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chockman
(@chockman)
Island Expert

Is there anyone that is using a wireless USB adapter on their Blue Ray player for Netflix. I will pick one up here tonight,plug it into the back of the Blue Ray player and be able to down load instant movies from Netflix.

As far as renting movies is concerned. Being able to rent unlimited Blue Rays for around $17.00 a month is dirt cheap. Something tells me that Netflix through the mail,way down South is not going to work out. But wireless instant connections could be a heck of a deal.

I am just wondering if this gadget will work down there.

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Posted : January 15, 2010 7:55 pm
stxem
(@stxem)
Prominent Member

Not quite sure of the technology you are referring to, but downloading movies from Netflix doesn't work in the USVI. I have always gotten a message saying IP address registration not within US, so no downloads. Netflix through the mail works quite well though. I've gotten new DVD's 2-5 days after old movie is sent back in.

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Posted : January 15, 2010 8:07 pm
chockman
(@chockman)
Island Expert

Thanks. I guess I had better get used to being way South of the Border.

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Posted : January 15, 2010 8:24 pm
Prefer2sail
(@Prefer2sail)
Trusted Member

There is a free program called Hotspot that assigns you a stateside IP address. It works well with Netflix and Hulu. Not sure how it works with the blu-ray player but it works excellent with the PC.

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Posted : January 15, 2010 8:32 pm
rks
 rks
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Chockman, Netflix works great through the mail here. BTW if you have a Richmond box you will shave a day off the round-trip time on movies.

Prefer2sail: you are my new best friend. TY!

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Posted : January 15, 2010 9:54 pm
chockman
(@chockman)
Island Expert

Thanks. I'll give hotspot a shot. Have you tried to down load movies through the new IP address. I am not sure it down loads movies,I think it allows you to use your wireless Internet to tap directly into their library. I will let all of you know soon,heading out the door to pick the gizmo up.

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Posted : January 15, 2010 10:00 pm
CAtoSTX
(@CAtoSTX)
Island Expert

Prefer2sail - That's Great if it works.

we get movies 2 at a time and the delivery time is not bad at all.

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Posted : January 16, 2010 2:34 am
chockman
(@chockman)
Island Expert

OK if you purchase a Samsung Blue ray player and want to watch Netflix on it,do not,I repeat do not buy model # BD-P1500. It will not support Netflix. In other words you have to buy one that is more expensive. Lets see here,forgot the cost of the player, $ 300.00 ish I think,works well. New useless USB adapter, $85.00 of useless hardware.

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Posted : January 16, 2010 3:33 am
Jim Dandy
(@Jim_Dandy)
Noble Member

While it is possible to watch Netflix on line in the USVI, you must change your IP address to a stateside IP. There is software and services that allows you to do this. While you can do this from a computer I don't know any way to do this using a Wifi DVD player or a Roku. The trick is to find a program that doesn't cost you very much speed and is stable. Netflix is tough download because they assume people have connections faster than are available in the USVI. Netflix apparently don't want to waste their resources buffering the data flow.

There is talk that in the latest round of negotiations Netflix will pick up the rights to stream internationally if they delay making new releases available by mail for X number of days so the studios can sell more DVDs.

Or you can connect using an I phone tethered to your PC. The Internet connection shows yous ISP as being in Kansas.

Jim

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Posted : January 16, 2010 11:06 am
thwolf24
(@thwolf24)
Estimable Member

I downloaded hotspot shield and turned it on but am not able to play a netflix movie online. Is there a secret to making this work?

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Posted : January 16, 2010 12:36 pm
Jim Dandy
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Noble Member

Go to http://www.ip-adress.com/ after you have started the program you think changes your IP to a location in the US. If it doesn't have you being in one of the USA's fifty states then Netflix won't work and you need another program.

Jim

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Posted : January 16, 2010 12:45 pm
rks
 rks
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Well I am buffering a movie right now. So far so good.

1 the movie must be available for instant viewing,

2 you must download and install the player thingy called "streamlight"

3 you must wait a while for the movie to buffer adequately.

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Posted : January 16, 2010 12:45 pm
br1k
 br1k
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no program can "change your IP address" - your IP is what provider assigns and nothing else can work in your location. any program that claims to change it will actually do one of the following:

1) create a VPN network and tunnel your traffic through their servers elsewhere, whereby your connections will have their IP address to outside world. This is what the Hotspot software does (and they do it so they can look into your traffic, sell information about you and insert ads into web pages and such)

2) act as a proxy to your software, with the same effect. the difference being that not all your traffic but only the traffic from specific programs goes through them (for example I use web proxy to watch videos on abc.com, yes - that means "Lost" 🙂 )

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Posted : January 16, 2010 1:09 pm
chockman
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Island Expert

I am glad I brought this one up,lots of good info flying around on the subject. Well as far as mine is concerned it is back to the store today and another $170.00 for a Blue ray player that supports Netflix. The one I have does not,lucky me,we just bought this one a year ago. Well I guess those of you who go to bars will be able to watch Blue Rays at my joint,this one is going back in the box it came in.

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Posted : January 16, 2010 3:22 pm
rks
 rks
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Success on STX watching a movie from Netflix through Hotspot above. YAY! It had to cache a while both at the beginning and a couple of times in the middle. (ISP=broadband.vi/residential)

Good luck to all and thanks!

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Posted : January 16, 2010 4:19 pm
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