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  Reply # 1026000 16-Apr-2014 09:17
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BigMal: That looks awesome - nice find!  I just ordered one to try out.  Thanks for posting!

Glad to help. The channel selection for the entertainment package is fantastic.  I got mine posted to my sisters in the UK and she mailed to me. Did you manage to get it mailed direct to NZ or did you use a shipping address?

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  Reply # 1026004 16-Apr-2014 09:30
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I used YouShop.  It seemed to accept the youshop address and my kiwibank cc just fine.  Fingers crossed :-)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1026012 16-Apr-2014 09:57
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ha, I just realised you don't need the actual box, it'll work with my Roku 3.   I'll test it out tonight and confirm the performance.



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  Reply # 1026038 16-Apr-2014 10:37
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BigMal: ha, I just realised you don't need the actual box, it'll work with my Roku 3.   I'll test it out tonight and confirm the performance.


That would be great. Is it much of an issue resetting the Roku from US to UK. If you already have an account do you need to set up another e.g, have a US Roku account will I need a UK roku account?

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  Reply # 1026438 16-Apr-2014 20:43
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I tested the Sky Entertainment package just using the browser on my laptop.  It streams fine without buffering or anything but I only get SD quality.

Doing a speedtest I get 5-6Mb per second to various UK servers.

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  Reply # 1026478 16-Apr-2014 22:00
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I have one of the boxes, used it for a couple of months but I had so many streaming problems the SKY content that I gave up. I was using Unotelly and Telecom VDSL. Works great for iPlayer and 4OD. Got Plex loaded (from a zip file using developer mode) that works ok. For the price, I can't complain :)



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  Reply # 1026621 17-Apr-2014 09:18
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redmouse: I have one of the boxes, used it for a couple of months but I had so many streaming problems the SKY content that I gave up. I was using Unotelly and Telecom VDSL. Works great for iPlayer and 4OD. Got Plex loaded (from a zip file using developer mode) that works ok. For the price, I can't complain :)


I have now admitted defeat with this service. 

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  Reply # 1036647 4-May-2014 21:52
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Can I ask how much it cost for youshop to send the now tv box to NZ? Thanks



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  Reply # 1036978 5-May-2014 13:21
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Hi, I got the box shipped to my sisters and she send it to me. I think $15. If you have an xbox 360 you can get the app.

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  Reply # 1042337 12-May-2014 14:16
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Forgot to say, the box arrived ($22 via youshop) and it worked ok although I can't get HD streams out of Sky, just SD.  It also has apps built in for the other UK networks and BBC iPlayer works beautifully in HD without a hitch.



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  Reply # 1042533 12-May-2014 17:57
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BigMal: Forgot to say, the box arrived ($22 via youshop) and it worked ok although I can't get HD streams out of Sky, just SD.  It also has apps built in for the other UK networks and BBC iPlayer works beautifully in HD without a hitch.

I player is great, shame the sky TV is not HD which says to me it's an issue with sky. Did you get the entertainment package?

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  Reply # 1042675 12-May-2014 21:29
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Yeah I just got the entertainment package as it was the cheapest.  I'll still hold onto the box as it was cheap and maybe in the future the quality will get better.



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  Reply # 1075751 27-Jun-2014 20:18
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Of note, had issues with the ITV app on the now box, never worked. Switched from DNS to VPN via DD-WRT router, very impressive result. No buffering and ITV app works great.

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