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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by scubagal, Jan 8, 2006.
And costing them potential DVD sales, too, probably.
From a prosecution standpoint, they have a much better case. Their content was not originally available for free and their revenue does not come from advertising but rather from subscriptions. However, the potential still remains for someone to get hooked on a show through P2P and then subscribe later where they otherwise would have had no interest in subscribing if they hadn't watched the show via P2P. Overall, however, I'd say that it would be frowned on much more than OTA TV broadcasts.
But couldn't you say the same thing about music? And the RIAA isn't buying that. Chances are if you are downloading the Sopranos, you will just continue to do it and never subscribe.
I agree. It's more likely that if you watched the show for free, you're not likely to start paying for it. Therefore, downloading shows that originally aired on pay channels is much more like downloading music than downloading OTA TV shows is.
Of course if you subscribe to the specific pay channel -- and moreso if you've always subscribed to it like since before the series in question was even a concept in the mind of its creator -- then you jump into wonderful arguments about the whole issue that will never be settled until someone with money gets sued for it.
Usually, however, the complicating factor isn't just your consumption of downloaded material, but the fact you're also indiscriminately sharing the same material with others. With that in mind, the newsgroup method would likely be the safest refuge for someone doing this in large quantities.
You can always go to the library and check out DVDs for free and rip/burn with DVD Decryptor or DVD Shrink. A friend who was not into Arrested Development borrowed my Season 1 DVDs and then got the second season from the library since I have bought it yet.
I've read most of the messages in here...and just a few pointers...
If you're looking for a modded/hacked-up Xbox, go to http://www.xbox-scene.org ...it's the best Xbox modding site around, they have a Buy/Sell/Trade forum there as well, just make sure you get references from people if you're looking to buy...
I just downloaded Videora and will give it a try...I've also had success converting files with Nero Vision and WinAvi...
And...reality is...you could be busted anytime for downloading anything of "gray market" calibur...but chances are that it won't happen, the whole thing with the RIAA and movie studios tracking people down gets overblown by the media in order to cause paranoia...as long as you take precautions, you should be fine...bit torrent is still more under the radar than most peer-to-peer apps...
http://www.xtvi.com/ also seems to be a decent TV torrent tracker...
Check this site out if your looking for Tv shows and use the Newsgroups to get episodes.
That's a rather rude thing to say about TiVo that they have in their banner.
Yeah, I know. But I stopped being offended when I saw all the tv shows I can download. Many of which I wish I programmed my Tivo to record. It's a nice way to play catch up.
So what is a NZB? That's the format of the files you can download from them, right?
Read this - http://www.slyck.com/ng.php?page=9 (and read the whole guide about mews groups if you need too). The main page was posted earlier in the thread by Malcontent and it helped me out a lot. I'd explain it myself, but I'm still not at the level where I can explain how things work. I've got them to work for me, but I couldn't explain it without a guide or something.
Lots and lots of TV Torrents ...
I'm sorry I don't have the answer to your question, Cary, but I'm sure someone else will. Welcome aboard.
After many glowing praises for the Philips DVP642 DivX-Certified Progressive-Scan DVD Player , I ordered one from Amazon.com. I should have it next week for only $57.99 shipped!
On another note, people were wondering how to play downloaded content on their TV. Today I had a Global Computer ad in my mailbox. One of the featured items looks like it would do just that!
It's an external hard drive that has composite outputs and a remote control so that you can play things you download right on your tv.
That enclosure is cool, but not $100 cool. If it were cheaper and I didn't just buy one last month, I'd buy it.
Actually, it's $200. Even less cool!
That's with a 100 gig hard drive too. You can buy the enclosure separately - http://www.globalcomputer.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=1446493&sku=TC3G-5004 for $100.
Thanks, I hadn't seen that!
Just a friendly reminder most everything discussed and instructed on in this thread is illegal. All television shows are copyrighted no matter what your personal reasons are. This thread BTW break rule number 5 of the forum rules.
5. No discussion of any illegal activity.