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goreds2
03-18-2012, 08:41 PM
It looks like it came out mid to late 2011. You plug the router into your video source (Cable box etc) and you have a 7 inch screen that you can carry anywhere in the house wirelessly (100 ft.) I can watch the Reds game on the front porch or in the garage when it is nice out. I would consider slingbox but my PC is from work and I do not think I should download something like that on it. The only cell phone I have is from work.

Here is the Home Roam TV ($159). For what I would need it for, I think it would work for me. Tell me what you think.

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/317387/home-roam-tv-home-theater-forum-review

I bought this a couple weeks ago. Ohhhh my gosh!! This thing is awesome! It was so easy to hook up and worked right away. At the moment, the antenna is hooked into cable upstairs. I went downstairs and it worked fine. It plays in the basement, front porch and detached garage. It is not an HD type picture but sufficient.
I can hook it up to a bigger TV as long as it has the Yellow and White connections (does not have to have the red). Awesome! It can save a person from renting an extra cable box.

I was cleaning out my garage last weekend and had my Home Roam receiver connected to my 13 inch tv. I was watching my Sixers playing Knicks on NBA TV wirelessly! The other connection is hooked into my cable box in the upstairs bedroom. My garage is detatched so I would guess the two connections are at least 80 feet apart. I love it!

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb468/goreds2/HomeRoamTV031112.jpg

I bought if off AMAZON. I watched some NCAA BB games last night on the front porch!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005SZ7EV0/ref=asc_df_B005SZ7EV01942650?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395093&creativeASIN=B005SZ7EV0&hvpos=none&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=361450462342325825&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=

Sorry for the long post but I LOVE this thing!

WildcatFan
03-19-2012, 10:40 AM
Any chance it gets around MLB blackout restrictions? I realize that's a pipe dream.

goreds2
03-19-2012, 11:02 PM
Any chance it gets around MLB blackout restrictions? I realize that's a pipe dream.Whatever your cable TV or cable box gets.

Roy Tucker
03-20-2012, 02:38 PM
How do you change channels?

RBA
03-20-2012, 03:10 PM
I have a program on my laptop from directv where I can can stream recorded programs on my laptop anywhere on my home network. To watch a live program on my laptop, all I need to do is make sure the program was set to record on my directv dvr. So basically I can still watch it live with a few seconds for buffering delay.


Also, is that Flash Friday from Tom Lekyis Radio show, or is that a copy cat show?

goreds2
03-20-2012, 11:08 PM
How do you change channels? You can't - you don't need to in the summer watching the Reds. :)

goreds2
03-20-2012, 11:11 PM
I have a program on my laptop from directv where I can can stream recorded programs on my laptop anywhere on my home network. To watch a live program on my laptop, all I need to do is make sure the program was set to record on my directv dvr. So basically I can still watch it live with a few seconds for buffering delay.


Also, is that Flash Friday from Tom Lekyis Radio show, or is that a copy cat show?

As my original post said ( :) ), I cannot download anything on my work laptop.

It could have been from the Tom Lekyis Radio show - not sure _ I just saw it online ang got the sticker for free on the Radio Stations website. Ordered it when Opie and Anthony was on there.

gilpdawg
03-21-2012, 12:07 AM
Any chance it gets around MLB blackout restrictions? I realize that's a pipe dream.

There is a way to get around blackout restrictions for the Android phones and tabs. At least there was last year. I'll find out when the season starts if they're closed that loophole yet.

goreds2
04-04-2012, 04:53 PM
I am having some friends over tomorrow for the Reds game.

I am going to hook this device up to a 13 inch TV on the back patio bar (shaded area) so they can glance at the score while playing bean bag toss or while I am BBQ-ing. :beerme:

goreds2
04-14-2012, 01:06 AM
Like Opening Day, I had the wireless cable TV on the patio Friday night. Bummer of a game to lose to the NATS but I enjoyed watching it outside.

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb468/goreds2/Redsgameonpatio041312.jpg

goreds2
04-17-2012, 12:16 PM
am having some friends over tomorrow night to watch the Reds /Cardinals game in the garage. The chicks dig the wireless TV. (lol) :beerme:

goreds2
05-20-2012, 06:38 PM
On Friday, I bought a 22 inch TV at Big Lots for $109. Connected it to my Home Roam TV wirelessly and watched the Reds outside.

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb468/goreds2/NewTv051812.jpg

goreds2
06-10-2012, 10:34 PM
I am having a get together (Reds and Indians fans) on my back patio Tuesday for the game. :thumbup:

goreds2
06-12-2012, 10:53 PM
I am having a get together (Reds and Indians fans) on my back patio Tuesday for the game. :thumbup:

I had a few friends over for the game tonight. The one Indians fan that appeared was a good sport about the outcome. I just had a simple setup. The food etc. was on the opposite side of the patio. :beerme:

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb468/goreds2/RedsIndiansA061212.jpg

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb468/goreds2/RedsIndians061212.jpg

dougdirt
06-13-2012, 07:38 AM
I had a few friends over for the game tonight. The one Indians fan that appeared was a good sport about the outcome. I just had a simple setup. The food etc. was on the opposite side of the patio. :beerme:

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb468/goreds2/RedsIndiansA061212.jpg

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb468/goreds2/RedsIndians061212.jpg

You know how to throw a party.

For my birthday party this year (early April), I set cooked out in the back yard and had the garage door open (garage wraps around to the back of the house) with a screen set up and the projector going with the Reds game on. Unfortunately we lost, but still, that is my kind of party.

goreds2
06-16-2012, 11:02 AM
You know how to throw a party.

For my birthday party this year (early April), I set cooked out in the back yard and had the garage door open (garage wraps around to the back of the house) with a screen set up and the projector going with the Reds game on. Unfortunately we lost, but still, that is my kind of party.

Sounds like a good time. I have never had so many friends over until I bought my patio bar plus the wireless TV to watch outside. :lol: I had another Reds game get together last night.

goreds2
09-10-2012, 10:58 PM
(I am the original poster)

I am still enjoying it! I watch the Reds games either in my garage, back patio or front porch. My friends love it!

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb468/goreds2/RedsinGarage090112.jpg

goreds2
09-23-2012, 11:15 AM
(I am the original poster)

I am still enjoying it! I watch the Reds games either in my garage, back patio or front porch. My friends love it!

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb468/goreds2/RedsinGarage090112.jpg

I will have this outside during the playoffs for my friends that smoke. I will be inside watching on the game on the 50 inch plasma. In 2010, I had the Reds radio broadcast synced up to the TV. May do that again. :beerme:

goreds2
10-04-2012, 10:04 PM
(I am the original poster)

I am still enjoying it! I watch the Reds games either in my garage, back patio or front porch. My friends love it!

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb468/goreds2/RedsinGarage090112.jpg

Having this setup for my friends to watch the Buckeye game Saturday night. Reds game will be inside the house on my 50 inch plasma TV.

Cant Touch This
10-05-2012, 08:07 AM
I love setting up viewing parties in the garage, usually surrounded by a poker game. I go a different route: Separate DirecTV receiver (I have about 4 of them, plus I bought a good used one on Craigslist for $25) and an LCD projector. I display a 100" hi-def picture on my garage wall. I do this a lot during football and college basketball season.

Looking at your pictures makes me think it's time to set up a baseball viewing party, although no one up here cares about the Reds...

goreds2
10-07-2012, 11:06 PM
I love setting up viewing parties in the garage, usually surrounded by a poker game. I go a different route: Separate DirecTV receiver (I have about 4 of them, plus I bought a good used one on Craigslist for $25) and an LCD projector. I display a 100" hi-def picture on my garage wall. I do this a lot during football and college basketball season.

Looking at your pictures makes me think it's time to set up a baseball viewing party, although no one up here cares about the Reds...

If the Reds play the Tigers...... I had friends over last night. I stayed outside and watched the Buckeyes game on the wireless TV but went inside when the Reds game began. 3 of the 8 of us went inside to watch the Reds.

goreds2
01-20-2013, 08:37 PM
Can't wait to watch the Reds games in the garage and patio this year!

goreds2
04-11-2014, 11:46 AM
This is my 3rd season with this wireless TV. I am setting it up on the patio tonight. The GF and I will watch the game while sitting by the :thumbup:fire pit.

From two years ago:

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