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  # 1324642 14-Jun-2015 21:46
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nzvarminter: Thanks for the feedback guys.

I guess my connection speed is not "normal". I'm in an extremely remote location. I say this tough in cheek, as I'm only 5km from the Tauranga urban boundary! but obviously that's too remote for Telecom to provide a cable/fiber connection or Vodafone to provide a wifi connection! They are putting in fiber at the bottom of my road right now, but it wont get to me!

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Seems strange - everywhere within Tauranga's boundary (5km out) has at-least ADSL.

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When was the last time you tried signing up to Broadband through an ISP like Spark? There has been a tonne of RBI activity around Tauranga lately with many new broadband areas added. See the below maps - you'll find a tonne of new areas able to get broadband. You can see the maps for yourself at http://chorus.co.nz/maps

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  # 1324648 14-Jun-2015 22:05
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try 5km up Kaitemako Rd, neither Corus or Vodofone have coverage

 
 
 
 


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  # 1324650 14-Jun-2015 22:14
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nzvarminter: try 5km up Kaitemako Rd, neither Corus or Vodofone have coverage


You're right - Chorus doesn't however Vodafone RBI covers a vast majority of that road (as in the whole road).

http://www.ultimatebroadband.co.nz/rbi-wireless.html




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  # 1324656 14-Jun-2015 22:34
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Below is a speedtest I recorded a few mins ago via our RBI connection.  You should be able to easily stream video with this sort of speed:

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  # 1324715 15-Jun-2015 08:17
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OP, look at the LEGAL STREAM AND DOWNLOAD list in this subforum. If it is not there chances are it is not legal.




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  # 1324751 15-Jun-2015 09:33
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If you need to pay for a codec or some kind of unpacker to view the file, then it's definitely dodgy, and probably not even the actual movie - just a way of conning you out of some money. Personally I've never seen a legit service offering movie downloads by torrent. 

If you want to go down the geo-unblocking route, Amazon Instant Video offers downloads as well as streaming, and moves are generally under $15US each.




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  # 1324775 15-Jun-2015 09:57
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I signed up for Lightbox and Quickflix in Jan and tried them but there was too much buffering. Just signed up for Neon last night and had a quick look at Game of Thrones and the first 5 minutes streamed ok, so will try a full program tonight.

Grant K...your speed test with RBI...24mb/sec really no wonder you can stream. Here is mine this morning


Even my urban cable broadband at Papamoa 2 yrs ago was only running at 10-12mb/sec on a good day!

How do you get 24mb/sec when the UBI plan says 5/2??

Interesting about Vodafone coverage up my road, looked at the map app last night, and it wouldnt work with Chrome so had to use IE, and it didnt show my prop as currently covered, but now it does and is working with Chrome as well.

...can only get better!


 
 
 
 


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  # 1324779 15-Jun-2015 10:07
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nzvarminter: ...

Grant K...your speed test with RBI...24mb/sec really no wonder you can stream. Here is mine this morning


Even my urban cable broadband at Papamoa 2 yrs ago was only running at 10-12mb/sec on a good day!

How do you get 24mb/sec when the UBI plan says 5/2??
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5/2 is the specified minimum for RBI.  When I first connected 3 years ago, that was pretty much what I got, but since then the router has been upgraded 3 times and the cellsite at least 3 times if not 4.  With each upgrade, the speeds have got faster and 4G is due within a few weeks, which should push the speeds up even further, especially the upload speed.  The speed to local servers now is far faster than I need, but the international speed is nowhere near as fast at peak times in the evening.  I did some measurements to LA last night and got about 9Mbps down with 2.5Mbps up.  Still pretty good I think.





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  # 1325044 15-Jun-2015 14:58
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The only real legal option for downloading movies is something like iTunes (or maybe google play not exactly sure)

All of the rest of the legal services are streaming.



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  # 1325338 15-Jun-2015 21:22
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  # 1326686 17-Jun-2015 16:49
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I watched Game of Thones last night streaming on Neon through Chrome browser....lousy picture quality and lots of freezing as it buffered, though no message about buffering. 

Thanks for all the feedback, its given me a better understanding of the issues and how to deal with them. I suspect downloading is still me best option until Netsmart upgrades their hardware to improve speed.

Cheers

Grant



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