Cutting the Cord on Home Television

Kimberly

Kimberly is the owner of Starter RV, a 1990 Winnebago Chieftan. She can be found cheering for Georgia Tech, traveling the world, or working on the RV (because there's always something to do on the RV). Don't ever underestimate what she can whip up in the kitchen or accomplish on no sleep. Find out the latest from Kimberly by signing up here.

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6 Responses

  1. Greg says:

    Congrats on cutting the proverbial cord!
    We also have a Roku-enabled TV in our RV (gotta have my “The Man In The High Castle”!)

    For the times when streaming isn’t an option (like when all we have is camp wifi, no dedicated DSL, etc), before we left I went an extra mile (or two or 10) and built a home media center and file server; then I spent MONTHS ripping all of our DVDs (movies, tv series) and putting them on the file server.
    Courtney can watch “The Twilight Saga” on her iPad or the TV and I can watch my Doctor Who or some favorite movie of mine that she shows zero interest in πŸ™‚

    • Kimberly says:

      Great idea on movie options in the RV.

      I used to have a big movie collection. Then we went to DVD! I’ve got some DVDs but not nearly as many. Since the switch to DVD, I relied mostly on OnDemand for movies. When I watched movies.

  2. Aaron says:

    Before we moved into our RV, I went through and painstakingly digitized our entire movie collection. I haven’t hooked it all up yet since we don’t even have TVs in our RV currently, but will likely build some small system that utilizes an external hard drive.

    However, since you have a Roku already, have you looked into Playstation Vue? It’s a relatively cheap monthly payment, and we get ESPN (bonus, I paid the one time fee for RedZone for NFL). It’s not perfect, but if you find you need those channels or want TV, it’s a great cheap alternative.

    • Kimberly says:

      I haven’t looked into the Playstation. But if I did, the tailgate guys would probably take it over to play Madden or something similar. ?

      • Aaron says:

        Ah but you can get the Playstation Vue app on your Roku or Firestick and not need the Playstation πŸ™‚ But then again, I got the Playstation for Madden so I can’t say much!

  3. Lara says:

    Hi, I dropped TV before I was full-timing and feel great about it. I have the Netflix app on my phone and really only watch one series on it. Since you can pay for just one month, this can be a great option- watch when the new season is out and then go without until the next. I carry a softcase of DVDs (TV shows and movies) that I rarely watch and will watch things on YouTube via phone or computer. It’s nice to have options. I mostly find myself more interested in other things. I don’t follow sports at all, still really believe you can find ways it’d work like you have. Very cool.
    Not sure how to answer the actual question you asked as I am a fulltimer. I think there were various things I shifted and changed before fulltiming that allowed for it to be easier … like shorter showers! πŸ™‚ A “long” shower to me now is still really short compared to before.

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