Help for a complete idiot

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by philipb, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. philipb

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    Which is me folks.

    Can somebody do me an idiot's guide to how to download Hidef stuff. I gather I need to subscribe to a newsgroup - how and which one? thanks for any help.
     
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    I see a lot of people going on about newsgroups, I personally dont bother with them. I already pay for 2Mb broadband, I'm not then paying even more for bandwith on a newsgroup server.
    How to use bittorrent:
    1.. go to Azureus website and setup
    2.. do a search for HDTV in the movies section here
    3.. wait for download to complete
    4.. enjoy movie

    couldnt be easier, newsgroups PAH!!! :thumbsdow

    This thread will probably be closed and I will be told off for giving you this information, so I already have someone spanking me for being a naughty boy.

    Ooouchhh!! :devil:
     
  3. Matt Horne

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    But the only downside with BT seems to be the slow download speeds.. the newsgroups seems to be the quickest way of downloading these huge files.

    Mat
     
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    roflmao silliest thing i have heard in a while, u virtually never max your bandwidth out with p2p stuff

    silly sausage :suicide:
     
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    Well, I'll second the suggestion of Azureus. And while it will not be as fast as a newsgroup feed it is certainly much easier for a beginner to get to grips with. I personally find that speeds are pretty good, for example I'm currently downloading at an average of 100KBs +. If you are experiencing slow speeds you should check your firewall/router configuration to ensure it's allowing inbound connections on port 6881.


    If I'm in a hurry for something I tend to use www.easynews.com.
     
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    Try the guides on www.slyck.com on the left hand side look under newsgroups.
     
  8. philipb

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    Thanks guys. a lot to read up on.
     

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