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Topic # 94027 4-Dec-2011 18:26
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Hi all, 

In my search for a new TV I ran across the JB Hi-Fi site.

They seem to be selling Sony TVs really cheap and that is all good but, yep there is always a but, I am wondering about this:

BRAVIA Internet Video IP TV (YouTube, Yahoo!7, Wired, Video Detective, UCTV.FM, Style.com, SBS, Podcasts, On Networks, NPR (Audio), Moshcam, Livestrong, Howcast, Golflink, Ford Models, Fifa, Epicurious, eHow, Daily Motion, Concierge, Blip.TV, ABC iView)

http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/tv-lcd-led-plasma/sony/32-inch-full-hd-led-lcd-tv-sku-22680/

Now as far as I can tell ABC iView is like TVNZ On Demand as it is only available in Aust. This is fine as far as it goes but constitutes a fail for JB, right? 

Or am I missing something? 

Also while we are on the topic anybody know if Sony TVs or Blu-Ray players which boast a "Web Browser" can get TVNZ On Demand and/or TV3 On Demand? 

I know the PS3 can do TVNZ. 
 




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  Reply # 553633 4-Dec-2011 18:36
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Looks like they just copied the JB Hifi AU site.



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  Reply # 553634 4-Dec-2011 18:37
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That's what I figured, oh well the TVs are cheap




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  Reply # 553637 4-Dec-2011 18:49
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I think some TVNZ on demand services (1 news) are available worldwide, so probably the same for ABC iView.

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  Reply # 553663 4-Dec-2011 19:41
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crackrdbycracku: That's what I figured, oh well the TVs are cheap


$921 isn't cheap...
http://products.noelleeming.co.nz/search?af=&login=false&items=0&w=kdl32ex520


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  Reply # 553705 4-Dec-2011 21:13
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Always found JB worth a bit of bargaining, I would be asking them to sharpen their pencil a bit more on that price, it isn't that great IMO. Also if you can wait 3 weeks might be some awesome boxing day deals to be had.




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  Reply # 553709 4-Dec-2011 21:17
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ABC is definitely not available here in NZ, nor is Yahoo 7. I agree it's very misleading.

I have a Sony Bravia and the only internet video I use is YouTube... the rest is pretty boring.

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  Reply # 553833 5-Dec-2011 07:23
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Sony Bravia IPTV's only support html5, so no flash from TVNZ or TV3 Ondemand sites.

If you somehow manage to trick the tv to getting an aus IP address, it could be possible, but I'm sure JB Hifi wouldn't be endorsing that. Obviously a carryover from their AU adverts

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  Reply # 554200 5-Dec-2011 19:06
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A VPN sould do the trick fairly cheaply (circa $US10 a month). Don't have one myself, but contemplating it at the moment. A work colleagues does, and can pick which country they exit from - so Hulu, their Netflix subscription, BBC iPlayer etc all work. Very smooth setup, the killer here in NZ is low datacaps.

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  Reply # 557235 12-Dec-2011 23:00
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JimmyH: A VPN sould do the trick fairly cheaply (circa $US10 a month). Don't have one myself, but contemplating it at the moment. A work colleagues does, and can pick which country they exit from - so Hulu, their Netflix subscription, BBC iPlayer etc all work. Very smooth setup, the killer here in NZ is low datacaps.

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