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Topic # 146889 1-Jun-2014 19:31
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Hi

I'm looking at the cheapest way ( yet still wife friendly) way to show TVNZ on demand on our panasonic plasma

At the moment if the wife misses a show she has to watch it on her iphone. I'd like to make it better for her

I'm thinking at this stage some sort of andriod hdmi device with the app sideloaded, or maybe a cheap samsung blu-ray player that can download the app

Cheers


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  Reply # 1057679 1-Jun-2014 19:49
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I would say you hit the nail on the head

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  Reply # 1057680 1-Jun-2014 19:51
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for official support,  I would go with the cheap (2nd hand?) samsung smart blu ray that has the app.

if youi go for android device and sideload it, it could break at any time as it isn't designed for non-samsung devices.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1057683 1-Jun-2014 20:00
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yes go for a new 2014 samsung bluray player when they come out - should only be weeks away now.




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  Reply # 1057684 1-Jun-2014 20:01
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ok, thanks, does anybody know any good deals for a cheap samsung device with the app this long weekend?


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  Reply # 1057685 1-Jun-2014 20:03
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have a look on pricespy.co.nz

have a look at the bd-f6500


noel leeming have 20% off till monday.






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  Reply # 1057695 1-Jun-2014 20:50
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I just use the chromecast and chrome on my laptop that has the chromecast addin enabled.

Haven't figured out how to do it from the tablet yet.

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  Reply # 1057696 1-Jun-2014 20:55
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mckenndk: I just use the chromecast and chrome on my laptop that has the chromecast addin enabled.

Haven't figured out how to do it from the tablet yet.


Any ideas if this is possible with any American networks, such as CBS?




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  Reply # 1057699 1-Jun-2014 21:02
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nate:
mckenndk: I just use the chromecast and chrome on my laptop that has the chromecast addin enabled.

Haven't figured out how to do it from the tablet yet.


Any ideas if this is possible with any American networks, such as CBS?


Overseas content can be watched but you need a router (i use a linksys router running DD-WRT) that will redirect Google's dns settings to another DNS provider.
This allows me to use the Chromecast to watch itv, BBC news live feed on my tv via chrome and am sure it will work for us content too

Unotelly has good instructions on how to do this in their help section.
http://help.unotelly.com/support/solutions/folders/223433

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  Reply # 1057745 1-Jun-2014 22:52
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mckenndk: Overseas content can be watched but you need a router (i use a linksys router running DD-WRT) that will redirect Google's dns settings to another DNS provider.
This allows me to use the Chromecast to watch itv, BBC news live feed on my tv via chrome and am sure it will work for us content too

Unotelly has good instructions on how to do this in their help section.
http://help.unotelly.com/support/solutions/folders/223433


Am already running Unblock US with my Roku, just not sure how to get some of the US TV sites to play on my TV, ones that aren't supported by the Roku.




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  Reply # 1057809 2-Jun-2014 09:56
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This seems a great Queens Birthday price.
Can anyone confirm this device supports the TVNZapp?  BD-F5100/XY
http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/tvs-dvds/dvd-video/blu-ray-players/samsung-bd-f5100-xy-blu-ray-player/prod135677.html


Edit:  NO.  Thanks Kynar

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  Reply # 1057817 2-Jun-2014 10:22
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GeoffisPure: This seems a great Queens Birthday price.
Can anyone confirm this device supports the TVNZapp?  BD-F5100/XY
http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/tvs-dvds/dvd-video/blu-ray-players/samsung-bd-f5100-xy-blu-ray-player/prod135677.html


It doesn't.  To run the TVNZ app, the device needs to have SmartHub support, which that model does not.  Native apps just means Youtube, Weather, and a couple others.

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