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Top Gear UK - New Season starting January 27th!

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by TonyTheTiger, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Active Member

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    Ah, didn't know that. That adds something to that segment :D


    Although I far prefered the Bently Continental bit. It was just nuts. (quick someone start a spoiler thread)
     
  2. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    Thank you, Hoffer! That link worked perfectly.

    My daughter is going to be pretty excited when she gets home from school and I have this downloaded. She's almost 13 and is starting to think her mom is fairly lame, so maybe having this for her will give me at least a little bit of cool cred.
     
  3. Hoffer

    Hoffer Captain Chaos

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    That finalgear.com site is pretty great. I used it to download and watch every single episode of Top Gear. The show has come quite a way from season 1.
     
  4. Tony Chick

    Tony Chick New Member

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    Al the BBC America and Top Gear facebook messages I'm getting are promoting the Season 19 premiere on Feb 4th. Not sure where the Jan 27th date comes from unless thats the UK air date
     
  5. TonyTheTiger

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

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    Yes, Jan 27th is the UK air date and Feb 4 for BBCA.

    The show is available right now from *other sources*, which is why we can't start an episode specific thread (unless it's in the UK forum!!!).
     
  6. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    One other bonus I'm seeing in going the "other sources" route is that I can get the HD version, as my cable company does not offer BBCA in HD.
     
  7. midas

    midas I heard that

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    The hour 20 minute episode length is to compensate for the commercials BBCA adds. Until last year they all aired in a 1 hour time slot and content was actually edited out. It would typically be the news segment, but not always.

    Last year they started offering the 1 hour 20 minute episodes on the first airings, basically leaving all content intact. But subsequent episodes were edited back down to an hour. I don't know what they plan this year, but I see the 1 hour 20 minute premiere is offered twice on Monday.

    Also in the past there were multi-month delays from the original air date to the BBCA showing. Now that they've made it less than a week it's almost not worth the manual download. Of course, I still couldn't help myself and probably won't be able to resist in the future. But at least it's easier now.
     
  8. Sapphire

    Sapphire Xtal substance

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    If they don't edit out content I'll watch it on BBCA. Otherwise, well. You know.
     
  9. ElJay

    ElJay Active Member

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    Do the BBCA airings utilize the real music or do they substitute garbage like they do on the Bluray releases?
     
  10. Waldorf

    Waldorf Super Duper Member

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    Just a word of warning:

    If you have BBCA set up to record "First Run", it may not pick this up. Even though Feb. 4th is the premiere on BBCA, the "original air date" is listed as Jan. 27th which is preventing my "first run" from picking it up.
     
  11. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Active Member

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    Weird, that's well within the 28 day long 'First Run' window.

    It's always good to double check the recording status of programs that first aired overseas; but in this case it should have worked... :confused:
     
  12. midas

    midas I heard that

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    Just a heads up, the new season kicks off June 30th in the UK and July 8th on BBCA.
     
  13. Hoffer

    Hoffer Captain Chaos

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    I just saw a story on Autoblog that a DMCA takedown was sent to FinalGear.com and they have removed all links to bit torrents from their site. According to the article, they've had the links for 10 years and just now were told to take them down.
     
  14. billboard_NE

    billboard_NE North Shore MA

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    That was the only show I would bit torrent, I am sure there are other ways to get Top Gear..

    final gear sure made it easy to grab the correct show.
     
  15. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    No big for me. Usually by the time I get around to downloading, they've also been posted to Usenet.
     
  16. MarkofT

    MarkofT ****

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    Final Gear just sat around and watched the EZTV torrent releases. You can hit up that website and they have a couple hundred old torrents for Top Gear.
     

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