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Please explain Netflix in the dummy style

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I'm American and living overseas so I use netflix a great deal to watch documentarys, movies and the like. I have traditionally used a VPN to access the site because you cannot use (or thought you cannot) a european IP and watch netflix it's always said sorry but netflix is not avalible in your region. I have not been able to get any linux distro to connect to my VPN ever. So this morning I thought I'd try "unblock-us" there is obviously no native linux client or insturctions so I looked at the OS X instructions. The concept is you just change you DNS, OK /etc/resolv.conf add the DNS servers hash out the the router one and check my IP, it still shows Nurnberg. restart, yup Nurnberg. Despite that fire up the netflix desktop and I can watch movies without issue ***. Can someone give me the nickle tour of DNS and Netflix and other VOD services. Was my $14 a month VPN service overkill? unblock-us is $4.99 and I can install it on my router (time capsule) where VPN service cannot be.
 
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hae you considered an EU netflix account instead of using your US one? I think they have it in Britian http://netflixukcompletelist.blogspot.com/
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