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# 141136 2-Mar-2014 14:23
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I have used Unblock-us, Unotelly UnoDNS and Getflix. I can't get netflix to stream properly on anything but my computer since Thursday. 

Which do you use? Do you get good performance on devices other than your PC?  (Apple TV, PS3, Phone, iPad)

Are there any specific dns servers you use for the best performance on your devices?

Are there any tips for best performance on my devices?

I'm on Telecom VDSL Located in Invercargill.


Heres a speedtest to LA.

Currently using Unotelly but I have subscriptions to Unblock as well and a trial with Getflix.



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  # 997575 2-Mar-2014 14:39
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I am on Snap in Napier, with a 40/10 VDSL connection. I use Unblock us and have good quality streaming on Netflix, Hulu Plus and iTunes on the Apple TV.




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  # 997577 2-Mar-2014 14:46
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I have Snap UFB 100/50 and use unlock-us without any major issues. Just have to go update my IP on unblock-us every couple of days. Don't see the worth paying $60/year for Static IP to fix the change in IP issue for Netflix.




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  # 997586 2-Mar-2014 14:54
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Will try unblock-us as you both get decent quality. Do you have the dns in your router or on individual devices?



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  # 997589 2-Mar-2014 15:13
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Any experience with PS3?

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  # 997594 2-Mar-2014 15:46
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I use GetFlix, its half the price of Unblock-Us and works fine for me on my PS3 and smart TV.




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  # 997674 2-Mar-2014 18:09
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I am on Telcom VDSL also  , i use Getflix also watching through WD TV Live


i tried to watch some Netflix today and i gave up very slow and continual buffering


was thinking it was maybe Getflix making my Netflix non enjoyable, but think now it could be Netflix via the WD TV Live





 

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  # 997675 2-Mar-2014 18:11
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How many of these threads do we need? I feel like this same conversation is repeating itself every week these days. Long story short: there are lots of solutions. Your mileage may vary.

 
 
 
 




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  # 997676 2-Mar-2014 18:11
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I can't get decent performance out of any device except my computers.

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  # 997688 2-Mar-2014 18:25
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benokobi: Will try unblock-us as you both get decent quality. Do you have the dns in your router or on individual devices?


I am using DNS setup on the AppleTV. Unblock us sometimes can be slow for regular DNS, so try to avoid using it at the router. Its mostly the AppleTV that needs to be able to use unblock us, so doing it per device works best here.







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  # 997691 2-Mar-2014 18:28
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steve98: How many of these threads do we need? I feel like this same conversation is repeating itself every week these days. Long story short: there are lots of solutions. Your mileage may vary.
I understand where your coming from but the other ones are normally new people and I just wanted to know what everyones experience after using them for a while is with all these different devices.

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  # 997696 2-Mar-2014 18:35
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marlinz: I am on Telcom VDSL also  , i use Getflix also watching through WD TV Live


i tried to watch some Netflix today and i gave up very slow and continual buffering


was thinking it was maybe Getflix making my Netflix non enjoyable, but think now it could be Netflix via the WD TV Live






forgot to mention my dns is in the WD TV Live , not in the modem





 

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  # 997700 2-Mar-2014 18:38
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  # 997767 2-Mar-2014 20:48
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Using Unblock with DNS settings set on router. Netflix works great on PS3, iPad, HTC One and Samsung Smart TV.

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  # 997772 2-Mar-2014 20:54
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jarledb: 

I am using DNS setup on the AppleTV. Unblock us sometimes can be slow for regular DNS, so try to avoid using it at the router. Its mostly the AppleTV that needs to be able to use unblock us, so doing it per device works best here.



Exactly the same setup we use, for exactly the same reason.




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  # 997975 3-Mar-2014 10:15
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I'm using Unotelly and am on Vodafone InHome Cable (formerly TelstraClear Inhome Cable) which at best does 14-15 MB/s. Netflix on the PC via the Chrome Browser works very well, but Netflix on the Samsung Smart TV buffers every 30 seconds so is unwatchable. Netflix via the Netflix Windows 8 app streams constantly but is of lower resolution than what I get in the Chrome browser.

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