: Netflix Recommendations


chrisburke
Jan 21st, 2012, 10:41 AM
If a mod wants to remove this thread that's fine with me

Crap.. I did a search before I made this to see if there was a thread, nothing showed up.. Then I tried a second time and it did... I apologize!!!!!

Sometimes I feel like I'm the only Canadian with Netflix, as so many people think it sucks.. While it is quite limited compared to the US, there are still quite a few good movies. I spent 3 months in bed after a surgery on my back, and feel like if I didn't have Netflix, I would have gone mad!!!

So what are come of your Netflix recommendations?

I'm a documentary lover myself.. Though I do love a good comedy or action flick... Here are some of my favs on Netflix Canada:

- The Union - Business Behind Getting High (actually a Canadian film)
- Exit through the Gift Shop
- Modify
- Generation Rx

I really could go on as I feel like in the 3 months I was in bed that I watched nearly every movie in the Netflix library, but I'll stop and let others add.

By the way, did you know Canadians can access the whole USA Netflix library, and it's super easy!! I wrote about it at the following link: http://chrisburke.ca/2011/08/14/canadians-can-access-netflix-usa/



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Bjornbro
Jan 21st, 2012, 11:16 AM
"River Monsters" (and just released, Season 3)... not your average fishing show. ;)

SINC
Jan 21st, 2012, 02:24 PM
For the record, I've tried Hotspot Shield many times (including again this morning) and it does NOT allow access to Netflix.com for U.S. content.

chrisburke
Jan 21st, 2012, 02:26 PM
I use it every day.. It works just fine for me..

SINC
Jan 21st, 2012, 03:02 PM
I use it every day.. It works just fine for me..

This is what I get:

chrisburke
Jan 21st, 2012, 03:31 PM
I sign in to Netflix.ca, close the browser, connect to hss go to Netflix.ca and it gives me the US movies because hss tells it I'm in USA.. Works every time


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fjnmusic
Jan 21st, 2012, 05:44 PM
Some great TV series I've found on Netflix:

Rescue Me
Dexter
Dead Like Me
Jekyll
Arrested Development
The Larry Sanders Show
The United States of Tara
The Kids in the Hall

...for starters

johnp
Jan 21st, 2012, 05:52 PM
... burp ...

SINC
Jan 21st, 2012, 05:58 PM
I sign in to Netflix.ca, close the browser, connect to hss go to Netflix.ca and it gives me the US movies because hss tells it I'm in USA.. Works every time


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Have now tried with both my MBP and Mac Mini.

Tried that too, doesn't work every time and now I get this:

chrisburke
Jan 21st, 2012, 06:11 PM
Just an observation -- you (OP) posted to this recent thread, and then started a new thread of your own -- unsure why a new thread was necessary? Just wondering (not complaining, eh!!).
https://www.ehmac.ca/everything-else-eh/92732-netflix-canada-thread-post-reviews-movies-youve-seen.html

I actually posted this thread, then found the other one and posted it there, and asked if a mod would just delete this one...

Did you read my thread.. The top part of my thread...The part where I apologize... Where I said "I did a search and nothing appeared, so I created the thread, then did another search and it did appear.... Thanks for taking 2 seconds to actually read it before posting though..


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chrisburke
Jan 21st, 2012, 06:13 PM
Have now tired with both my MBP and Mac Mini.

Tried that too, doesn't work every time and now I get this:

I don't know what to tell you sinc... As I said, I do it almost daily.. I've used my MacBook, my iPhone and my iPad, and my wife's iPhone, they all work.. And I know of lots of others who it's worked for too. If you check the link I posted, you will see many others stating that it worked for them too


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SINC
Jan 21st, 2012, 06:15 PM
I don't know what to tell you sinc... As I said, I do it almost daily.. I've used my MacBook, my iPhone and my iPad, and my wife's iPhone, they all work.. And I know of lots of others who it's worked for too. If you check the link I posted, you will see many others stating that it worked for them too


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I realize that Chris, that's why I keep trying, but my iPad is a no go too, just tried it. iPhone is next.

Could it be the ISP? I use Telus, what do you use?

chrisburke
Jan 21st, 2012, 06:18 PM
I realize that Chris, that's why I keep trying, but my iPad is a no go to.

Could it be the ISP? I use Telus, What do you use?

I suppose it could be.. I've been able to do it at my office where we have Bell, at home where I have teksavvy, and over 3G with my phone which is Rogers.

I really don't know the tech behind it, so I can't really tell you if it's your ISP, it was literally something I stumbled on one day when hotspot shield happened to be on.. Then I posted about it on twitter and a bunch of sites grabbed the post.. It seems no one noticed it before I posted about it... And actually to this day, it's still the main post that drives traffic to my blog.. That and pandora in Canada

Netflix actually didn't even know about it.. They do now, because just recently I got a message when I logged on (using hss) saying "we notice you are in USA, you must be traveling. You will notice some different titles on Netflix when browsing from abroad

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chrisburke
Jan 21st, 2012, 11:51 PM
Just ran another check.. Workin fine.. Here's a picture.. Watching "Ron White: You Can't Fix Stupid" on my iPhone (plugged into the TV)
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SINC
Jan 22nd, 2012, 08:12 AM
I tried serval combinations and two different methods of internet access, (one DSL, one G4) but still the same result on the MBP, Mini, iPad and iPhone. It must be something my ISP recognizes as invalid. Dang nab it anyway, I would love to have that expanded choice.

chrisburke
Jan 22nd, 2012, 08:31 AM
That sucks man.. It is quite nice having the extra movies.. Netflix USA is actually decent.. Being able to access both for the price of 1 makes it work it for Canadians


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jlcinc
Jan 31st, 2012, 10:25 AM
I just tried the free version to see if I could get NBC to watch the SuperBowl. I could not get Safari to load but I read some comments telling me to use Chrome and clear the cache. It worked so SINC try Chrome and see if that helps.

John

SINC
Jan 31st, 2012, 10:49 AM
I just tried the free version to see if I could get NBC to watch the SuperBowl. I could not get Safari to load but I read some comments telling me to use Chrome and clear the cache. It worked so SINC try Chrome and see if that helps.

John

Alas, Chrome makes no difference. It defaults to ca.movies, but thanks for the suggestion.

Max
Jan 31st, 2012, 11:09 AM
We've had Netflix for several months. For the first four months service ranged from spotty to horrid - we only kept it because it was so inexpensive. Around Christmas time I was convinced that it was a service worth rejecting - either that or we were going to look into replacing our router, maybe get a better modem, or try one of those Powerline adapter solutions, etc. All of it costing extra dough. I was sick of all my wife's calls to Netflix and their replies that something had to be wrong with our network, assigning no blame to their end.

Then, upon our return from our annual trip to see family, we were astonished to find that the service was rock-solid... and has largely stayed that way. Occasionally there are some stuttering hiccups, sure. But we've watched countless hours of great programming with nary a glitch. The difference is huge.

Shows we've watched include Dexter, Bones, Rescue Me, Luther.... movies I've watched recently include Jarhead and Blackhawk Down. All in all, now that the service has inexplicably settled in, we're very happy with the available quality and variety. Makes going back to regular, commercial-laden TV an obnoxious prospect.

egremont
Jan 31st, 2012, 02:38 PM
sinc: reading this very interesting thread. I received the same messages that you did but went back and did chrisburke's step by step and had success.

I did try and receive the movie The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and receive the"internet connection problem" message that you did but was able to watch/run, " A Murder of Crows" and now Carpenter's "Assault on Precinct 13" which is now running on my MBP.

I am going to try my luck and install the shield on my iMac and try for Downtown Abbey. I have read so many good reviews.
My MBP has a 13" screen which is fine for sick days in bed but prefer the larger screen if possible.

Is there any way to have this on my TV ? What type of connection? My Panasonic has a TV connection and if I had the cable that connected from MBP to TV, would that work to display these movies on my television screen ?

I am always making connection errors and somedays I almost expect the computer police to come and take my computers away from me, but for some reason this worked for me this morning. Surprise. I may never turn my MBP off.....(not serious)

jlcinc
Jan 31st, 2012, 04:34 PM
What is the video out type on your MBP it is either mini display port, mini dvi or thunderbolt. You can get Mini DVI mini display or thunderbolt to HDMI cables.

If it is mini display port I have a cable that connects from the mini dvi to HDMI. To get picture and digital sound to the TV you need a cable like the one I have for sale in the classifieds.

John

chas_m
Feb 1st, 2012, 06:37 AM
I haven't checked the netflix.ca selection of silent movies, but there were tons of great classics in that section on my last US visit. As they are in the public domain, I can't think of any reason why they wouldn't be available in Canada.