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PostSubject: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:38 pm

Anyone actually still watch cable?

they are passing a new requirement here with the cable stations that you can now pick and choose which stations you want - instead of having to pay 20 bucks for a big package just to get the one channel you actually wanted.

now I can pick AMC, and A&E separately.  will be good!!


What are people binging on these days?

I am immersed in the Greys Anatomy.... ohhh so good
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:16 pm

yes.... no netflicks for me ....yet

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:20 pm

I am watching the Swedish detective show Wallander
I have 5 episodes to watch and another to record on Sunday night

I have to watch them when my wife is not home because she dosent like sub-titles

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:38 pm

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Anyone actually still watch cable?

they are passing a new requirement here with the cable stations that you can now pick and choose which stations you want - instead of having to pay 20 bucks for a big package just to get the one channel you actually wanted.

now I can pick AMC, and A&E separately.  will be good!!


What are people binging on these days?

I am immersed in the Greys Anatomy.... ohhh so good
I told everyone here at least a year ago that this is where cable TV is headed, mark my words, they will be offering more and more of this and you will be able to pick only the channels you really want to watch and leave off the other 248 channels that you don't want to watch. It will mean that some channels will cease to exist and there will be even more specialized channels popping up. It's probably the only way that cable companies will be able to compete with streaming services, even morso than they do already.


Cable will be alacarte completely within 5-10 years, you heard it here first. You will still get all the local channels but other than the major local channels you will be able to pick and choose which channels you want and which you don't .


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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:41 pm

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I am watching the Swedish detective show Wallander
I have 5 episodes to watch and another to record on Sunday night

I have to watch them when my wife is not home because she dosent like sub-titles
I watch alot of shows when my wife isn't home, she doesn't like all the violence and gore on the shows I like. also isn't a huge sci fi fan so anything like Expanse, and the magicians, both on syfy I watch when she ain't home


expanse is pretty good, and the magicians i have to catch up on but I liked the pilot, looked like it had some potential.
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:41 pm

and it wont be cheaper than what cable companies charge now


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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:42 pm

ever watch Kiljoys? that looks interesting

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:43 pm

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and it wont be cheaper than what cable companies charge now

nope, in fact depending on what you get for channels, i see it being more expensive as right now there are channels that are grouped together because they are owned by the same corporations or networks and if you order 1 but not the other you will be paying as much or more for cable.

But it will be what cable TV becomes in the not too distant future in a galaxy right near you
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:44 pm

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ever watch Kiljoys? that looks interesting
nope, what's it about?/
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:46 pm

not sure but its scifi

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:48 pm

Killjoys follows a trio of hard-living bounty hunters – Dutch, John, and D'avin– taking on interplanetary missions, chasing and capturing deadly criminals throughout a distant system named the Quad. They have sworn amongst themselves to remain neutral during a bloody, multi-planetary class war that threatens to destroy the Quad. However, their own pasts and the events around them begin to draw them in deeper to this dangerous vortex of war.

its Canadian so thats why you havent heard of it

its on SPACE channel here

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:48 pm

isnt WIKI great

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:59 pm

alacart - yes that is the path they are taking.

actually Bell - has a "Netflix channel" so ppl just have to go to channel whatever and there is Netflix. brilliant!! now you don't have to buy a device to play it on

Rogers has Shomi... its lame attempt at Netflix.
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:28 pm

Bell has CraveTV too

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:31 pm

Due to watching Xfiles I have been watching more cable, only to be led to disappointment of course... There is a new show that comes on after Xfiles called Lucifer, I've really gotten into that one. I also started to watch the new show Angel from Hell... which was so funny, but of course got cancelled after 5 episodes... I was so mad at myself for even watching it lol

One good thing tho.. XFILES IS BACK!!!!!! There is going to be another season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:34 pm

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alacart - yes that is the path they are taking.

actually Bell - has a "Netflix channel" so ppl just have to go to channel whatever and there is Netflix. brilliant!! now you don't have to buy a device to play it on

Rogers has Shomi... its lame attempt at Netflix.



Shomi is not a lame attempt at Netflix, its the Canadian version of hulu, so there is a shit ton of shows on Shomi that you can't get on Netflix Canada. I got 2 free years of Shomi with my new phone and have been watching that a lot

I was using the app on my computer to get American Netflix but it was causing a lot of issues and I didn't want to pay for the upgraded version, so when I got Shomi I checked it and it had a lot of the American Netflix stuff as well as a lot of the stuff you find on Hulu

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:35 pm

I have Netflix, cable, and Amazon prime, im an addict

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:58 pm

lol its all good Easy hair


Des - you can change the DNS settings to get the American/ Canadian/ European netflixeses.....

I don't like Shomi.  I have it free too but I find their selection sucks.  and when they advertise a series its not from the beginning ... but like last season's...
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:02 pm

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lol its all good Easy hair


Des - you can change the DNS settings to get the American/ Canadian/ European netflixeses.....

I don't like Shomi.  I have it free too but I find their selection sucks.  and when they advertise a series its not from the beginning ... but like last season's...



Really?? I know when I first started using it took me a bit to figure out how to navigate it, but I haven't run into any issues that the shows don't start from the first season. I watched the first 4 seasons of 2 Broke girls and the first season of Empire, which is such an awesome show!!

There is no way I am changing my DNS or IP address, Erika and Jamie did that all the time and they got a warning from both Microsoft and their ISP, they are really cracking down on that stuff. Plus changing your DNS and IP address makes your computer very vulnerable.

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:03 pm

What shows didn't start from the first season?? I want to look at mine and see cause that makes no sense, its the whole point of having an on demand service

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:06 pm

i'll have to check -but there were times I tried and didn't succeed in finding shows starting from the beginning. maybe they've added more - I dunno.

how does changing DNS settings affect anything? never mind I wont understand it anyway lol
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:30 pm

it depends on the DNS you connect to, people change the DNS number now because it not as easy to detect as changing your IP address, but from want I always understood is that if you change your DNS it will automatically change your IP to the same region as the DNS number, once your ISP flags you for having an IP address out of your region they will cut you off.

The issue with changing your DNS number is that if someone hacks into that DNS they can access you computer and all you information.

Do you just change your DNS number when you want to watch something or do you keep it changed all the time??

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:31 pm

I know lots of people will change their DNS to speed up there internet, but it causes serious problems for ISPs

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:35 pm

If you change your DNS number only when you watch Netflix you don't really have to worry, but if you keep it changed all the time, just be very careful when you are browsing or inputting personal info, a different DNS number leaves your IP address vulnerable and there's a good chance that you go to a website like google.com and it looks like its google but its not and everything you are inputting is going to which ever hacker is on that DNS

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:48 pm

Using a Smart DNS proxy service, is not a bad idea. The only problem is that you do NOT know what traffic is being re-routed, so you do have to trust the Smart DNS proxy service. If you randomly find DNS codes online, and then apply those codes to unblock Netflix and the likes you risk the hazards below.

  1. Your privacy is exposed, do you even know what information is gathered about you, how long it is kept, and for what purposes ?
  2. Performance issues. If you are using an online random code, chances might be it is overloaded, and DNS queries are slow, which in turn slows down all of your Internet.
  3. Your personal information is at risk ! Given that you do not know who operates and owns that DNS code. You are at risk of your personal information such as Facebook information, Bank accounts, email accounts, being re-routed and stolen.
  4. Stability at loss.  How much fun is it, if you have to keep running around fetching DNS codes, and your Internet being down on and off all the time.
  5. No support ! If you have issues with the service, who do you turn to ?
  6. Free ? Why ? So there is a DNS proxy code online, which is free to use ? Why ? I mean what is in it for the DNS  code owner ? Under which jurisdiction is he acting ? And again under what privacy rules ?

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:42 pm

I have Netflix, Amazon prime and I'll probably sign up for Hulu.  They have the Stephen King 11.22.63 that I'm dying to see and I've heard good things about their original shows in general.  I have cable but only order the premium channels when they're 1/2 price.  Verizon just gave me HBO free until May 31 for being a loyal customer.  I didn't even know it.

Amazon prime is great because the next episode just starts automatically and I don't have to get up to hit play.
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:31 pm

Is there a big selection with Amazon ??

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:16 am

I'm betting that Gin didn't understand a word of desi's gobbly gook, based of course on the fact that I don't understand a word of desi's gobbly gook. tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:48 am

@blondie wrote:
I have Netflix, Amazon prime and I'll probably sign up for Hulu.  They have the Stephen King 11.22.63 that I'm dying to see and I've heard good things about their original shows in general.  I have cable but only order the premium channels when they're 1/2 price.  Verizon just gave me HBO free until May 31 for being a loyal customer.  I didn't even know it.

Amazon prime is great because the next episode just starts automatically  and I don't have to get up to hit play.
wait... is that out now?????
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:50 am

lol no I kinda sorta understood it..... but not really :p

basically, we use Netflix on the Wii or Xbox.
in the console settings, we go to the DNS screen thingy... then type in whatever # is currently being used (we have to google the proper American DNS #) and enter.

for the record - the boy does this. I just tell him to fix it Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:20 am

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lol no I kinda sorta understood it..... but not really :p

basically, we use Netflix on the Wii or Xbox.
in the console settings, we go to the DNS screen thingy... then type in whatever # is currently being used (we have to google the proper American DNS #) and enter.

for the record - the boy does this. I just tell him to fix it Cool
flag on the play, Illegal use of a teenager in technology
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:51 am

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Is there a big selection with Amazon ??


I don't think it's as big as Netflix but they do have a lot of stuff and some different stuff. I wanted to watch Bosch (based on a book series I love). I got it on sale for $66 for the year (opposed to $99 regularly).

A couple of weeks ago they updated the software for the auto play which is the best. I use a HDMI coverter with my old phone and stream through my tv so I would have to get up ( :O) after every episode to select the next show and now I don't have to. If you have a lap cat you know how valuable that is tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:53 am

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@blondie wrote:
I have Netflix, Amazon prime and I'll probably sign up for Hulu.  They have the Stephen King 11.22.63 that I'm dying to see and I've heard good things about their original shows in general.  I have cable but only order the premium channels when they're 1/2 price.  Verizon just gave me HBO free until May 31 for being a loyal customer.  I didn't even know it.

Amazon prime is great because the next episode just starts automatically  and I don't have to get up to hit play.
wait... is that out now?????


yes! it started last Monday but I think they only release 1 epi a week so I'm waiting for all to air so I can use my free trial to binge them and check out what else they have. It's only $7.99/month so its not a big deal but I already have the other 2 so I don't know if I really need another service.
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:54 am

@iwantmycrayons wrote:
@gin wrote:
lol no I kinda sorta understood it..... but not really :p

basically, we use Netflix on the Wii or Xbox.
in the console settings, we go to the DNS screen thingy... then type in whatever # is currently being used (we have to google the proper American DNS #) and enter.

for the record - the boy does this. I just tell him to fix it Cool
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lol she probably won't get that - it's sports talk!
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:01 am

@blondie wrote:
@iwantmycrayons wrote:
@gin wrote:
lol no I kinda sorta understood it..... but not really :p

basically, we use Netflix on the Wii or Xbox.
in the console settings, we go to the DNS screen thingy... then type in whatever # is currently being used (we have to google the proper American DNS #) and enter.

for the record - the boy does this. I just tell him to fix it Cool
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lol   she probably won't get that - it's sports talk!
I was thinking that after I typed it, maybe if she asks her teenager he'll explain that to her too tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:09 am

@blondie wrote:
@desi wrote:
Is there a big selection with Amazon ??


I don't think it's as big as Netflix but they do have a lot of stuff and some different stuff.  I wanted to watch Bosch (based on a book series I love).  I got it on sale for $66 for the year (opposed to $99 regularly).

A couple of weeks ago they updated the software for the auto play which is the best.  I use a HDMI coverter with my old phone and stream through my tv so I would have to get up ( :O) after every episode to select the next show and now I don't have to.   If you have a lap cat you know how valuable that is tongue

I kove Harry Bosch, i thought it was cool the man in black played him

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:37 am

Season 2 starts soon. do you read Michael Connelly? :O He's one of my favorites.

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:49 am

@gin wrote:
lol no I kinda sorta understood it..... but not really :p

basically, we use Netflix on the Wii or Xbox.
in the console settings, we go to the DNS screen thingy... then type in whatever # is currently being used (we have to google the proper American DNS #) and enter.

for the record - the boy does this. I just tell him to fix it Cool

Oh you do it from a console, you're fine then

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:51 am

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@desi wrote:
Is there a big selection with Amazon ??


I don't think it's as big as Netflix but they do have a lot of stuff and some different stuff.  I wanted to watch Bosch (based on a book series I love).  I got it on sale for $66 for the year (opposed to $99 regularly).

A couple of weeks ago they updated the software for the auto play which is the best.  I use a HDMI coverter with my old phone and stream through my tv so I would have to get up ( :O) after every episode to select the next show and now I don't have to.   If you have a lap cat you know how valuable that is tongue

I kove Harry Bosch,  i thought it was cool the man in black played him

So if you have an Amazon prime account you can access their streaming service?

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:57 am

@desi wrote:
@Ez wrote:
@blondie wrote:
@desi wrote:
Is there a big selection with Amazon ??


I don't think it's as big as Netflix but they do have a lot of stuff and some different stuff.  I wanted to watch Bosch (based on a book series I love).  I got it on sale for $66 for the year (opposed to $99 regularly).

A couple of weeks ago they updated the software for the auto play which is the best.  I use a HDMI coverter with my old phone and stream through my tv so I would have to get up ( :O) after every episode to select the next show and now I don't have to.   If you have a lap cat you know how valuable that is tongue

I kove Harry Bosch,  i thought it was cool the man in black played him

So if you have an Amazon prime account you can access their streaming service?

yes. and get free shipping on most things.

I also get emails for a free new release ebook book monthly - at least I think Prime is the reason why
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:58 am

another thing about Amazon is that you can download and watch later without an internet connection

I haven't tried that yet but that would be good for vacation if it doesn't take too long to DL
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:08 am

ahh I'll have to check it out, I shop on Amazon a lot so I do have a prime account, I didn't realize that meant I had access to the streaming service

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:51 am

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ahh I'll have to check it out, I shop on Amazon a lot so I do have a prime account, I didn't realize that meant I had access to the streaming service


there's a separate app - Amazon Video I think its called
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:30 pm

11.22.63 was a fabulous book I hope they did it justice

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:50 pm

so do I - that may be my favorite of his

Stephen King's adaptations aren't usually that good but I'm still always compelled to check them out anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:00 pm

@blondie wrote:
Season 2 starts soon.  do you read Michael Connelly? :O   He's one of my favorites.



Yea, He's awesome

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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:56 pm

David baldacci is another good one for similar types of stories.
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:51 pm

@blondie wrote:
@gin wrote:
@blondie wrote:
I have Netflix, Amazon prime and I'll probably sign up for Hulu.  They have the Stephen King 11.22.63 that I'm dying to see and I've heard good things about their original shows in general.  I have cable but only order the premium channels when they're 1/2 price.  Verizon just gave me HBO free until May 31 for being a loyal customer.  I didn't even know it.

Amazon prime is great because the next episode just starts automatically  and I don't have to get up to hit play.
wait... is that out now?????


yes!  it started last Monday but I think they only release 1 epi a week so I'm waiting for all to air so I can use my free trial to binge them and check out what else they have.  It's only $7.99/month so its not a big deal but I already have the other 2 so I don't know if I really need another service.

this is exciting - I'm going to look it up when I get a chance ... have you seen it since we last talked?

Del yes I agree - was an awesome book!
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:52 pm

@iwantmycrayons wrote:
@blondie wrote:
@iwantmycrayons wrote:
@gin wrote:
lol no I kinda sorta understood it..... but not really :p

basically, we use Netflix on the Wii or Xbox.
in the console settings, we go to the DNS screen thingy... then type in whatever # is currently being used (we have to google the proper American DNS #) and enter.

for the record - the boy does this. I just tell him to fix it Cool
flag on the play, Illegal use of a teenager in technology


lol   she probably won't get that - it's sports talk!
I was thinking that after I typed it, maybe if she asks her teenager he'll explain that to her too tongue


lol nope I def did not get it. my eyes glazed over it even as I read it.
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PostSubject: Re: Netflixing   Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:16 pm

@gin wrote:
@blondie wrote:
@gin wrote:
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I have Netflix, Amazon prime and I'll probably sign up for Hulu.  They have the Stephen King 11.22.63 that I'm dying to see and I've heard good things about their original shows in general.  I have cable but only order the premium channels when they're 1/2 price.  Verizon just gave me HBO free until May 31 for being a loyal customer.  I didn't even know it.

Amazon prime is great because the next episode just starts automatically  and I don't have to get up to hit play.
wait... is that out now?????


yes!  it started last Monday but I think they only release 1 epi a week so I'm waiting for all to air so I can use my free trial to binge them and check out what else they have.  It's only $7.99/month so its not a big deal but I already have the other 2 so I don't know if I really need another service.

this is exciting - I'm going to look it up when I get a chance ... have you seen it since we last talked?

Del yes I agree - was an awesome book!

no, I'm waiting for them all to air then binge with my free 1 week trial. I'll decide then if I want to keep it.
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