Cheapest solution (VPN?) to being able to watch Netflix in TW

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Cheapest solution (VPN?) to being able to watch Netflix in TW

Postby pengyou » 04 Mar 2012, 18:47

I have tried a number of websites like Hulu and Netflix but get the disappointing message "not available in your country". I have read many posts here from other people and survey says the answer is to get a vpn. Can you share with me the vpn's that you are using and that work reliably and are cheap? I had witipoia in China but I think that is overkill for what I need here...or isn't it?
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Re: Cheapest solution (VPN?) to being able to watch Netflix in TW

Postby ShaoLeFen » 04 Mar 2012, 19:17

I use overplay vpn. Works for BBC also, and on android.
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Re: Cheapest solution (VPN?) to being able to watch Netflix in TW

Postby trubadour » 11 Mar 2012, 14:50

are there any tw based, so that I can pay by bank transfer?
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Re: Cheapest solution (VPN?) to being able to watch Netflix in TW

Postby Indiana » 11 Mar 2012, 15:05

I have been using WiTopia for over four years now, they are fantastic. It costs about USD $69 a year.
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Re: Cheapest solution (VPN?) to being able to watch Netflix in TW

Postby jackalope » 11 Mar 2012, 16:26

I want to know the answer to this as well. I looked at the website for Overplay, it's $9.95 a month. A little bit pricy for me, though I'd pay that much if I had to.
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Re: Cheapest solution (VPN?) to being able to watch Netflix in TW

Postby Indiana » 11 Mar 2012, 16:58

jackalope wrote:I want to know the answer to this as well. I looked at the website for Overplay, it's $9.95 a month. A little bit pricy for me, though I'd pay that much if I had to.


Check out WiTopia:

https://www.witopia.net/

It was recommended to me by a number of friends here in the UAE; we all use it and have been thrilled with the service itself as well as the company's customer service.
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Re: Cheapest solution (VPN?) to being able to watch Netflix in TW

Postby mike029 » 11 Mar 2012, 19:33

Usenet + Couchpotato + Sickbeard (for TV shows). Around US$10 a month depending on your provider. Give $10 once to nzbmatrix or another nzb site once to get api access and you're good. Maxes out your connection and downloads extremely fast. I have 12mbps fiber here in Sanchong and I can download a full movie in about 10-15 minutes for standard def depending on size. Way more selection than Netflix.

I built an HTPC last year when I got my new apartment for around NT6k and it grabs all my stuff for me automatically, I got a remote for it, and just watch it on my TV.

Most NZB download software for win/mac allows 'preview' which is basically streaming because it downloads way faster than you can watch it. I use a program called Binreader for mac when I want to watch something on my computer.
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Re: Cheapest solution (VPN?) to being able to watch Netflix in TW

Postby Taiwan Luthiers » 12 Mar 2012, 14:45

You need a US based VPN to watch contents with IP restrictions in the US. Witopia is great because its fast, and you can get gateways to many countries like US, UK, Germany, Hong Kong, Australia, and many others if you use their open VPN (rather than the other one) service. It's not too expensive when you consider that you pay money for premium TV anyways.
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Re: Cheapest solution (VPN?) to being able to watch Netflix in TW

Postby A Gnome Pit » 12 Mar 2012, 22:59

LOL mike u might as well be talking Chinese to me

I had netflix for like 6 months before I left and I would really REALLY liek to get it here... tried that MOD?? what a bunch of ****!!
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Re: Cheapest solution (VPN?) to being able to watch Netflix in TW

Postby mike029 » 13 Mar 2012, 03:17

Gnomepit, PM me if you want me to hook you up with a box.
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