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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 138222 25-Dec-2013 21:33 Send private message

I would like to cut the tie with Sky and only have the basic subscription.

Ideally, I would like to access the BBC iplayer and Netflix.

From my google searching I think the UK and US Roku versions have different firmware and if I purchase a US Roku 3, the best I can do is watch iplayer programmes on a PC (which I will not do).

Should I purchase a UK Roku 3. If so, can I simply cut the power cable and attach a NZ plug.
I think I am correct in saying that I only need to bend the pins on the US plug or buy an adapter.

The only sites in NZ to purchase a Roku 3 are Smartdroid and Fishpond. Any others?
Otherwise, it will have to be Amazon.







Nexus 7 32gb (V1)
Macbook Air (Mid 2013) - Yosemite
HP ProBook 470 - Windows 8.1
Samsung H6400 55" LED TV x 2
Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV
Panasonic DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder
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Roku 3
Amazon FireTV
Denon AVR 1603

 

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 957907 27-Dec-2013 11:18 Send private message

Interested in what you find out...



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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 958820 29-Dec-2013 21:36 Send private message

I have ordered a US Roku 3 (from Amazon USA).

I did email Smartdroid on Friday, but heard nothing to date (then again it is Xmas).






Nexus 7 32gb (V1)
Macbook Air (Mid 2013) - Yosemite
HP ProBook 470 - Windows 8.1
Samsung H6400 55" LED TV x 2
Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV
Panasonic DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder
Tivo x 2
Roku 3
Amazon FireTV
Denon AVR 1603

 

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 958880 30-Dec-2013 07:17 Send private message

I have a Roku3 arriving from Amazon this morning......will let you know about the pins....

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 958965 30-Dec-2013 11:22 Send private message

Got it. Easy to setup. I used the packaged power supply with a travel adapter (even though it says 110v it still works fine on our 240v).

The streaming takes about 30 seconds to start which is a bit sh*t and I can't seem to get HD yet which is annoying.

I'm on Telecom VDSL 40Mb down and 10Mb up.

zyo

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 958968 30-Dec-2013 11:26 Send private message

Do you need DNS to bypass geolocking for Netflix on Roku? 

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 958969 30-Dec-2013 11:29 Send private message

Yup DNS on the router as you can't change DNS on the roku.

zyo

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 958971 30-Dec-2013 11:31 Send private message

Thanks

Just curious I got GlobalMode on from Slingshot and DNS is auto configured. but I am unable to stream Netflix from devices other than my PC browser.

I suspect Netflix Android/Roku apps might be using a different setting than the browser version.

Any experience in this?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 959098 30-Dec-2013 15:59 Send private message

No sorry never used global mode, I;m on Telecom and they don't have that. I would suspect that yes your devices are picking up the DNS from your router so you;d need to set your global mode dns at the router level as opposed to your computer.

RXV

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 959891 1-Jan-2014 14:15 Send private message

A UK roku supports BBC iplayer, Demand 5 & Channel 4 OD. All 3 work perfectly with unotelly.com. The power lead just requires a travel adaptor and you are good to go!

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 960222 2-Jan-2014 10:46 Send private message

BigMal: Got it. Easy to setup. I used the packaged power supply with a travel adapter (even though it says 110v it still works fine on our 240v).

Maybe not for long. It is likely that the mains capacitors are not rated for 240V and will soon fail. I converted a US TiVo from 110V to 240V ac by replacing a few components.

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