Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41
752 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 33


  Reply # 1117350 28-Aug-2014 16:40
Send private message

willnjen: Working great casting to chromecast in full screen mode.  I'm a long time Netflix user and I'm impressed with Lightbox content and tech setup.


This would give a blank screen during the beta, so if they have remedied that, its a step in the right direction. Not as good as a native playback, but at least one way to get content to the big screen (and cheaply).

301 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 103

Trusted
Lightbox

  Reply # 1117355 28-Aug-2014 16:47
Send private message

We've not made any direct integration/implementation on Chromecast, so while it may worked, there are no guarantees and your experience may vary (a lot actually).




Lightbox - we are online TV.

 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
750 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 199


  Reply # 1117456 28-Aug-2014 18:15
Send private message

BigPipeNZ: 

I don't think there is any reason to think of Netflix vs Lightbox is an 'either/or' dilemma.  There is no reason why you can't have both. Even together at about $25/month they come in significantly less than the cost of just Sky basic ($45/month).

Whilst Lightbox has less content overall than Netflix, there is still quite a bit of very recent content on Lightbox that isn't on Netflix - Homeland, Vikings, Outlander, latest season of 24, Black Sails, are ones I have noticed, there may be more.  None of those are on Netflix yet - likely too new since most Netflix content is at least 2 years old. Only their own stuff (house of cards etc) tends to be very recent.  
And there is some other, older but still good, stuff too on Lightbox - like south park, community (awesome show!),The Wiggles, that Netflix doesn't have either.

I have both subscriptions, and actually found myself watching more Lightbox than Netflix during the Beta period.


Useful input, thanks.

I guess running with it for a few months and then making a call isn't going to break the bank...and as you say, it may end up a preferred service!






.

13 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1117485 28-Aug-2014 19:34
Send private message

Lightbox: We've not made any direct integration/implementation on Chromecast, so while it may worked, there are no guarantees and your experience may vary (a lot actually).


Chromecast support would be my must have feature if I was going to pay for this past the trial.  It's the cheapest streaming dongle and has the advantage of being cross platform which airplay will never be.

Chromecast is also my preferred way to control the media playback.  Not wireless keyboard and mouse or remote.  Just grab whatever android or ios device you have on hand, connect to the chromecast and do whatever pausing\fast forward\volume you want.

947 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 222

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1117491 28-Aug-2014 19:44
One person supports this post
Send private message

KriMzOn:
Lightbox:
CraigY: I didn't see anything in the installation instructions about enabling browser settings.  I do maintain a secure browser so it would be helpful to know which privacy or security settings need to be enabled.  For example, all cookies and history are removed each time I close the browser.  Maybe only the history has to be enabled.  Would prefer not to set it wide open if not necessary.

I also agree that before a new device is registered that a warning message should be issued to give you the chance to stop, if this is not what was intended.


Unfortunately, we can't detail every permutation of every possible setup. We've found that only a very small number of people have their browsers setup in a way that creates these issues - and trying to make these users aware proactively by telling everyone who signs up is a very ineffective way of doing it. 


Hmmm...why do you need a warning if a new device is being registered? It's more of a question as to why a new device is being registered without your prior knowledge as an account owner. If a device connected to the account, it is assumed that you gave the username and password. I say you need to facilitate this feature, check for unknown devices on your profile and if this happens you need to change your password immediately, that's what I would do.

No, that's not what is happening. If you have one PC but you use the browser in private mode or clear the cookies after each use, then every time you use it to view Lightbox then it will use 1 of your 5 allocated devices. When you use it for the sixth time it will tell you that you have used all your devices. When you look at your account it will show PC Computer in all 5 slots.




Procrastination eventually pays off.

22 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1117791 29-Aug-2014 11:00
Send private message

StarBlazer:
KriMzOn:
Lightbox:
CraigY: I didn't see anything in the installation instructions about enabling browser settings.  I do maintain a secure browser so it would be helpful to know which privacy or security settings need to be enabled.  For example, all cookies and history are removed each time I close the browser.  Maybe only the history has to be enabled.  Would prefer not to set it wide open if not necessary.

I also agree that before a new device is registered that a warning message should be issued to give you the chance to stop, if this is not what was intended.


Unfortunately, we can't detail every permutation of every possible setup. We've found that only a very small number of people have their browsers setup in a way that creates these issues - and trying to make these users aware proactively by telling everyone who signs up is a very ineffective way of doing it. 


Hmmm...why do you need a warning if a new device is being registered? It's more of a question as to why a new device is being registered without your prior knowledge as an account owner. If a device connected to the account, it is assumed that you gave the username and password. I say you need to facilitate this feature, check for unknown devices on your profile and if this happens you need to change your password immediately, that's what I would do.

No, that's not what is happening. If you have one PC but you use the browser in private mode or clear the cookies after each use, then every time you use it to view Lightbox then it will use 1 of your 5 allocated devices. When you use it for the sixth time it will tell you that you have used all your devices. When you look at your account it will show PC Computer in all 5 slots.


This is definitely something to look at from a support point of view. If the application is looking at TEMPORARY data to identify the device then this could be a real problem. *Checking my devices*

72 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 1117806 29-Aug-2014 11:11
Send private message

I've been quite impressed with both the content and the streaming quality. Never seen Arrested Development before so I'm watching that and loving it!

22 posts

Geek


Reply # 1117808 29-Aug-2014 11:15
Send private message

MarkCerny: I've been quite impressed with both the content and the streaming quality. Never seen Arrested Development before so I'm watching that and loving it!

1 month of trial and $7.50 for 6 months is a steal for me. I just need to miss 1 coffee in a month

Banana?
4254 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 967

Subscriber

  Reply # 1117810 29-Aug-2014 11:26
Send private message

I will sign up for the trial, and because I have Spark broadband, I will take advantage of the $7.50/month deal. After 7 months I will make a decision on keeping Lightbox and/or Netflix.

I'm hoping that they can get to critical mass and start filling the schedule a bit more, but the starting lineup is pretty impressive.

Some old TVNZ stuff would be great too (ala Heartland).

2582 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 594

Trusted

  Reply # 1117825 29-Aug-2014 11:30
Send private message

trig42: 

Some old TVNZ stuff would be great too (ala Heartland).


Theres also a lot of quality Aussie shows (both past and present) that LightBox may be able to obtain for comparatively cheap rates. It would help to differentiate themselves further from NetFlix, and make them more attractive to existing NetFlix parallel importers here.

22 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1117829 29-Aug-2014 11:35
Send private message

dclegg:
trig42: 

Some old TVNZ stuff would be great too (ala Heartland).


Theres also a lot of quality Aussie shows (both past and present) that LightBox may be able to obtain for comparatively cheap rates. It would help to differentiate themselves further from NetFlix, and make them more attractive to existing NetFlix parallel importers here.


I wonder if lightbox will reach Aus too. And yeah I hope they do get more shows but the starting line up is enough for me at the moment. I don't have a lot of time anyway so 3 episodes a day is actually a lot of hours!

348 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 83


  Reply # 1117834 29-Aug-2014 11:41
Send private message

KriMzOn:
MarkCerny: I've been quite impressed with both the content and the streaming quality. Never seen Arrested Development before so I'm watching that and loving it!

1 month of trial and $7.50 for 6 months is a steal for me. I just need to miss 1 coffee in a month


<gulp!> Where do you buy your coffee?!?!?!?!? 

22 posts

Geek


Reply # 1117836 29-Aug-2014 11:42
Send private message

markl:
KriMzOn:
MarkCerny: I've been quite impressed with both the content and the streaming quality. Never seen Arrested Development before so I'm watching that and loving it!

1 month of trial and $7.50 for 6 months is a steal for me. I just need to miss 1 coffee in a month


<gulp!> Where do you buy your coffee?!?!?!?!? 


ummm ok 1.5 coffee lol

258 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 1117990 29-Aug-2014 14:39
Send private message

Anyone having trouble with Silverlight not working/crashing?

Can't seem to get mine going in all browsers, even with a couple of reinstalls of the plugin. iPad is out of the question as well because it is jailbroken and Lightbox wont work on this. Was the only way to speed up my ageing tablet after making the mistake of updating to iOS7 i.e tweaking animations and timings, make Chrome respond quicker, oh and installing f.lux.

Maybe it just isn't meant to be. 




 

301 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 103

Trusted
Lightbox

  Reply # 1117992 29-Aug-2014 14:43
Send private message

defragger: Anyone having trouble with Silverlight not working/crashing?

Can't seem to get mine going in all browsers, even with a couple of reinstalls of the plugin. iPad is out of the question as well because it is jailbroken and Lightbox wont work on this. Was the only way to speed up my ageing tablet after making the mistake of updating to iOS7 i.e tweaking animations and timings, make Chrome respond quicker, oh and installing f.lux.

Maybe it just isn't meant to be. 


Hi defragger,

Here's a good site for advanced Silverlight troubleshooting:

http://www.ctimls.com/Support/KB/Error%20Fixes/Fix_Silverlight_issues.htm

/Jakob




Lightbox - we are online TV.

1 | ... | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Amazon launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App
Posted 19-Apr-2018 08:38


Spark New Zealand and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019
Posted 16-Apr-2018 06:55


How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown
Posted 14-Apr-2018 11:08


How back office transformation drives IRD efficiency
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:15


iPod laws in a smartphone world: will we ever get copyright right?
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:13


Lightbox service using big data and analytics to learn more about customers
Posted 9-Apr-2018 12:11


111 mobile caller location extended to iOS
Posted 6-Apr-2018 13:50


Huawei announces the HUAWEI P20 series
Posted 29-Mar-2018 11:41


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report shows increased endpoint technology risks
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:29


Spark switches on long-range IoT network across New Zealand
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:22


Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18


Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47


Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25


New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48


Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.