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  Reply # 1216848 18-Jan-2015 10:41
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There's a "tiered" content strategy I use:

 

  • New releases: Amazon Instant Video (purchase only on launch, rental a few weeks after release)
  • Hulu Plus: almost instant (hours) TV content availability after screening on US free to air or cable
  • Netflix: some older movies and catch up on TV series (TV series are release in entire seasons only)
People talk about Netflix but it's not by all means the solution, but only part of it. Depending on your viewing habits, a combination of services makes more sense as you won't find everything in a single service.





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  Reply # 1216894 18-Jan-2015 12:27
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rbel038: Im  hoping there will be some good kiwi flicks on there atleast to make it interesting. Once were Warriors etc.. It will be interesting to see if all the Netflix Originals make it across , not sure if lightbox has exclusivity to some of these.

Either way one positive is that i can run another unblocking server for free with a spare box :)


Once Were Warriors isn't avilable for streaming on Netflix.  They have physical DVDs for rental though!



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  Reply # 1216956 18-Jan-2015 14:45
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well netflix certainly still seems to have more "older" movies than the other offerings. its about volume for me :-)



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  Reply # 1216958 18-Jan-2015 14:50
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My next question is, I have a sony 50" smart tv, are there apps for all these services or how do I get them streaming, do I have to go to a website on the browser or do I have to hdmi my lappy as i dont have a chromecast?

Do I need a vpn to use amazon prime?

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  Reply # 1216979 18-Jan-2015 15:26
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I will be signing up upon release and all going well canceling sky the following week

Key highpoints for me is chromecast and multi platform support which will solve the whole "everyone wants to watch something different" problem



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  Reply # 1216981 18-Jan-2015 15:33
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TeaLeaf: My next question is, I have a sony 50" smart tv, are there apps for all these services or how do I get them streaming, do I have to go to a website on the browser or do I have to hdmi my lappy as i dont have a chromecast?

Do I need a vpn to use amazon prime?


yes Amazon geoblock as well

IMHO you are better off with a PC stick or NUC or something plugged into your TV rather than using smart TV apps

Then you have exact control of what is happening etc

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  Reply # 1216983 18-Jan-2015 15:38
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TeaLeaf: My next question is, I have a sony 50" smart tv, are there apps for all these services or how do I get them streaming, do I have to go to a website on the browser or do I have to hdmi my lappy as i dont have a chromecast?

Do I need a vpn to use amazon prime?


I use an Apple TV for Netflix and Hulu Plus with bind9 on an Ubuntu box (Twonky, Plex Media Server) doing the DNS.

P.S. So with the DNS problem solved using TV apps will also work.




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  Reply # 1216989 18-Jan-2015 15:50
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What I know will happen is people will whinge about how we are being ripped off because NZ Netflix costs more than US Netflix.







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  Reply # 1217017 18-Jan-2015 17:19
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I watched a couple of the "Pilot Season" programs from Amazon this weekend. "Mad dogs" and "The New Yorker". Looks promising for the future of streaming service content. The series will be available to Prime subscribers (so a yearly subscription), will make the Prime subscription to Amazon a lot more interesting for sure.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1001155581








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  Reply # 1217019 18-Jan-2015 17:21
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solaybro: What I know will happen is people will whinge about how we are being ripped off because NZ Netflix costs more than US Netflix.


It is interesting that NZ is so expensive (given they end up at $15 NZD). It would price the service at the same level as in Norway (a country where wages are about 30% more than in NZ). Would have thought services in NZ would follow US more closely in pricing. But I guess its a matter of what the competition is doing as well...

I am wondering when HBO will launch their streaming services in NZ.






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  Reply # 1217027 18-Jan-2015 17:34
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we get screwed for everything here. look how ridiculous mobile broadband on prepaid costs. its like half the people in technology have to travel around the world then come back before anything changes beyond 3rd world. rant over.

so i need a vpn for amazon too. because their service looks awesome.

damn buying a smart tv. id rather have my brilliant sony at $100 cheaper without the apps. they so slow and suck.

havnt tried screen mirroring yet. i presume its for photos only.



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  Reply # 1217032 18-Jan-2015 17:52
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So far i got trials lined up for

Quickflix
Lightbox (seems pretty light on content to be honest)

When does neontv start?

By the end of that hopefully netflix is here.

Really interested in Amazon prime though.

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  Reply # 1217052 18-Jan-2015 18:20
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TeaLeaf: we get screwed for everything here. look how ridiculous mobile broadband on prepaid costs. its like half the people in technology have to travel around the world then come back before anything changes beyond 3rd world. rant over.

so i need a vpn for amazon too. because their service looks awesome.

damn buying a smart tv. id rather have my brilliant sony at $100 cheaper without the apps. they so slow and suck.

havnt tried screen mirroring yet. i presume its for photos only.


We used to get screwed over on prepaid MBB

Then 2D bought out $99 12GB lasts for 6 months. That's one of the best deals in any country I've ever been too.

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  Reply # 1217053 18-Jan-2015 18:28
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I think you have to go to the USA and compare the terrible mobile data networks they have there and their prices with the much better mobile data we have in New Zealand and our prices. I think we're winning.

But this is off topic.





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