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Old 31-08-2015, 13:29   #1906
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I'm not that overwhelmed by that list, the one. I know that these were just a few of the shows, but I note that all of these shows are available in the UK.

I think that signing up for Amazon Prime and Now TV meets just about all my needs now. The only shows I cannot access now are 'Fear of the Walking Dead' and 'Rectify', which are both on BT'S new AMC channel, which you have kindly reassured us will be on Virgin Media soon!
Rectify is on netflix canada.
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Old 31-08-2015, 14:05   #1907
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I think that signing up for Amazon Prime and Now TV meets just about all my needs now. The only shows I cannot access now are 'Fear of the Walking Dead' and 'Rectify', which are both on BT'S new AMC channel, which you have kindly reassured us will be on Virgin Media soon!
Amazon have the UK rights to stream Fear the Walking Dead after the first run is complete, so probably early next year. I am prepared to wait as I have enough to watch at the moment. Amazon are building up quite an interesting collection of TV shows.
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Old 31-08-2015, 14:16   #1908
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Amazon have the UK rights to stream Fear the Walking Dead after the first run is complete, so probably early next year. I am prepared to wait as I have enough to watch at the moment. Amazon are building up quite an interesting collection of TV shows.
I agree. Having just looked at the mountain of recordings I have to get through, a 3 month wait is fine by me. I'm just starting to watch series that are over a year old now!
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Old 31-08-2015, 14:56   #1909
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I agree. Having just looked at the mountain of recordings I have to get through, a 3 month wait is fine by me. I'm just starting to watch series that are over a year old now!
I know that feeling lol i have a huge watchlist i need to get through.
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Old 31-08-2015, 15:01   #1910
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I'm not that overwhelmed by that list, the one. I know that these were just a few of the shows, but I note that all of these shows are available in the UK.

I think that signing up for Amazon Prime and Now TV
meets just about all my needs now. The only shows I cannot access now are 'Fear of the Walking Dead' and 'Rectify', which are both on BT'S new AMC channel, which you have kindly reassured us will be on Virgin Media soon!
I don't recall you saying that you would be using Amazon Prime and Now TV. Obviously, that changes the whole UK availability situation.

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both on BT'S new AMC channel, which you have kindly reassured us will be on Virgin Media soon!
It wasn't me that assured you; I don't have a clue if it will arrive or not.
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I don't recall you saying that you would be using Amazon Prime and Now TV. Obviously, that changes the whole UK availability situation.

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It wasn't me that assured you; I don't have a clue if it will arrive or not.
Sorry, my post may have been misleading in that I quoted your post but was directing my comments to theone.

On your first comment, of course I understand that not all TV and streaming services are available throughout the UK. I was really pointing out that the vpn alternative was not as appealing as I once thought it would be. The lack of good broadband speeds will clearly affect vpn wannabes as well, and most people in the UK are able to get either satellite or cable services, so I'm not quite sure what point you were making here.
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Old 31-08-2015, 17:05   #1912
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Sorry, my post may have been misleading in that I quoted your post but was directing my comments to theone.

On your first comment, of course I understand that not all TV and streaming services are available throughout the UK. I was really pointing out that the vpn alternative was not as appealing as I once thought it would be. The lack of good broadband speeds will clearly affect vpn wannabes as well, and most people in the UK are able to get either satellite or cable services, so I'm not quite sure what point you were making here.
My vpn hits 35.4mbs everytime and never drops speed which is good as my speed is only 37.9mbs anyway, the free ones are the ones to avoid as they rarely hit 7mbs but most paid ones handle high demand without issue or speed drops. Streaming is now starting to overtake cable in the US and although quite a way to go here before the whole uk has high speed broadband streaming is taking off very well here too.
Regarding AMC my source is adamant vm are getting it by end of 2015 but MBs sources say otherwise so it is anyones guess at moment i am trying to find out more info though.
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Sorry, my post may have been misleading in that I quoted your post but was directing my comments to theone.

On your first comment, of course I understand that not all TV and streaming services are available throughout the UK. I was really pointing out that the vpn alternative was not as appealing as I once thought it would be. The lack of good broadband speeds will clearly affect vpn wannabes as well, and most people in the UK are able to get either satellite or cable services, so I'm not quite sure what point you were making here.
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Although having looked at the '20 most popular box sets' on the US version of Netfix, we do appear to have access to them all.

I think I must commence a detailed comparison of these US sites with what we have on offer over here so I can work out whether there are any advantages to looking at the vpn solution.

As soon as I have a spare half day...!
you were clearly comparing UK Netflix to US Netflix, with no mention of Amazon Prime or Now TV. You suggested, based on, the '20 most popular box sets' that there was no advantage to having US Netflix, based on the 'Top 20'.

I was pointing out, of the top of my head, that several notable shows are on other Netflix regions but not on UK.

Now, you bring in another goal post change of including Prime and Now TV.
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you were clearly comparing UK Netflix to US Netflix, with no mention of Amazon Prime or Now TV. You suggested, based on, the '20 most popular box sets' that there was no advantage to having US Netflix, based on the 'Top 20'.

I was pointing out, of the top of my head, that several notable shows are on other Netflix regions but not on UK.

Now, you bring in another goal post change of including Prime and Now TV.
That is very pedantic of you, I think, PB! I clearly said 'we appear to have access to them all'. I didn't say, nor did I mean 'on Netflix'.

I was comparing what you could get via a vpn with what we have access to in the UK. That is all.

My conclusion is that I will not be going down the 'unblockus' route, as I had been considering before.
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Old 31-08-2015, 18:18   #1915
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That is very pedantic of you, I think, PB! I .

Not really. in your original post you were clearly comparing content on Netflix regions. And I replied to your post based on that.

I was well aware that many of the titles I posted were available on Amazon Prime, but there was no indication in your post of Prime being relevant or that you subscribe to Amazon Prime.
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Not really. in your original post you were clearly comparing content on Netflix regions. And I replied to your post based on that.

I was well aware that many of the titles I posted were available on Amazon Prime, but there was no indication in your post of Prime being relevant or that you subscribe to Amazon Prime.
Yes, really, PB. I was comparing available US Netflix programmes with what we have access to here.

It was your assumption, and not my intention, that I was comparing US Netflix with UK Netflix.

For my part, I apologise for not making myself clearer, although I have to say that when posting on here, it appears that you should cover all bases, as if you were writing a legal document! I completely accept that you thought I was comparing with UK Netflix, but if you re-read my post, I did not actually say that. I know what I meant!
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Yes, really, PB. I was comparing available US Netflix programmes with what we have access to here.

It was your assumption, and not my intention, that I was comparing US Netflix with UK Netflix.

For my part, I apologise for not making myself clearer, although I have to say that when posting on here, it appears that you should cover all bases, as if you were writing a legal document! I completely accept that you thought I was comparing with UK Netflix, but if you re-read my post, I did not actually say that. I know what I meant!

Do you subscribe to Amazon Prime and Now TV, OB?
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Thousands of movies to be removed from Netflix by the end of September.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34110968
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Apple is reportedly planning to make its own movies and TV shows
http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/31/92...ming-streaming
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Well they certainly have the finances that's for sure.
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