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infamouskid

join:2007-01-24
North York, ON
reply to SpongeGuard

Re: Anyone using Unblock-us?

i use »tunlr.net/

FREE.
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mlerner
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join:2000-11-25
Nepean, ON
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said by infamouskid:

i use »tunlr.net/

FREE.

But keep this in mind in using it:

"Where’s the catch?

So you’ve read all the fantastic stuff about Tunlr being free, allowing you to stream in the best quality available, easy to setup blah blah blah. This simply sounds too good to be true. Where’s the catch?
We’re not aiming to provide a professional 24/7 service. Tunlr is up when it’s up, and is down when it’s down. We only have limited support for non-PC players. Support is limited to the on-site forum where your questions may or may not get answered."

»tunlr.net/faq/


Mike2009

join:2009-01-13
Ottawa, ON
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It works well for me on my PS3 and Wii. So what if it's not guaranteed. I don't consider the inability to get US Netflix or Hulu an emergency. So far it always works for me.



mlerner
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join:2000-11-25
Nepean, ON
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To each their own but if I'm paying for a service (Netflix etc) to use it 24/7 and relying on a tunnel to do so, I'd want to be sure at least it was at least reliably available most of the time with exception for unexpected outages or maintenance windows.

The problem I see is that unless they keep adding more bandwidth it may become unreliable because they need the capacity and servers at their end to transmit the stream to you, it's not simply DNS lookups alone that is provided to you.



Mike2009

join:2009-01-13
Ottawa, ON
kudos:3

At some point it will likely become a paid service with more expectation of reliability.



El Quintron
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reply to mlerner

said by mlerner:

To each their own but if I'm paying for a service (Netflix etc) to use it 24/7 and relying on a tunnel to do so, I'd want to be sure at least it was at least reliably available most of the time with exception for unexpected outages or maintenance windows.

True, but even paid services are going to have some "flakiness" to them. I use Overplay still to this day, and it does crap out, for a couple of hours once every couple of weeks.
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mlerner
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Nepean, ON
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said by El Quintron:

said by mlerner:

To each their own but if I'm paying for a service (Netflix etc) to use it 24/7 and relying on a tunnel to do so, I'd want to be sure at least it was at least reliably available most of the time with exception for unexpected outages or maintenance windows.

True, but even paid services are going to have some "flakiness" to them. I use Overplay still to this day, and it does crap out, for a couple of hours once every couple of weeks.

Unblock US has been flawless for me for 6 months.


El Quintron
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said by mlerner:

Unblock US has been flawless for me for 6 months.

Good to know, in my case the issue seems to be intermittent with my Boxee Box+Overplay, should cross check with my PC and PS3 to confirm where the issue really is.
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