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  • danathjo 26 Jul 2013 13:37:47 7,471 posts
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    very true, happy with that for now
    and a tight bastard :)
  • Dougs 26 Jul 2013 13:38:09 69,016 posts
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    :)
  • MrSensible 28 Jul 2013 13:55:45 25,290 posts
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    Anyone having problems connecting? Not getting any joy today, for whatever reason.

    Edit: never mind... in typical fashion, as soon as I posted that it randomly started working again!

    Edited by thefilthandthefury at 13:58:08 28-07-2013
  • Dougs 1 Aug 2013 09:21:42 69,016 posts
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    Quite liking the Netflix Max thing as part of the US PS3 app.
  • mrpon 1 Aug 2013 09:25:47 29,399 posts
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    Reminded me of that You Don't Know Jack game. I felt bad rejecting all his ideas so picked one at the end!

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Dougs 1 Aug 2013 09:50:07 69,016 posts
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    The selections they chose for me weren't bad actually. But largely, I'd seen them but not actually rated them.
  • Mr-Brett 4 Aug 2013 14:40:55 12,877 posts
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    Someone mentioned Mediahint here and I've been using that for a few weeks to get US access for free (on PC) but I found the lack of options slightly limiting, so I found another extension available through the store Hola Unblocker. Yay Canada.

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  • Frogofdoom 4 Aug 2013 14:58:23 1,024 posts
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    awesome, thanks mate :D
  • Kostabi 4 Aug 2013 15:11:09 5,018 posts
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    Cheers Mr-Brett, Hola works a treat. Means I can cancel Unblock-US until the new NHL season starts at least.
  • Mr-Brett 4 Aug 2013 16:49:58 12,877 posts
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    No problem, happy to share :)

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  • bad09 4 Aug 2013 18:22:49 6,203 posts
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    Just tried the mediahint extension and what a wonderful find, will try out Hola though.

    Mind you after everyone saying US has way more I have to say it doesn't have that much more, I was a little underwhelmed.

    Still found a few things we wanted to watch in my house so a nice bonus to dip in and out of regions, I'm straight on Doctor Who Series 6 tonight....which is bizarre when you think about it, I'm in the UK and having to backdoor the US to watch a UK show. :confused:
  • Frogofdoom 4 Aug 2013 18:32:12 1,024 posts
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    the hola one is better than mediahint from what i have seen so far, and it was me that recommended mediahint i think. The netflix switching is awesome.
  • BillMurray 6 Aug 2013 11:53:27 7,855 posts
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    Last night Mediahint was a bit broken for me. Not sure if it's been fixed for me yet so i'll give Hola a try.
  • Deleted user 6 August 2013 12:12:20
    bad09 wrote:
    Mind you after everyone saying US has way more I have to say it doesn't have that much more, I was a little underwhelmed.
    Yeah, it's no longer a case of "more" for the US, just "different selection".

    Canada, though, their film selection is great :-)
  • Maturin 6 Aug 2013 13:04:39 3,149 posts
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    Crikey you're right, Canada does have a great film selection.

    Been using Hola for a while to watch US Netflix, never thought of switching it to Canada.
  • beastmaster 6 Aug 2013 13:37:33 11,795 posts
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    Anyone with ATV, I take it you just switch to Canada on the location and "Hey presto!"?

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • danathjo 6 Aug 2013 13:49:09 7,471 posts
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    Any DNS settings that might work to try the Canadian store...just as a tester :p
  • Dougs 6 Aug 2013 14:10:00 69,016 posts
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    Sign up for the Unblock US trial. All it needs is an email address, then apply the settings in the How to section and away you gp.
  • Mr-Brett 8 Aug 2013 18:49:45 12,877 posts
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    Oddly The Hobbit is on UK netflix but not US/CA. It's not on the list yet so you have to search for it.

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  • mrpon 8 Aug 2013 18:57:35 29,399 posts
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    Great shout Brett, been meaning to watch this. I wonder if watching it via Netflix lessens the impact of the 48fps debacle? I saw it playing in John Lewis the other week and the visuals really jarred with me.

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  • CosmicFuzz 8 Aug 2013 19:03:55 25,302 posts
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    I thought cinemas had to get fancy gear to play it at 48fps? Can you buy a 48fps version for home tvs? Maybe you were just having a stroke. Or they had that awful trumotion thing on. Or I'm talking ass.

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  • mrpon 8 Aug 2013 19:28:52 29,399 posts
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    Or I'm talking ass!! It definitely looked odd on a big whopping TV.

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  • Mr-Brett 8 Aug 2013 19:36:42 12,877 posts
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    Unless I'm missing something, TV's have been able to do 48fps for ages and some people said it looked like a soap opera (which are obviously on TV) because of the 48fps. Plus all the kids are playing 60fps games on their games consoles these days!

    The reason it required special equipment in cinemas is presumably because films have always been in 24 so there was no need to have 48 capable stuff before.

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  • monkman76 9 Aug 2013 09:46:02 5,038 posts
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    Was watching LA Confidential on a big posh Samsung smart TV in a hotel room last night and it looked REALLY weird. After a while I decided it was the frame rate - would that have been some sort of Trumotion processing on the TV itself then?
  • Maturin 9 Aug 2013 09:56:49 3,149 posts
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    I don't think you can get a 48fps version of The Hobbit on Blu-ray can you? If you're seeing it looking that smooth it's just that the TV has tru-motion (other TV technologies are available) switched on.
  • WrongShui 9 Aug 2013 10:02:08 6,622 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    Was watching LA Confidential on a big posh Samsung smart TV in a hotel room last night and it looked REALLY weird. After a while I decided it was the frame rate - would that have been some sort of Trumotion processing on the TV itself then?
    Alot of TVs nowadays come with that interpolation bullshit that makes things look like they are moving to fast and smooth for me. I turn it off, makes films look TV quality.
  • CosmicFuzz 9 Aug 2013 14:04:09 25,302 posts
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    I hate trumotion. I seem to be the only one who can see it in my family and it drives me mad. Parents TV continually turns it back on if you even look at the settings page.

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  • neilka 9 Aug 2013 14:15:27 16,447 posts
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    There's got to be some kind of niche there for a company that makes good TVs with the absolute minimum of image processing nonsense. Unless there already is one?

    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

  • mcmonkeyplc 9 Aug 2013 14:21:15 39,510 posts
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    I hate that bullshit too. I don't know how some people don't notice it!

    Come and get it cumslingers!

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