways you can stream games to a firestick or chromecast assuming the projector has an HDMI input.

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14 minutes ago, Bull Dozier said:

Because I'm setting my projector up in my backyard, and don't want to have to run the cable through an open door or window, or have to drill a hole in a wall so I can watch a game a couple of times a year outside.

I'm also very unhandy, so if there is an obviously easy way to do it, it might not be so obvious to me.

you can try wirless hdmi... ymmv

https://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Multimedia-Wireless-Extender-Transmitter/dp/B07L9723ZF/ref=asc_df_B07L9723ZF/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=242074892521&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7012478154126427891&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9007525&hvtargid=pla-631510498537&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/Orei-Wireless-Extender-Transmitter-Receiver/dp/B07KGLBR4M/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=wireless+hdmi&qid=1563824664&s=electronics&sr=1-3

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1 hour ago, matttyl said:

I'm not familiar with direct tv streaming capabilities.  That said, there are ways you can stream games to a firestick or chromecast assuming the projector has an HDMI input.

Projector does have HDMI input.  Will be trying the chromecast as previously suggested (from my phone).

59 minutes ago, belljr said:

Well if Chromecast doesn't work, I guess I can look more into this.  The price comparison isn't in the same neighborhood though (would have to buy the longer range deal).

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8 hours ago, [icon] said:

:whoosh:

So it’s acceptable that some Serbian kid In his mothers basement set up a more reliable distribution/broadcast network then one of the largest IPTV corporations in America? 

 

 

8 hours ago, [icon] said:

Yep!  I’m guessing that Hulu has dozens of network engineers on staff 24/7, yet little Leo Antonovich is kicking their asses. :lol: 

Yep. I've had times where I was trying to stream ESPN, NFL Network, BIG 10 Network for a football game and couldn't get it to work or had a poor picture through legit streaming services. I switched to my backup option and get crystal clear picture. It's really sad that the better option costs less as well. 

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