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  Reply # 2153652 3-Jan-2019 09:16
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Ways to bypass georestrictions are not to be discussed in public - please refer to https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=151&topicid=192306

 

 

Respectfully and out of interest-

 

Is this a policy decision or does it have some reference to legislation or legal cases?


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  Reply # 2153769 3-Jan-2019 12:16
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MichaelNZ:

 

Is this a policy decision or does it have some reference to legislation or legal cases?

 

It is just policy. We don't discuss this in public as Geekzone does show quite high on the Google ranks and don't want *Insert US Providers here* to close both loopholes, and to block these services. Historically it was as soon as somebody posted about something on here then that got blocked almost straight away.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2153771 3-Jan-2019 12:18
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No this is to do with spy stuff I think, we don't want to give up everything we are doing to just anyone.

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  Reply # 2154048 3-Jan-2019 18:20
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Have you checked out Neon? A lot newer than what you would get on Netflix in other countries or as others have suggested Google or iTunes movies.


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  Reply # 2154175 3-Jan-2019 22:14
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I like renting Bluray discs instead of online streaming as I get much better quality. I miss Fatso a lot, I used to rent 6 discs a month for about $24. I think unlimited discs was something like $39/month. When I last looked at the mainstream content providers, none of them seem to provide Bluray quality contents. I've once rented a FullHD movie from Google Play Movie, unsurprisingly I was disappointed with the quality in comparison to Bluray. Not to mention the price for renting a movie from Google Play is quite significant, typically $6 or more. Whereas a disc works out to be about $4 each from Fatso.


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  Reply # 2154199 4-Jan-2019 00:11
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In a topic about video streaming and Netflix, it's not really relevant to talk about Fatso - a disk rental service that ended in November 2017.

 

I haven't recently noticed any significant difference in image quality between Bluray Disks and FullHD-capable streaming services. That's why my BDs are all boxed up to give to friends who live in country areas.

 

Of course, the video quality of streaming services is also dependent upon the playback platform, the playback application and version (e.g. several web browsers that were limited to 720p because of the HTML5 implementation) and the quality of the Internet connection. That's why a fairer comparison would be downloaded movie file versus BD. But even then the comparisons can be unfair. The last time I looked at Google Play movies, FullHD wasn't an option, only HD and 4K - someone more up-to-date with the service could confirm this - although YouTube can play movies at FullHD.

 

 


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  Reply # 2154201 4-Jan-2019 02:36
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Re: Fatso - There is a small video store here in Wellington that does post rentals: https://www.arovideo.co.nz/

 

If you're in Wellington they also do Sci-Fi Movie nights at Carter Observatory which is a lot of fun: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/venue/carter-observatory-wellington

 

I know this is off topic, but feel it is worth a mention.





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  Reply # 2154397 4-Jan-2019 14:03
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I've been using Netflix for a few months now and, for the price, it's not bad. You have to be selective and a lot of the their own brand material seems formulaic and produced to a budget to me but that's not to say I didn't enjoy a fair amount of it.

 

What they, and I presume most other streaming services don't have, is much of a back catalogue. If you are a film buff and want some obscure movie or TV series somewhere like Aro Video mentioned above beats them hands down.

 

Personally I mix Netflix NZ, UK TV channels and Aro Video. Gives me an enormous amount of material. 


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