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  Reply # 1048000 19-May-2014 13:50
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 Thanks Steve and RXV for your support! Please let us know if there is any improvement you'd like us to make!


Hi, would you consider opt-in parental controls? Like a replacement for OpenDNS

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  Reply # 1048011 19-May-2014 14:09
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PaulFindlay:
 Thanks Steve and RXV for your support! Please let us know if there is any improvement you'd like us to make!


Hi, would you consider opt-in parental controls? Like a replacement for OpenDNS


Hi Paul,

Thanks for the suggestion. We will definitely evaluate this feature if there is a strong user-demand of it.




http://www.unotelly.com

 

Unlock Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, and more in New Zealand!

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  Reply # 1048058 19-May-2014 14:46
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I'll give it a try tonight, although I am happy with Unblock-US

On an unrelated and picky note, the website could do with some tidying up. Some of it almost reads like it has been translated from another language.
Having a list of Trusted Amazon EC2 customers doesn't really mean anything in regards to reliability of the service, which the most likely cause of downtime would be the smarts proxying the appropriate requests.

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  Reply # 1048195 19-May-2014 16:17
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I am not quite sure I understand the 'Channel 1" "Channel 2" bit in Unotelly setup.
I am not complaining - just wondered if maybe these could be explained a little better.

Fair enough - I can enable Netflix and set the country I want to enable.

But "Channel 2" (which oddly displays before Channel 1) lets me choose a group of US sites OR Canadian OR UK etc
Then Channel 1 lets me choose another group of US/Canada/UK sites. So I have to select one radio button in each "Channel".

I am not sure what these 'Channel' groupings are exactly - maybe its just the wording channel that is confusing.
Perhaps 'Bundle" or "Package" or "Offering" might make more sense?

I guess logistically it might not be possible, but it would be easier if you had each country with all the channels that worked and you could just "enable" that country.

PS I saw the bit about setting up DynDNS in your router - brilliant! So you dont even need a real DynDNS account - you guys can utilise that router feature to keep unotelly up to date with my IP address - superb!




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  Reply # 1048215 19-May-2014 16:37
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I signed up to 6 months of UnoTelly (didn't quite have enough dosh at the time for a full year) which was a superb price with the generous discount.

I'm on VF ADSL at the moment and have streamed a few Netflix movies mostly without hitch, although there were some pauses on Friday night which didn't surprise me. I've also set up a Hulu+ account but haven't watched anything from there yet.

I'm getting VDSL installed soon which should make a big difference to the streaming. Does anyone know if the Vodafone VDSL router supports DynDNS?

I'm a noob to all this and don't understand the Channel 1, Channel 2 stuff either...

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  Reply # 1048225 19-May-2014 16:53
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Dratsab: Does anyone know if the Vodafone VDSL router supports DynDNS?


Not out of the box, but as a workaround: http://www.neatstuff.co.nz/HG659.html

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  Reply # 1048505 20-May-2014 06:45
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@robjg63 and Dratsab

All services generally use a particular Content Delivery Network (CDN) to serve their videos out of for streaming. These CDNs often use the same link to perform geochecks to physically locate you to allow/block access. When services from multiple regions use the same CDN, Dynamo is needed to switch between which country you want to seem like you're in. 

For example, CBS and CBC are both under Channel Option 1. They both use the same CDN.

In order for you to be able to access CBS, the CDN requires that you're in the United States.

In order for you to access CBC, the CDN requires that you're in Canada. Since one IP can't be in two regions, Dynamo is used to switch between them. 

Other channels such as ABC Iview use unique CDN or they host their own content, so in this case we can just switch between "ON" and "OFF" 

I hope that clears it up, let me know if you still have any questions. :-)

@jnimmo There's actually a complete overhaul of the website coming, it should be out in the coming weeks! Stay tuned, we're very excited with all the new features and changes! 

-Kobi

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  Reply # 1048792 20-May-2014 13:33
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I have signed up for the demo on Saturday and it worked well with Roku. Well it didnt work last night, but I havent had chance to look why yet. Would resetting the router affect that?

I have a newbie question. The Roku is setup for US account, can I setup a smart TV for UK and use the BBC iPlayer on it along with the US Roku?



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  Reply # 1048812 20-May-2014 14:02
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lomenak: I have signed up for the demo on Saturday and it worked well with Roku. Well it didnt work last night, but I havent had chance to look why yet. Would resetting the router affect that?


Yep - your IP address probably changed and/or you didnt save the Unotelly DNS server settings and lost them when you rebooted.
You probably just need to log in to unotelly again on a device inside your network and click the "Update IP address" link.

You might be able to set this up so if your IP address changes router router can send data to unotelly and automatically pick up your new IP address - I found this yesterday:
http://help.unotelly.com/support/solutions/articles/159913-automatic-ip-update-using

Whats important to note is that you dont have to set up a real dyndns account (which would cost you money).
I might well be thick but I didnt realise that the first time I read the instructions.





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  Reply # 1048820 20-May-2014 14:14
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robjg63:
lomenak: I have signed up for the demo on Saturday and it worked well with Roku. Well it didnt work last night, but I havent had chance to look why yet. Would resetting the router affect that?


Yep - your IP address probably changed and/or you didnt save the Unotelly DNS server settings and lost them when you rebooted.
You probably just need to log in to unotelly again on a device inside your network and click the "Update IP address" link.

You might be able to set this up so if your IP address changes router router can send data to unotelly and automatically pick up your new IP address - I found this yesterday:
http://help.unotelly.com/support/solutions/articles/159913-automatic-ip-update-using

Whats important to note is that you dont have to set up a real dyndns account (which would cost you money).
I might well be thick but I didnt realise that the first time I read the instructions.



Great, thanks for that! I will have a look at this tonight.

Anyone's got answer to this?

I have a newbie question. The Roku is setup for US account, can I setup a smart TV for UK and use the BBC iPlayer on it along with the US Roku?

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  Reply # 1049887 20-May-2014 16:38
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lomenak: 

Anyone's got answer to this?

I have a newbie question. The Roku is setup for US account, can I setup a smart TV for UK and use the BBC iPlayer on it along with the US Roku?


What make is the Smart TV? There are options in the Dynamo Settings to set Samsung Smart Hub devices to different regions independent of every other type of device so if it's a Samsung you're in luck.

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  Reply # 1049941 20-May-2014 17:32
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steve98:
lomenak: 

Anyone's got answer to this?

I have a newbie question. The Roku is setup for US account, can I setup a smart TV for UK and use the BBC iPlayer on it along with the US Roku?


What make is the Smart TV? There are options in the Dynamo Settings to set Samsung Smart Hub devices to different regions independent of every other type of device so if it's a Samsung you're in luck.

I dont have one yet. Want to buy before WC in next couple of weeks but was looking at Sony..

If I dont get Samsung, I will be left with using my laptop and bbc player online only? I guess to change the region on PC is fairly easy?

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  Reply # 1050409 21-May-2014 12:18
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I think that is a little bit of the confusing bit of the setup.
BBC doesnt show up anywhere specifically - but it was working ok on my PC at home without me having to check any boxes.

I suspect you can do what you are suggesting ok - but as you are hinting - a device like a TV will need to be set up as (say) UK - then it will install the apps it has for that region (or let you install the 'valid' apps for that region - you cant mix and match different apps for different regions on 'smart' devices I think.

You should also make sure you know how to set the 'smart region' on the TV before you buy one. Normally the TV would set that based on when you first set it up and you wouldnt normally change it. Not sure changing the region is always accessible in the TV menus - for example on my samsung smart TV you have to key in some codes on the remote to access the smart region to change from NZ to USA. Doing that uninstalled the TV2 TVNZ apps and installed the default USA apps.

And as mentioned some specific devices can be tweaked independently in unotelly of the other settings.




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  Reply # 1050806 22-May-2014 04:10
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lomenak:
steve98:
lomenak: 

Anyone's got answer to this?

I have a newbie question. The Roku is setup for US account, can I setup a smart TV for UK and use the BBC iPlayer on it along with the US Roku?


What make is the Smart TV? There are options in the Dynamo Settings to set Samsung Smart Hub devices to different regions independent of every other type of device so if it's a Samsung you're in luck.

I dont have one yet. Want to buy before WC in next couple of weeks but was looking at Sony..

If I dont get Samsung, I will be left with using my laptop and bbc player online only? I guess to change the region on PC is fairly easy?


You can setup your Roku for US channels and setup your Samsung TV for UK channels. Just keep in mind the different channel options under dynamo.

Samsung only allows one region at a time, so if you activate US apps on it, UK and local apps will disappear. If you setup UK apps on it, the US and local apps will disappear.

Another thing to keep in mind is that some devices are blocked from accessing some out-of-region apps like Netflix by firmware, or you may not have the option to change country. The only way to check unfortunately is to try it out. 

-Kobi

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  Reply # 1051931 23-May-2014 21:00
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Hi

Finding your service really good and about to sign up.
Is there any chance that you get fix the issue with SkyGo for NZ Sky.
It would be nice to not gave to change the DNS back every time I want to watch the rugby :)

(Also help on the all important WAF)

Thanks

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