Has anyone got the IMDB scraping feature in XBMC / Plex to work usefully in NZ? I've tried it in various incarnations and it's so slow as to be completely unusable. It takes close on half a minute per file and that even with most of the features turned off (get small thumbnails, don't get posters etc.)

I'm on TelstraClear if that makes any difference. The last IP in a traceroute to IMDB before pings start getting blocked is around 250ms, and every now & then I get a "destination host unreachable" so looks like something is amiss somewhere.

I've tried the feature on & off for the past couple of years on various builds, always the same result.