Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43
BDFL
49992 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4645

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 692204 27-Sep-2012 13:10 Send private message

I decided to create an account - if all it takes is to cancel before the trial is up then ok, will do it.

The app is showing in the SmartHub list and it works well. Shame all five movies I tried came up with "Not available in your region".

richms: Will give it a try when I get home, but as I am yet to even get the smart hub working in a reliable manner and samsungs support is useless I am not hopeful.


I got a Samsung 55" for review here. Plugged it in and I was told there was a firmware upgrade available. Tried all I could to download it, but the network was so bad that the router was showing disconnections every few seconds. 

Downloaded the firmware on my laptop, copied to a USB memory key, plugged into the TV and updated from there. Network now works with no problems and it's been good since then.






339 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 22

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 692208 27-Sep-2012 13:15 Send private message

Has anyone tried linking a Sony Bravia TV or a Sony Blu-ray player to their Quickflix account? I've never been able to do this successfully and the Quickflix help desk were not able to solve the problem.

David.





494 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  Reply # 692214 27-Sep-2012 13:24 Send private message

I have two Sony Bravia's and both work fine on Quickflix. Also have a PS# and that works as well. You need to register via the sony entertainment site then do the quickflix bit

DrCheese: Has anyone tried linking a Sony Bravia TV or a Sony Blu-ray player to their Quickflix account? I've never been able to do this successfully and the Quickflix help desk were not able to solve the problem.

David.




Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung Galaxy SIV rooted
Samsung P1000 7" Tablet
Samsung 8.9" Tablet
Asus Nexus Tablet 7.0

ASUS eee Transformer with dock
Speedtest


339 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 22

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 692217 27-Sep-2012 13:27 Send private message

ronw: I have two Sony Bravia's and both work fine on Quickflix. Also have a PS# and that works as well. You need to register via the sony entertainment site then do the quickflix bit

DrCheese: Has anyone tried linking a Sony Bravia TV or a Sony Blu-ray player to their Quickflix account? I've never been able to do this successfully and the Quickflix help desk were not able to solve the problem.

David.


One would think it would be this simple, but a month of trying says otherwise. The Quickflix help desk couldn't even do it when I gave them my SEN login and password. In contrast, it only took a few minutes to register my iPhone, iPad, computer, and Panasonic internet TV to watch Quickflix.

David.





494 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  Reply # 692220 27-Sep-2012 13:30 Send private message

Something that might help. I had problems early on and in the end I re-registered with a different email address and then followed through and it worked. It was still in the trial period so no problem re registering


One would think it would be this simple, but a month of trying says otherwise. The Quickflix help desk couldn't even do it when I gave them my SEN login and password. In contrast, it only took a few minutes to register my iPhone, iPad, computer, and Panasonic internet TV to watch Quickflix.

David.




Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung Galaxy SIV rooted
Samsung P1000 7" Tablet
Samsung 8.9" Tablet
Asus Nexus Tablet 7.0

ASUS eee Transformer with dock
Speedtest


339 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 22

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 692222 27-Sep-2012 13:32 Send private message

ronw: Something that might help. I had problems early on and in the end I re-registered with a different email address and then followed through and it worked. It was still in the trial period so no problem re registering


One would think it would be this simple, but a month of trying says otherwise. The Quickflix help desk couldn't even do it when I gave them my SEN login and password. In contrast, it only took a few minutes to register my iPhone, iPad, computer, and Panasonic internet TV to watch Quickflix.

David.


Thanks, I'll try this. I'm using a Sony Blu-ray player, not a Sony TV, so maybe it's only a problem with the Blu-ray.


David.





2391 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 292
Inactive user


  Reply # 692226 27-Sep-2012 13:35 Send private message

DrCheese: Has anyone tried linking a Sony Bravia TV or a Sony Blu-ray player to their Quickflix account? I've never been able to do this successfully and the Quickflix help desk were not able to solve the problem.

David.


Yea I got it working on my Bravia. Works really well.

5282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 790


  Reply # 692240 27-Sep-2012 13:49 Send private message

freitasm: I decided to create an account - if all it takes is to cancel before the trial is up then ok, will do it.

The app is showing in the SmartHub list and it works well. Shame all five movies I tried came up with "Not available in your region".




Are you using unblock-us.com or similar  VPN or DNS service to access overseas content?  that might explain whay the Quickflix geoblocking isn't saying you can;t access the movies.

11185 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 570

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 692241 27-Sep-2012 13:50 Send private message

freitasm: I decided to create an account - if all it takes is to cancel before the trial is up then ok, will do it.

The app is showing in the SmartHub list and it works well. Shame all five movies I tried came up with "Not available in your region".

richms: Will give it a try when I get home, but as I am yet to even get the smart hub working in a reliable manner and samsungs support is useless I am not hopeful.


I got a Samsung 55" for review here. Plugged it in and I was told there was a firmware upgrade available. Tried all I could to download it, but the network was so bad that the router was showing disconnections every few seconds. 

Downloaded the firmware on my laptop, copied to a USB memory key, plugged into the TV and updated from there. Network now works with no problems and it's been good since then.




Most of the time that I press smarthub on mine it will say starting for about 20-30 seconds, then downloading for a very long time with lan activity, then installing, then it goes away - about 10 mins all up. Push smart hub again and it repeats the downloading then installing exercise.

Since I only ever use plex on it I just configured it with an incorrect gateway so it never gets online to try to download anything.




Richard rich.ms

BDFL
49992 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4645

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 692243 27-Sep-2012 13:51 Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
freitasm: I decided to create an account - if all it takes is to cancel before the trial is up then ok, will do it.

The app is showing in the SmartHub list and it works well. Shame all five movies I tried came up with "Not available in your region".




Are you using unblock-us.com or similar  VPN or DNS service to access overseas content?  that might explain whay the Quickflix geoblocking isn't saying you can;t access the movies.


No, we don't use any of these services around here. It was previously discussed that some Quickflix movies are listed but only available in Australia.





339 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 22

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 692275 27-Sep-2012 14:34 Send private message

freitasm: No, we don't use any of these services around here. It was previously discussed that some Quickflix movies are listed but only available in Australia.



You'll also find that the movie selection on a Panasonic TV will be different to that offered on the quickflix.co.nz web site. The help desk claims that they just haven't got around to uploading new movies to all devices, but I'm not convinced. I smell movie studio lawyers...

David.





BDFL
49992 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4645

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 692375 27-Sep-2012 17:31 Send private message

I just got some more information about Quickflix on Samsung:

"[the] app will be available for 2010-11 SmartHub models in a week or two. Galaxy device support coming in a few weeks too. Combine the Galaxy and the SmartHub and I think you'll be able to throw things from the tablet/smartphone onto the TV (like AirPlay, which incidentally is also coming soon), so that's all to look forward to!"

I can see the app on my Samsung because it's a new model but older ones will have it soon. Nice about the tablet...





5282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 790


  Reply # 692388 27-Sep-2012 18:25 Send private message

freitasm: I just got some more information about Quickflix on Samsung:

"[the] app will be available for 2010-11 SmartHub models in a week or two. Galaxy device support coming in a few weeks too. Combine the Galaxy and the SmartHub and I think you'll be able to throw things from the tablet/smartphone onto the TV (like AirPlay, which incidentally is also coming soon), so that's all to look forward to!"

I can see the app on my Samsung because it's a new model but older ones will have it soon. Nice about the tablet...



sweeeeeeeeet!  I will no longer need to let my daughter hold the ipad to watch the kids stuff and get her sticky jam fingers all over the screen! (she can't reach the TV)

11185 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 570

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 692528 27-Sep-2012 22:17 Send private message

Ok that will be why its still not showing on my samsung.

I really hate the smarthub UI, it looks like some project for a programming 101 class. Hope that quickflix manage to build something good ontop like plex have done.




Richard rich.ms

BDFL
49992 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4645

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 693148 28-Sep-2012 20:35 Send private message

Since I didn't watch Dr Who Series One (2005) and it's available on Quickflix I decided to watch it on the Samsung TV.

The app responds very quickly, I haven't tried search yet but will soon. The episode started immediately, and had not buffering or anything at all (not that I expected, knowing they use Akamai in New Zealand and TelstraClear seems to have good connectivity to the cache farm).

Overall quite impressed with the app and the delivery. Now for more up to date content please.




1 | ... | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

How good is your general Science Knowledge?
Created by Aredwood, last reply by joker97 on 31-Oct-2014 23:44 (39 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Government Limos
Created by networkn, last reply by Bung on 31-Oct-2014 12:39 (94 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Snap refuses to replace faulty gear
Created by Brendan, last reply by MadEngineer on 28-Oct-2014 19:07 (92 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Sky will be 'upgrading software' of My Sky to connect to internet. What does that mean?
Created by Geektastic, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 31-Oct-2014 23:55 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


Shutup and take my money (via NFC on my mobile phone)
Created by sxz, last reply by sonyxperiageek on 31-Oct-2014 22:34 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


Uber: a cheaper taxi ride?
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by livisun on 31-Oct-2014 14:47 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


OneDrive code giveaway - go!
Created by freitasm, last reply by pgsheng on 1-Nov-2014 01:50 (33 replies)
Pages... 2 3


DDos Protection from ISP
Created by charsleysa, last reply by freitasm on 31-Oct-2014 12:11 (46 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.