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  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.






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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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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.

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  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.

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  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.

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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.


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  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.

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

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  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.

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  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.




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

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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.





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  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...

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  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...





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  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)

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  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.




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  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.




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