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  Reply # 1507985 8-Mar-2016 11:10
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michaelmurfy:
NonprayingMantis:

 

this discussion might end up being moot anyway. 

 

Consumer have just launched survey that will 'helpfully' track which services are working and which aren't.

 

So Netflix won't even need to scour through pages and pages of discussion forums.  Consumer.org will lay it all out in a nice handy table or chart for them.

 

https://www.consumer.org.nz/articles/news-netflix-cracks-down-on-geo-unblockers 

 

"We created the survey below to get a better picture, for users, of which unblocking services are still working. We will keep the survey up and keep updating the data every week so you can see, at a glance, if it’s down for everyone or just you. Check out the first results on Thursday 10 March."

 



I've posted a feedback asking them to reconsider. Sometimes I really hate NZ journalism.
 

 

I guess it is a given then that we are urging Geekzoners (is that the correct term) not to complete this survey?





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  Reply # 1507989 8-Mar-2016 11:13
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kharris: 

 

I guess it is a given then that we are urging Geekzoners (is that the correct term) not to complete this survey?

 

 

 

 

or even just complete it incorrectly!  #FalseFlagOperation   tongue-out


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1508036 8-Mar-2016 11:55
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  Reply # 1508059 8-Mar-2016 12:45
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michaelmurfy: Just vota Hola.



+1 your idea.

With any luck, when Consumer releases the results of their survey, they will write a comment to dissuade people from using Hola.

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  Reply # 1508061 8-Mar-2016 12:53
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Hey people,

 

I have just read through your thread (my timing is crap by the looks) and can understand the lock down and while I have scoured through other threads looking for the answer (and thought aren't the powers that be monitoring these same threads) and tried their solutions (Thought I had cracked it last night) I am still without a solution.  Now being a newbie to the site (this being my very first post) I can understand im not about to be given the golden key to the locked room with the solution but..

 

What I do take from this is that there is a work around that gives me hope and I will keep plugging away trying to find a solution.  But if someone works downtown AKL I am willing to shout them a coffee if they can help me out and prove that I am not a plant from said moguls that would not want to see a solution made public. 

 

I know that I can get content free but I like the idea that there is content that I am paying for that is legit and my family can watch what they want when they want and not pay sky $100 per month for content that we don't watch.

 

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  Reply # 1508067 8-Mar-2016 13:02
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Hola and sometimes for my completion of it.

 

 





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  Reply # 1508069 8-Mar-2016 13:04
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Just pirate bay it, I was on the fence about paying an unblocker to get things, but with them making it hard then back to the bay it is. Noones had warnings for tv shows etc in NZ yet so no dramas there. If they see a spike in piracy for things then that might make them re-think geo-discrimination with their services.





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  Reply # 1508078 8-Mar-2016 13:14
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richms:

 

Just pirate bay it, I was on the fence about paying an unblocker to get things, but with them making it hard then back to the bay it is. Noones had warnings for tv shows etc in NZ yet so no dramas there. If they see a spike in piracy for things then that might make them re-think geo-discrimination with their services.

 

 

Are you seriously advocating piracy? I hope not.





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  Reply # 1508083 8-Mar-2016 13:19
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kharris:

 

Are you seriously advocating piracy? I hope not.

 

 

Yes, and why do you hope not?





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  Reply # 1508086 8-Mar-2016 13:21
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richms:

 

kharris:

 

Are you seriously advocating piracy? I hope not.

 

 

Yes, and why do you hope not?

 

 

Um... let's guess. lol.  At least circumventing geo blocking is still legal in NZ.





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  Reply # 1508091 8-Mar-2016 13:30
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Sundrifter:

 

 

 

I know that I can get content free but I like the idea that there is content that I am paying for that is legit and my family can watch what they want when they want and not pay sky $100 per month for content that we don't watch.

 

Sundrifter

 

 

Just because you are paying for it, doesn't mean it's legit.

 

You are breaching Netflix's terms and conditions and the content owners don't see any of that money since netflix has only paid for the right to show it in that country and not to you.

 

 

 

If you think paying for something makes it legit, there are plenty of russian websites that will sell you all kinds of 'legit' software and content for incredibly low prices :)

 

 

 

And bear in mind with Netflix you are paying for masses and masses of content that you don't watch.  The only difference is how much.


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  Reply # 1508098 8-Mar-2016 13:42
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NonprayingMantis:

 

Sundrifter:

 

 

 

I know that I can get content free but I like the idea that there is content that I am paying for that is legit and my family can watch what they want when they want and not pay sky $100 per month for content that we don't watch.

 

Sundrifter

 

 

Just because you are paying for it, doesn't mean it's legit.

 

You are breaching Netflix's terms and conditions and the content owners don't see any of that money since netflix has only paid for the right to show it in that country and not to you.

 

 

 

If you think paying for something makes it legit, there are plenty of russian websites that will sell you all kinds of 'legit' software and content for incredibly low prices :)

 

 

 

And bear in mind with Netflix you are paying for masses and masses of content that you don't watch.  The only difference is how much.

 

 

You're right, it isn't 100% legit and I agree it is a very thin line. Possibly one that will get looked at legally soon here by the government, but for now it is at least legal. If it is the choice between this and pirate bay I know which one I prefer.





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  Reply # 1508100 8-Mar-2016 13:44
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NonprayingMantis:

 

Sundrifter:

 

 

 

I know that I can get content free but I like the idea that there is content that I am paying for that is legit and my family can watch what they want when they want and not pay sky $100 per month for content that we don't watch.

 

Sundrifter

 

 

Just because you are paying for it, doesn't mean it's legit.

 

You are breaching Netflix's terms and conditions and the content owners don't see any of that money since netflix has only paid for the right to show it in that country and not to you.

 

 

 

If you think paying for something makes it legit, there are plenty of russian websites that will sell you all kinds of 'legit' software and content for incredibly low prices :)

 

 

 

And bear in mind with Netflix you are paying for masses and masses of content that you don't watch.  The only difference is how much.

 

 

You are splitting hairs for the sake of it. Yes I can get content freely its not my point.  Yes I know the term and conditions of Netflix and if I breach them they have the right to cancel my account.  Which is far different to pirating content and being stung accordingly.  Yes there is masses of content on Netflix but what is key here its content I want to watch when I want.  Not force feed rubbish from state TV.  All old arguments that everyone has heard.

 

 


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  Reply # 1508103 8-Mar-2016 13:49
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Sundrifter:

 

NonprayingMantis:

 

Sundrifter:

 

 

 

I know that I can get content free but I like the idea that there is content that I am paying for that is legit and my family can watch what they want when they want and not pay sky $100 per month for content that we don't watch.

 

Sundrifter

 

 

Just because you are paying for it, doesn't mean it's legit.

 

You are breaching Netflix's terms and conditions and the content owners don't see any of that money since netflix has only paid for the right to show it in that country and not to you.

 

 

 

If you think paying for something makes it legit, there are plenty of russian websites that will sell you all kinds of 'legit' software and content for incredibly low prices :)

 

 

 

And bear in mind with Netflix you are paying for masses and masses of content that you don't watch.  The only difference is how much.

 

 

You are splitting hairs for the sake of it. Yes I can get content freely its not my point.  Yes I know the term and conditions of Netflix and if I breach them they have the right to cancel my account.  Which is far different to pirating content and being stung accordingly.  Yes there is masses of content on Netflix but what is key here its content I want to watch when I want.  Not force feed rubbish from state TV.  All old arguments that everyone has heard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"force feed rubbish from state TV" holy heck has the on off switches and channel selectors been disabled by TVNZ?





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  Reply # 1508106 8-Mar-2016 13:51
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"force feed rubbish from state TV" holy heck has the on off switches and channel selectors been disabled by TVNZ?

 

 

 

I did like my throw away line :)


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