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Ultimate Geek
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# 138222 25-Dec-2013 21:33
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I would like to cut the tie with Sky and only have the basic subscription.

Ideally, I would like to access the BBC iplayer and Netflix.

From my google searching I think the UK and US Roku versions have different firmware and if I purchase a US Roku 3, the best I can do is watch iplayer programmes on a PC (which I will not do).

Should I purchase a UK Roku 3. If so, can I simply cut the power cable and attach a NZ plug.
I think I am correct in saying that I only need to bend the pins on the US plug or buy an adapter.

The only sites in NZ to purchase a Roku 3 are Smartdroid and Fishpond. Any others?
Otherwise, it will have to be Amazon.






PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610 (Mesh)
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
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Master Geek
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  # 957907 27-Dec-2013 11:18
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Interested in what you find out...



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Ultimate Geek
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  # 958820 29-Dec-2013 21:36
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I have ordered a US Roku 3 (from Amazon USA).

I did email Smartdroid on Friday, but heard nothing to date (then again it is Xmas).





PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 3 x Grandstream GWN7610 (Mesh)
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 5 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+, Ambi Climate
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier


 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek
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  # 958880 30-Dec-2013 07:17
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I have a Roku3 arriving from Amazon this morning......will let you know about the pins....

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  # 958965 30-Dec-2013 11:22
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Got it. Easy to setup. I used the packaged power supply with a travel adapter (even though it says 110v it still works fine on our 240v).

The streaming takes about 30 seconds to start which is a bit sh*t and I can't seem to get HD yet which is annoying.

I'm on Telecom VDSL 40Mb down and 10Mb up.

zyo

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  # 958968 30-Dec-2013 11:26
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Do you need DNS to bypass geolocking for Netflix on Roku? 

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  # 958969 30-Dec-2013 11:29
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Yup DNS on the router as you can't change DNS on the roku.

zyo

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  # 958971 30-Dec-2013 11:31
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Thanks

Just curious I got GlobalMode on from Slingshot and DNS is auto configured. but I am unable to stream Netflix from devices other than my PC browser.

I suspect Netflix Android/Roku apps might be using a different setting than the browser version.

Any experience in this?

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  # 959098 30-Dec-2013 15:59
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No sorry never used global mode, I;m on Telecom and they don't have that. I would suspect that yes your devices are picking up the DNS from your router so you;d need to set your global mode dns at the router level as opposed to your computer.

RXV

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  # 959891 1-Jan-2014 14:15
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A UK roku supports BBC iplayer, Demand 5 & Channel 4 OD. All 3 work perfectly with unotelly.com. The power lead just requires a travel adaptor and you are good to go!

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  # 960222 2-Jan-2014 10:46
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BigMal: Got it. Easy to setup. I used the packaged power supply with a travel adapter (even though it says 110v it still works fine on our 240v).

Maybe not for long. It is likely that the mains capacitors are not rated for 240V and will soon fail. I converted a US TiVo from 110V to 240V ac by replacing a few components.

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