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Old 01-21-2018, 05:58 PM   #1
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Question TV in the garage

OK, I have read a lot of solid information on here about the various smart TV's and things that people are adding to best utilize them.

I have a TV in the garage that is a fllatscreen, but is not a smart TV that I want to be able to watch things like watchESPN, as well as the main sports networks (ESPN, ESPN2, FOX, SECN, etc...).

I know nothing about things like Sling, Ruku, etc.


Outside of running a new cable for my Dish and paying the extra fees, what is a good way to get it to where I can pickup these sports channels on my garage TV?

My internet is actually AT&T DSL on WiFi.

What are my best options and do I need to buy a smart TV for the garage or can I use what I have? (Living room and bedrooms have smartTV's, but inherited a 6 year old flatscreen that isn't, so that's what I put in the garage.)
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Old 01-21-2018, 07:17 PM   #2
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Get a basic ROKU (30$) and run the WATCHESPN app using the permissions from whoever is your satellite provider. You'll be streaming through the internet you'll need at least 5 MBS internet speed. Be sure to set up your online account with Dish or DIRECTV and use that as your login info for WATCHESPN. Nothing to it... it shouldn't take any longer than 30 minutes to put it all together.
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If you want to go the cheapest route, you can get an adapter that goes from your phone to hdmi into your tv’s hdmi input! It will display your phone screen on the tv, audio too. You simpy plug it in, stream espn on the phone, and your off and running. Beware, if you have a mistress or vulgar friends who send you texts, this will will be displayed on the large screen for all to see.

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If you want to go the cheapest route, you can get an adapter that goes from your phone to hdmi into your tvs hdmi input! It will display your phone screen on the tv, audio too. You simpy plug it in, stream espn on the phone, and your off and running. Beware, if you have a mistress or vulgar friends who send you texts, this will will be displayed on the large screen for all to see.

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I would say grab a roku and a decent antenna at Walmart. The Roku has a fairly user friendly interface, as well as a simple remote. You can log in watchESPN with your Dish Account and watch anything on ESPN for free. A decent antenna will get you ABC, CBS, FOX etc.
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We have an extra TV hanging around. I've thought about hooking it up out by the spa. But that would mean we'd have to run power to the hottub. lol. (We never hooked it back up after we moved a year or so ago.) And of course I don't think I could spend more than 10-15 mins out there at one time. of course it over looks the whole patio so that would be a bonus.
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Thanks for the feedback. I ordered the basic Roku for $31 and will see how I like it.

Longterm I want to get rid of Dish as their prices are absolutely ridiculous and I watch less than 10 channels.


I did fail to mention that I have an OK antenna that picks up 3 of the local stations, so I'm good there I think.
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