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#153857 9-Oct-2014 23:21
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im wanting to get my parents a media box each for there TV's for Christmas,
i was thinking a Roku, but not being clued up on how to set everything up, im trying to find something that will be easy for me and my parents to set up. they are with Slingshot, and have global mode, i was wanting something that will play Hulu and Netflix, i tried to set up unotelly, but on there main dash i cant seem to fix the "setup fail" error :/

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  #1150996 9-Oct-2014 23:37
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have you considered a ps3?  can get a second hand one from trademe for about $200 or less, and it is also a blu-ray player.

Netflix on PS3 is great.



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  #1150998 9-Oct-2014 23:45
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i was thinking of doing that, is it easy to get hulu on it?, at the moment i am using my old Xbox 360 to watch netflix, but for some reason the Hulu app dosent work it keeps giving me an error (but for some reason i got it working when i used my free trial of unotelly but it was really slow)

 
 
 
 


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  #1151007 10-Oct-2014 01:39
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I have a Roku streaming stick ($40USD) and a Roku3.

Easy to setup and easy to run. Highly recommend.


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  #1151024 10-Oct-2014 06:00
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For ease of use I would go with an Apple TV.




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  #1151026 10-Oct-2014 06:12
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+1 Apple TV




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  #1151028 10-Oct-2014 06:30
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I've used a Roku 3in the past, and now an Amazon Fire TV.

Both do a good job with Hulu Plus and Netfix. With the Fire TV you can also get access to Amazon content if you so desire.
I upgraded to the the Amazon Fire because it had a more powerful processor and more on-board RAM; two things I thought might be helpful when streaming content.

Getting HuluPlus and Netflix on an Apple TV will involve doing a software upgrade behind a VPN to the USA - without the VPN you'll only get the standard NZ applications.

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  #1151060 10-Oct-2014 08:42
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I vote for the Amazon Fire TV... Very easy to use, supports Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video (for those recently released movies you can't find on some other services) and is easy to configure in New Zealand.





 

 

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  #1151201 10-Oct-2014 11:17
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cool thank you :D i will have a nosey at the amazon fire today, if you buy it on amazon it should be alright to get it shipped through Youshop?

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  #1151203 10-Oct-2014 11:18
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I got it through YouShop. Of course I recommend using our Amazon Aff link (please)...




 

 

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  #1151233 10-Oct-2014 11:56
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awesome will do :D

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  #1151685 11-Oct-2014 07:45
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+1 for AppleTV. Extremely simple to setup and use, plus it's available locally so there's a decent chance it'll have NZ apps (TVNZ / Lightbox etc) available on it one day.

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