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Topic # 146895 2-Jun-2014 09:15
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Can i run Netflix on a WD Live TV bought in NZ?
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=DVAWD0005&name=WD-WD-TV-Live-Streaming-Media-Player-(Built-in-Wir

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  Reply # 1057789 2-Jun-2014 09:23
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Yes it does

but its not the fastest , i have upgrade to a Amazon Fire TV , for a much better streaming of Netflix in my home (zero buffering unlike the WD )







 

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  Reply # 1057790 2-Jun-2014 09:25
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marlinz: Yes it does

but its not the fastest , i have upgrade to a Amazon Fire TV , for a much better streaming of Netflix in my home (zero buffering unlike the WD )




On paper that doesnt make sense.
They should be pulling the same data from the same source. The device wouoldnt affect international data?

(I want it so i can set DNS on the device.)

Also setting up a second line, (Bigpipe aka. Netflixpipe for me house)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1057810 2-Jun-2014 09:59
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I have no buffering issues, though I have the wd tv live hub so is slightly different spec.




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  Reply # 1057814 2-Jun-2014 10:18
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Inphinity: I have no buffering issues, though I have the wd tv live hub so is slightly different spec.


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  Reply # 1057854 2-Jun-2014 11:33
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TimA:
They should be pulling the same data from the same source. The device wouoldnt affect international data?


Netflix playback does vary from device to device. For example we have a Sony Blu-Ray player with Netflix app and it struggles to pull down a decent SD image when connected to the exact same 100/50 Snap UFB connection as our Apple TVs which play in HD effortlessly with zero buffering.

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  Reply # 1057869 2-Jun-2014 11:47
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I have no issues streaming Netflix from my WDTV live (although it is running the WDXLTV so I'm unsure if the orignal firmware can do it), It's been sitting in its box unused for the past month or so since getting my Amazon Fire though.

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  Reply # 1057910 2-Jun-2014 12:58
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TimA:
marlinz: Yes it does

but its not the fastest , i have upgrade to a Amazon Fire TV , for a much better streaming of Netflix in my home (zero buffering unlike the WD )




On paper that doesnt make sense.
They should be pulling the same data from the same source. The device wouoldnt affect international data?

(I want it so i can set DNS on the device.)

Also setting up a second line, (Bigpipe aka. Netflixpipe for me house)



Well thats just what i have found in my experience Amazon Fire TV is must quicker and has zero buffering unlike the WDLive TV


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  Reply # 1057938 2-Jun-2014 13:35
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It can and pretty well. (Doesnt seem to want to stream at 1080P even on 200Mbp/s fibre stuck on 720P)

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