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    Got Getflix working thanks chaps. It would appear that my ISP had it's own DNS settings hidden in my Router so I changed these to the ones supplied by Getflix...vey happy indeed - I was dubious to do this as I was concerned it may alter the performance / speed of my internet connection but it doesn't appear to have made any difference! Has anyone out there noticed any drops in speeds when they have changed DNS settings? Next mission is to try and get Sky Go on my TV but having problems here as it needs Silverlight to run and the TV doesn't like this...any ideas?



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    What sort of bandwidth do you need to get Netflix to work properly. I'm stuck with ADSL1 will that work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdrambo View Post
    What sort of bandwidth do you need to get Netflix to work properly. I'm stuck with ADSL1 will that work?
    ADSL1 speed can vary greatly
    Go to to find what your speed is...do it a few times throughout the day to gauge an average speed and remember during school holidays the speed often is slower due to congestion

    Post the results and we can better give you an idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdrambo View Post
    What sort of bandwidth do you need to get Netflix to work properly. I'm stuck with ADSL1 will that work?
    Internet Connection Speed Recommendations

    Below are the Internet download speed recommendations per stream for playing movies and TV shows through Netflix.

    0.5 Megabits per second - Required broadband connection speed
    1.5 Megabits per second - Recommended broadband connection speed
    3.0 Megabits per second - Recommended for SD quality
    5.0 Megabits per second - Recommended for HD quality
    25 Megabits per second - Recommended for Ultra HD 4K quality

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdrambo View Post
    What sort of bandwidth do you need to get Netflix to work properly. I'm stuck with ADSL1 will that work?
    Adsl 1 is capable of 8 Mbps but if you are on a capped ADSL1 plan like myself you shall only get 1.5 Mbps which means you may have a struggle .

    Follow mandc's suggestion anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marty 17 View Post
    Adsl 1 is capable of 8 Mbps but if you are on a capped ADSL1 plan like myself you shall only get 1.5 Mbps which means you may have a struggle .

    Follow mandc's suggestion anyway.
    I live in a retirement village and apparently we cant be upgraded to ADSL2. Like you I can drop down to 1.5Mb/s but I am often around 4-5 Mb/s on Speedtest. NBN Well its still a distant dream.

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    If you want to try XBMC which is free this should give a good indication if netflix will work ok for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdrambo View Post
    Like you I can drop down to 1.5Mb/s but I am often around 4-5 Mb/s on Speedtest. NBN Well its still a distant dream.
    you'll have no problem then

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    Great tut. Got getflix running and free trial for netflix also cool. Cant set up a US paypal account though. Just get Aust address options. How do I get around this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdrambo View Post
    Great tut. Got getflix running and free trial for netflix also cool. Cant set up a US paypal account though. Just get Aust address options. How do I get around this.
    It probably needs an update since I first posted it.

    Without me re-reading it all (havent read it for a long time), what do you need the US paypal account for ?

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    I got Netflix running by using unblock.us and a standard aus CC. the only thing I had to do was enter a dodgy area code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by admin View Post
    It probably needs an update since I first posted it.

    Without me re-reading it all (havent read it for a long time), what do you need the US paypal account for ?
    Thanks for the reply. Just a convenient way of paying for netflix and hulu. There other ways of course.

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    US zip, prepaid Aus CC, too easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanboy View Post
    US zip, prepaid Aus CC, too easy.
    Thats the problem I can only enter US zip, cant get away from AU signup. I have getflix DNS entered in modem with the static route as well but still get shunted to au signup.

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    You can use UnoTelly too -- it also has a free trial and unlocks almost 300 channels from around the world

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    Finally got FTTN, 710m line length....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoe View Post
    So....next march.
    It will be interesting to see if they start cracking down on aus credit cards after that. My preference will be to stay with the US sub..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigpaul View Post
    Have signed up to Getflix and I'm currently in the trial period...I have changed their DNS settings on my Samsung TV and also downloaded all the UK apps! I think I need to log into Getflix in order for it to see my account however when I enter my email and password through the browser app (Getflix website) they both clear and I have to try and log in again...without any luck! Any ideas folks?
    When you go to page that has at top of page manage and support labels click on Manage and then on the Blue IP Update button and that will update your IP because you must be using a Dynamic IP Adddress. Try using something like No-Ip for eg. so it doesn't matter if your IP changes you will be always connected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicole.b View Post
    You can use UnoTelly too -- it also has a free trial and unlocks almost 300 channels from around the world
    Hi do you get what we call (main event australia) or are the main events on different sport channels unencrypted

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    Whose counting down for Netflix Australia?
    Check it out

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