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davidcole
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  #1179654 19-Nov-2014 15:39
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Dratsab: davidcole - I'm predicting NZ$14.99 when Netflix launch, rising to $16.99 after the first year.


Yeah me too, $12.99USD / .80 (approx currency rate) = $15.00nzd




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  #1179661 19-Nov-2014 15:46
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Im liking Netflix US at the moment for things I either missed on TV or something to watch filling the gap inbetween masterchef's kitchen rules the block cooking renovation challenge :p

Things like

Haven
Tomorrow People
Revolution
Arrow

etc

None are particularly prime time (ok maybe Arrow?) but given I'm not fanatical about them and happy to flick between seasons when available, timing is not overly crucial, just that they are there. If Netflix NZ has similar catalog of current but older season shows then I may not need to utilise US account. It must have fullHD 5.1 streaming (preferably super HD) then it may be worth a shot.

 
 
 
 


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  #1179687 19-Nov-2014 16:27
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sen8or: Im liking Netflix US at the moment for things I either missed on TV or something to watch filling the gap inbetween masterchef's kitchen rules the block cooking renovation challenge :p


+1

I like the US Netflix for the US stuff, I will be giving it a go when it arrives in New Zealand however my hopes are very low so anything better than Lightbox would be a bonus. Lightbox was very disappointing for me with a HUGE lack of content having a few Exclusives wont get me as a customer, having a wide rang of content will and documentary's will.




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  #1179710 19-Nov-2014 16:41
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jarj: https://pr.netflix.com/WebClient/getNewsSummary.do?newsId=1751 

Probably will still keep my unotelly though.


How does the Unotelly work for you? I'm curious. 




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  #1179714 19-Nov-2014 16:46
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UnoTelly is great. Transparent and fast. Use at home with my Amazon Fire TV and Media Centre PC.




 

 

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  #1179730 19-Nov-2014 17:02
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I suspect Unotelly will add NZ Netflix to their  channel choice list, so we can just click on NZ and see what they are offering, if we don't like it we can click back to US/UK etc

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  #1179773 19-Nov-2014 18:29
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Nebbie:
sen8or: Im liking Netflix US at the moment for things I either missed on TV or something to watch filling the gap inbetween masterchef's kitchen rules the block cooking renovation challenge :p


+1

I like the US Netflix for the US stuff, I will be giving it a go when it arrives in New Zealand however my hopes are very low so anything better than Lightbox would be a bonus. Lightbox was very disappointing for me with a HUGE lack of content having a few Exclusives wont get me as a customer, having a wide rang of content will and documentary's will.


Good point, but do you expect one provider to provide all that you want? Competition is great, but that will also cause fragmentation, that was evident in EPL. "WAF and kids want Sky so I have to pay extra to get EPL" Yet before that it was Sky is a monopoly. Some content providers will not want their supposedly prime content everywhere, thats out of control of the TV system provider

 
 
 
 


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  #1179784 19-Nov-2014 18:50
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old3eyes: Unfortunately I fear it will still be the same old  stuff we get now.  I suspect that it will be nothing like the US version..


I watch the US version AND the UK version ...... and you don't?

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  #1179785 19-Nov-2014 19:04
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PoHq: It will be good to see their mobile apps in local app stores to. Such a pain running a U.S. iTunes account just to have the Netflix app.



Why run a US iTunes account just to get Netflix? Surely a UK iTunes will get you so much more? - BBC iplayer, TV Now, ITV player, BBC Sport, 4oD etc etc? 

There is SO much more available than Netflix (which I love).

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  #1179792 19-Nov-2014 19:22

UFB take up seems to be coming along nicely.  Netflix will add even more momentum. 

http://beehive.govt.nz/release/broadband-uptake-exceeds-ten-cent

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  #1179819 19-Nov-2014 20:23
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Dratsab: Personally I'd like to see both the TVNZ and TV3 OnDemand services take a big hit for being so arrogantly stupid in their SVOD implementations. They provide a free service so I have no problem whatsoever with adverts, but their long lived 'limited Samsung devices only' and refusal to do anything further deserves to get smacked for six.


Yeah that's ridiculous and really annoys me.  I'm pretty sure Samsung paid them for some sort of exclusivity deal, that's the only reason they'd do it.

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  #1179822 19-Nov-2014 20:37
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saeran:
Dratsab: Personally I'd like to see both the TVNZ and TV3 OnDemand services take a big hit for being so arrogantly stupid in their SVOD implementations. They provide a free service so I have no problem whatsoever with adverts, but their long lived 'limited Samsung devices only' and refusal to do anything further deserves to get smacked for six.


Yeah that's ridiculous and really annoys me.  I'm pretty sure Samsung paid them for some sort of exclusivity deal, that's the only reason they'd do it.


Not quite true. Samsung provided the IP and programming for the (Samsung) app. What's wrong with that?

Every other provider had or still has the same opportunity to produce a working app for both TVNZ and TV3 etc.

When you say that's the only reason "they" would do it. Who do you mean? Do you mean Samsung would pay to keep everybody else out? In other words "they" would develop an app for "their" platform (Samsung) that purposely keeps every other TV manufacturer out (LG, Panasonic, Sony) etc?

Please .... don't blame the manufacturer that has invested in the platform. Wake up. Blame the manufacturer that could not be bothered to provide "added value" to such a small NZ market.

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  #1179836 19-Nov-2014 21:25
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Yep. Samsung has been very proactive in App space and pushed things along. The "OEM's" such as Sky, TVNZ, TV3 really need to be on all devices and it is up to them to sort it. If Samsung is holding them up then it is the providers fault for signing such a long deal....




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  #1179843 19-Nov-2014 21:48
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The timing of the announcement was perfect for Prime News and they got ahead of all the other broadcasters by putting this on as their top story

not




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  #1179866 19-Nov-2014 22:09
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DaveB: Please .... don't blame the manufacturer that has invested in the platform. Wake up. Blame the manufacturer that could not be bothered to provide "added value" to such a small NZ market.

If I was looking to 'blame' anyone, it would be the lazy content providers. It's up to them to push things if they want the customers.

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