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  # 966698 14-Jan-2014 11:26
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is this Xbox 360 or Xbox One?



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  # 966734 14-Jan-2014 11:58
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My issue was occurring on a 360, not sure if that's what Tk421nz is talking about. I had the same problems on both 360 and Apple TV however, they were both as bad as each other.

Either way, I packed up my 360 this weekend after buying an Apple TV so can't re-test it on the much improved getflix DNS option. Wasn't going to pay Xbox Live fees just to watch Netflix.

 
 
 
 


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  # 967230 15-Jan-2014 04:08
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Hi I am on Vodafone Fibre in Auckland I use unblock-us. The devices I have to use are

Roku 2 XS
Roku 3
Apple TV
Xbox One
PS3
Surface 2 Pro
Etc

All work fine for me I even get 3D on Netflix only 720p on the PS3 but 3D nonetheless :) and Super HD when it is available.




My gear 55" Samsung 4K SUHD LCD HDR , Denon AVR-4200W Reciever in 7.1.2 Surround , Denon 2 Channel Amp to power ceiling speakers , Combination of Polk Audio Fronts And Tannoy Surrounds plus 2 Cambridge Audio Ceiling Speakers Pioneer Downfiring Subwoofer , Oppo UDP-203 UHD Player , Roku Ultra , Apple TV 3



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  # 967296 15-Jan-2014 08:37
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Fibre would be nice indeed... not due in Miramar until 2016 apparently :-(

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  # 967297 15-Jan-2014 08:37
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rokki: Hi I am on Vodafone Fibre in Auckland I use unblock-us. The devices I have to use are

Roku 2 XS
Roku 3
Apple TV
Xbox One
PS3
Surface 2 Pro
Etc

All work fine for me I even get 3D on Netflix only 720p on the PS3 but 3D nonetheless :) and Super HD when it is available.


Awesome rokki! If I was on VADSL could I get the 3D stream as well?

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  # 967299 15-Jan-2014 08:39
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I have the Vodafone InHome cable service (formerly Telstraclear InHome cable), and am using Unotelly.

My network speed is never greater than 14 mbps. I find that Netflix often pauses and buffers on the PC, both through the browser, XBMC app, and Windows 8 app, however on my Samsung Smart TV there is no buffering.

Resolution is not fantastic, but watchable.

I think the issue must be that transparent proxy that Vodafone is using.

 I recall reading that Netflix only requires 5 mbps to display HD video, so my 14 mbps should enable me to see HD video from Netflix, but it isn't.

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  # 967311 15-Jan-2014 08:45
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KiwiTim: I have the Vodafone InHome cable service (formerly Telstraclear InHome cable), and am using Unotelly.

My network speed is never greater than 14 mbps. I find that Netflix often pauses and buffers on the PC, both through the browser, XBMC app, and Windows 8 app, however on my Samsung Smart TV there is no buffering.

Resolution is not fantastic, but watchable.

I think the issue must be that transparent proxy that Vodafone is using.

 I recall reading that Netflix only requires 5 mbps to display HD video, so my 14 mbps should enable me to see HD video from Netflix, but it isn't.


I'm on ADSL2+ and I get around 14mbps on telecom. Via browser for me it runs great HD all the time. Takes a minute or so to buffer HD while playing but after that runs without pausing so can't complain at all.

Not sure what the differences are between Vodafone and telecom but at the speeds you state you should certainly be getting the stream in HD. 

 
 
 
 




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  # 967345 15-Jan-2014 09:23
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KiwiTim: I have the Vodafone InHome cable service (formerly Telstraclear InHome cable), and am using Unotelly.

My network speed is never greater than 14 mbps. I find that Netflix often pauses and buffers on the PC, both through the browser, XBMC app, and Windows 8 app, however on my Samsung Smart TV there is no buffering.

Resolution is not fantastic, but watchable.

I think the issue must be that transparent proxy that Vodafone is using.

 I recall reading that Netflix only requires 5 mbps to display HD video, so my 14 mbps should enable me to see HD video from Netflix, but it isn't.


Give getflix.com.au a try. 14 day free trial and no c/c required for the trial. Worked for me. 

UnoTelly has DNS servers in Auckland apparently, whereas getflix runs out of Oz so I can only surmise that Vodafone's routing for UnoTelly is not as optimised as getflix. Not certain the proxy is the issue in this instance. Be nice if it wasn't there at all but yeah... 

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  # 967431 15-Jan-2014 10:58
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JimmyC:
KiwiTim: I have the Vodafone InHome cable service (formerly Telstraclear InHome cable), and am using Unotelly.

My network speed is never greater than 14 mbps. I find that Netflix often pauses and buffers on the PC, both through the browser, XBMC app, and Windows 8 app, however on my Samsung Smart TV there is no buffering.

Resolution is not fantastic, but watchable.

I think the issue must be that transparent proxy that Vodafone is using.

 I recall reading that Netflix only requires 5 mbps to display HD video, so my 14 mbps should enable me to see HD video from Netflix, but it isn't.


Give getflix.com.au a try. 14 day free trial and no c/c required for the trial. Worked for me. 

UnoTelly has DNS servers in Auckland apparently, whereas getflix runs out of Oz so I can only surmise that Vodafone's routing for UnoTelly is not as optimised as getflix. Not certain the proxy is the issue in this instance. Be nice if it wasn't there at all but yeah... 


You gave me an idea there. Unotelly has dynamo servers in Sydney as well as Auckland. Changed the DNS to Unotelly Sydney, and guess what: no buffering!

Resolution still does not look fantastic. I'm reluctant to change my ISP as I signed up for 60GB @ $55/mth, which is a great deal. This deal is no longer available, so I think I'll keep with it.

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  # 967432 15-Jan-2014 11:00
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KiwiTim:
JimmyC:
KiwiTim: I have the Vodafone InHome cable service (formerly Telstraclear InHome cable), and am using Unotelly.

My network speed is never greater than 14 mbps. I find that Netflix often pauses and buffers on the PC, both through the browser, XBMC app, and Windows 8 app, however on my Samsung Smart TV there is no buffering.

Resolution is not fantastic, but watchable.

I think the issue must be that transparent proxy that Vodafone is using.

 I recall reading that Netflix only requires 5 mbps to display HD video, so my 14 mbps should enable me to see HD video from Netflix, but it isn't.


Give getflix.com.au a try. 14 day free trial and no c/c required for the trial. Worked for me. 

UnoTelly has DNS servers in Auckland apparently, whereas getflix runs out of Oz so I can only surmise that Vodafone's routing for UnoTelly is not as optimised as getflix. Not certain the proxy is the issue in this instance. Be nice if it wasn't there at all but yeah... 


You gave me an idea there. Unotelly has dynamo servers in Sydney as well as Auckland. Changed the DNS to Unotelly Sydney, and guess what: no buffering!

Resolution still does not look fantastic. I'm reluctant to change my ISP as I signed up for 60GB @ $55/mth, which is a great deal. This deal is no longer available, so I think I'll keep with it.


For some reason the Auckland DNS server was not available for me when I started my trial.



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  # 967436 15-Jan-2014 11:04
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KiwiTim: 

You gave me an idea there. Unotelly has dynamo servers in Sydney as well as Auckland. Changed the DNS to Unotelly Sydney, and guess what: no buffering!

Resolution still does not look fantastic. I'm reluctant to change my ISP as I signed up for 60GB @ $55/mth, which is a great deal. This deal is no longer available, so I think I'll keep with it.


Well that's good. Vodafone\TCL do strange things with local peering as I recall, so not entirely surprised to find Oz based services work better. You could still give getflix a try as a comparison 'cos my quality is really good. After all that though, you did say you were only getting 14mb/s so I'd be calling Vodafone and seeing what they can do about that, or change ISP's... it's only a great deal if you're getting the speed you need. 

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  # 967452 15-Jan-2014 11:27
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stenknz:
rokki: Hi I am on Vodafone Fibre in Auckland I use unblock-us. The devices I have to use are

Roku 2 XS
Roku 3
Apple TV
Xbox One
PS3
Surface 2 Pro
Etc

All work fine for me I even get 3D on Netflix only 720p on the PS3 but 3D nonetheless :) and Super HD when it is available.


Awesome rokki! If I was on VADSL could I get the 3D stream as well?


Hi Stenk i used to get the 3D on ADSL2 with Vodafone last year but it would buffer for a long time my speed down at the time was around 13mbps and about .86 up. But as i said it would buffer for forever to do it :) .




My gear 55" Samsung 4K SUHD LCD HDR , Denon AVR-4200W Reciever in 7.1.2 Surround , Denon 2 Channel Amp to power ceiling speakers , Combination of Polk Audio Fronts And Tannoy Surrounds plus 2 Cambridge Audio Ceiling Speakers Pioneer Downfiring Subwoofer , Oppo UDP-203 UHD Player , Roku Ultra , Apple TV 3

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  # 967456 15-Jan-2014 11:31
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rokki:
stenknz:
rokki: Hi I am on Vodafone Fibre in Auckland I use unblock-us. The devices I have to use are

Roku 2 XS
Roku 3
Apple TV
Xbox One
PS3
Surface 2 Pro
Etc

All work fine for me I even get 3D on Netflix only 720p on the PS3 but 3D nonetheless :) and Super HD when it is available.


Awesome rokki! If I was on VADSL could I get the 3D stream as well?


Hi Stenk i used to get the 3D on ADSL2 with Vodafone last year but it would buffer for a long time my speed down at the time was around 13mbps and about .86 up. But as i said it would buffer for forever to do it :) .


Thanks for the reply rokki. Thinking of getting VDSL and was hoping with the stated speed increase that it would be possible to stream 3D. Fibre is just not going to happen any time soon in my area.

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  # 967517 15-Jan-2014 13:03
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stenknz:
rokki:
stenknz:
rokki: Hi I am on Vodafone Fibre in Auckland I use unblock-us. The devices I have to use are

Roku 2 XS
Roku 3
Apple TV
Xbox One
PS3
Surface 2 Pro
Etc

All work fine for me I even get 3D on Netflix only 720p on the PS3 but 3D nonetheless :) and Super HD when it is available.


Awesome rokki! If I was on VADSL could I get the 3D stream as well?


Hi Stenk i used to get the 3D on ADSL2 with Vodafone last year but it would buffer for a long time my speed down at the time was around 13mbps and about .86 up. But as i said it would buffer for forever to do it :) .


Thanks for the reply rokki. Thinking of getting VDSL and was hoping with the stated speed increase that it would be possible to stream 3D. Fibre is just not going to happen any time soon in my area.


Hi Stenk hopefully the speed increase with VDSL will help :)




My gear 55" Samsung 4K SUHD LCD HDR , Denon AVR-4200W Reciever in 7.1.2 Surround , Denon 2 Channel Amp to power ceiling speakers , Combination of Polk Audio Fronts And Tannoy Surrounds plus 2 Cambridge Audio Ceiling Speakers Pioneer Downfiring Subwoofer , Oppo UDP-203 UHD Player , Roku Ultra , Apple TV 3



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  # 968185 16-Jan-2014 14:20
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Had a 3-4 rebuffering moments last night between 7.30 and 9pm but probably only about 20 seconds each.

Problem for me is I've had that nagging feeling my connection isn't as good as it should, or could be for a couple of years now and it really bugs me being a connected person. Things like buying a brand new router 18 months ago due to constant drop outs occurring whilst TCL couldn't see any issue with my connection at all. As it turned out after finally getting a technician around, my cable modem should have been replaced several years previously. The advertised speed has gone from 5Mb to 130Mb/s over the years but it just seems more flakey these day than ever for normal browsing and most things streaming. And then there's that proxy... occasional strange routing and slow caching. All these things just bubble away begging the question, what other issue could I be missing, who else could do better?

Then I just work on the fact that there is no such thing as the perfect internet connection.

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