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Master Geek


# 143659 22-Apr-2014 20:42
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I've had 'geolocation block' problems with watching BBC iPlayer on my NowTV box lately and apparently its not an Unblock US supported device so they cant say if they can sort the problem.

     

  1. If I get a proper UK VPN does that mean that it will definitely work?
  2. Are all VPN providers basically the same from a technological viewpoint?
  3. Will VPN slow down my internet connection more or less than Unblock us?
  4. Any VPN recommendations?
  5. Any other advice?






My EPL football websites: Get the results but hide the score of your team at HidetheScore.net. Compare league positions with wage bills at RealPremierLeague.net.


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  # 1029598 23-Apr-2014 09:17
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From what I understand, the NowTV box is a rebadged Roku box. Have you tried setting unblock-us on the router? Or you could try Unotelly. They support NowTV.



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  # 1029623 23-Apr-2014 10:02
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Thanks. I've tried UnoTelly and it works which is great! It seems to be an UnBlock-Us issue.

I'd still be curious to know how DNS solutions compare with VPN in terms of speed etc.

Cheers




My EPL football websites: Get the results but hide the score of your team at HidetheScore.net. Compare league positions with wage bills at RealPremierLeague.net.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1029648 23-Apr-2014 10:17
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aboylikedave: Thanks. I've tried UnoTelly and it works which is great! It seems to be an UnBlock-Us issue.

I'd still be curious to know how DNS solutions compare with VPN in terms of speed etc.

Cheers




can you not try a free trail somewhere and see how it suits your connection ?





 

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  # 1029651 23-Apr-2014 10:22
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Try GetFlix,  They have a 14 day trial going on, I used it this last weekend to try out Netflix and Hulu, worked like a charm, no problems at all.

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  # 1029653 23-Apr-2014 10:23
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In THEORY - DNS should be quicker as there are no VPN overheads.

However, depending on your ISP - Telecom is a culprit - DNS providers don't work well. As an example I cannot use any DNS based providers on my Roku without buffering.



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  # 1029740 23-Apr-2014 12:58
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Do you sub to the Now Sky entertainment package with the Now box? If so how do you rate Sky Tv streaming. Mine is shocking most of the time.



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  # 1029819 23-Apr-2014 14:49
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psychnurse: Do you sub to the Now Sky entertainment package with the Now box? If so how do you rate Sky Tv streaming. Mine is shocking most of the time.

No I just use it for iPlayer. The iPlayer quality is significantly better than iPad AirPlayed to Apple TV - it seems to be optimised for TV screens.




My EPL football websites: Get the results but hide the score of your team at HidetheScore.net. Compare league positions with wage bills at RealPremierLeague.net.


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