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Topic # 136338 23-Nov-2013 20:55
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I have been trying lately to watch Hulu on my Galaxy Nexus, Transformer 700T and other mobile devices. I use Unblock in the router (Telecom VDSL)  and of course I am using WiFi. My WiFi signal is pretty strong (in fact I have even tried sitting right next to the router).

So far I can bring up the Hulu menu, browse shows and even watch the opening ads. But as soon as the show tries to start, I get buffering messages, switching to a lower quality and it never plays the video.

OTOH no problems playing the same content on a PC or PS3 (both hard wired) though the quality never reaches HD. Interestingly no problem with HD content on Netflix on any of my devices.

I see to recall when I was on cable I could watch Hulu on a phone so I wonder if it's Telecom?

Just wondering if anybody is actually doing what I have described and it is successful for you?




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 

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  Reply # 939641 23-Nov-2013 21:05
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I have watched hulu on an iPhone 4 and netflix on a cheap tablet

both worked fine and were using UnblockUS

This was on snap UFB

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  Reply # 939759 24-Nov-2013 08:52
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Works fine for me with Telecom VDSL. If I use the PS3 then I even get "Super HD" mode, although I really can't tell the difference between that and 720P unless I look real close.

I've also had it working via 3G, not ideal though as it requires using an APN with a public IP.

Works perfectly.

I manually set the DNS for my home Wireless to the Unblock-US IP on my Android device & iPad though, it's per-connection so saves me using their DNS for everything by default which may not always be desirable.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 939796 24-Nov-2013 10:30
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Slightly off topic, but anybody noticed netflix/hulu performance diminished in the last week? A few weeks ago I made the switch to Telecom VDSL, and now I get more rebuffering / adaptive stream quality changes, than ever. I had no problems before.  Quick speed tests on LA traffic to http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/  show that I have about 2.5 Mbps down, and to http://www.telecom.co.nz/speedtest shows about 30 Mbps down.

Wondering if that's a Telecom VDSL thing, an unblock US thing, a netflix thing, or just random (thing).




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  Reply # 939819 24-Nov-2013 12:14
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stevenz: Works fine for me with Telecom VDSL. If I use the PS3 then I even get "Super HD" mode, although I really can't tell the difference between that and 720P unless I look real close.

I've also had it working via 3G, not ideal though as it requires using an APN with a public IP.

Works perfectly.

I manually set the DNS for my home Wireless to the Unblock-US IP on my Android device & iPad though, it's per-connection so saves me using their DNS for everything by default which may not always be desirable.


I guess I must be having wifi issues then though I have tested with 4 different WiFi AP's including a TPLink, D-Link, the AP in the VDSL modem and a Linksys, all of the time sitting pretty much right next to the device.


Netflix is fine - can do that with no streaming issues and what looks like HD though the mobile versions don't tell you what quality you are getting.

On the PS3 I get SuperHD (by the way are you sure you are getting SuperHD for Hulu - I am not sure their app displays quality that way)?

Just can't do Hulu+ using the Android app. See the programmes, can see the ads and then buffering and no video for the programme itself.

OTOH on my PC I can watch Hulu in HD as well as on the PS3 and my Sony BDP-S390. 

You would think it could be a WiFi issue except Netflix is fine.

I do have a Telecom LTE wifi device so might try that when I get the chance. That's pretty easy to setup with Unblock-US and a phone or tablet.




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 

Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount




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  Reply # 939821 24-Nov-2013 12:18
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newbellies: Slightly off topic, but anybody noticed netflix/hulu performance diminished in the last week? A few weeks ago I made the switch to Telecom VDSL, and now I get more rebuffering / adaptive stream quality changes, than ever. I had no problems before.  Quick speed tests on LA traffic to http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/  show that I have about 2.5 Mbps down, and to http://www.telecom.co.nz/speedtest shows about 30 Mbps down.

Wondering if that's a Telecom VDSL thing, an unblock US thing, a netflix thing, or just random (thing).



Same for me - but it's random. Three consecutive tests gave me

5.66/7.69
3.28/7.69
7.29/7.69

No wonder the performance goes good and bad all the time.






System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 

Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount


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