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bholtz5151
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Satellite tv

Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:07 am

I live up in the mountains and use Wild Blue for my internet service(no cable) and Dish TV for tv. Would roku work with up here or not.
 
wataga123
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Re: Satellite tv

Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:08 am

I'm thinking wild blue has cap limits. Also, i don't think you have enough speed for hd. Go to their web site and ask. Can you get dsl at your location?
 
bholtz5151
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Re: Satellite tv

Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:16 am

no dsl. I did not think it would work. Darn. The price I pay for being up in the mountains. I guess there is something to say for watching mountain quail, deer, and pine trees bowing in the wind.
 
wataga123
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Re: Satellite tv

Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:17 pm

Looks like the fastest is the pro package at $79.99 month for 1.5mps. That might get you hd, i think they recommend 1.5-3.0 or faster, i forget. No way i would pay that price for that speed. If you have phone service att or verizon, go to their web site and type in your address they should let you know if dsl is available. I got the deer and turkeys and blowing pines but can get cable internet for 37.95 for 5.0mps,if i drop all the tv channels, it goes up to 52.95, dsl is cheaper but i am kind of far away from the telco box, a few miles, dsl says 1.5- 3.0 for $29.99 month, but if the speed is too slow i won't get 720p from netflix.
From wild blue speed cap policy
WildBlue Monthly Usage Thresholds
Value Pak Select Pak Pro Pak
Upload Threshold (MB) 1 2,300 3,000 5,000
Download Threshold (MB) 2 7,500 12,000 17,000
17 gig is not a lot if you watched a few hd shows, you would be over the limit in no time. Then you would be throttled back and probably not be able to stream much of anything for a while.

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