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  Reply # 621955 8-May-2012 22:29 Send private message

lchiu7: 
FYI Roku doesn't do Vudu, only some US TV's and the PS3 and XBOX 360.

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

Hulu+
Amazon IV
Vudu
Netflix

is the PS3.



The WDTV Live will do Vudu, NetFlix, Hulu Plus.... but it still doesn't do Amazon Video :(

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  Reply # 621994 8-May-2012 23:23 Send private message

I use unblock-us

Netflix on my Sony TV works very sweet. Sure, not a lot of brand new content, but so much other stuff I don't care.

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  Reply # 622145 9-May-2012 12:06 Send private message

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lchiu7: 
FYI Roku doesn't do Vudu, only some US TV's and the PS3 and XBOX 360.

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

Hulu+
Amazon IV
Vudu
Netflix

is the PS3.



The WDTV Live will do Vudu, NetFlix, Hulu Plus.... but it still doesn't do Amazon Video :(


Google TV does AIV. But it's done with the Chrome browser and gets caught for me anyway, by TCL's transparent proxy. The only way I can watch AIV is on the Roku and the PS3 which isn't a hardship.

I had AIV working on a HTC Sensation with a leaked APK from the Kindle Fire but that stopped working once the phone got an ICS upgrade.




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  Reply # 622780 10-May-2012 11:29 Send private message

I haven't used this for a while but there are loads of free live sport feeds on this page. don't need a VPN either. I've watched the All blacks live on this site froma couple of random countries while on holiday

http://myp2p.pe/


Variable quality from what I recall but quite a bit of choice. I can't check it here from work but will give it another run tonight

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  Reply # 624551 13-May-2012 22:08 Send private message

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


ROFL... Fyx?





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  Reply # 624558 13-May-2012 22:16 Send private message

Fyx got fixed :/





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  Reply # 624567 13-May-2012 22:31 Send private message

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


ROFL... Fyx?



From the facebook page is sounds as though it may be temporary....


"FYX: There is a chance it will be back. A lot of pressure came on us to put it on hold temporarily until more clarity is sought. To be clear, all legal advice both sought and given freely has said there is nothing wrong with Global Mode. That being the case, we hope this change is temporary."

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  Reply # 634298 1-Jun-2012 17:08 Send private message

semigeek:
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/


That only works in NZ if you have a Sky subscription with Sports and access it from iSky.  Otherwise, it requires a cable TV subscription from a US carrier with ESPN.  Same as Fox shows on Hulu are slated to start doing.

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  Reply # 634641 2-Jun-2012 14:40 Send private message

NBC is doing some live streams of the upcoming olympics: http://www.nbcolympics.com/liveextra/index.html

So is the BBC too via their iPlayer. It will also allow for rewind and pausing.

Edit: Actually I don't think NBC will work unless you have a local provider login. BBC will still work thought I believe.



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  Reply # 637481 7-Jun-2012 19:09 Send private message

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


ROFL... Fyx?



That was written before Fyx took their service down Tongue Out

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  Reply # 651554 5-Jul-2012 22:09 Send private message

FYI, create an Ultraviolet account on Vudu.com and get a free movie ;)




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  Reply # 655767 15-Jul-2012 00:16 Send private message

http://www.knowhowmovies.com (UK)

Same retailer offers 2TB backup for 50 GPB per year (based on LiveDrive)

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  Reply # 655774 15-Jul-2012 01:18 Send private message

gzt: http://www.knowhowmovies.com (UK)

Same retailer offers 2TB backup for 50 GPB per year (based on LiveDrive)
All good until I tried to register a NZ credit card and then got "Order Declined" with 2 different cards.  I guess I could try my Air NZ OneSmart card.  Anyone got some ideas for credit cards that work?





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  Reply # 656028 15-Jul-2012 16:16 Send private message

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gzt: http://www.knowhowmovies.com (UK)

Same retailer offers 2TB backup for 50 GPB per year (based on LiveDrive)
All good until I tried to register a NZ credit card and then got "Order Declined" with 2 different cards.  I guess I could try my Air NZ OneSmart card.  Anyone got some ideas for credit cards that work?

I also tried my OneSmart card which didn't work either.

The really bizarre thing is that each card I tried has a NZ$1.xx amount pending for authorisation, and in the case of my Kiwibank card there are 2 of these transactions -- one for each attempt I made.  The amounts are small and should disappear by 23rd July which is the expiry date shown, but it begs the question:

-  Why were my cards pre-authorised with a transaction in each case, and then my order declined?

One thing I didn't think to try is my NZ address, but UK was shown as the default, so I used a relative's address in the UK.  Everything looked good until the last minute when the order was declined.  The site makes it quite clear that this is only for UK or Channel Islands customers, so I cannot see a NZ address working, hence didn't bother trying it.  If anybody has other ideas, please let me know.

It looks like Hulu or Netflix would be a better idea for recently-released movies.





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