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# 107442 11-Aug-2012 22:06
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Hi All,
Got my Roku 2 in the mail and have spent a frustrating couple of days trying to make it go.

I have gone through the requisite hoops and have a roku account with the netflix channel.

I have used unblock-us and I can load the Netflix channel and login - I get my categories (Top 10 for Jeff etc) but no items - all blank for every category.

Thinking it was an unblock-us issue I have also tried using StrongVPN at the router end - get the device coming up with a US IP and same issue,

Have tried hard reset and relink, have tried removing and readding the channel. Am I missing something here?

Crackle.com and Hulu both work fine.

Kinda frustrating reading all the success stories. Even more frustrating when both unblock-us AND the VPN service (done separately) both work fine for netflix on my PC.

help?


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  # 671221 11-Aug-2012 22:32
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I found similar weird issues on my US version WD TV Live using unblock-us or uno-telly. Could never get Huluplus and Vudu and Netflix to all work at the same time with either of them.

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  # 671286 12-Aug-2012 08:37
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Ive had good success with Apple TVs using Hulu and Neflix over here. The best thing is it's a local sourced Apple TV, no need to jump through hoops to get a device here they dont want to sell us.

@insane, did you buy a WD TV Live from the states for the features to be unlocked? ie do the NZ ones not include it?




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  # 671578 12-Aug-2012 20:43
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I will never willingly buy an apple product. ever.

In any case with the WDTV there is a Live Plus version which is only available in/from US which has the necessary hardware to do netflix. The ones we get here lack the hardware capabilities to do netflix (so I have heard)

Still no luck with netflix - looks like the roku may be relegated to a plex client on the 2nd tv.

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  # 671579 12-Aug-2012 20:45
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As much as you hate apple. I this case it just works. Pity the 3 hasn't been jail broken yet for xbmc and plex access. But I have a 2 for that as well.




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  # 671711 13-Aug-2012 11:06
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But what I am trying to understand is why the Roku 2 doesn't - not find alternatives.

Bah will be doing packet captures tonight.

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  # 671759 13-Aug-2012 12:05
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I have the Roku 2 HD. Never had a problem. Works fine with unblock-us. Could be a problem with the unit?

- Have you tried uninstalling/reinstalling the Netflix app? Not sure if thats possible.



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  # 671761 13-Aug-2012 12:06
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davidcole: 
@insane, did you buy a WD TV Live from the states for the features to be unlocked? ie do the NZ ones not include it?


I specifically got the US version from Amazon as I head the NZ version doesn't include all the streaming services. Using it now with a custom made DNS service which does what unblock-us does, just better :D

For anything that amazon wont ship to NZ, I use myus.com :)

If I didn't want the extra features that the WD TV Live has, I'd get a Roku 2 as it's got far better buffering capabilities

 
 
 
 


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  # 671777 13-Aug-2012 12:32
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insane:
davidcole: 
@insane, did you buy a WD TV Live from the states for the features to be unlocked? ie do the NZ ones not include it?


I specifically got the US version from Amazon as I head the NZ version doesn't include all the streaming services. Using it now with a custom made DNS service which does what unblock-us does, just better :D

For anything that amazon wont ship to NZ, I use myus.com :)

If I didn't want the extra features that the WD TV Live has, I'd get a Roku 2 as it's got far better buffering capabilities


Hi there,

What does the custom made DNS service entail? I use UnoTelly which is similar to Unblock-US, so what does the custom service do that these two don't?

I would be interested in exploring the setting up of such a service.



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  # 671813 13-Aug-2012 13:48
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BraaiGuy: I have the Roku 2 HD. Never had a problem. Works fine with unblock-us. Could be a problem with the unit?

- Have you tried uninstalling/reinstalling the Netflix app? Not sure if thats possible.




Yeah did the remove/reinstall from the channel store - what ISP are you using?

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  # 671831 13-Aug-2012 14:11
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wasabi2k:
BraaiGuy: I have the Roku 2 HD. Never had a problem. Works fine with unblock-us. Could be a problem with the unit?

- Have you tried uninstalling/reinstalling the Netflix app? Not sure if thats possible.




Yeah did the remove/reinstall from the channel store - what ISP are you using?


ISP: Snap

How did you configure your DNS Settings? Have you tried Netflix (same account) on a PC with the same DNS Settings?



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  # 671841 13-Aug-2012 14:58
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dhcp reservation setting dns server - same method setting for PC = working netflix

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  # 671851 13-Aug-2012 15:18
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wasabi2k: dhcp reservation setting dns server - same method setting for PC = working netflix


And your PC where it works is also using the same Wifi network as the Roku?

Shortly after modifying my DNS settings for unblock-us I found my DHCP Server on my router was supplying different DNS information to physically cabled devices, and my wifi devices. It was not until I reset the router, and all devices this seemed to come right. But it was not immediate

But then you say Hulu+ is working... so it must be getting the right DNS settings.

Not sure what else u could try.



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  # 672202 14-Aug-2012 12:09
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yeah banging my head against a wall at the moment.

Will give it a rest for a few days. 

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