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Old 06-25-2017, 10:15 AM
 
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Oh
Bummer
I could have been watching then
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Old 06-25-2017, 10:21 AM
 
Location: NYC
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i am sure BBC will be going that way soon regarding asking for your license number but right now i'm not having issues with ITV asking for license info, just post code, which is easy enough to get around.
Same here, the contract info details would be a major pita to those of us wanting to view BBC out of country, I suspect that the reason they are so slow to stream out of country is their status as a tax supported state entity & they need to figure out how to get non citizens into the equation.

As to using a VPN with a computer to stream programs I am very disappointed that my dedicated Mac Mini (2011) when streaming video "stutters" & drops frames, I suffer through it, made all adjustments I could figure, found others with same issue. I would consider getting another computer (used) that streams better if I could ascertain that for sure. Netflix & Popcorn stream fine but the international broadcasters & TCM video stutters. I haven't the inclination to figure this out since my Roku usually suffices... but the roku apps that had BBC stopped last month

I discovered last week perusing further into the streaming site of Channel 4 (UK) that they offer much of "Walter Presents" for streaming free, I watched one Czech drama... it was just ok. Netflix seems to have the cream right now anyway for intn'l series in hd.
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Old 06-25-2017, 11:04 AM
 
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Same here, the contract info details would be a major pita to those of us wanting to view BBC out of country, I suspect that the reason they are so slow to stream out of country is their status as a tax supported state entity & they need to figure out how to get non citizens into the equation.

As to using a VPN with a computer to stream programs I am very disappointed that my dedicated Mac Mini (2011) when streaming video "stutters" & drops frames, I suffer through it, made all adjustments I could figure, found others with same issue. I would consider getting another computer (used) that streams better if I could ascertain that for sure. Netflix & Popcorn stream fine but the international broadcasters & TCM video stutters. I haven't the inclination to figure this out since my Roku usually suffices... but the roku apps that had BBC stopped last month

I discovered last week perusing further into the streaming site of Channel 4 (UK) that they offer much of "Walter Presents" for streaming free, I watched one Czech drama... it was just ok. Netflix seems to have the cream right now anyway for intn'l series in hd.
once in awhile i'll have buffering issues with BBC but it seems to be my VPN that has the issue and not my computer. sometimes if i change servers it will resolve but not always. i also have the problem with british eurosport from time to time. but your problem with TCM would not fit that scenario.
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:35 AM
 
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[quote=nightbird47;46943953]I bought a blue ray player wired to also recieve streaming services.


I would buy it as well!
Which one would you recommend?
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Old 06-26-2017, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Does anyone know of a central place where the shows available on each of the streaming channels are listed? It all seems very disjointed to me. Do you just have to try each service to see what is available?

I have cable and like the online guide because I can easily see what is on at any time. But there are fewer and fewer shows that appeal to me.
Our new Comcast box with new voice activated remote allows one to search many platforms for movie titles or movie actors.

However I admit, we have a hard time finding things that we can agree on.
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Old 06-26-2017, 04:56 PM
 
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:31 AM
 
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Default Rocu vs. Amazon Fire

So what is better, actually: Rocu, or Amazon Fire?
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Old 06-27-2017, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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So what is better, actually: Rocu, or Amazon Fire?
Roku connects to your TV so the screen size would be much larger than a Fire tablet. Personally I find the small screen on my Fire tablet annoying.
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Old 06-28-2017, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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So what is better, actually: Rocu, or Amazon Fire?
Roku is better in most ways, and has been around longer. It just depends on what you want to do. If you simply want to watch things, that's the way to go.

Contrary to the posted above, there IS a Fire Tv device that is NOT a tablet, and that also hooks to your tv set just like the Roku, and works almost the same. I just feel that the Roku has more going for it, and is easier to use.
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Old 06-28-2017, 03:58 PM
 
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Agree Roku--more options and better performance
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