Are you watching enough Netflix?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by GRNDPNDR, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. GRNDPNDR

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    A long time ago I tried the free trial to Netflix.....this was great, so much so that we stuck with it.

    Eventually the content got boring, especially Canadian. I heard of a way to get American Netflix through DNS. HOORAY!!

    except the DNS servers used are through paid services and after a day or whatever random time, your IP would get blocked for a little while.

    I couldn't justify paying another $5/month for extra TV (ya because $176 for cable is justifiable) so I lived with it.

    Then I found a service worth paying for that I've been using for a little while. UnoTelly.

    The only reason I'm mentioning this is for others who use the DNS trick because this has one AWESOME feature others don't...Dynamo.

    You can login and set your "location" to one of about 8 different regions and get LOADS more content that may not be available to you.

    I'm not trying to advertise that's why I didn't post a direct link, but being jobless on a VERY minimal income means TV is no longer an option and altogether this costs about $15/month, content isn't so boring, and you can switch your location on the fly.

    Anyone else on a solely Netflix/YouTube diet?
     
  2. spinnaker

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    I dropped cable (actually satellite) about a year or so ago. I get my content now with OTA, Netflix and the free hulu.

    I have to admit that the movie selection is very lacking on Netflix but their television programs are pretty good.

    Hulu has the exact opposite problem. They have so many garbage movies, it is nearly impossible to find anything decent.

    I also from time to time get content from Amazon. Probably more expensive than hulu or netflix but much better choices. I am looking forward to down loading the first episode of the new season of the Walking Dead on Monday.


    But if you are jobless it is time to start cutting everything except what you need to survive. You really don't need any of that stuff. They are nice to have only if you have the spare cash.
     
  3. GRNDPNDR

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    that's why the TV is gone. I just finished school and am having a bit of a hard time finding a job.

    We've cut costs as much as possible, but my gf makes less than $1000/month which is hard to survive on. Cell phones play a part but we're stuck and I've reduced the bill as much as humanly possible, we have no landline. if we cut our cell phones we get hit with a $75/month-per-remaining-month-in-the-contract fee, and we have no phone.
     
  4. spinnaker

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    Oh so you did drop cable? If so good for you. I would talk to your cell phone provider and explain your situation. Go to the store and talk to a manager. They want you long term even if it means loosing you a bit short term.
     
  5. jaygatsby

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    Are you sure you mean DNS?
     
  6. toffee_pie

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    I got plex media player and a NAS streaming to my Samsung, 4 or 5tb of shows and films.

    TV now is basically full of spam and 80% is rubbish. So i just choose what to watch myself.
     
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