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  Reply # 660477 23-Jul-2012 16:38 Send private message

stevenz: Mine has finally left the proxy company in the USA. Total cost including domestic+international shipping is NZ$330 for the 8Gb model. Not exactly a huge saving but better than nothing. Should be low enough that poxy customs don't want their slice. ETA is next Thursday. We shall see.


What proxy company did you use?




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  Reply # 660795 24-Jul-2012 08:46 Send private message

I used ComGateway.

The N7 is currently sitting on my desk in the office in Wellington. I'm not back until town until Thursday though so can't play with it until then :(




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  Reply # 660797 24-Jul-2012 08:47 Send private message

shanep10: Is it true that flash doesn't work on Jelly Beam so it is not possible to watch ondemand Tv etc. ?


It doesn't "officially" work.  Unofficially, it works just fine if you can find the APK elsewhere and sideload it.




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  Reply # 660877 24-Jul-2012 11:08 Send private message

stevenz:
shanep10: Is it true that flash doesn't work on Jelly Beam so it is not possible to watch ondemand Tv etc. ?


It doesn't "officially" work.? Unofficially, it works just fine if you can find the APK elsewhere and sideload it.


I have flash working on JB but of course only in the native browser. It does not work in Chrome at all.




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  Reply # 661401 25-Jul-2012 05:25 Send private message

Ok so i admit to being non techy compared to most here.
My wife is totally unimpressed that i've bought a new tablet and she can't watch Coronation St on it using On Demand.
She now thinks i'm an even bigger twit than before.
Can i fix this issue or am i stuck with it?

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  Reply # 661459 25-Jul-2012 08:48 Send private message

Barrabas: Ok so i admit to being non techy compared to most here.
My wife is totally unimpressed that i've bought a new tablet and she can't watch Coronation St on it using On Demand.
She now thinks i'm an even bigger twit than before.
Can i fix this issue or am i stuck with it?


That is because On Demand uses Flash and not HTML5 which the Nexus is set up for.  You could try downloading Adobe Flash Player from the play store ans see if that fixes it. Although I would hurry as I have a vague feeling I read some where it is going to be removed.  Hopefully TVNZ will move to HTML5 soon.

Good luck.

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  Reply # 661460 25-Jul-2012 08:50 Send private message

Barrabas: Ok so i admit to being non techy compared to most here.

My wife is totally unimpressed that i've bought a new tablet and she can't watch Coronation St on it using On Demand.

She now thinks i'm an even bigger twit than before.

Can i fix this issue or am i stuck with it?


Ipad will have the same problem, no Adobe flash

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  Reply # 661485 25-Jul-2012 09:22 Send private message

Just picked mine up yesterday from Dick Smiths. Tried at NL yesterday - nothing. Followed by HN who claimed no retailer in the country had them. Phoned in the morning to be told they would be in that afternoon.

Pretty straight forward to setup, screen looks fine despite reading a few negative reports. Gave it a good thrashing last night and the battery held up fine. Will definitely need to root it just to get flash on it.

I note that Dicks website loudly proclaims the $25 bonus....

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  Reply # 661495 25-Jul-2012 09:43 Send private message

iwilson: Just picked mine up yesterday from Dick Smiths. Tried at NL yesterday - nothing. Followed by HN who claimed no retailer in the country had them. Phoned in the morning to be told they would be in that afternoon.

Pretty straight forward to setup, screen looks fine despite reading a few negative reports. Gave it a good thrashing last night and the battery held up fine. Will definitely need to root it just to get flash on it.

I note that Dicks website loudly proclaims the $25 bonus....


Did you have them pre-installed?

Only way i could get my $25 was to proxy to the US to get it
Could play the movie the first night but now i can't get movies working on it.


God someone could really do DSE at the moment, their page says $25 bonus, free movie and then also says access to HD movies and over 4 million books etc.

They just copied and paste from the US access.
Someone could really have a field day with "not able to supply" if they got it from DSE


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  Reply # 661514 25-Jul-2012 10:17 Send private message

Giggs:
Barrabas: Ok so i admit to being non techy compared to most here.
My wife is totally unimpressed that i've bought a new tablet and she can't watch Coronation St on it using On Demand.
She now thinks i'm an even bigger twit than before.
Can i fix this issue or am i stuck with it?


That is because On Demand uses Flash and not HTML5 which the Nexus is set up for.  You could try downloading Adobe Flash Player from the play store ans see if that fixes it. Although I would hurry as I have a vague feeling I read some where it is going to be removed.  Hopefully TVNZ will move to HTML5 soon.

Good luck.


I don't have a N7 but I do have a Galaxy Nexus running JB. I downloaded the flash apk and installed it fine.

I then went to TV3 on demand using the stock browser (not Chrome) and was able to watch content. I don't know if the N7 has a stock browser or only Chrome but certainly the JB image for the GN has the stock browser.

Flash isn't going away from the market. Adobe just said there will be no support for it beyond ICS and if you are accessing the Play Store using JB it won't show up. But you can sideload the apk easily enough.




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  Reply # 661633 25-Jul-2012 11:53 Send private message

mrtoken:
iwilson: Just picked mine up yesterday from Dick Smiths. Tried at NL yesterday - nothing. Followed by HN who claimed no retailer in the country had them. Phoned in the morning to be told they would be in that afternoon.

Pretty straight forward to setup, screen looks fine despite reading a few negative reports. Gave it a good thrashing last night and the battery held up fine. Will definitely need to root it just to get flash on it.

I note that Dicks website loudly proclaims the $25 bonus....


Did you have them pre-installed?

Only way i could get my $25 was to proxy to the US to get it
Could play the movie the first night but now i can't get movies working on it.


God someone could really do DSE at the moment, their page says $25 bonus, free movie and then also says access to HD movies and over 4 million books etc.

They just copied and paste from the US access.
Someone could really have a field day with "not able to supply" if they got it from DSE



No credit or movie but wasn't expecting either. Dick's would probably just offer money back if I made a fuss, since there is no way they could actually fulfill what's on their website. End of the day it wasn't a factor in buying it so not bothered.

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  Reply # 661688 25-Jul-2012 12:36 Send private message

 
iwilson:
No credit or movie but wasn't expecting either. Dick's would probably just offer money back if I made a fuss, since there is no way they could actually fulfill what's on their website. End of the day it wasn't a factor in buying it so not bothered.


What i am thinking as well but wish they did research before putting things on their site

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  Reply # 661771 25-Jul-2012 14:43 Send private message

And can anyone explain how to side load the apk?
just pretend you are talking to a reasonably bright chimpanzee..

I would appreciate it.

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  Reply # 661850 25-Jul-2012 16:12 Send private message

Barrabas: And can anyone explain how to side load the apk?
just pretend you are talking to a reasonably bright chimpanzee..

I would appreciate it.

Ok Mr Smart Chimp, here is my link for you:
http://bit.ly/NRLS6X
;-)




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  Reply # 661861 25-Jul-2012 16:23 Send private message

Barrabas: And can anyone explain how to side load the apk?

just pretend you are talking to a reasonably bright chimpanzee..



I would appreciate it.


ROFL that's classic

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