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Topic # 101770 8-May-2012 13:26 Send private message

So you've got that VPN or Fyx connection and now you need some sites to use:

Movies/TV:

Hulu and Hulu Plus. Hulu Plus requires a subscription 
Netflix: TV and Movies, Classics to present. Some content in HD and 5.1. Needs a paid subscription
Crackle.com: TV Shows and Movies. Free to access
ITV.com: ITV Player shows such as Penn and Teller Fool Us
BBC iPlayer: 
CBS.com Video: Big Bang Theory, CSI, Two and a Half Men and more here. 
TBS.com Video: Shows such as The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, American Dad
ABC.go.com: Shows like Suburgatory, Modern Family
au.tv.yahoo.com: Watch later episodes of programmes like Home and Away, Packed to the Rafters
NBC.com Video Library: 30 Rock, The A-Team and more here
thewb.com: Shows like Gilligans Island, One Tree Hill
USA Network: Psych and more
Universalsports.com: Seems to be just highlights of various sports
Channel4.com 4oD: Allan Carr, Come Dine with Me and lots of other interesting TV

The above are just some of the sites that have video on demand. There are others, but they require a cable subscription to be able to view. 

Music:

Pandora: Choose your artist and it will play them along with similar style artists
Songza: 100% free, Music playlists by experts, No audio ads. Definitely worth a look
Turntable: Play Music together. Requires a Facebook or Twitter account
Slacker.com 
AOL Radio
Jango: Like Pandora but with unlimited skips. Recommended

There are others, but easy to find, especially if you use Chrome Browser with the similar pages extension. 







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  Reply # 621660 8-May-2012 14:24 Send private message

That is a great list you have wrote up.

I will just point out unlike other services 4od has pretty much their whole back catalogue as well, some really fantastic British TV on their.

The main thing which is missing from all these services is Live Sport. Or just sport in general. Seems like their is a gap in the market here, only problem is sports licencing is so expensive I don't know if it is feasible.

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  Reply # 621669 8-May-2012 14:34 Send private message

Now all you need is a Roku 2 box and you'd have a fairly nice setup for your TV.




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  Reply # 621673 8-May-2012 14:39 Send private message

jbard: That is a great list you have wrote up.

I will just point out unlike other services 4od has pretty much their whole back catalogue as well, some really fantastic British TV on their.

The main thing which is missing from all these services is Live Sport. Or just sport in general. Seems like their is a gap in the market here, only problem is sports licencing is so expensive I don't know if it is feasible.


Thanks and for Sports, here is one that you may find useful 
http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/source/espn3/




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  Reply # 621687 8-May-2012 14:48 Send private message

A couple more sites

Who needs Living Channel, show this channel to your wife and she will never leave the computer
http://www.hgtv.com/full-episodes/package/index.html Decorating, Gardening and even some home improvement for the men. 

Business, Kids, News, Antiques...... something for everyone here http://video.pbs.org/

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xtreme Fishing, The Mentalist, CSI..... Watch them here http://www.channel5.com/demand5

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BS has now gone but don't despair http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/




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  Reply # 621711 8-May-2012 15:30 Send private message

theres also vudu.com which i use to watch movies that arent yet out on netflix, or new episodes of the walking dead (among other tv series that arent available freely)




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  Reply # 621809 8-May-2012 18:22 Send private message

reven: theres also vudu.com which i use to watch movies that arent yet out on netflix, or new episodes of the walking dead (among other tv series that arent available freely)


FYI Roku doesn't do Vudu, only some US TV's and the PS3 and XBOX 360.

Then there's also Amazon Instant Video which costs $69(US)/year and you get free two day shipping in the US.  Might be useful if you have a friend there who shops from Amazon enough to use this and then you can use the account for viewing their content :-)

An an aside I think the only device that does all the main players like

Hulu+
Amazon IV
Vudu
Netflix

is the PS3.






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  Reply # 621818 8-May-2012 18:29 Send private message

Is Google Music still locked to the USA?

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  Reply # 621822 8-May-2012 18:42 Send private message

jbard: I will just point out unlike other services 4od has pretty much their whole back catalogue as well, some really fantastic British TV on their.

Excellent tip, thanks for that.  I just found a whole lot of good stuff on 4od -- many shows I have seen before but didn't know where they originated.





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  Reply # 621834 8-May-2012 19:06 Send private message

Has somebody already got Fyx ? can they give some feedback on how was their conversion process, hows the service, quality, speed etc ? 

Thanks :)

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  Reply # 621839 8-May-2012 19:16 Send private message

hellonearthisman: Is Google Music still locked to the USA?

It seems to work :)

sep11guy: Has somebody already got Fyx ? can they give some feedback on how was their conversion process, hows the service, quality, speed etc ?  

Thanks :)

No complaints at all so far. Ordered at 9:30, provisioned by 12:10. Hulu works fine (it appears to be in HD), and my Warcraft (US west coast server) has a good latency (173 ms at the moment).

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  Reply # 621852 8-May-2012 19:33 Send private message

sep11guy: Has somebody already got Fyx ? can they give some feedback on how was their conversion process, hows the service, quality, speed etc ? 

Thanks :)


Please use the existing thread to discus Fyx.




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  Reply # 621866 8-May-2012 19:57 Send private message

hellonearthisman: Is Google Music still locked to the USA?


It's been a while since I signed up and when it was in beta it was locked to the US for even signing up.

Now I think the Android APK is not available in the Play Store but easily found. You can sign up without a US IP address and add your content but you do need a US IP (and possibly a US credit card) to actually browse and purchase music.




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  Reply # 621870 8-May-2012 20:05 Send private message

There is another site too, lovefilm.com its a British site and has a 30 day free trial like Netflix and costs 4.99 pounds a month after that.




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  Reply # 621939 8-May-2012 22:08 Send private message

Great list! Was there any reason you didn't mention youtube? Last time I looked there was a lot of US only content there including all of Star Trek TOS - far less than DVD quality but good for finding and sending just one scene etc.

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  Reply # 621953 8-May-2012 22:24 Send private message

lchiu7:
reven: theres also vudu.com which i use to watch movies that arent yet out on netflix, or new episodes of the walking dead (among other tv series that arent available freely)


FYI Roku doesn't do Vudu, only some US TV's and the PS3 and XBOX 360.

Then there's also Amazon Instant Video which costs $69(US)/year and you get free two day shipping in the US.  Might be useful if you have a friend there who shops from Amazon enough to use this and then you can use the account for viewing their content :-)

An an aside I think the only device that does all the main players like

Hulu+
Amazon IV
Vudu
Netflix

is the PS3.




What about the WD TV Live (2nd gen)

http://wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=330

Seems to do the business, and for less than a PS3. Also lets you stream existing media you may have on a PC which I believe the Roku doen't.

Amazon has them for $142NZ delivered.

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