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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 2013-06-22, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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VOD out camping without ethernet??

As I use a satellite dish for camping I guess it would not be possible to use the VOD part of it as at the house I have ethernet/internet but on the RV no such thing. Any way around this to be able to use VOD out there camping?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 2013-06-22, 04:58 PM
 
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That's an interesting question.

My understanding is that the VOD is receiver specific, so if you order on one receiver in the house, it doesnt appear on other receivers.

That being said, they do have a smartphone app (promoted while on hold) that enables you to order VOD content. I wonder if you can 'target' specific receivers with the app?

Anyone tried this yet? It could solve your issue- if while camping you are in a 3G cell phone footprint!

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 2013-06-23, 09:52 AM
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VOD is 100% Internet. You need a fairly decent Internet to use that.
It might be one of the luxuries you give up camping.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 2013-06-24, 10:19 AM
 
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As classicsat said, you'll need internet to use the VOD feature with Shaw. For SD programming, you're looking at 5Mbps, and for HD programming you're looking at anywhere from 7-10Mbps.

There's always satellite internet options like Xplornet or Hubs that you can look at, but the downside for either is pretty hefty for RVs and VOD.

For Xplornet, you're looking at fairly well priced service with a longer set up time than a hub. With a hub, you're looking at a huge price increase (thanks to the limited usage they give you, which you would absolutely go over) versus an almost non-existent set up time.

VOD is a great luxury, but it's just that - a really great luxury. Hah.
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