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# 175410 28-Jun-2015 13:17
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We currently have a Samsung TV set to Us region, using US Netflix through Unotelly.

Am I understanding correctly, that I can now change the TV back to NZ region, and using Unotelly we would be able to get us Netflix and tvnz on demand on the TV?

The only other U.S. Program we use is Pandora, is that available through NZ region? (Will check now I think of it)

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  # 1332957 28-Jun-2015 14:08
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I have global mode (soon to go!) and so have US Netflix.  I have set my Samsung tv smart hub to UK region so that I can get the BBC iplayer and Netflix apps. This leads me to think that you can probably get both the TVNZ and Netflix apps on your TV, but still access Netflix US using Unotelly.  I can't, of course get the TVNZ app but I figure I get more joy and happiness from the BBC.  Hope that helps.

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  # 1332967 28-Jun-2015 14:43
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If it's like my samsung TV, you will find that if you change regions it will remove the apps that don't belong in the new region.
Assuming Netflix is now a nz app that should still be OK if you switch to nz. You would get tvnz and 3 on demand apps come back for you.
You would use unotelly to select which world region you want to get Netflix from.

I have my Sammy set to UK so I can get BBC iPlayer and itv as well as 4od. If I change it back to nz those apps vanish. Figured I prefer the the UK apps so no biggie.




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  # 1332998 28-Jun-2015 16:16
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esawers: We currently have a Samsung TV set to Us region, using US Netflix through Unotelly.

Am I understanding correctly, that I can now change the TV back to NZ region, and using Unotelly we would be able to get us Netflix and tvnz on demand on the TV?

The only other U.S. Program we use is Pandora, is that available through NZ region? (Will check now I think of it)


Yes this should be correct. Then using your unotelky, assuming the TV is using unotelky DNS then your old Netflix region should work and tvnz ondemand should also.




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  # 1333022 28-Jun-2015 17:12
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Great thanks!!

What does bbc offer?
I think I would get more use from NZ tv

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  # 1333025 28-Jun-2015 17:20
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esawers: ...
What does bbc offer?
I think I would get more use from NZ tv

All sorts of great documentaries, science and travel programmes that used to be shown on NZ TV before they dumbed it down with reality crap.  You won't believe how good it is.

Set your UnoTelly region to UK and see for yourself:  BBC iPlayer





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  # 1333027 28-Jun-2015 17:35
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Channel 4, ITV and even channel 5 have quite a selection of content.
Depends what you like to watch.
Watched Indian Summers way before TVNZ bothered to screen it and am liking the new series Human which is on 4od.

It is a pity that Samsung doesn't let you have multi region apps installed. But I gather the other manufacturers have the region setting baked into the TVs. So I guess we can't complain about the flexibility that Samsung have given us.




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  # 1333029 28-Jun-2015 17:42
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robjg63: Channel 4, ITV and even channel 5 have quite a selection of content.
Depends what you like to watch.
Watched Indian Summers way before TVNZ bothered to screen it and am liking the new series Human which is on 4od.

The trouble with 4oD is the ad breaks.  Compared to NZ TV they're not too bad, but after watching BBC programmes for a whole hour uninterrupted, you get a bit spoilt and the 4oD ad breaks tend to be annoying.  There are about 5 per hour IIRC and they are each 2 minutes or so long with no way to fast forward over them.  Exactly the same ads tend to be played repetitively which makes it worse.

But hey, 4oD does have some good programmes at times so it's worth a look.





 
 
 
 


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  # 1333034 28-Jun-2015 18:09
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grant_k:
robjg63: Channel 4, ITV and even channel 5 have quite a selection of content.
Depends what you like to watch.
Watched Indian Summers way before TVNZ bothered to screen it and am liking the new series Human which is on 4od.

The trouble with 4oD is the ad breaks.  Compared to NZ TV they're not too bad, but after watching BBC programmes for a whole hour uninterrupted, you get a bit spoilt and the 4oD ad breaks tend to be annoying.  There are about 5 per hour IIRC and they are each 2 minutes or so long with no way to fast forward over them.  Exactly the same ads tend to be played repetitively which makes it worse.

But hey, 4oD does have some good programmes at times so it's worth a look.


Omg yes the ad breaks on 4od are diabolical. On iOS they take about 2 mins. Get sick of them.




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  # 1333038 28-Jun-2015 18:27
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There is a trick to getting rid of ads on 4od if you use a Chromecast device on your tv.
Use chrome browser (you have to really) on your windows pc.
Install an ad blocker in your chrome browser.
Disable the adblocker.
Find the program you want and start playing in chrome browser.
Cast to the Chromecast.
An ad will start , let it play a few seconds then turn on the adblocker.
Seems to work pretty well.
As long as it can start playing the first ad it seems OK if the ads are blocked after that.
Saves around 15 minutes of ads per hour.




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  # 1333074 28-Jun-2015 21:09
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esawers: We currently have a Samsung TV set to Us region, using US Netflix through Unotelly.

Am I understanding correctly, that I can now change the TV back to NZ region, and using Unotelly we would be able to get us Netflix and tvnz on demand on the TV?

The only other U.S. Program we use is Pandora, is that available through NZ region? (Will check now I think of it)


I do it this way: 

I have two routers.

The one with the modem facing my ISP is "in NZ". 

The second router is ethernet connected to the first router, but the second router is set up to use the DNS addresses of unblock-us.com. This router thinks it's in the US or UK or wherever it needs to be.

If I want to watch TVNZ OnDemand, I connect to the first router.  
If I want to watch Netflix or ITV Player or BBC iPlayer....I connect to the second router. 






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  # 1333079 28-Jun-2015 21:28
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Linuxluver:
esawers: We currently have a Samsung TV set to Us region, using US Netflix through Unotelly.

Am I understanding correctly, that I can now change the TV back to NZ region, and using Unotelly we would be able to get us Netflix and tvnz on demand on the TV?

The only other U.S. Program we use is Pandora, is that available through NZ region? (Will check now I think of it)


I do it this way: 

I have two routers.

The one with the modem facing my ISP is "in NZ". 

The second router is ethernet connected to the first router, but the second router is set up to use the DNS addresses of unblock-us.com. This router thinks it's in the US or UK or wherever it needs to be.

If I want to watch TVNZ OnDemand, I connect to the first router.  
If I want to watch Netflix or ITV Player or BBC iPlayer....I connect to the second router. 




Or just have your local DNS direct requests for Netflix/etc to Unotelly and everything else to your ISP.

Easy on pretty much any DNS server package.

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  # 1333204 29-Jun-2015 10:15
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Linuxluver:
esawers: We currently have a Samsung TV set to Us region, using US Netflix through Unotelly.

Am I understanding correctly, that I can now change the TV back to NZ region, and using Unotelly we would be able to get us Netflix and tvnz on demand on the TV?

The only other U.S. Program we use is Pandora, is that available through NZ region? (Will check now I think of it)


I do it this way: 

I have two routers.

The one with the modem facing my ISP is "in NZ". 

The second router is ethernet connected to the first router, but the second router is set up to use the DNS addresses of unblock-us.com. This router thinks it's in the US or UK or wherever it needs to be.

If I want to watch TVNZ OnDemand, I connect to the first router.  
If I want to watch Netflix or ITV Player or BBC iPlayer....I connect to the second router. 




Or just have your local DNS direct requests for Netflix/etc to Unotelly and everything else to your ISP.

Easy on pretty much any DNS server package.


Presume this works if you want US and NZ Netflix ? If you want, say, US and UK, what works for me is to have US Netflix on the TV and UK Netflix on a WDTV Live plugged in  to the TV.




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  # 1333218 29-Jun-2015 10:29
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esawers: Great thanks!!

What does bbc offer?
I think I would get more use from NZ tv


If you were to set your TV to the UK region, I doubt you would even bother with NZ TV, or even find the time. That has certainly been the case for me over the past 20 months or so and also for a friend who I set up 12 months ago. The only thing I watch is local news, everything else is UK on demand or netflix. NZ TV is so ............ cheap, nasty and droll.

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  # 1333230 29-Jun-2015 11:00
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For the very few programmes in NZ that I would want to watch, e.g. Nigel Latta, I would just plug my laptop into the HDMI on the TV, assuming I haven't watched it when it was broadcast.  Most of the time I'm using Netflix, BBC or something via YouTube.

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  # 1333265 29-Jun-2015 11:53
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I set up Unotelly on the router as per instructions, blocked google etc and can watch any Netflix region, or local ondemand service without any other action beyond changing things through the Unotelly app.



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