From October we won't have Rogers Cable TV.... I already bought Terk Antenna and able to see about 8 HD channels... Also I was thinking to subscribe to Netflix. It's just $8/months... I'm wandering if anyone using Netflix and likes/dislikes it? Do they have good quality HD movies/shows?
I've heard that using Netflix Canada login, it's possible to watch Netflix US (who has much much more choice). wandering if anybody tried it and if it's not illegal?
We have Netflix and like it. The quality varies depending on your bandwidth, but it's usually quite good. The selection is not that great but we are always able to find something to watch.
Regarding Netflix US, I don't think it's possible.
Yes, it is possible. You need a proxy in the US. Free proxies are very slow (not fast enough to stream). You would need to pay for a faster service.
Originally Posted by Spudd
Is it illegal? I don't know, in my opinion, it is merely bending the rules.
that what I think ... some kind of "grey area"
Originally Posted by Guigz
There are a lot of links telling how you can watch US Netflix... just was wondering if somebody did it.
Still , not clear, if there are HD movies?
I have been using Netflix as long as it has been in Canada. There are HD movies. Great value - there is more on there than I could ever watch.
Guigz, thanks! We just got a VPN the other day, and it totally works. I hadn't thought to try it until now.
Its another 5 a month for unblock-us.com and you get us netflix. Otherwise Don't bother, there is about a months worth of content on netflix canada.
I've used a few proxies with decent results. One was slow, the other was fast enough that I didn't notice any lag while watching. I did a little searching around the net and from what I can gather using a proxy is perfectly legal. It's just illegal to use it for illegal purposes, which is obvious. I don't think using it so a website thinks your location is different is illegal. You go to the same website address... the website just thinks your location is in the USA instead. I wouldn't do it if I was under the impression it is illegal.
I saw a news story recently that reported Netflix was complaining to the CRTC and/or whatever Canadian agencies that would listen about the high rates people in Canada are charged for internet usage. They said it was causing some customers to cancel Netflix citing high over-use charges caused by watching too many movies in a given month. Netflix cited Canada as the only country this is happening in.
We subscribe to Netflix in Canada. Yes, content for movies is mostly old stuff, no new releases, but my biggest complaint is picture quality. It is not HD and is limited by bandwidth. If watching on our 55 inch Sony I find it barely watchable. Compared to a BlueRay or even DVD it's bad.
On the other hand if you aren't sensative to picture quality (my wife thinks its fine) then not a worry. And if you watch it on small screen such as computer or laptop the quality it's watchable. My son watches on his laptop all the time and so do I.
I like the content of full series of TV shows including some I never had access to before with my cable or sattelite packages.
Overall I think it's worth 8 bucks a month.