Thread: Sat TV Update
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Old 10-10-2008, 03:25 PM
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Lowranger
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Default RE: Sat TV Update

There ARE alternatives. Especially for inland boaters. My laptop will pick up the internet via wi-fi while I'm moored at many marinas. Once I have the 'net I'm able to view my home cable tv/dvr by using a device called Slingbox. It offers all of the same features just as if I was sitting in my living room. While at anchor or moored away from a Wi-Fi source I can use my pocket-pc as a tethered modem to bring the internet to my laptop. I have a Sprint(HTC) Touch that works great. As long as the cell signal is decent I can enjoy all of my cable/dvr programs. Once you've bought the Slingbox there are no additional fees. As I recall it was about $130 at Best Buy.
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