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Topic # 143780 26-Apr-2014 21:13
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What is the best device to use quickflix and tvnz on demand on and display through a tv? (except computer) I am currently using a samsung BD-D5300 blue ray player and access these through smart hub but its slow and crashes

Is a newer samsung device the way to go? or is there a reliable device out there im not aware of?

I would like to hear what others are using and works well

Any suggestions?

Thanks

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  Reply # 1031815 26-Apr-2014 21:15
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Up until recently I would have said a PS3 but TVNZ have shut down their OD service for PS3 until next year for a revamp (much needed). Would you consider using a media PC?



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  Reply # 1031818 26-Apr-2014 21:24
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kingjj: Up until recently I would have said a PS3 but TVNZ have shut down their OD service for PS3 until next year for a revamp (much needed). Would you consider using a media PC?


Shut down !!! what was wrong with it? not reliable?

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  Reply # 1031843 26-Apr-2014 23:21
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Can you use an ipad for tvnz on demand with an apple TV? 

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  Reply # 1031878 27-Apr-2014 08:40
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mattwnz: Can you use an ipad for tvnz on demand with an apple TV? 


Not directly no.   There's no dirct airplay from tvnz ondemand app (permissions apparently is the reson tvnz wont allow it).  I've had some succes lately with the tvnz channel on plex but that's about it.

I would have said the best experience would be a samsung smart tv or blueray - given they're the only ones with official apps (maybe lg also).

And yes you could use a pc, but you're tied to a mouse and keyboard then as they don't have lean back interfaces on computer based browsers.




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  Reply # 1031888 27-Apr-2014 09:54
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It won't be long before Samsung lose their exclusivity of TVNZ / TV3 etc...
Give it a year and everyone should have access hopefully.

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  Reply # 1032162 27-Apr-2014 19:03
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What ever happened to Quickflix  being on Freeview devices??




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  Reply # 1032214 27-Apr-2014 21:05
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old3eyes: What ever happened to Quickflix  being on Freeview devices??


Its on tivo

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  Reply # 1035847 3-May-2014 09:11
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I don't know about TVNZOD but I have found quickflix on TIVO to be a great experience.
It's a little slow getting through the menus to select what you're after but it then downloads entirely and can be watched when you are ready. You can start watching once the download has started. Not sure how many shows/movies you can grab this way but I stacked about 10 and they all stayed in the planner with other recorded TV shows with a 30 day window to watch them. I thought the PS3 quickflix app might work in a similar manner but it only seems to stream.

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  Reply # 1035883 3-May-2014 10:14
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old3eyes: What ever happened to Quickflix  being on Freeview devices??


I agree I was told this was coming to the device I own by someone at a company I won't name a couple of years ago.

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  Reply # 1035920 3-May-2014 11:11
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Yabanize:
old3eyes: What ever happened to Quickflix  being on Freeview devices??


Its on tivo


TiVo is not a FV device  it just records digital programs via the NZ digital platform...  I already have a TiVo but one day it will die.. 




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  Reply # 1035933 3-May-2014 11:38
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They were building an MHEG5 app to work on any Freeview device that supported MHEG-IC, last I heard it was due to be launched by Xmas 2013 which it clearly didn't meet.




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  Reply # 1035943 3-May-2014 12:15
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They should put tvnz ondemand on there too and the three ondemand

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