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Master Geek


# 99379 18-Mar-2012 14:08
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Ok, so I've just signed up to a new fiber plan (50Mb connection 150GB data cap) and I want to take advantage of this new speed by using some of the US based TV / Movie services. 

So far, VUDU seems to be the most attractive. Now, ideally I would want this to run on my PS3. I've had a read over the last few weeks on various websites and it seems that a VPN service doesn't always work.

Gladly though, most of these services have a trial period where I could sort out the troubles. However, I can't see how I would get it to work on my PS3?

It seems that VPN services get you to download a program to your PC that redirects traffic and obviously this is windows based and therefor won't run on a PS3. Is there any way of getting around this? Does anyone have VUDU / Netflix / Hulu running on their PS3? 

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Uber Geek


  # 596764 18-Mar-2012 14:51
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The easiest way would be to buy a separate router that can run a VPN (usually best to buy one that can support Tomato or DD-WRT firmware) and set up that router to always be on a US VPN.
Connect that router to the PS3, and everything should work fine.



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Master Geek


  # 596788 18-Mar-2012 16:21
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Ahh, sounds like a plan.

I'll wait until they actually install it (this week sometime hopefully) and see what gear they use.  

 
 
 
 


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Uber Geek


  # 599265 23-Mar-2012 19:56
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Personally for something such as streaming HD from the USA, I would stay away from a VPN due to the speed requirements.  Instead I would go with unblock-us.com, which is a DNS service that makes you appear to be in the US.  The best part is it is easy to set the DNS entries in your router to be their DNS servers, which makes every machine on the LAN appear to be in the USA, and all running a full line speed!

I have been using this for several months with Netflix, and Hulu and never had an issue.

As a bonus ITV and iPlayer work too.

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  # 599271 23-Mar-2012 20:27
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I think with unblock-us you can just chande the dns settings in your ps3, so your ps3 can be inits own little slice of America, while the rest of your network stays in NZ, without the need for a seperate router.

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Uber Geek


  # 599308 23-Mar-2012 22:09
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wongtop: I think with unblock-us you can just chande the dns settings in your ps3, so your ps3 can be inits own little slice of America, while the rest of your network stays in NZ, without the need for a seperate router.


Yes, thats true - sorry I should have noted you dont HAVE to change your router, you can change just your PS3, or your PS3 and a PC, or etc etc.  It is just a change to the DNS so it can be made on any device on your LAN.



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Master Geek


  # 599433 24-Mar-2012 13:13
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That's what I wanted to hear! I'll look into unblock us.

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  # 601577 28-Mar-2012 21:31
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Pock: That's what I wanted to hear! I'll look into unblock us.


Vudu works fine on unblock-us on a PS3  which I can confirm personally.




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Master Geek


  # 601644 28-Mar-2012 23:35
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lchiu7:
Pock: That's what I wanted to hear! I'll look into unblock us.


Vudu works fine on unblock-us on a PS3  which I can confirm personally.



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Master Geek


  # 602138 29-Mar-2012 19:52
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lchiu7:
Pock: That's what I wanted to hear! I'll look into unblock us.


Vudu works fine on unblock-us on a PS3  which I can confirm personally.


Thanks. That helps. 

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