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Do UK TV's work as normal over there and do they have SKY TV. Also my partner is a PS4 gamer, battlefied hardcore at the moment and he was wanting to know if will still be able to play that online, is the broadband sufficient for gaming in the North of the North Island?
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Do UK TV's work as normal over there and do they have SKY TV. Also my partner is a PS4 gamer, battlefied hardcore at the moment and he was wanting to know if will still be able to play that online, is the broadband sufficient for gaming in the North of the North Island?
Yes they have Sky TV, try googling Sky TV NZ. I get 20 Mb/sec download speeds over rural wireless (unlimited) but expensive ($100) like UK depends where you are.

TV if it is a modern one - yes.
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we have Sky but its Australian led and we do not have use of the red button.
Fibre is being installed in the lower north island so guess its going on all over so no problems with that.
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Do UK TV's work as normal over there and do they have SKY TV. Also my partner is a PS4 gamer, battlefied hardcore at the moment and he was wanting to know if will still be able to play that online, is the broadband sufficient for gaming in the North of the North Island?
Yes tvs are fine. We briught ours 8 years ago without any issues. Broadband speeds are good, at least in the cities, not sure about rural areas
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Thats good to know, so is it a 3 pin plug system like UK , no need for adaptors?
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Thats good to know, so is it a 3 pin plug system like UK , no need for adaptors?
Different system, some are 2 and some 3. Will need adaptors or bring uk four gangs and just chane the plug on that. We did this and worked well.
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just google image NZ plug sockets.

from my experience the only problem with the plugs here is that they do not "catch" the plug and if I am hoovering they often come out.
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Bring a wireless hoover then? thanks for the info guys :-)
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And as for gaming - I am an XBOX person and a Netflix person. My flat pays $99 for unlimited broadband and it's peachy.
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Word of advice.....

Don't bother with sky

Go unlimited broadband with Vodafone as you'll get their freeview free. Then sign up to a VPN router and you'll get access to whatever television you want. I'm saving $80 a month now.

Far cheaper than spending $50 a month minimum on sky.
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Thats great advice, I will do that :-) thank you !
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Word of advice.....

Don't bother with sky

Go unlimited broadband with Vodafone as you'll get their freeview free. Then sign up to a VPN router and you'll get access to whatever television you want. I'm saving $80 a month now.

Far cheaper than spending $50 a month minimum on sky.
Agree. I pay $85pm for unlimited broadband and phone, and watch freeview, iplayer, ITV, and 4, and subscribe to Netflix and Amazon video.
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We brought 3 tvs with us from UK, one of them still in its box. None of them work because the Freeview you need is configured differently to UK. You have to buy a NZ Freeview box, which is not expensive or sign up with Sky. With hindsight I wouldn't have brought a new UK tv as they just as cheap here and no hastle with Freeview.
Re plugs: we brought UK multi sockets and a load of adapters off the internet. Changing the UK plugs over as and when needed to NZ
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If you have a UK Smart TV bring it with you, when you get here pay for a SmartDNS service and you'll still be able to watch all the UK OnDemand services. There's very little on NZ TV and if you have a Samsung the NZ Freeview will work after a bit of setting up anyway.
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Ok great advice .. if I bought a NZ smart TV can you still get what you can in UK ?
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