I was just wondering, is anybody else doing this?
At first I expected it to buffer non stop, and for it to be unusuable, as NZ is so far away from the UK servers, but 98% of time time the picture is clear, and rock solid, and never buffers, although sometimes the channels do go down, the time going from minutes to hours, and buffering may effect one channel, but never the rest, and overall I'm happy. I've set it to record to my 1TB DVD Recorder, if there's something worth watching, when I should be sleeping.
It's so good breaking out of Sky NZ's, and TVNZ's monopoly, and not forced to watch stuff so far behind, with a massive amount of advertisements, and in Sky's case, pay an overpriced amount for channels which are mostly poorer quality then SD. Even with IPTV, the picture comes in clearer.
I don't want to name the provider I use, as Sky has a reputation of bullying other providers, who shoudn't be broadcasting here, with content that they consider a threat, to cease broadcasting. (SBS, that was on the D1, is rumoured to be an example), and Sky NZ may try to take action.