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Topic # 112787 20-Dec-2012 12:55 Send private message

Hi There!

I was thinking of getting Hulu Pro and or NetFlix and also looking for a VPN Provider who doesn't track my ip, and whom can provide me with an ip in another juristiction. I have had a look at a few  all around $10 a month which I am happy to pay. 

Is a proxy sufficient or do I require a full VPN, and are there some VPN providers who are blocked by Hulu/Netflix? 

If I use a proxy are my uploads and downloads put through the proxy?

I like the looks of BTGuard.

In terms of US Credit Cards, is this something straight forward to obtain?

Cheers



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  Reply # 735458 20-Dec-2012 13:00 Send private message

I use HMA Pro (Hide my ass) which the kids think is hilarious. Cancelled Sky Movies and use it for Netflix. Movie selection is a bit of a downer after Sky Movies but there is piles of content on there. We are working our way through Once upon a Time which the kids (11 and 10) really like.

Anyway, back on topic. HMA works fine over my Vodafone connection. I tried a free trial of unblock-us but the Vodafone proxy played havoc with that.

I didn't do a lot of research on it. It seems to be one of the VPN's that is mentioned by a few users.

Cheers, Matt.




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  Reply # 735460 20-Dec-2012 13:04 Send private message

When I started off with Hulu/Netflix I was using Astrill. They very good.

I since moved to unblock-us and allthough not a VPN, it does the job much better. They offer a 7 day trial

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  Reply # 735461 20-Dec-2012 13:05 Send private message

Netflix will take any card. Use your AirNZ onesmart for HuluPlus/Vudu et all (I'm still working on cracking Amazon On Demand)

I use unblockus as a proxy. Works like a champ.

I've upgraded my Roku to get the full 1080i HD (thus pulling down much more in bandwidth) - works like a champ on my new 55" through maxnet.




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  Reply # 735464 20-Dec-2012 13:08 Send private message

I used my onesmart for both Netflix and HMA also. I would like to know about Amazon on Demand as well.

I wonder who is going to win the content race? Amazon seems to be front runner at the moment.




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  Reply # 735467 20-Dec-2012 13:11 Send private message

BraaiGuy: When I started off with Hulu/Netflix I was using Astrill. They very good.

I since moved to unblock-us and allthough not a VPN, it does the job much better. They offer a 7 day trial


+1 for Unblock-US.




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  Reply # 735471 20-Dec-2012 13:15 Send private message

SaltyNZ:
BraaiGuy: When I started off with Hulu/Netflix I was using Astrill. They very good.

I since moved to unblock-us and allthough not a VPN, it does the job much better. They offer a 7 day trial


+1 for Unblock-US.


Just remember that unblock-us will not work with ISP's that make use of transparent proxies. Check their website for details.

Also more information here:
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=111476

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  Reply # 735476 20-Dec-2012 13:21 Send private message

I use Astrill with a homepack user licence

1 perm tunnel to the US via a router with Tomatoe firmware installed, it allows me to only send my apple tv through the VPN which I use for Netflix (tried Hulu but a refuse to pay a subscription and then have to watch adds).

2nd tunnel from my HTPC to the UK for all UK ondemand channels (BBC, 4, 5, iTV).

3rd tunnel from my main rig for torrenting.




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  Reply # 735479 20-Dec-2012 13:26 Send private message

StrongVPN for me - you get 5 endpoint changes which can be various US/UK places.



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Reply # 735548 20-Dec-2012 14:53 Send private message

I'm wondering if it would be wise to move discussions like this to a private forum?






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  Reply # 735549 20-Dec-2012 14:54 Send private message

nate: I'm wondering if it would be wise to move discussions like this to a private forum?




Why?

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  Reply # 735559 20-Dec-2012 15:06 Send private message

BraaiGuy:
nate: I'm wondering if it would be wise to move discussions like this to a private forum?




Why?


Because content providers can google their names, find discussions around how to circumvent their blocking, ruining our chances to keep this going :)

Just an idea.




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  Reply # 735560 20-Dec-2012 15:08 Send private message

if you think they aren't already well aware of these services then you serously underestimate their intelligence.




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  Reply # 736191 22-Dec-2012 00:12 Send private message

I found this: 

http://tinyurl.com/3t495qb

It seems to rate some of these places quite highly. HMA is there.


Anyone else having trouble with the full editor not detecting urls any more and having to create them manually?

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  Reply # 736407 22-Dec-2012 19:38 Send private message

This dollarless option works - MediaHint, currently at Rel 0.1.9 for Firefox

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  Reply # 736409 22-Dec-2012 19:49 Send private message

Username01: This dollarless option works - MediaHint, currently at Rel 0.1.9 for Firefox


from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/6636595/?src=api

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