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  #766323 20-Feb-2013 11:41
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turb: Is unblock-us just for the US? I'm probably more interested in UK content & UK Netflix.

(This next bit probably belongs in a different forum, but I don't know where to put it).

Is it possible to buy plane tickets at UK prices using these type of services? I have a UK credit card.


UnoTelly (alternative to Unblock US) allows you to watch UK Netflix, BBC and iTV to name three.

In fact UnoTelly has features that allow one person in your house to be watching US Netflix and the other person watching UK Netflix at the same time (assuming your internet is up to the task) - this is all for just ONE Netflix subscription.

If using UnoTelly or Unblock you cannot buy air tickets from the UK as both these services only work for the specific services (web sites) that they both promote on their web pages. So for instance just because you have UnoTelly it does not mean you can access every US TV channel that has a web based catch up service - UnoTelly has to have enabled that as part of their service first.

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  #766326 20-Feb-2013 11:45
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turb:
Is it possible to buy plane tickets at UK prices using these type of services? I have a UK credit card.


Slightly off topic, I have bought heavily discounted airline tickets before at South African prices on a South African website. Generally you will need a South African address and credit card though. I did this without a VPN.

 
 
 
 


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  #767181 21-Feb-2013 16:26
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freitasm: But not violating any law. That's the spirit.


Made my day ahahahaha

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  #768612 24-Feb-2013 21:24
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Im not going to go jumping thru hoops and paying third parties just to be able to pay money to a company too disorganized to take my money directly and easily.

Till there is a working service in NZ that delivers decent 1080 or better content to me on a timely basis then its the pirate bay all the way for me (and other similar sites)

rdio has absolutly killed the amount of music I torrent. Till there is the same for video, why change what works?




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  #768628 24-Feb-2013 21:50
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Mid year a firmware update will be pushed to the mysky boxes to allow on demand movies and content....

Too little, too late.




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  #768630 24-Feb-2013 21:53
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richms: Im not going to go jumping thru hoops and paying third parties just to be able to pay money to a company too disorganized to take my money directly and easily.

Till there is a working service in NZ that delivers decent 1080 or better content to me on a timely basis then its the pirate bay all the way for me (and other similar sites)

rdio has absolutly killed the amount of music I torrent. Till there is the same for video, why change what works?


Agreed. Spotify for me. Bring on Spotify for video and I will be sorted. Until then it is Netflix by nefarious means. Hopefully the studios get it eventually. I am not holding my breath....




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  #768686 25-Feb-2013 07:38
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richms: Im not going to go jumping thru hoops and paying third parties just to be able to pay money to a company too disorganized to take my money directly and easily.

Till there is a working service in NZ that delivers decent 1080 or better content to me on a timely basis then its the pirate bay all the way for me (and other similar sites)

rdio has absolutly killed the amount of music I torrent. Till there is the same for video, why change what works?


iTunes? Well for movies at least. Movies tend to be available on iTunes within a day or two of the DVD release.

 
 
 
 


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  #770108 25-Feb-2013 21:14
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I wont install itunes on any of my computers. If they sold via a webpage then I would consider it but I fail to see the need for a bloated app to get a subsciption service.




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  #783840 19-Mar-2013 11:13
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steve2222: UnoTelly (alternative to Unblock US) allows you to watch UK Netflix, BBC and iTV to name three.

In fact UnoTelly has features that allow one person in your house to be watching US Netflix and the other person watching UK Netflix at the same time (assuming your internet is up to the task) - this is all for just ONE Netflix subscription.

If using UnoTelly or Unblock you cannot buy air tickets from the UK as both these services only work for the specific services (web sites) that they both promote on their web pages. So for instance just because you have UnoTelly it does not mean you can access every US TV channel that has a web based catch up service - UnoTelly has to have enabled that as part of their service first.



This sounds intredasting as I'm wanting to ditch sky and go the online route for a while. Does Uno Telly just unblock these tv services or would it let me use full google store and help hide any theoretical torrenting that I theoretically could do like normal VPN?

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  #783845 19-Mar-2013 11:20
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Asmodeus:
steve2222: UnoTelly (alternative to Unblock US) allows you to watch UK Netflix, BBC and iTV to name three.

In fact UnoTelly has features that allow one person in your house to be watching US Netflix and the other person watching UK Netflix at the same time (assuming your internet is up to the task) - this is all for just ONE Netflix subscription.

If using UnoTelly or Unblock you cannot buy air tickets from the UK as both these services only work for the specific services (web sites) that they both promote on their web pages. So for instance just because you have UnoTelly it does not mean you can access every US TV channel that has a web based catch up service - UnoTelly has to have enabled that as part of their service first.



This sounds intredasting as I'm wanting to ditch sky and go the online route for a while. Does Uno Telly just unblock these tv services or would it let me use full google store and help hide any theoretical torrenting that I theoretically could do like normal VPN?


Why would you want to hide your torrenting?


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  #783859 19-Mar-2013 12:13
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Asmodeus: 

This sounds intredasting as I'm wanting to ditch sky and go the online route for a while. Does Uno Telly just unblock these tv services or would it let me use full google store and help hide any theoretical torrenting that I theoretically could do like normal VPN?


Will only work with the specific TV/video/music/radio sites that UnoTelly have enabled - see their web site.

If you are getting really technical, ask them a question on their site - they are really responsive, in fact their customer service is second to none.

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  #783888 19-Mar-2013 13:01
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richms: [snip]
Till there is a working service in NZ that delivers decent 1080 or better content to me on a timely basis then its the pirate bay all the way for me (and other similar sites) [snip]


Totally agree, and until there is [local availability of something I want at a price/quality point I deem acceptable], I will just break the law to acquire it some other way.

How do you feel about things like Open Source software? Say I wanted to use some code licensed under the GPL and didn't want to share it back because that would expose some stuff I did? Well, I don't agree with their license terms so I'll just take it anyway. That's justifiable because they aren't offering me the code on terms I agree with.

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  #798031 11-Apr-2013 20:23
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Why are people using US gift cards to buy from Itunes? Is it because they launch sooner in the US, are cheaper or larger library. I haven't yet purchased a movie on Itunes but I'm considering it.

I tried Quickflix for a while but the content is too old, I want to be able to watch a movie on a whim and I want it to be something I've seen advertised recently not pick from an old back catalog. At the moment I can do this (Seedbox) but I'd happily pay $30 ish a month for something like Netflix (legit, here) and even $7 pay per view.

I've put Windows 8 on my HTPC (and installed Media Center, working exactly as it did on Win7) so in theory I can rent movies from Microsoft at pretty reasonable PPV rates. I like their tech, the movie starts a bit blocky while it buffers behind the scenes and then fines up to very watchable HD very quickly. Haven't yet paid and watched a full movie there either but I really must.

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  #798074 11-Apr-2013 21:01
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mobiusnz: Why are people using US gift cards to buy from Itunes? Is it because they launch sooner in the US, are cheaper or larger library. I haven't yet purchased a movie on Itunes but I'm considering it.


The list of movies available to iTunes US is a lot bigger than iTunes NZ. Titles appear weeks ahead on iTunes US. And they have TV series, with episodes being available one hour after screening on US TV.

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  #798586 12-Apr-2013 20:00
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freitasm:
mobiusnz: Why are people using US gift cards to buy from Itunes? Is it because they launch sooner in the US, are cheaper or larger library. I haven't yet purchased a movie on Itunes but I'm considering it.


The list of movies available to iTunes US is a lot bigger than iTunes NZ. Titles appear weeks ahead on iTunes US. And they have TV series, with episodes being available one hour after screening on US TV.

Need say more?



Plus they have a lot of HD content.  One of the things I like iTunes (the US store that is) for is as a movie rental service. Decent prices and better than DVD quality.  And heaps more content than the NZ store.

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