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#138949 22-Jan-2014 18:41
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When i upgraded to VDSL, I noticed that my video viewing experience of watching video with unblock-US on my apple TV,  became noticeably worse than when I was just on ADSL2+.  I get very frequent rebuffering and stream quality switches.  In contrast, if I use another paid VPN service on my computer (which I cannot run on my apple TV) it was and still continues to be rock solid.

I'll be the first to admit that it could be a coincidence that unblock-US became painful just as I switched to VDSL, but the timing is pretty odd.  Anybody have similar experience with VDSL and unblock-US, or unblock-us in general ?  Anybody have better luck switching to another VPN service that fixed the problem?

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  #972595 23-Jan-2014 08:18
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I have Telecom VDSL and have no problems video streaming through my Apple TV using unblock-US.


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  #972879 23-Jan-2014 14:29
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I have VDSL and have no issues streaming netflix on the apple TV ( wireless)

What I am having issues with is UK sites with unblock & Telecom.. see the following thread

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=151&topicid=138159

 
 
 
 


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  #973068 23-Jan-2014 18:20
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I had this issue as well with telecom. Atv works fine but sometimes i get buffering. It is worse on ps3 where it could not stream and drops after 25% buffering. This is a known issue on telecom. You will see a lot of this on telecom thread. Got my own thread on this.
The prob seems to be the proxy of telecom which smartdns like unblockus is not supporting.

Resolution is to move with other provider that dont use proxy. Just moved with Bigpipe and could now stream netflix in superhd in all my devices like ps3 atv.

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  #973126 23-Jan-2014 19:49
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Confirmed it's the Telecom proxy.

Basically if you want to stream on anything other than a browser then you either:
a) get a static IP that doesn't go via the proxy cache
b) switch ISP



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  #993613 24-Feb-2014 20:23
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Update:
Since my original post, the performance of unblock-us on vdsl continued to be terrible. After switching to use a different DNS service, performance is back to where I expected it. That is, at least as good as what I had when on ADSL2+.  Maybe just a coincidence.

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  #993618 24-Feb-2014 20:34
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newbellies: Update:
Since my original post, the performance of unblock-us on vdsl continued to be terrible. After switching to use a different DNS service, performance is back to where I expected it. That is, at least as good as what I had when on ADSL2+.  Maybe just a coincidence.


what's your isp again?

same here, unblock-us seem to be slow now.. so went to getflix and much better. stream in super hd (netflix) in all my devices.



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  #994297 25-Feb-2014 17:48
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Yup on telecom. And for what it's worth getflix slightly cheaper too.

 
 
 
 


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  #994323 25-Feb-2014 18:30
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BigMal: Confirmed it's the Telecom proxy.

Basically if you want to stream on anything other than a browser then you either:
a) get a static IP that doesn't go via the proxy cache
b) switch ISP


Good luck with Option A - You will be turned down unless you have an incredibly good reason (Netflix isn't one of them).

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