Free Unbox downloads of NBC Pilots - Bionic Woman,Life,Chuck,Journeyman

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  1. MighTiVo

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  2. BigT4187

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    Thanks for the post!!!
     
  3. TAsunder

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    I "purchased" them but i have no idea what's going to happen now:

    A) Will it download and be viewable now, or only after it airs?
    B) Will it be in HD or still in SD with letterboxing?
     
  4. MighTiVo

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    A) They download and are viewable now
    B) The Unbox website shows file format details.

    For example Bionic Woman:
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    Video File Type Information 
    Type 		DVD-quality PC File	TiVo "Best Quality" File 	Portable Video File 
    File Size 	837.41 MB 		938.19 MB 			184.44 MB 
    Bitrate 	2500 kbps 		2800 kbps 			600 kbps 
    Aspect Ratio 	1.76:1 			1.33:1 (letterboxed) 		1.78:1 
    Channels 	2 			2 				2 
     
     
  5. TAsunder

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    Hm... patience is a virtue I guess. I'll wait for the HD version in a couple of weeks.
     
  6. mportuesi

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    Precisely. Why would I download the SD letterboxed edition when my TiVo will already pick up the show, in HD, when it airs?
     
  7. MighTiVo

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    Who are you asking?

    This seems like something you would need to answer for yourself...
     
  8. mrmike

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    For me? Because I have limited HD tuner space, there are collisions between premieres, and I want to preview so I know which shows will get relegated to the SD tuners.
     
  9. brnscofrnld

    brnscofrnld where is this place?

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    O well, Already downloaded them from Bit Torrent.
     
  10. Sadara

    Sadara huh?

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    Thank you for posting that.... I've downloaded all four of them!!
     
  11. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    Thanks for the post. Can anyone tell me if these are commercial free?
     
  12. mportuesi

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    It's a rhetorical question. Have you never heard of them?
     
  13. MighTiVo

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    Seemed less rhetorical and more like trolling to me.
    Since I thought you were trolling for a response, I thew you one...

    Generally a rhetorical question has an obvious “answer”, which is then taken as being the response.

    In this case there are several reasonable responses:
    1) You want to watch the show as soon as possible and spoil it for your friends
    2) You want to purchase the episode in your media library so you can go back and watch it years later (assuming Unbox is still around)
    3) You want to watch it on your portable device and still don't have TTG on your HD TiVo
    4) You don't want to use up HDTV HD space for oversized recording of junk TV
    5) You have some recording conflict
    6) You want to preview it for general acting and cinematography before committing your HD TiVo to record it

    I could go on but why... In my book your question was far from rhetorical, perhaps next time you can rephrase so there is less chance of confusion.
     
  14. MighTiVo

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    Ad free just like you had paid real money for the episode.
     
  15. weymo

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    Cool post! Thanks!
     
  16. EvilMidniteBombr

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    Sweet! Thanks!
     
  17. Redux

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    My experience is that you will be charged for these downloads, despite the header that says free.

    Hopefully just some glitch in my browser, and they are in fact free.

    EDITED TO ADD: The four individual shows work fine; I'm referring to the link above, which in my case goes to a screen labelled "Free Downloads" which includes several other shows. When I download them, a charge is incurred.
     
  18. TAsunder

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    I almost fell for that too. Only the items in the box are free, all the surrounding areas contain shows that are not free.
     
  19. MighTiVo

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    Not sure what you did, but the Free Downloads link is for just that.

    All of these are free:

    Bionic Woman
    Chuck
    Life
    Journeyman
    SCI FI: Inside Battlestar Galactica
    Battlestar Galactica - The Story So Far
    Acceptable.tv, "Acceptable.tv Tutorials"
    Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School starring Mo'Nique, "Meet the Ladies of Charm School"
    The Big Gay Sketch Show, "Pocket Gay ... and more"
    Rock of Love, "The Casting Special"
    The Rock Life, "A Solo For Slash"
    The Pick-Up Artist, "Sneak Peek"
    I Hate My 30's, "I Have To Go #30"
    The Real World, "Going Down Under: A First Look At The Real World Sydney"
    Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County, "Get To Know the Cast"
    Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County, "Crush... Interrupted"
     
  20. MighTiVo

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    Are you talking about the sidebar that says: "Unbox Top Sellers"?

    Some of the free programs end up in the top sellers, but most are episodes you must pay for.

    All of the episodes in the "Free Downloads" box are free.

    Just like you can see a side bar of top sellers on the Free Downloads page, you can go to http://unbox.amazon.com/ and see the sidebar list of Free Unbox Downloads.
     

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