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Old 10-19-2008, 01:33 PM   #61 (permalink)
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I pay for HBO, but download the episodes because I do not have a way to get them from DVR to my ipod. I do not use torrents, is usenet better or safer than rapidshare?
do you use Tivo and are you a pc or mac user? If the answer is yes to both of these then there Tivo offers software to convert to iPod or other portable devices.
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:36 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Most ISPs used to offer newsgroup access...
But they typically have terrible retention, are slow, and cap your monthly transfer.

So to answer your question, no, there really aren't any good free newsgroup services (unless you just want to read news).

And this is very different than FTP.
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:37 PM   #63 (permalink)
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This is a pretty high-level crash course, but should get you started in the right direction:

First, you need a newsgroup account. I personally recommend Giganews ( Usenet Newsgroups Service, News Servers, Usenet Access - Giganews ) although there are others out there.

Next, you need a program that can handle downloading newsgroups with NZB files, I'm going to assume that you are using Windows, so use GrabIt! ( Shemes.com :: Home )

Finally, you need to find what you want to download. There are a zillion sites, but the best free (and easy one) is probably NewzLeech ( Newzleech.com - Usenet Search )

From here it's pretty straightforward. Find what you want on Newzleech. Place a check box next to it. Click "Get NZB". This will download an NZB file to your desktop/whereever. Double click it, GrabIt! will open and begin downloading.

Like I said, this is a super-deluxe crash course.

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If you have a Newzbin account (or know someone really nice)
Check out hellanzb and hellavcr. It will automatically grab your latest TV shows as they are posted.

*WINDOWS GEEKS*
There is some shit out there to do the same, figure it out.
Thanks for the info, yeah I use windows xp. Sounds like a lot of work. will have to absorb and then see if I'm really feening this show that badly. sheesh.
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Old 10-19-2008, 04:24 PM   #64 (permalink)
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i use giganews - $25 a month for unlimited.

i use the special newreader they offer which is a one time $25.

i check VCD Quality for new announcements, then i go to Binsearch -- Usenet search engine and make .nzb's, which in a way are like the magnetic torrents. the newsreader downloads the files, from there i use a PAR program to check the files i downloaded, then i unrar them. taadaaaa!

i usually get 500k download speeds, so a 800mb file takes about 20 minutes. giganews offers 240 day retention and 10 connections. no sharing or looking/hoping a seeder comes online. my isp used to offer newsgroup access for free, but it was for like only 2 connections and 3 day rentention. i cancelled my netflix to pay for this service.
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:36 PM   #65 (permalink)
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do you use Tivo and are you a pc or mac user? If the answer is yes to both of these then there Tivo offers software to convert to iPod or other portable devices.
Cable companies DVR and a Mac. There is a firewire port on the DVR and I was hoping it might just mount as a drive but no luck. Thanks though.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:40 AM   #66 (permalink)
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Cable companies DVR and a Mac. There is a firewire port on the DVR and I was hoping it might just mount as a drive but no luck. Thanks though.
Even better than that:

TiVoDecode Manager is what you want:

TiVoDecode Manager
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:57 AM   #67 (permalink)
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so is this a thread about true blood or how to get true blood?
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:25 PM   #68 (permalink)
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Newsgroups are Old, Overpriced and Complex

For those that don't want the expense or complexity of newsgroups, just go get a BitTorrent client (many to chose from) and google "bittorrent + {name of show}".

This is free, easy and less frustrating.
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:22 PM   #69 (permalink)
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I'm not going to read any further into this thread out of spoiler fear, but this show is fucking awesome.

It just came out on DVD so I just caught the first two episodes.

What's not to love. Vampires, sexy-as-fuck girl next door main character with sassy black friend, lots of good sex scenes, humor, and great dialogue. Alan Ball is back to being awesome after that piece of shit Towelhead movie.
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Old 07-11-2009, 07:47 PM   #70 (permalink)
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I've seen a couple of episodes and it is a pretty good show, I like Alan Ball and think that Six Feet Under was brilliant.
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