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Uber Geek

# 173753 4-Jun-2015 19:54
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Can anyone please tell me whether there is an "official" complete list / catalogue of Netflix films / TV shows etc on internet?

Also, what is your opinion of the Netflix content that is currently available? Is it worth subscribing to Netflix if you already have a full SKY package that includes movies?

Thanks for your advice.


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  # 1317533 4-Jun-2015 20:13
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Common sense is not as common as you think.

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  # 1317534 4-Jun-2015 20:13
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At the very least, it is significantly better than sky movies.

My advice, if you can't quite bring yourself to ditch sky altogether, is ditch sky movies (which costs about $30/m) and get netflix and lightbox (which together costs $24)
You'll get much better tv and movies, and safe yourself some money.

Then, in a few months when you realise you don't watch sky anymore, get rid of it and save yourself even more.


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Ultimate Geek

  # 1317549 4-Jun-2015 20:29
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 Also, what is your opinion of the Netflix content that is currently available? Is it worth subscribing to Netflix if you already have a full SKY package that includes movies? 

I think its pretty good and improving.  Yes I think its worth subscribing to.  Is it as good as  full SKY package subscription....depends on your tastes! But to be honest probably not quite yet.  But you're not getting it just for that (yeah content is king...but stay with me) you get the advantage of watching what you want, when you want and without adverts.  We subscribed to Netflix and Lightbox in place of our Sky Basic + Sports + HD + MySky subscription.

For me, there is more content than compared to sky. This might contradict what I said above, but I dont know your content tastes so am basing those comments on a generic person type.

With regards to the content you could miss (movies say) you'll be saving enough money to either a) go to the movies to watch it. b) go to the video store (while they still exist) c) get it from iTunes, Google Movies or movie streaming service of your choice!

Why not try it for the trial period and see if it suits what you need?

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  # 1317553 4-Jun-2015 20:37
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Subscribe to the USA one, it's much better.

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Master Geek

  # 1317668 5-Jun-2015 08:10
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Short answer is yes.

We have unlimited VDSL internet with spark.

We have unotelly which I use to change the dns on my ipad, wdtv and samsung tablet.

My tv is set to nz.

We have netflix and lightbox app on tv (lightbox free until next March) netflix costs about $10. So I get the full au/nz content of netflix through the tv.

I also have access to the USA netflix through the wdtv media player.

In addition I get bbc i player and itv i player through the ipad (as well as any other streaming service). Connect to tv via hdmi..

We are sticking with sky until we move house and the end of the super 15 rugby. Then I'm switching to a freeview box and kicking sky.

The only thing we will miss is probably disney xd. But netflix has around 150 episodes of clone wars, god knows how many episodes of slugterra and other program's which I no longer understand to watch so I think my son should be ok...

The days of sky in my house are numbered.

I just need to figure out how to get super 15 next season... But that's a wee way off and things change pretty quick..I'm pretty sure I can stream it some way..

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  # 1317671 5-Jun-2015 08:12
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I do switch between US and NZ to view different things.  I have unotelly and use the unotelly android app on my phone to quickly switch regions, thats a really nice feature.

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  # 1317738 5-Jun-2015 09:28
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I think Netflix nz is worth the price, no the range isn't as good as netflix us but its still worth the money

Its probably worth a month just to watch daredevil



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  # 1317750 5-Jun-2015 09:47
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Well, I have a DVD collection of all my favourite movies, about 50 in all.  Maybe my taste is weird, but I found only three of them on Netflix NZ.  Almost all of them are on Netflix US.  But it's still great and my wife, who is more into rom-coms, just loves it.


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Uber Geek

  # 1317809 5-Jun-2015 10:43
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Thanks very much for your replies, they are very helpful. I can see that we will need to upgrade our 40GB internet limit to an unlimited package if we get into video streaming.

I guess the main advantage of SKY to us are all the sports channels for the rugby, tennis, netball, soccer etc but this now costs $28.29 per month on top of the "basic" package.

Although there are some good movies on the SKY movie channel, the majority seem to have a lot of violent content which we don't really enjoy so we are looking for a wider range of movies to pick from.

Also, with SKY movies, the latest release ones cost $6.99 each (in addition to the $20.93 per week for the 6 movie channels) and don't seem to be as recently released as some that can be hired on DVDs.

Does Netflix have all the movies that have recently been released to DVD stores?

Also, what's the advantage of subscribing to both Netflix and Lightroom, what content does Lightroom have that's not available on Netflix?

Thanks for the link to, I have already found this site to be very useful and it's a credit to the designers! However, are there some "official" Netflix web pages which list all the content that is available on Netflix or do you have to be a subscriber to get access to these? We appreciate your advice.

Regards Fred    

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  # 1317816 5-Jun-2015 10:56
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Lightbox is just TV shows. It has a few that are not available on Netflix and it also has a lot more recent series.
Netflix doesn't do anything new release unless it is its own shows. Netflix has been great for us and we find it has more than enough content.
Definitely an unlimited internet connection is recommended as you will chew through a 40GB cap quickly.

Try Vultr using this link and get us both some credit:

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Master Geek

  # 1317861 5-Jun-2015 12:23
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As above, Lightbox has only TV shows and is aiming at having the latest show releases, such as Vikings or Orange is the new black etc.

Lightbox does not have any movies.

Netflix has a very varied mix of documentaries, tv shows and movies.  The movies are not the latest releases but they occasionally do have a latest release, we recently watched the Boxtrolls on Netflix which is not that old and they currently have Noah on as well.

We have not yet browsed Netflix for a kids movie and not found anything worth a go..

We also have unotelly, which is essentially gives us access to global content, we simply change the DNS of our viewer (ipad/tv/media player etc) to give us access to whichever country we need to be to get the content we want.

I use moreflicks and lemontv

to find stuff I want to watch, it then tells me whether its currently available on Netflix or iTunes or iplayer etc and when you click on the service (ie Netflix) it tells me which country have it on show so that I can adjust unotelly to suit and voila ! 

if you want latest film releases then you are best to use a streamlining rental service such as Ezyflix, Videoezy, google movies, amazon, iTunes... the list goes on but they all rent movies for around the same price.

The added benefit of being geo-unblocked is that you can find content that is available overseas which has not yet reached the NZ rental market just yet.  Although this is becoming less and less with global digital release dates. I never really found this to be such an issue as it just means waiting until "next week" for a movie release.. 

Its actually relatively simple. And a darn site cheaper than paying for $ky movies..  



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Ultimate Geek

  # 1317862 5-Jun-2015 12:24
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No, Netflix does not have all the movies released to DVD stores, recent additions (to Canada where I choose to stream from) are movies like Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the Tombstones movie with Liam Neeson and a few others (they have had Boyhood for a while and same with Grand Budapest Hotel) so its generally a mixed bag, but if new release movies are your thing, you will need an alternative.

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  # 1317889 5-Jun-2015 13:20
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anyone know of a website to search a movie on all the available netflix catalogues?   Too much work to browse them all :)

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Master Geek

  # 1317892 5-Jun-2015 13:23
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Moreflicks as posted above.

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  # 1317894 5-Jun-2015 13:25
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robbon44: Moreflicks as posted above.

thanks I missed that link

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