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Topic # 123160 26-Jun-2013 18:46
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After turning on global mode and signing up to Netflix Im suddenly losing all my devices to the kids.

What is the easiest (cheapest) thing I can buy to get it on the TV? I tried the PS3 and even with a few tweeks I am still getting error codes which is apparently a common issue. 

Apple TV vs Roku?

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  Reply # 845726 26-Jun-2013 18:56
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I just ordered Roku 3. I think it should be straightforward to setup! I have unblock-us DNS in my router.

edit: obviously you dont need unblock-us since you are using global mode.





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  Reply # 845727 26-Jun-2013 18:59
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We have it running on 3 devices.

PS3, Roku and Sony Bravia.
All via unblock-us.com

What sort of problems are you having with the PS3? You need to create a US PS3 account first. 

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  Reply # 845728 26-Jun-2013 19:05
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Apple TV is the most readily available locally, and is a pretty much the same price as a Roku. ATV works a treat for Netflix in my experience



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  Reply # 845731 26-Jun-2013 19:17
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Klipspringer: We have it running on 3 devices.

PS3, Roku and Sony Bravia.
All via unblock-us.com

What sort of problems are you having with the PS3? You need to create a US PS3 account first. 


Gives me hope if you have it working! I keep getting an aip-703 error. I can get into netflix, choose something to watch and it starts to load before displaying “This title is not available to watch instantly. Please try another title”. I have tried swapping the DNS a few times but no luck. 




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  Reply # 845739 26-Jun-2013 19:59
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Having both a roku 3 and an apple tv, I found the Apple TV a little easier.

But I'd already set up the teh US account for buying TV shows (and funding it etc).

Remember creating the roku 3 account you need to has a vpn before you create teh account (and keep it for creating your netflix account). For the apple tv, you dont need to look like you're coming from the US to create the itunes account, but do need to look like the US for the netflix side. So YMMV




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  Reply # 845772 26-Jun-2013 21:19
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WD Live, Apple TV, or pretty much any other media player that has a Netflix app.

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  Reply # 845775 26-Jun-2013 21:22
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Been using my WD Live and a trial Netflix account. Works a treat.

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  Reply # 845776 26-Jun-2013 21:22
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Isn't the wd TV live hard to get? Ie have to get a us one? And same with a roku.

I thought an Apple TV and ps3 and some Sony blurray players were the easiest to get access to Netflix (as dont require overseas shipping)




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  Reply # 845780 26-Jun-2013 21:28
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WD TV live is OK if you like sluggish menus and don't mind rebooting it every week so that is doesn't grind to a halt. Otherwise the Ruku is a bit more polished, but apple TV if you're drunk the apple kool-aid

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  Reply # 845847 27-Jun-2013 07:35
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insane: WD TV live is OK if you like sluggish menus and don't mind rebooting it every week so that is doesn't grind to a halt. Otherwise the Ruku is a bit more polished, but apple TV if you're drunk the apple kool-aid


Personally I find the apple implementation of Netflix much better.  Faster to start streaming, and more kid friendly with the Just for kids sections and character views.  The horizontal and vertical cover scrolling of the roku looks a little childish, and it's harder to restrict to certain genres (if fact I don't think you can on the roku, only vertically browse the "recommended categories for you")




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  Reply # 845876 27-Jun-2013 08:39
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jordanandkylie:
Klipspringer: We have it running on 3 devices.

PS3, Roku and Sony Bravia.
All via unblock-us.com

What sort of problems are you having with the PS3? You need to create a US PS3 account first. 


Gives me hope if you have it working! I keep getting an aip-703 error. I can get into netflix, choose something to watch and it starts to load before displaying “This title is not available to watch instantly. Please try another title”. I have tried swapping the DNS a few times but no luck.



This aip-703 error seemed to be a problem on unblock-us.com as well. But according to their site it has now been fixed. We have however never experienced this problem with our PS3.

I'm presuming then that this problem still exists when in Slingshot global mode and its something that Slingshot will need to sort out.

Signup for the free week trial on unblock-us.com and try it without Slingshot global mode.



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  Reply # 845879 27-Jun-2013 08:43
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I see Sky is already talking to it's lawyers to see what can be done to block this service.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10893125





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  Reply # 845880 27-Jun-2013 08:45
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old3eyes: I see Sky is already talking to it's lawyers to see what can be done to block this service.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10893125



"Sky TV, Television, New Zealand and MediaWorks owners of TV3 and Four have all been talking with Hollywood studios and say they are "keeping a close watch on developments.

Fellet said he had not yet seen legal opinions from either party."
"close watch" isn't talking to lawyers.




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  Reply # 845961 27-Jun-2013 10:40
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Klipspringer:
jordanandkylie:
Klipspringer: We have it running on 3 devices.

PS3, Roku and Sony Bravia.
All via unblock-us.com

What sort of problems are you having with the PS3? You need to create a US PS3 account first. 


Gives me hope if you have it working! I keep getting an aip-703 error. I can get into netflix, choose something to watch and it starts to load before displaying “This title is not available to watch instantly. Please try another title”. I have tried swapping the DNS a few times but no luck.



This aip-703 error seemed to be a problem on unblock-us.com as well. But according to their site it has now been fixed. We have however never experienced this problem with our PS3.

I'm presuming then that this problem still exists when in Slingshot global mode and its something that Slingshot will need to sort out.

Signup for the free week trial on unblock-us.com and try it without Slingshot global mode.




FYI, on my PS3, since the Netflix app was updated, I have had that error, AIP-701 and constant buffering. Gone through all the support articles on Unblock-us and despite claims they have fixed the problem at Unblock-us the problems persist. It used to work brilliantly. Have since cancelled my Netflix subscription and very happy with Hulu Plus, Amazon and Vudu. I am with Telecom.

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  Reply # 846111 27-Jun-2013 13:28
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If Unblock - US is possibly the issue.

Try UnoTelly (I use this) who offer a similar service and have a one week (or month?) free trial.

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