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PEE Poll: Futurama, Download it off the net?
Ok, great!   -10 (31.3%)
Ok, as long as you saw it.   -1 (3.1%)
Ok, especially if you haven't seen it.   -18 (56.3%)
Don't know   -0 (0%)
Don't care   -1 (3.1%)
Not Ok   -0 (0%)
No, now way in Hell!   -0 (0%)
Ok, I have a different reason (Post  below)   -2 (6.3%)
No, I have a different reason (Post  below)   -0 (0%)
Total Voters: 32

aslate

Space Pope
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« on: 01-01-2002 16:48 »

Do you think that it is right to Download Futurama off the net?
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #1 on: 01-01-2002 16:50 »

I think that it is ok, especially if u haven't seen it.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #2 on: 01-01-2002 16:52 »

I think it's kniod of payback for FOX for never showing any of the old (or sometimes any) episodes at all.

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VelourFog

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« Reply #3 on: 01-01-2002 16:57 »

It's not like most people have the option of even watching it on TV, let alone buying it on tapes or DVD. 

I don't really think it's "ok" but what the hell are we supposed to do?  Plus not like something not being "ok" has stopped me much in the past  evil laugh
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #4 on: 01-01-2002 17:00 »

Well I've seen most episodes and I don't mind people downloading episodes but I personally prefer watching it on my 28" Widescreen TV instead of a 17" computer screen, so I wait for them to air.
Tweek

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« Reply #5 on: 01-01-2002 17:01 »

I don't do it, I've only got a 56k modem, it doesn't bother me that other people do it though, thay should show it sooner.
aslate

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« Reply #6 on: 01-01-2002 17:05 »

I do do it, and i only have a 56K modem, but it is slow, i admit, at least 3 hours, without doing any other online stuff, i'm doing it now. And i would also like to wait for it to be on TV but in the UK, with no special TV like sky ect. i would never see Futurama in my lifetime again!
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #7 on: 01-01-2002 17:07 »

Don't care. I'd do it if I could, but it takes too long.  frown
Kryten

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« Reply #8 on: 01-01-2002 17:18 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
It's not like most people have the option of even watching it on TV, let alone buying it on tapes or DVD. 

I don't really think it's "ok" but what the hell are we supposed to do?  Plus not like something not being "ok" has stopped me much in the past   evil laugh

"But downloading episodes is WRONG, Velour"... eh I tried.

(Actually, I've done it myself, so who am I to judge?)

aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #9 on: 01-01-2002 17:20 »

I know its wrong but, if they don't give the people what they want, the people will just have to take it.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #10 on: 01-01-2002 20:30 »

I have yet to figure oput how it's all that much different from VHS.  I mean, it's not like I'm not going to watch Futurama on TV just because I can dl the episodes a week later.
Chump

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« Reply #11 on: 01-01-2002 20:51 »

Ok. If I'm lucky, I get 1 rerun every 2 weeks. (Lately 1 new one every two weeks, no reruns). Thats not fair. I can see about 6 episodes of Simpsons every weekday, but no Futurama! How do you think a show can get fans if you can't see the episodes?
FrysGIRL

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« Reply #12 on: 01-01-2002 23:28 »

Yeah, it's wrong, but what the hell! I download them anyways. Things don't seem as illegal when you do it over the internet  flirt
Kryten

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« Reply #13 on: 01-02-2002 00:25 »

 
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Originally posted by FrysGIRL:
Yeah, it's wrong, but what the hell! I download them anyways. Things don't seem as illegal when you do it over the internet   flirt

FrysGIRL, that Tank Girl Amy avatar is available if you want it.

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« Reply #14 on: 01-02-2002 00:27 »

For many the actual downloading is pretty legal, the distributing isn't. That's one of the differences to VHS. You rarely have a VHS server and send/show them to people but family and friends.
Being in one of the Futurama-disabled countries (season 3 has yet to start, half of the jokes get slain without any mercy by Mr Kombrink) that has one of the biggest fan bases worldwide, you can guess what germans do.
Just Chris

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« Reply #15 on: 01-02-2002 01:35 »

If I find time to download it, I'd do it. But I mostly just want something small and speedy, like Realmedia, but I mostly find stuff in MPEG and Divx, stuff for broadband users. The only thing I ever got was the first act of Space Pilot 3000, and that was from The Futurama Archive.
ShineyMetal@$$

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« Reply #16 on: 01-02-2002 01:42 »

If I couldn't download eps from the net, i would have never seen seasons 1 ,2 and half of season 3, because i didn't know Futurama existed until then.

I put all the eps on cd so i can watch them over and over, because you can't rely on the tv for Futurama, its really quite sad.

So i vote Ok, It's great!
Lucas

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« Reply #17 on: 01-02-2002 04:21 »

I download eps because here in Spain we're still in season 3, and it didn't finish yet, so long life internet!  big grin
The Baz

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« Reply #18 on: 01-02-2002 04:26 »

Lets all download and be happy I say  big grin
FOX brings it on themselves to force us poor viewers to sit for hours downloading shows we have missed (preempted in my case).
TheReal-Fry

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« Reply #19 on: 01-02-2002 06:05 »
« Last Edit on: 01-02-2002 06:05 »

Of course it is ok... Especially if you live in lousy Sweden (like I do). And here they only showed the first two seasons (on really bad time, like in the middle of the night)   mad    cry . So I had too tape it, and that didn't always work    frown ... Now I download all episodes I haven't seen and the new ones  cool , LOVE INTERNET! And there's no other way for me, cause I love Futurama...


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TheReal-Fry

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« Reply #20 on: 01-02-2002 06:08 »

Sorry, forgot to say what I voted...
Ok, especially if you haven't seen it.   smile
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #21 on: 01-03-2002 00:08 »

OK, especially if you haven't seen it. I wish I had a high speed connection so I could because channel 7 is evil and refuses to even show repeats of Futurama over here, let alone season 3 or 4. However, I only have a 56K modem, so I don't.
Fat Bot

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« Reply #22 on: 01-03-2002 07:28 »

OK, especially if you haven't seen it.
Rach, I'm in the same boat as you, don't let the time phase worry you. I've got 35 episodes now, and I have a 56k. Channel 7 are the devil.
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #23 on: 01-03-2002 08:09 »

I would assume the logistics of preparing a world-wide broadcast; even for a animated program; is enormous.  HBO can handle it but it only can involve celebrity personalities ala Gary Shandling. 

I guess the only option at this time is to have patience.  I am not aware of the international issues involved, but it seems that there are quite a few issues still to be resolved.
Kill All Humans

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« Reply #24 on: 01-03-2002 10:01 »

Downloading Futurama episodes is great. That's practically all I do. In fact, I'm doing it right now!

Here in Norway, they only broadcastet the three seasons once, and they will start showing season four late this year. I just can't wait until then, so I download them a few days after they are shown in the US. GO INTERNET!!
smurflord

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« Reply #25 on: 01-03-2002 12:52 »

Well, I know it is illegal and we shouldn't do it, but I always download them in preference to watching them on tv. In the UK, Channel 4's treatment of Futurama and overzealous use of the scissors renders it almost unwatchable.
I download them as it is the only way to see the whole episode in this country. Even Sky's output is edited although not to the same degree. It is amazing how much of the humour you lose on CH4's version.
winna

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« Reply #26 on: 01-03-2002 13:17 »

I voted ok, GREAT!  I live in the US and I do feel sorry for some of you all, but even here we might, and I mean MIGHT get an episode a week (that's not to say that they won't be old), and half the time those are preempted.  Personally I have 56k and when I can find a server, I'm downloading.  It takes me about 3 hours for 35 to 40mb but its well worth it!  smile
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #27 on: 01-03-2002 14:35 »

I wish I knew a good download site
If you are new then DON'T tell me a site because you could risk getting banned. Anyway, even if I did, the chances are my computer would unconect and ask me to reconect halfway through downloading because I have to reconect every hour.
Teral

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« Reply #28 on: 01-03-2002 15:46 »

The most of what you can download on the Net, isn't exactly stellar in terms of picture and sound quality. (The writing however is) Comparing some of the episodes I have stored on my HD, with the same one on VHS, the latter wins everytime. The new episodes from season 4 will not air anywhere close to here for like 5-6 months. The Net is a quick way to catch up with the rest of the world (read: the US), but once they air on TV I'll still be watching them, and recording them.

But ofcourse the best quality would probably be DVD, just 25 more days.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #29 on: 01-03-2002 16:37 »

Yes just 25 days until my new shiney Futurama DVDs
SpacemanSpiff

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« Reply #30 on: 01-03-2002 16:55 »
« Last Edit on: 01-03-2002 16:55 »

i think downloading episodes is just fine. i'm from germany, and first of all the voices of the characters here are bad (i mean the translated version). then, the series is aired at (around)2 pm, saturday. i'm still asleep then. and as long as there is no dvd, you don't have the chance to watch the episodes if you missed them.

[no download location sites/hints/questions]
[edit]ok. otis asked for it and i was so dumb to answer. my bad. sorry.[/edit]

PS: w00t, first post     big grin

hail seitan

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Space Pope
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« Reply #31 on: 01-03-2002 17:09 »

So, so far no-one in the vote has actually said that downloading them is wrong. It just goes to show that if they don't let us have Futurama we will get it, even if it is not allowed.
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #32 on: 01-03-2002 17:23 »

If they are such inferior quality and can't be bootlegged...I don't see a problem even if it is technically pirating.  It may open the doors to a whole host of unforseen problems though.
I LOVE LEELA

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« Reply #33 on: 01-05-2002 22:06 »

Yes. Simple answer!

C4 and Sky1 are a pile of crap - hence I am willing to sit and watch 70mb download on my 56k modem!

meisterPOOP

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« Reply #34 on: 01-05-2002 22:27 »

I'll take 10 minutes to an eternity anytime.
impact

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« Reply #35 on: 01-06-2002 04:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
I wish I knew a good download site.

Unfortunately, giving out URLs is against the rules of this board, so I'll just give you a very vague hint (which is later to be edited by marc, right marc?  wink )... don't search for download sites, instead search for futurama mailing lists, ftps and last but not least, file sharing programs.

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
The most of what you can download on the Net, isn't exactly stellar in terms of picture and sound quality. (The writing however is) Comparing some of the episodes I have stored on my HD, with the same one on VHS, the latter wins everytime. ... The Net is a quick way to catch up with the rest of the world (read: the US), but once they air on TV I'll still be watching them, and recording them.

True, true. I however quite like to find mpg or divx episodes + the appropriate subtitles, merge them together and then create my personal video tapes so that I can watch the episodes on my TV. Yeah, the quality ain't stellar, but when your other choice is to watch some old eps aired in German language... bleh... this is much better.

Oh how I want the DVDs...
Fat Bot

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« Reply #36 on: 01-06-2002 08:30 »

The DVD's may allow high quality downlaods to become a possibility
aslate

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« Reply #37 on: 01-06-2002 08:34 »

They may allow good quality downloads, but the problem is that for me that would mean it would take an eternity to download, i only have a 56k modem and at best get download speeds of 5kb/sec! (average 4-4.5kb/s)
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #38 on: 01-06-2002 09:18 »

try nights if you can, i had a 33.6 modem and i downloaded the 3 full seasons in DivX, RM, MPEG , etc...
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #39 on: 01-06-2002 18:11 »

How long did it take you, and me and my brother (who don't get along) have hourly goes on the PC and i'm younger then him :-( so normally he has the PC last!
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