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  Reply # 969564 19-Jan-2014 10:03 Send private message

You could try the overplay smartDNS service. I tried it after seeing it recommended by another user on geekzone who had a poor experience with unblockUS. Works perfectly...I don't think I've ever seen it buffer. I'm on orcon adsl using an htpc though. No telecom or roku



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  Reply # 969988 20-Jan-2014 13:13 Send private message

Unless I am mistaken, there is no solution to the topic issue, unless one moves off Telecom.

I have been with Telecom for 22 years and it looks like a move to Vodafone (since I can get a $15.00 discount on my Sky subscription).

PS I looked at Bigpipe but at this stage the household is not prepared to lose the home phone. Also, not prepared to ditch Sky until I have had some experience with streaming (say) Netflix.




HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10)
Synology DS216play NAS
HDHomeRun Connect
Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL)
Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3
Macbook Air (Mid 2013) (Sierra)
Samsung H6400 55" LED TV x 2
Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
1 x Roku 3, 2 x Amazon FireTV
Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Gear S3 Frontier


 

 



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  Reply # 970001 20-Jan-2014 13:51 Send private message

1. Have you tried getflix.com.au?
2. VPN is always a workable option.

Cheap Router for $50
VPN Provider $7 a month
win.

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  Reply # 970009 20-Jan-2014 14:13 Send private message

Chrizvi: Ps3/roku video quality is much much better compare to atv. You can get superhd plus 3d on ps3 on ps3. So if you are not fuzzy on video qualitu then you can stick with it. Otherwise you can switch isp to get the best quality.

Btw slingshot stream superhd as well. There is option in slingshot console to disable transparent proxy.


I can't comment on Roku, but we find the video quality on Apple TV to be vastly superior to PS3 with our setup (both devices connect via wifi). 

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  Reply # 970018 20-Jan-2014 14:31 Send private message

No problems with Netflix on my Orcon ADSL connection (using an Android stick as a player and unotelly to unblock).  It seems that to switch up to the highest quality and stay there it needs about 8-10Mbit/s to be available (that is, from Netflix servers in the U.S. so a local speedtest won't tell you much)



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  Reply # 970022 20-Jan-2014 14:39 Send private message

wasabi2k: 1. Have you tried getflix.com.au?
2. VPN is always a workable option.

Cheap Router for $50
VPN Provider $7 a month
win.


getflix.com.au is not an ISP.




HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10)
Synology DS216play NAS
HDHomeRun Connect
Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL)
Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3
Macbook Air (Mid 2013) (Sierra)
Samsung H6400 55" LED TV x 2
Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
1 x Roku 3, 2 x Amazon FireTV
Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Gear S3 Frontier


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  Reply # 970051 20-Jan-2014 15:34 Send private message

alisam:
wasabi2k: 1. Have you tried getflix.com.au?
2. VPN is always a workable option.

Cheap Router for $50
VPN Provider $7 a month
win.


getflix.com.au is not an ISP.


getflix works absolutely fine on telecom in my experience - hence asking if it has been tried.



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  Reply # 970053 20-Jan-2014 15:37 Send private message

wasabi2k:
alisam:
wasabi2k: 1. Have you tried getflix.com.au?
2. VPN is always a workable option.

Cheap Router for $50
VPN Provider $7 a month
win.


getflix.com.au is not an ISP.


getflix works absolutely fine on telecom in my experience - hence asking if it has been tried.


Sorry for my misunderstanding.
I will give it a try tonight.




HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10)
Synology DS216play NAS
HDHomeRun Connect
Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL)
Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3
Macbook Air (Mid 2013) (Sierra)
Samsung H6400 55" LED TV x 2
Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
1 x Roku 3, 2 x Amazon FireTV
Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Gear S3 Frontier


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  Reply # 970101 20-Jan-2014 16:23 Send private message

dclegg:
Chrizvi: Ps3/roku video quality is much much better compare to atv. You can get superhd plus 3d on ps3 on ps3. So if you are not fuzzy on video qualitu then you can stick with it. Otherwise you can switch isp to get the best quality.

Btw slingshot stream superhd as well. There is option in slingshot console to disable transparent proxy.


I can't comment on Roku, but we find the video quality on Apple TV to be vastly superior to PS3 with our setup (both devices connect via wifi). 


try this on your apple tv. search this video on netflix "example short 23.976" that should indicate the highest video quality from your apple tv. post your stats and I will advise my ps3.

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  Reply # 970105 20-Jan-2014 16:25 Send private message

wasabi2k:
alisam:
wasabi2k: 1. Have you tried getflix.com.au?
2. VPN is always a workable option.

Cheap Router for $50
VPN Provider $7 a month
win.


getflix.com.au is not an ISP.


getflix works absolutely fine on telecom in my experience - hence asking if it has been tried.


we are talking about ps3 here as ps3 is giving the best video quality.. 
browser, atv has no problem with telecom but quality is not too good compare with ps3 whereas it can display superHD (equivalent to 1080p)


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  Reply # 970119 20-Jan-2014 16:32 Send private message

Chrizvi:
dclegg:
Chrizvi: Ps3/roku video quality is much much better compare to atv. You can get superhd plus 3d on ps3 on ps3. So if you are not fuzzy on video qualitu then you can stick with it. Otherwise you can switch isp to get the best quality.

Btw slingshot stream superhd as well. There is option in slingshot console to disable transparent proxy.


I can't comment on Roku, but we find the video quality on Apple TV to be vastly superior to PS3 with our setup (both devices connect via wifi). 


try this on your apple tv. search this video on netflix "example short 23.976" that should indicate the highest video quality from your apple tv. post your stats and I will advise my ps3.


TBH, I don't have a lot of motivation to compare theoretical maximums. For our usage and configuration the PS3 definitely had a visibly inferior picture quality compared to our Apple TV when watching episodes of the same TV series. And pair that with the excellent Wife friendly UX of the Apple TV implementation, I'd be hard pressed to switch to the PS3.

tl;dr version: I may do that if I get a chance, but don't hold your breath :-)

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  Reply # 970152 20-Jan-2014 17:17 Send private message

On Telecom I have tried the following devices:

ATV3
Roku3
PS4
Chromecast (re-writing DNS on the fly via iptables)
Web Browser

I have also tried the following services:

overplay.net
unotelly
unblock-us
getflix
strongdns
strongvpn (via dd-wrt router)
astril (via dd-wrt router)

I have found none of the above services work well with the Roku or Chromecast, it works around 50% of the time, the other times it says failed to play media or something similar. The ATV3 and PS4 are more stable but buffer more often. The Web Browser is the best for stability and buffering but I don't want to watch Netflix on my computer.

I'm on Telecom VDSL and can get speedtest results locally above 30Mb and from the states above 10Mb. My VDSL syncs at around 42Mb.

The problem, as far as I'm aware, is Telecom's transparent proxy. I'm now going through the process of getting off the proxy as I think (actually I'm hoping) that will solve my problem. If Telecom insist I go through the proxy then I will switch to Snap.



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  Reply # 970159 20-Jan-2014 17:26 Send private message

BigMal: On Telecom I have tried the following devices:

ATV3
Roku3
PS4
Chromecast (re-writing DNS on the fly via iptables)
Web Browser

I have also tried the following services:

overplay.net
unotelly
unblock-us
getflix
strongdns
strongvpn (via dd-wrt router)
astril (via dd-wrt router)

I have found none of the above services work well with the Roku or Chromecast, it works around 50% of the time, the other times it says failed to play media or something similar. The ATV3 and PS4 are more stable but buffer more often. The Web Browser is the best for stability and buffering but I don't want to watch Netflix on my computer.

I'm on Telecom VDSL and can get speedtest results locally above 30Mb and from the states above 10Mb. My VDSL syncs at around 42Mb.

The problem, as far as I'm aware, is Telecom's transparent proxy. I'm now going through the process of getting off the proxy as I think (actually I'm hoping) that will solve my problem. If Telecom insist I go through the proxy then I will switch to Snap.




Hopefully Telecom can find a permanent solution on this.. getting you off the proxy is a real pain process and seem they don't want to do this.. what if more users would request this..

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  Reply # 970337 20-Jan-2014 22:15 Send private message

Using a VPN does work.... thats what I am doing for my roku.

I got a Cisco 2801 for $20 from graysonline - set that up to do the VPN routing, then set that as the gateway for my netflix devices using DHCP.


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  Reply # 970359 20-Jan-2014 23:18 Send private message

Shame I didn't come across this issue before purchasing a Roku 3 and Chromecast recently, still sitting in their boxes waiting for me to set up the DNS. I'm with Telecom VDSL, signed up for 12 months about a month ago, so think I'm stuck.

Has anyone from Telecom ever commented on this?

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