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Topic # 152163 18-Sep-2014 07:58
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Dumb question of the day - when using a proxy service to hide ones location does the physical location make much/any difference to the performance?

For example I am just thinking about V8Supercars, which doesn't allow streaming to NZ or AU. So should I choose a proxy server which is close physical proximity to AU or does it really not make any difference? 



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  Reply # 1131165 18-Sep-2014 08:14
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The answer to your question is both yes and no. It depends on lots of different variables.

Ideally however you would want to use a VPN that is close vicinity to the source of your traffic for the best performance or a DNS redirector that's going to deliver you a stream from an optimum CDN location.


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  Reply # 1131863 18-Sep-2014 23:23
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or you could join getflix ( I use them for the V8s) works great and only $3nz a month



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  Reply # 1131921 19-Sep-2014 07:26
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FPR: or you could join getflix ( I use them for the V8s) works great and only $3nz a month


nice - will give that a look! Cheers

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