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Wily_One
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join:2002-11-24
San Jose, CA
reply to Caddyroger

Re: Need a cheap device for Internet use only

You don't have a smartphone?

TherapyChick

join:2003-09-19
Fayetteville, NC
said by Wily_One:

You don't have a smartphone?

Are you suggesting he uses a smartphone to watch Hulu and other online programming? It'd work, yes, but unless you want to be really hunched over your phone I wouldn't watch a whole show on one. I have a Galaxy SIII which is I believe one of the largest smartphone screens available and I still wouldn't do it. If OP has an iPhone that'd be even worse (small screen).
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Caddyroger
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To the west
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said by TherapyChick:

said by Wily_One:

You don't have a smartphone?

Are you suggesting he uses a smartphone to watch Hulu and other online programming? It'd work, yes, but unless you want to be really hunched over your phone I wouldn't watch a whole show on one. I have a Galaxy SIII which is I believe one of the largest smartphone screens available and I still wouldn't do it. If OP has an iPhone that'd be even worse (small screen).

I have one but I wasted my money on it. At least it was only $125.00. There is no way in hell I'll even try to check email or watch tv on a 13/4 by 31/4 in screen.
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La Luna
RIP Lisa
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Warwick, NY
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Really? I do email and have actually watched movies on my phone. It's not the best obviously, but it's watchable and it works in a pinch.


Draiman
Let me see those devil horns in the sky

join:2012-06-01
Kill Devil Hills, NC
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said by La Luna:

Really? I do email and have actually watched movies on my phone. It's not the best obviously, but it's watchable and it works in a pinch.

11 days is more then 'a pinch'. I think that's his point. Checking email once or catching the football game for a few minutes to see the score is one thing but possibly a few hours per day for 11 days is another story. I own a GalaxyIII but you wouldn't catch me using it over a laptop either in that situaiton.
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Wily_One
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join:2002-11-24
San Jose, CA
So he's staying in a hotel that has no TV? Hope he got a good rate...


Draiman
Let me see those devil horns in the sky

join:2012-06-01
Kill Devil Hills, NC
Reviews:
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said by Wily_One:

So he's staying in a hotel that has no TV? Hope he got a good rate...

I only use hotel TV for sports. Typically it's too much hassle to deal with the crappy remote, time difference, and unfamiliar channels to find anything worth watching. Logging into Netflix is far easier.
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MineCoast
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join:2004-10-06
127.0.0.1
said by Draiman:

said by Wily_One:

So he's staying in a hotel that has no TV? Hope he got a good rate...

I only use hotel TV for sports. Typically it's too much hassle to deal with the crappy remote, time difference, and unfamiliar channels to find anything worth watching. Logging into Netflix is far easier.

You must have stayed in some 5 start $200+ a night hotels. Each and every single hotel I stayed, regardless of what device I was using or what state/city I was in, had either very low bandwidth (under 1 Megabit Download) and/or high packet loss/latency and/or poor signal. I have never once been able to stream anything in any hotel I've ever been at, I ended up using my smart phone on 3G/4G instead due to the speeds being much faster.


Draiman
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Kill Devil Hills, NC
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said by MineCoast:

said by Draiman:

said by Wily_One:

So he's staying in a hotel that has no TV? Hope he got a good rate...

I only use hotel TV for sports. Typically it's too much hassle to deal with the crappy remote, time difference, and unfamiliar channels to find anything worth watching. Logging into Netflix is far easier.

You must have stayed in some 5 start $200+ a night hotels. Each and every single hotel I stayed, regardless of what device I was using or what state/city I was in, had either very low bandwidth (under 1 Megabit Download) and/or high packet loss/latency and/or poor signal. I have never once been able to stream anything in any hotel I've ever been at, I ended up using my smart phone on 3G/4G instead due to the speeds being much faster.

I've been in every type of hotel/motel on the planet. I use to travel for business and I'm still platinum with Hilton & Marriott. I've stayed in Europe and the US. I've never had a problem with them. Any run of the mill $80-130 a night place has decent internet that I've been at from Vegas to San Diego to Tampa to Boston.

Matter fact the wife and I went to Jamaica on vacation and I vpn'ed into the US so I could stream Netflix's for some movies.
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