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  Reply # 1052682 25-May-2014 10:15
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phantasmNZ: It's just crazy to do this - don't they realise that the paying subscribers are no longer torrenting the content they are watching ?!?! - how is $0 per month better then $10 ??


I wouldn't rage at NetFlix. They'd be doing this as a result of upstream pressure from TV & movie execs who are unable to move on from their outdated distribution model.


I realise that of course. That said, Netflix is probably one of only a very small handful of companies who are in a position of serious power - sort of like apple with iTunes.

This is the age old problem of content providers (Netflix being primarily a distributor not provider) not waking up to new media opportunity. Piracy is not the product of criminal thinking, but simply one of availability, timing and cost of access to content. Netflix (and Hulu etc) solve this problem nicely - but the traditional media companies cannot think in terms of new media and would rather whinge about sales "lost" to piracy, whilst forcing distributers hands in blocking content and sending otherwise normal law abiding people into a still somewhat grey world of torrents.

Anyway this is off topic - so anyone got any technical analysis of what mechanism is in play here to block the CDNs from providing the streams? And, should this continue, what's the most cost effective Netflix friendly VPN service? While we're on that subject - what are people with VPNs doing with their router set ups (particularly with vdsl that I'm hoping chorus will eventually turn up and switch me over to) - I would be very keen for a gateway solution as I tend to use NF in multiple devices.

I guess I will need to drop more SkyTV options to pay a VPN provider if this isn't sorted. See Big Media - your anti piracy mechanisms are really working in earning you more money.

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  Reply # 1052711 25-May-2014 10:54
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Yeah XTRA customer here - was using unblock-us, now trialing getflix and have the same issue from both providers - if I switch regions to anything other than USA / Canada it seems to start working again

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1052714 25-May-2014 10:59
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No problems here at all.

Xtra customer using unblock-us on two different gadgets being a Sony TV and also XBox. The dns settings are put into both gadgets rather than in the router. I have noticed however that over the past two weeks we have had the service drop out twice during playback of a TV programme due to what they say is a connection problem. In both cases we restarted the episode and it picked up from where it left off immediately and without further problem.

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  Reply # 1052715 25-May-2014 11:01
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Can i ask what plan are you on DaveB? i'm on VDSL - unlimited plan

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  Reply # 1052717 25-May-2014 11:05
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Hi, I'm on ADSL 500 gig (might hold back on the vdsl change though lol).

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  Reply # 1052719 25-May-2014 11:11
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DaveB: Hi, I'm on ADSL 500 gig (might hold back on the vdsl change though lol).


I'm Also telecom on the 150gb Adsl plan, and no playback here. It doesn't seem to be Adsl/DSL/UFB specific. Looking back at the responses yesterday, it seemed. Snap had a higher rate of success with. Not being affected.





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  Reply # 1052721 25-May-2014 11:30
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Changed to VPN this morning- no issue now

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  Reply # 1052725 25-May-2014 11:46
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Telecom VDSL, TG585 Router, Unotelly DNS service -- Configured with the Auck DNS primary and the 54.x.x.x Sydney option as secondary into the router.

I've been having the issues wherein going to Netflix would redirect to unotelly -- even though my IP had no changed. It's not formally 'static' but is effectively so under current Telecom BBA setup. Hasn't changed in a year or so at least. To get around this issue, had to clear browser caches and then run an admin cmd prompt session to do ipconfig /flushdns.

That issue has been around a few weeks unfortunately, but it wasn't until more recently that I started getting the N8210 errors. If you're really willing to bang your head against a wall, can sometimes persist through reload and cache clears til it works, but it's no sure thing -- even if it starts playing buffering can freeze after a short time of playing and just refuse to proceed.

This occurs across 2x Desktops and 1x Laptop (All Win7 home) and our Samsung SmartTV just refuses to try Netflix any more. :P

The proxy test indicates no proxy, but the cache check would seem to suggest there is one there.

Edit: Early test results seem to match others; changing Netflix country from US to UK seems to work; although on tested beginning of one movie thus far. 'My List' not transferring across is a bit of a hassle, but acceptable as an interim workaround.

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  Reply # 1052729 25-May-2014 11:51
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Just adding more info. Telecom ADSL 150GB plan unblock-US no joy.

Have tried Unotelly and Getflix too but with same problem. Using Tunnelbear VPN and Airplay for the time being. 

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Reply # 1052751 25-May-2014 12:50
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I am on Telecom UFB 500Gb plan and use Unlocator DNS on two Apple TVs, WD Live and iPad.
Same as everyone else my US Netflix stopped working Thursday, can still log on and look thru content but nothing will stream.
If I use a VPN on iPad or Desktop Netflix works fine but iPad via Airplay to Apple TV not great as VPN doesn't give anywhere near same speed as DNS method so resolution not HD.
Have also tried UnoTelly DNS as well but no luck.

Hope some smart Geek cracks this issue soon for all of our sakes.

Update - Just found that I can't Airplay from iPad to Apple TV using VPN. Play fine on iPad but when I try and transfer by Airplay to TV via ATV stops playing and comes up with message on TV that it can't play this content. Turn off Airplay and its fine again on iPad. I thought Airplay stood alone, Netflix must be able to detect its use???

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  Reply # 1052752 25-May-2014 12:54
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Hi all,

In case you need a VPN service during this outage, we have 3-day free VPN service. You can try it here: http://help.unotelly.com/support/solutions/articles/60447-how-to-sign-up-for-a-3-day-unovpn




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  Reply # 1052759 25-May-2014 13:23
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dclegg:
phantasmNZ: It's just crazy to do this - don't they realise that the paying subscribers are no longer torrenting the content they are watching ?!?! - how is $0 per month better then $10 ??


I wouldn't rage at NetFlix. They'd be doing this as a result of upstream pressure from TV & movie execs who are unable to move on from their outdated distribution model.


You are assuming that Netflix has put something in place to specifically break it for geo-unblockers.
There is of course a (slim) possibility they made a change for some other non malicious reason.
Also - I have been looking but not finding much - is the problem happening in other countries as well?
I thought I saw comments that NZ seemed to be having the worst issues - and it looks quite random here according to the posts on this thread. 




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  Reply # 1052765 25-May-2014 13:24
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UnoTellyNick: Hi all,

In case you need a VPN service during this outage, we have 3-day free VPN service. You can try it here: http://help.unotelly.com/support/solutions/articles/60447-how-to-sign-up-for-a-3-day-unovpn

Thanks Nick, you guys rock! Will look at doing this on Tuesday if still no resolution in sight. I've PM'd you re your volunteer request.

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  Reply # 1052766 25-May-2014 13:29
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robjg63: is the problem happening in other countries as well? 

Yes - including the US.

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  Reply # 1052771 25-May-2014 13:33
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Err- how is this happening in the US if I can access Netflix through a US based VPN? Surely US residents in the US wouldn't be accessing Netflix through a DNS server to then report the same issue that we have? 

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