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Old 05-02-2018, 12:38 PM
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Our lake house is not in the range of local TV (OTA) stations. We have to have satellite or cable to watch the weather (we live in a tornado area).

Dish anywhere is LEGAL and provide by the satellite provider. The speed of the internet controls the quality of picture much more so than does the age of the computer. I would suggest using a computer that is new enough that it has an HDMI connector (of any of the sizes). That will allow you to connect to an a/v receiver or directly to the TV.

Has anyone done anything with a consumer grade VPN or tunnel to allow network connectivity between the two residence?
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Old 05-02-2018, 12:43 PM
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Have had a lake house for 23 years, TV is there hanging on the wall......plays nothing but dvd's........It's a lake house.....get outside and do something! If you want to watch TV go home!
Alabama has a warm enough fall that football starts before ski season ends. All but a few have left the lake at that point. Best time of the year. Go out in the morning, watch football at night. No lines at the marina and the lake is glass every morning. So yeah, I need a TV at the lake for fall.
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Old 05-02-2018, 12:44 PM
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lol the amount of devices connect really does not matter.

what matters is how many will be doing stuff at the same time...

if you have 3 tvs streaming netflix at 10mbps you will be maxed out. think of it that way
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:18 PM
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lol the amount of devices connect really does not matter.

what matters is how many will be doing stuff at the same time...

if you have 3 tvs streaming netflix at 10mbps you will be maxed out. think of it that way
This! Your devices aren't going to be pulling a great deal of data when they are idle. 25Mbit should be plenty. This would allow you about 4 simultaneous streams on netflix in HD. If you are planning on having a ton of people at your house, the thing you need to do is a decent router to handle the traffic.

As for a TV, I really like the reviews at rtings.com. They do a great job.

https://www.rtings.com/
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Old 05-04-2018, 03:44 PM
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Gotta have TVs at the lake house...we have 4 hanging in ours, incl one in the garage..gotta watch the Sox in the summer and Pats in the fall!
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Old 05-05-2018, 10:35 AM
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Alabama has a warm enough fall that football starts before ski season ends. All but a few have left the lake at that point. Best time of the year. Go out in the morning, watch football at night. No lines at the marina and the lake is glass every morning. So yeah, I need a TV at the lake for fall.
We do the same thing here! Also watch F1 races that we record on Sunday afternoon at the boathouse
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:13 AM
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Our lake house is not in the range of local TV (OTA) stations. We have to have satellite or cable to watch the weather (we live in a tornado area).

Dish anywhere is LEGAL and provide by the satellite provider. The speed of the internet controls the quality of picture much more so than does the age of the computer. I would suggest using a computer that is new enough that it has an HDMI connector (of any of the sizes). That will allow you to connect to an a/v receiver or directly to the TV.

Has anyone done anything with a consumer grade VPN or tunnel to allow network connectivity between the two residence?
Thanks for all of the ideas... I think that we will be changing our home service to Dish and utilizing the Dish Anywhere service as well.

I to am interested in "anyone done anything with a consumer grade VPN or tunnel to allow network connectivity between the two residence?"

Any ideas???
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Thanks for the recommendations. Incidentally, what VPN would you choose for Netflix? I've never used such services before. My colleagues advised me to try out the best vpn mac for this. But I'm not sure if this is a decent option.
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Old 03-06-2019, 01:44 PM
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will you have internet?
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:35 PM
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Why do you need a VPN? Are you tunneling back to your main home?
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