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  Reply # 835982 12-Jun-2013 17:20
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Yep :)




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  Reply # 836818 14-Jun-2013 13:01
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If you want the official Roku app for Android but can't get it through Google Play due to country restrictions, you can get it through the Amazon Appstore. Sign into Amazon, go to Mange your Kindle > Your Kindle Account > Country Settings and select United States. Then crank up the Amazon Appstore on your Android, search for Roku and install.

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  Reply # 837533 16-Jun-2013 10:42
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Was in the USA last week and tried to pickup a couple of new Roku 3s from Walmart...



Tried two separate locations but it seems they are too popular.

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  Reply # 838088 17-Jun-2013 14:13
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Anyone know how much data would a hour worth of watching uses?



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  Reply # 838091 17-Jun-2013 14:16
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mrphil: Anyone know how much data would a hour worth of watching uses?


It all depends on your speed. Netflix adjusts the quality of the picture according to the available bandwidth.

From what I have seen its about 1 - 1.5 GB per hour of viewing.

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  Reply # 838113 17-Jun-2013 14:42
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mrphil: Anyone know how much data would a hour worth of watching uses?


It all depends on your speed. Netflix adjusts the quality of the picture according to the available bandwidth.

From what I have seen its about 1 - 1.5 GB per hour of viewing.


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  Reply # 838209 17-Jun-2013 16:48
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Has anyone used the Roku Mounting system?
I am thinking about recommending 3-4 of these puppies to a person I know for streaming PLEX via ethernet to all the rooms in their home... and I think it would be great for them to mount the Roku 3's behind their wall hung TV's.

Also, they won't be using StrongVPN or similar, will they still be able to download PLEX when their Roku's identify them as being outside of the US of A?

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  Reply # 840653 20-Jun-2013 22:18
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I've had my Roku 3 for a couple of weeks now. Took a couple of tries to get the initial account set up - found that you had go through the whole set up process while using a VPN/DNS service. Once the account was setup, using the Roku was a breeze.

I had a spare wireless router so I set this up behind my main router and configured it to give out the Unblock-US DNS servers through DHCP. This also gave me the advantage of being able to connect other devices (phone, laptop, etc) to the network when I need to access overseas services.

The main service I'm using at the moment is Netflix. Lots of content for the kids and good selection of TV shows. Biggest problem with Netflix is the buffering. Not sure if this is a symptom of sh1tty TCL international speeds, or whether using a different DNS service would help. Each time we watch something, it takes 2 or 3 minutes of buffering and pausing before the show starts playing back properly. Even then it will almost certainly buffer at least once every 30 minutes, sometimes more.

Favourite Roku feature is the headphone jack in the remote! I wasn't convinced this was going to work that well, but it works perfectly. Great for late night TV watching.

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  Reply # 840717 21-Jun-2013 08:00
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The main service I'm using at the moment is Netflix. Lots of content for the kids and good selection of TV shows. Biggest problem with Netflix is the buffering. Not sure if this is a symptom of sh1tty TCL international speeds, or whether using a different DNS service would help. Each time we watch something, it takes 2 or 3 minutes of buffering and pausing before the show starts playing back properly. Even then it will almost certainly buffer at least once every 30 minutes, sometimes more.


I'm on Vodafone (TCL) cable in Wellington and have never seen any buffering on Netflix or Hulu via my Apple TV and VPN so may be a connection issue or the service you are using.




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  Reply # 840719 21-Jun-2013 08:02
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amanzi: I've had my Roku 3 for a couple of weeks now. Took a couple of tries to get the initial account set up - found that you had go through the whole set up process while using a VPN/DNS service. Once the account was setup, using the Roku was a breeze.

I had a spare wireless router so I set this up behind my main router and configured it to give out the Unblock-US DNS servers through DHCP. This also gave me the advantage of being able to connect other devices (phone, laptop, etc) to the network when I need to access overseas services.

The main service I'm using at the moment is Netflix. Lots of content for the kids and good selection of TV shows. Biggest problem with Netflix is the buffering. Not sure if this is a symptom of sh1tty TCL international speeds, or whether using a different DNS service would help. Each time we watch something, it takes 2 or 3 minutes of buffering and pausing before the show starts playing back properly. Even then it will almost certainly buffer at least once every 30 minutes, sometimes more.

Favourite Roku feature is the headphone jack in the remote! I wasn't convinced this was going to work that well, but it works perfectly. Great for late night TV watching.


I am using Netflix on a PS3 and 2 Apple TV's via unblock-us with a Snap UFB connection and there is zero buffering - content starts instantly, SD at first and then HD after maybe 20 seconds. Have been using it for almost three months and it has never skipped a beat, even works flawlessly with two devices streaming it at the same time, so definitely not unblock-us at fault. (Unblock-us has no impact on the speed of traffic anyway, it is only used for the initial DNS look-up).

Try using it connected via ethernet - quite probably your WiFi causing the issues.



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  Reply # 840720 21-Jun-2013 08:18
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When we moved house about a year ago we had no copper into the new house. We were forced to use the existing TCL cable.

Was originally on Snap, ADSL2+. 

Never managed to get Netflix/Hulu+/Vudu working correctly with unblock-us on TCL(never able to really achieve decent speeds via a VPN for Full HD streaming anyway). It always worked well in our previous house on Snap ADSL2+. In the end we resorted to getting the copper connected to our new house. And "upgraded" from TCL cable to Snap ADSL.

Working really well again ever since. It vary rarely buffers ever. Able to watch HDX movies on Vudu, and full HD on Netflix. 





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  Reply # 840730 21-Jun-2013 08:58
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actually I thought unblock-us etc type DNS services didnt work on TCL\Vodafone due to their proxy service. Thats probably why you are having issues. You may need to move to a VPN service.




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  Reply # 840734 21-Jun-2013 09:03
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Do these work well with the unlimited plans that are available?

Thinking of getting one for a friend as a replacement to sky but depends on the costs of plans required





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  Reply # 840736 21-Jun-2013 09:06
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geekiegeek: actually I thought unblock-us etc type DNS services didnt work on TCL\Vodafone due to their proxy service. Thats probably why you are having issues. You may need to move to a VPN service.


Yea thats what I thought. On investigation though it seems it was only the Web based services via a browser that did not work with unblock-us.com. 

My PS3 and Roku would seem to work fine. It would connect and start playing. But would buffer quiet considerably. And sometimes stop all together.





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geekiegeek: actually I thought unblock-us etc type DNS services didnt work on TCL\Vodafone due to their proxy service. Thats probably why you are having issues. You may need to move to a VPN service.


As a former TCL cable user (well I still have it but cut it down from 150GB 100Mbs to 20GB 15Mbs) I never really had satisfactory service with Netflix and similar services. The transparent proxy is a pain but does not affect Netflix/Hulu/Vudu/Amazon services if you are using a media device like a Roku, tablet PC, PS3 etc.

I now have Telecom's ADSL2+ which is only 14Mbs where I am and I get better streaming performance than TCL's cable. Plus I have 500GB to use each month :-)




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