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Topic # 160171 26-Dec-2014 22:00
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We just got our first real tv, a sony 50" 1080p. Its not flash but heaps better than the previous small tv.

We would like to watch TV, Movies, etc in 1080p not dvd as the quality is heaps better.

What sources am I legally allowed to join, ie netflix, is that legit?

Are there any others aside from youtube?

We have an unlimited vdsl plan.

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  Reply # 1204267 26-Dec-2014 22:05
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Netflix & Hulu using the UnoTelly 25% off discount coupon



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  Reply # 1204278 26-Dec-2014 22:38
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is it legal to join netflix from nz?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1204283 26-Dec-2014 22:55
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Not illegal in this country. I doubt it's illegal in any other country. Whether it's against their ts and Cs ... Not sure you have to read the fine prints




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  Reply # 1204284 26-Dec-2014 22:58
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If something is not illegal, then it is by definition legal right?




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  Reply # 1204295 26-Dec-2014 23:06
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yes i thikn it's pretty legal.

anyway, i thought we have companies that allow you to use these things - Orcon has global mode? So if people are joining in the droves and no one is in jail it must be pretty legal eh.




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  Reply # 1204315 27-Dec-2014 00:34
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I have two blog posts listing legal source of videos and music in New Zealand

 

Some of these services are available on your browser, some on your TV, some on your Xbox, Playstation, Apple TV. You have to find out what you want and how to get it.

Note that those the ones available here without using any VPN or DNS changes. At home we use an Amazon Fire TV (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video) plugged to our TV, with UnoTelly to access those geo-blocked services. 










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  Reply # 1204425 27-Dec-2014 10:41
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so its not illegal to use unotelly to access netflix? (it says its coming in march to nz, i wonder how true that is)

how does netflix work, I pay a monhtly fee and get all i can eat access to anything or is it a monthly fee and then pay per view?

thanks for those posts really brilliant, + from me.

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  Reply # 1204429 27-Dec-2014 10:49
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TeaLeaf: so its not illegal to use unotelly to access netflix? 


IANAL but all seems to point out it's not illegal in New Zealand to circumvent geo-blocking. You may be breaking their T&Cs by using the service from outside the USA, but you aren't breaking the law. They seem to be happy to take your money and provide the service.

TeaLeaf: (it says its coming in march to nz, i wonder how true that is)


They already announced AU/NZ operations for March 2015.

TeaLeaf: how does netflix work, I pay a monhtly fee and get all i can eat access to anything or is it a monthly fee and then pay per view?


Netflix works on a monthly subscription. Hulu has a free tier and a monthly-subscription. Amazon Instant Video, Apple iTunes have movie buying/rental for 24 hours.







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  Reply # 1204438 27-Dec-2014 10:59
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we wont  need to leave home now, wow, im going to get fatter.

will netflix in nz be the full fledged version like the in the uS?

so for a monthly fee you can watch as many movies and tv shows as you want? isnt that going to squash sky?

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  Reply # 1204440 27-Dec-2014 11:04
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Sky's a big boy, he'll look after himself just fine




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  Reply # 1204447 27-Dec-2014 11:29
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TeaLeaf: will netflix in nz be the full fledged version like the in the uS?


Depending on licensing you might see a different catalogue. That's how it works in all countries they have a presence.







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  Reply # 1204449 27-Dec-2014 11:48
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why hire dvd and blue ray when for like $10 you can get all you can eat movies? eat seems too good to be true. are they all old movies on netflix?

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  Reply # 1204456 27-Dec-2014 12:03
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You only find latest releases on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes. New movies are available for buying only, and then available for rental after some time.

Netflix (and Hulu) movies aren't latest releases.








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  Reply # 1204457 27-Dec-2014 12:06
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Ok thats handy too know.

 

The new movies on youtube, are those prices for owning them? Because if I was going to download them Id want to build a library so I guess we will need an external HDD too now.

Is Amazon the best place to buy movies?

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  Reply # 1204488 27-Dec-2014 14:16
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richms: If something is not illegal, then it is by definition legal right?

If it's not specifically legislated for (or against) it is unlawful. A lot of people, especially those in media*, confuse unlawful with illegal, although the term actually just means there is no law covering it.

* a prime example of this being the Urewera 'terror' raids where police surveillance actions were trumpeted by media, amongst others, as being illegal, although the judicial review only found them to be unlawful and never once used the word illegal.

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