New NBC Pilots Free on Unbox - Includes Bionic Woman

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  1. jmjerome

    jmjerome New Member

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    Check it out.
    www.amazon.com/unbox
     
  2. jon01

    jon01 Member

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    long...
    looks like you get the pilot for free if you subscribe to the full season d/l.

    - Jon
     
  3. jmjerome

    jmjerome New Member

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    Not true. I did not have to buy the season.
     
  4. TexasGrillChef

    TexasGrillChef New Member

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    Yeah, but NOT in Hi-Def....

    I will wait for the Hi-Def Broadcast!

    TGC....

    I love lost... but until lost is available on Blu-ray or HD-DVD, I won't delete it from my TiVo because that IS in HD :)
     
  5. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    I will be checking out a few of those pilots just to see if they are worthy season pass additions. If I was paying for it, I would want it in HD but for free its not that important. I have found Unbox TV shows are better than SD quality for the most part anyways.
     
  6. sneagle

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    Just watched Bionic Woman. Not bad. Will check out the season.

    Very cool feature. Kudos to NBC for offering the shows.
     
  7. Ivomir

    Ivomir New Member

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    Is it just me, or the Unbox menus are reeeeally slow? The top menu is fast (where you select new movies, free stuff, etc). But after that it takes 20-25 seconds to do anything - like up/down arrow page up/down, select, etc. I have a cable internet, and the Tivo is connected through a router and a switch.
     
  8. slimoli

    slimoli New Member

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    I wouldn't watch Unbox even for free. On my 73" the picture looks like an old VHS tape, 4 X 3 and not 5.1 People with HD Tivo or S3 should be more demanding and never accept this kind of service.

    Sergio
     
  9. rodalpho

    rodalpho New Member

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    I disagree. I'd watch low bitrate crappy SD video for free. I'd just never consider paying for it.
     
  10. MighTiVo

    MighTiVo TiVotarian

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  11. Revolutionary

    Revolutionary Too sleepy for TV...

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    Have an HTPC? I watch Unbox on mine, never on my S3. The quality is much, much, much better.

    FWIW, Unbox on PC quality is also better than iTunes, particularly as to black level, black crush, and white crush.
     
  12. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    With a VP50 and an HDMI FLEA it looks much, much better. It's still SD but it will look better than on any set you see in the store without those two components.
    And it doesn't look anywhere close to VHS. VHS only has 240 lines of resolution(if I remember correctly). The unbox downloads have twice that.
     
  13. Revolutionary

    Revolutionary Too sleepy for TV...

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    LOL. :D

    Nothing personal, I'm just amused by the juxtaposition of recommending $2400 in components to improve the viewing experience for a $1.99 download. ;)

    No doubt it's true...
     
  14. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    It's a $0.00 download. It's free. :D
     
  15. tootal2

    tootal2 Active Member

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    the bionic woman looks good on my 48" crt rptv. I use zoom to full the screen of my tv.
     
  16. flyfishingdad

    flyfishingdad New Member

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    I'm downloading the free Bionic Woman, Journey Man, Chuck right now. So far it's been almost three hours and all that has downloaded is 22 minutes of Chuck. What gives?

    I have Comcast Cable, doing a quick test of my download speed right now, with Tivo downloading at the same time, and using my laptop, my laptop is showing download speeds of 4.5Mbps to 5.5Mbps

    At that available speed, and considering Unbox says that these shows are all about 900MB in size all four shows I selected for download should have been done by now Considering when I'm not using any bandwidth with my laptop the Tivo should have access to the full bandwidth Comcast allows me (or close to it) the Tivo sure is going slow.
     
  17. MickeS

    MickeS Active Member

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    It depends on which video it is. Some look great, others look bad.

    The "Chuck" download looked great. About DVD quality.

    Yes, not hi-def, but worth the cost for sure. ;)
     
  18. tootal2

    tootal2 Active Member

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    Is your tivo hooked up wireless? or by Ethernet cable? Tivo seems to download alot faster from the Ethernet cable.
     
  19. flyfishingdad

    flyfishingdad New Member

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    I have it plugged directly into my wireless router.
     
  20. Dr_Diablo

    Dr_Diablo Dr_Diablo

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    Free?

    two hours to download a feature movie? no thanks
     

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