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CheezeIt

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« on: 06-18-2003 19:02 »

What does everyone feel comfortable of? The television where you get free access to you all day even though your parents pay for it or bootlegs where you get it 100 percent free with no commercials?
aslate

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« Reply #1 on: 06-18-2003 19:09 »

Well lets see. I get US stuff that i want on the PC as on Terrestrial/Freeview it takes years to get this crap, and if it's on the BBC then we've already paid to see it, and the advertisers aren't losing out (as there are none). However we do pay ~120 for the TV licence.
Quality, i'd see films of something i really want to see in high quality off my PC legally, (I got the Matrix but waited to see it in the cinema for example), but if i can i get the best copy and watch that (EG new Futuramas).

Keep this thread away from download collections or how/where you download and i think it may survive.
Arachnid

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« Reply #2 on: 06-18-2003 19:12 »

I get each new episode as it comes out over the 'net, because New Zealand television sucks - they're not even showing Futurama at the moment, and IIRC they're seasons behind.
That said, I don't feel guilty because I buy the DVDs as they come out.  smile
CheezeIt

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« Reply #3 on: 06-18-2003 19:23 »

I'm not asking for downloads. Just a thread out of curiousity. That is all.
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #4 on: 06-18-2003 19:42 »

The question's a moot point for me.  My dial-up connection isn't good enough to download anything as long as a full episode.
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #5 on: 06-18-2003 20:00 »

>>>It's Got a TV
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #6 on: 06-18-2003 20:04 »

Buy the time broadband or another high speed connection is cheap enough to get to Ireland, I'll have bought the Season 4 DVD's, so:
Bugger it.
Just Chris

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« Reply #7 on: 06-18-2003 20:11 »
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I once downloaded the 30% Iron Chef mpeg when I had a 56k. It took me 20 days to do it, bit by bit.

I guess this is about TV in general since it's not in the Futurama boards, so I say in some cases downloads have the edge. Anime fans that want to know what's new out there download constantly thru IRC and related stuff. The die-hards are those that record stuff off Japanese TV and then add English subtitles, and only the most fluent do a decent job on it. The translations are far better than Chinese bootlegs, and they're free to boot.
Anarchist

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« Reply #8 on: 06-18-2003 21:12 »

I prefer to watch them on my PC. I don't lose any sleep whatsoever over "pirating" TV shows, and I make a very clear disticton between "illegal" and "wrong". It's just like taping an episode, except the quality is usually better, I don't have to buy blank tapes, I don't have to deal with my VCR, and I can 'aquire' it anytime I want. Also, TV schedules don't always work with my schedule, so having it on my PC anytime I want it is very convenient.
Allen

Professor
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« Reply #9 on: 06-19-2003 16:30 »

I like to do both. It's nice to see an episode without commericals. Unfortunately, I need something called closed captioning to fully understand a show and the downloads rarely have it. Plus I don't have a lot of space on my laptop.
SamuelXDiamond

Rectum Favourist
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« Reply #10 on: 06-19-2003 16:43 »

The episodes of Futurama which i've 'acquired', I also watch (or intend to watch) when they air here in the UK. Everybody's happy. What's the difference if you're honest about it, watch the show and buy the DVDs?

Chris: 20 days? Ouch. When I had my 56k connection, it still only took me 2 nights to download, let's say a 45MB file (not saying what could be around about that size...).
MuscaDomestica

Professor
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« Reply #11 on: 06-19-2003 17:34 »

I am in the boat with I do both. I try to watch Futurama on TV but usually I am buisy that night so I just download it... If I couldn't download it I would have taped it.
Just Chris

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« Reply #12 on: 06-19-2003 23:13 »

SamuelXDiamond, my file was a good 225mb.

Even though pirating and subtitling is technically illegal, most groups vow to only subtitle unlicensed shows, and once it gets licensed they cut the line on their distribution (though it continues with Kazaa). That didn't stop one group from getting stupid and got caught for subbing anime that's already readily available in the States. Read, anime fans.
FlexingUnit22

Crustacean
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« Reply #13 on: 06-22-2003 19:13 »

hell, i've got 3 seasons worth of Family Guy, 3 of Futurama and almost every simpsons episode on my comp. Long live IRC! It takes me rougly 10-20 mins to d/l an ep, i also watch movies this way first before seeing them in theatres...to see if i like them...but usually i just watch the first half so im surprised by the last half...quite fun.
alexvilagosh

Goose Patrol
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« Reply #14 on: 07-02-2003 05:25 »

I download the episodes, even with my slow dial-up, but yes I have both DVD sets released in Australia and will get the others.

Family Guy I have seasons 1 + 2 on dvd, and I don't really download the season 3 episodes as I'm not that desparate.

The Simpsons I don't have the DVD's and only download an episode if I really like it, which isn't very often.
Just Chris

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« Reply #15 on: 07-04-2003 21:40 »

I once had several Family Guy eps months before they came out on DVD. And I had at one time up to 20 Futurama episodes at one time, but I deleted them to clear out some space.
slimeball876

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« Reply #16 on: 07-11-2003 16:21 »

I also only download the good eps of the simpsons and I got a small 30mb file in three hrs on a dial-up. if it makes anyone feel better,I have the tape somewhere around here. (:
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