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Topic # 112066 25-Nov-2012 07:29 Send private message

Hi all,

Right I've got a 3D monitor in the bedroom and I want iSky on it. It's got hdmi inputs only, no VGA, and my older laptop doesn't have hdmi out.

What are the options to get iSky going here?

$99 gets me:
A freeview box from the warehouse.
A 3D bluray player with wifi frm dick smith.
An Openbox S12 satellite box than can do dvb-s2.

Or Something that can actually display iSky???....

AppleTV would be cool but I understand that's still useless for on demand type content here in NZ?

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  Reply # 722482 25-Nov-2012 07:49 Send private message

I have a small Chinese medial player with internet the size of an Apple TV that I don't use any more. Can check how iSky is on it if you are interested. It has HDMI and decent spec'ed for a cheap Chinese player, just does not handle surround sound.




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  Reply # 722496 25-Nov-2012 09:34 Send private message

Get Apple TV
Sign up to unblock-us.com
Sign up to netflix
Cancel sky subscription

Bask in the glory of good tv when you want to watch it and use the money you save to go to the pub if you want to watch the rugby.

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  Reply # 722602 25-Nov-2012 17:05 Send private message

NonprayingMantis 7 hrs ago

Get Apple TV
Sign up to unblock-us.com
Sign up to netflix
Cancel sky subscription

Bask in the glory of good tv when you want to watch it and use the money you save to go to the pub if you want to watch the rugby.

I'm after some setup help as I not sure how to do it with correct gear to use hey. Help Appriveated
Hey, how can I get Neflix to work in NZ?
If I buy AppleTV can I use it to Watch ?
What's the unblock info ?

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  Reply # 722916 26-Nov-2012 10:44 Send private message

NonprayingMantis: Get Apple TV
Sign up to unblock-us.com
Sign up to netflix
Cancel sky subscription

Bask in the glory of good tv when you want to watch it and use the money you save to go to the pub if you want to watch the rugby.


I've tried to use unblock-us.com to stream BBC iPlayer to my Mac and found myself in constantly-buffering hell despite having a decent 14Mbps DSL connection. Is is really reliable enough for Netflix on the Apple TV?

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  Reply # 722965 26-Nov-2012 11:53 Send private message

steve98:
NonprayingMantis: Get Apple TV
Sign up to unblock-us.com
Sign up to netflix
Cancel sky subscription

Bask in the glory of good tv when you want to watch it and use the money you save to go to the pub if you want to watch the rugby.


I've tried to use unblock-us.com to stream BBC iPlayer to my Mac and found myself in constantly-buffering hell despite having a decent 14Mbps DSL connection. Is is really reliable enough for Netflix on the Apple TV?


I have occaisional problems with BBC iPlayer using Airplay from my iPad to Apple TV, but Netflix is seamless almost every single time.  I use it mostly on an Apple TV.

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  Reply # 722966 26-Nov-2012 11:54 Send private message

Curly: NonprayingMantis 7 hrs ago

Get Apple TV
Sign up to unblock-us.com
Sign up to netflix
Cancel sky subscription

Bask in the glory of good tv when you want to watch it and use the money you save to go to the pub if you want to watch the rugby.

I'm after some setup help as I not sure how to do it with correct gear to use hey. Help Appriveated
Hey, how can I get Neflix to work in NZ?
If I buy AppleTV can I use it to Watch ?
What's the unblock info ?


go here

www.unblock-us.com

follow their very simple step by step instructions.  Even very tech illiterate people can do it provided you know how to use a mouse and keyboard :P

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  Reply # 727559 5-Dec-2012 18:13 Send private message

steve98:
NonprayingMantis: Get Apple TV
Sign up to unblock-us.com
Sign up to netflix
Cancel sky subscription

Bask in the glory of good tv when you want to watch it and use the money you save to go to the pub if you want to watch the rugby.


I've tried to use unblock-us.com to stream BBC iPlayer to my Mac and found myself in constantly-buffering hell despite having a decent 14Mbps DSL connection. Is is really reliable enough for Netflix on the Apple TV?


Interesting. I've got two different family members with Apple TVs set up with Netflix and Unblock-us on a Slingshot unlimited and a Telecom Total Home connection and both are rather reliable.











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  Reply # 727567 5-Dec-2012 18:35 Send private message

What's cheapest standalone device, (not a re purposed laptop or desktop etc), that can run isky/on demands?

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  Reply # 727736 5-Dec-2012 22:52 Send private message

Jaxson: What's cheapest standalone device, (not a re purposed laptop or desktop etc), that can run isky/on demands?


2nd hand laptop from trademe probably will be the cheapest way to do it.



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  Reply # 727742 5-Dec-2012 22:58 Send private message

NonprayingMantis:

2nd hand laptop from trademe probably will be the cheapest way to do it.


Yeah one of those 'cheap because the screen is stuffed' ones is handy if you know you only want to use it on a TV anyway.

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