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by Ironhide » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:04 pm

HSH28 wrote:
Fa-la-la-la-la-la-sleighamorph wrote:
'Hide the presents wrote:I watched Nightcrawler the other week and was appalled that they expected me to pay extra for HD, strawberry float that gooseberry fool.

Wait, what?
Amazon Instant Video charges extra for HD? :lol: :fp:


Nope that's not true.


It essentially is though, the SD version was available free to Prime members but the HD version wasn't.
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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by Poser » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:07 pm

Amazon has vastly improved recently. I ignored it for most of my membership period this year, but it has become much better in terms of 'free'/included content.

Front end is still confusing, though - too many categories, badly organised.
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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by Rex Kramer » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:28 pm

The single best thing about Prime at the moment is the digital credit for no rush deliveries. I'm up to around £20 back which I'm going to spend on the Dark Tower books for the kindle.
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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by Buffalo » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:32 pm

Their subtitle support was so poor until fairly recently, they've improved it but a lot of content are still missing them. Also have to agree with the criticisms regarding its layout.
I never actually signed up to it, I don't think - I was getting discs from LoveFilm, then they added it to my package. Can't remember if they upped the cash but 2 payments come out every month now rather than 1.
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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by Ironhide » Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:32 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:The single best thing about Prime at the moment is the digital credit for no rush deliveries. I'm up to around £20 back which I'm going to spend on the Dark Tower books for the kindle.


I've had £6 so far which I've spent on music downloads (mainly Aphex Twin stuff).
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by GrinWithoutaKat » Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:51 pm

'Hide the presents wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:The single best thing about Prime at the moment is the digital credit for no rush deliveries. I'm up to around £20 back which I'm going to spend on the Dark Tower books for the kindle.


I've had £6 so far which I've spent on music downloads (mainly Aphex Twin stuff).


I was just over £60 after doing most of my christmas shopping as individual orders :lol: Plus got a few cheap things that had been on my wishlist for a while. I have noticed a bunch of albums I'd intended to buy are currently free on Prime Music. Not sure how often they'll shake up the content on there.
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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by NBK » Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:35 pm

satriales wrote:
NBK wrote:I was quite impressed with it until it started thinking I was based outside the UK and wouldn't let me watch anything. I'm not so I've no idea what's causing it.


Is it possible you might have a VPN extension installed in your browser? (eg. Hola).


Yep, I use Unblock US.

Never had an issue before but I recently got a new router and the problems seem to have been since then. Internet is with Sky and they weren't able to help at all when I phoned them. Even setting the region for Unblock US to the UK doesn't fix it.

Boooo.
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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by HSH28 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:27 pm

'Hide the presents wrote:
HSH28 wrote:
Fa-la-la-la-la-la-sleighamorph wrote:
'Hide the presents wrote:I watched Nightcrawler the other week and was appalled that they expected me to pay extra for HD, strawberry float that gooseberry fool.

Wait, what?
Amazon Instant Video charges extra for HD? :lol: :fp:


Nope that's not true.


It essentially is though, the SD version was available free to Prime members but the HD version wasn't.


No it isn't. Its essentially completely untrue.

You can buy the HD version, if you stream it through Prime you get whatever your bandwidth will give you.
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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by satriales » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:55 pm

NBK wrote:
satriales wrote:
NBK wrote:I was quite impressed with it until it started thinking I was based outside the UK and wouldn't let me watch anything. I'm not so I've no idea what's causing it.


Is it possible you might have a VPN extension installed in your browser? (eg. Hola).


Yep, I use Unblock US.

Never had an issue before but I recently got a new router and the problems seem to have been since then. Internet is with Sky and they weren't able to help at all when I phoned them. Even setting the region for Unblock US to the UK doesn't fix it.

Boooo.


Just try disabling the extension completely and see if that helps (If you're using Chrome then it's More Tools > Extensions and then untick them and restart the browser).
I had a similar thing with the Channel4 website and Adblock+ and Ghostery where it was still detecting them even when they were paused or I had allowed exceptions for the Channel4 site.
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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by NBK » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:49 pm

satriales wrote:
NBK wrote:
satriales wrote:
NBK wrote:I was quite impressed with it until it started thinking I was based outside the UK and wouldn't let me watch anything. I'm not so I've no idea what's causing it.


Is it possible you might have a VPN extension installed in your browser? (eg. Hola).


Yep, I use Unblock US.

Never had an issue before but I recently got a new router and the problems seem to have been since then. Internet is with Sky and they weren't able to help at all when I phoned them. Even setting the region for Unblock US to the UK doesn't fix it.

Boooo.


Just try disabling the extension completely and see if that helps (If you're using Chrome then it's More Tools > Extensions and then untick them and restart the browser).
I had a similar thing with the Channel4 website and Adblock+ and Ghostery where it was still detecting them even when they were paused or I had allowed exceptions for the Channel4 site.


Thanks, I'll give it a go.
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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by Errkal » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:00 pm

I used to sub to prime, but now I download everything via Usenet and chuck it on plex there just isn't any point.
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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by NBK » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:17 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:The single best thing about Prime at the moment is the digital credit for no rush deliveries. I'm up to around £20 back which I'm going to spend on the Dark Tower books for the kindle.


Excellent choice.
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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by Errkal » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:35 pm

Very nice choice, loved those books
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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by NBK » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:09 am

NBK wrote:
satriales wrote:
NBK wrote:
satriales wrote:
NBK wrote:I was quite impressed with it until it started thinking I was based outside the UK and wouldn't let me watch anything. I'm not so I've no idea what's causing it.


Is it possible you might have a VPN extension installed in your browser? (eg. Hola).


Yep, I use Unblock US.

Never had an issue before but I recently got a new router and the problems seem to have been since then. Internet is with Sky and they weren't able to help at all when I phoned them. Even setting the region for Unblock US to the UK doesn't fix it.

Boooo.


Just try disabling the extension completely and see if that helps (If you're using Chrome then it's More Tools > Extensions and then untick them and restart the browser).
I had a similar thing with the Channel4 website and Adblock+ and Ghostery where it was still detecting them even when they were paused or I had allowed exceptions for the Channel4 site.


Thanks, I'll give it a go.


I gave it a go.

And it worked! \o/ Thanks very much for the suggestion, can't believe I didn't think of it myself :fp:

I watched the first couple of episodes of Mr Robot last night, it's fudging brilliant.
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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by Death's Head » Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:22 pm

Just finished the last episode of "The man in the high tower". Very enjoyable but disappointed that very little was explained and I'm going to have to wait for the next series to understand it. :x
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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by Moggy » Sun May 22, 2016 6:40 pm

Quick bump as I wanted to point out something I just discovered that was probably damn obvious to anybody that can take advantage of this.

Amazon offer a deal on Prime membership for students. You get 6 months free and after that you get Prime half price for the remainder of your studies or 4 years (whatever is sooner). You will need a .ac.uk email address to sign up for it.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/student/signup/info

I am due to get my final results in a couple of months, but signed up and filled out the form to say I was due to finish in 2020. ;) Hopefully they will never notice. :lol:
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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by Death's Head » Mon May 23, 2016 9:36 am

Useful. My son should be starting his degree in September.
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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by sawyerpip » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:34 pm

I realise this thread isn't very active, but I just got Amazon Prime this week, what are everyones recommendations to watch on there? I just watched the first episode of Mr Robot, quite interested to see where they go with it so will definitely be sticking with that for the time being.
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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by Death's Head » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:35 pm

The man in the high castle.
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PostRe: Amazon Prime Instant Video
by sawyerpip » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:52 pm

Yeah I've heard that's good, although I want to read the book before I start on the show.

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