Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | ... | 16


2629 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 106


  Reply # 1217055 18-Jan-2015 18:42
Send private message

no good having a great plan if it doesnt cover you when you need it, ie anywhere outside metro.

yes, we digress.

is apple TV the best media centre or will an xbox one provide all these streaming services?

its a shame the sony smart TV is so weak sauce. Cant even get high def on QF or on windows 8 for that matter. 

Knew we should have gone for the $400 warehouse Veon.

6434 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1571


  Reply # 1217056 18-Jan-2015 18:44
One person supports this post
Send private message

TeaLeaf: no good having a great plan if it doesnt cover you when you need it, ie anywhere outside metro.

yes, we digress.

is apple TV the best media centre or will an xbox one provide all these streaming services?

its a shame the sony smart TV is so weak sauce. Cant even get high def on QF or on windows 8 for that matter. 

Knew we should have gone for the $400 warehouse Veon.


Based on existing NZ streaming services, the best device to hedge your bets would be a Samsung smart tv. Afaik all NZ streaming services have an app for that.


4991 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1326

Trusted
Microsoft

  Reply # 1217058 18-Jan-2015 18:51
Send private message

TeaLeaf: no good having a great plan if it doesnt cover you when you need it, ie anywhere outside metro.

yes, we digress.

is apple TV the best media centre or will an xbox one provide all these streaming services?

its a shame the sony smart TV is so weak sauce. Cant even get high def on QF or on windows 8 for that matter. 

Knew we should have gone for the $400 warehouse Veon.


I have an Xbox One and watch all my streaming thru that

Hulu
Netflix
BBC iPlayer
Australia sbs
Al Jazeera
Amazon
Etc

You'll find telecom and Vodafone MBB offerings are still pretty competitive now compared to overseas, which is a surprise given our small population and crazy geography

These companies need to make money

6434 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1571


  Reply # 1217059 18-Jan-2015 18:52
Send private message

TeaLeaf: 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.


If you think lightbox is light on content, you'll probably be disappointed by netflix. I'd be quite surprised if the Netflix lineup was materially better than lightbox, simply because of how much they will be charging relative to how much they will need to spend.
See my previous post - lighbox budget was $20,m for the lineup you see.
If Netflix, as predicted, charge $10 per month, they wil need to be predicting a vast amount of customers to recover a budget much more than $20m per year.

Netflix will have movies, but that of course means the TV content will suffer. Personally, I prefer TV stuff. I've found very little in the way of movies on Netflix USA that I watch (and 100% guarantee you that NZ netflix movies lineup will be orders of magnitude worse than usa)
. Everything I watch is TV. (And the same for my kids)

4991 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1326

Trusted
Microsoft

  Reply # 1217060 18-Jan-2015 18:54
Send private message

I'm crazy as I also have a Chromecast, FireTV, Firebox, Roku3, Apple TV, 3 different Miracast adapters, and a couple of PCs hooked up to my TV (yes multiple HDMI inputs and an HDMI splitter) but I find myself just defaulting to use my Xbox One now.

4991 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1326

Trusted
Microsoft

  Reply # 1217063 18-Jan-2015 18:55
Send private message

Of course if you're going to bugger around with VPN or DNS redirection nothing stopping you using Netflix US instead of the forthcoming NZ service



2629 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 106


  Reply # 1217067 18-Jan-2015 19:04
Send private message

we have very little interest in TV, especially US TV. bbc on the other hand is of interest.

quick flix doesnt seem bad, its not super, but its got some movies. new releases we hire on blu ray for $4 from the local shop.

4991 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1326

Trusted
Microsoft

  Reply # 1217069 18-Jan-2015 19:07
Send private message

US TV is going to be on Netflix NZ. I think you'll find US version will be "better" than NZ. But if you hate breaking Ts & Cs then its not for you

Yes BBC iPlayer is great I love it. But its geoblocked.

40 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  Reply # 1217072 18-Jan-2015 19:12
Send private message

I honestly can't imagine the New Zealand Netflix being any good for the first 6 months or so. It is going to take quite a bit of time to get all the programming rights sorted out. Even at that point I'll be sticking with my unoDNS/VPN because I enjoy having access to not only the American Netflix but also the British and Dutch (The Dutch Netflix is actually quite good) services as well. 



2629 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 106


  Reply # 1217077 18-Jan-2015 19:26
Send private message

so netflix you are locked in too?

to be honest, sounds like sky sports and quickflix might be my best bet. oh wait sky locks you in too. and it wont play on my windows phone.

BDFL - Memuneh
61509 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 12234

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1217078 18-Jan-2015 19:28
Send private message
4991 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1326

Trusted
Microsoft

  Reply # 1217079 18-Jan-2015 19:36
Send private message

Saranis: I honestly can't imagine the New Zealand Netflix being any good for the first 6 months or so. It is going to take quite a bit of time to get all the programming rights sorted out. Even at that point I'll be sticking with my unoDNS/VPN because I enjoy having access to not only the American Netflix but also the British and Dutch (The Dutch Netflix is actually quite good) services as well. 


What's the UI uno uses for you to change to UK/NL?

4991 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1326

Trusted
Microsoft

  Reply # 1217080 18-Jan-2015 19:37
Send private message

If you need Rugby you're screwed. Bend over.

463 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 230


  Reply # 1217105 18-Jan-2015 20:19
Send private message

Everyone is making wild guesses around content etc...the reality is no one knows how much Netflix or any other SVOD service pays for content or how 'it' really works. And no service will tick all of your boxes. I bet they will launch a very competitive service. I can't imagine Netflix being happy to be the 2nd or 3rd best option in NZ. If they are launching here they will want the biggest piece of the cake. I'm excited to see what they offer but I'm very happy with my current US sub and probably won't change.

Banana?
4488 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1073

Subscriber

  Reply # 1217498 19-Jan-2015 12:08
Send private message

Content wont be huge, but hopefully on a par with Lightbox (or slightly better).
I'm picking 12.99-15.00 per month (AU will be $10/month).
Launch 31 March.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | ... | 16
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.