I am located in a community that has FIOS and I was one of the first to get the largest pipe they were willing to give me.
I discovered tvtorrents.com and am rapidly building a nice collection.
I found XMBC and while I wish it was already ported to linux, I found an old Xbox and linked it to a few 500gig hard drives on an old PC.
When buddies come over and see quick access to tons of content, all beautifully arrainges and organized, I have a huge grin on my face.
I have been using torrentspy to find my movie torrents and tvtorrents for tv shows. I use utorrent and make sure I have a share ratio of at least 1.5 before removing. In fact I am up in the top 200 users at tvtorrents in credits.
I decide on shows and use RSS in utorrent to automate the process and clean it up every once in a while. Ideally, I'd love to get an RSS feed of movies (not the cam-style, only dvd rips) that have done reasonably well as defined by some objective measure (either box office, stars from critics, etc.) - I like the 80-20 rule, so if some system can ensure that I get most of the top movies, I'll splurge on the hard drives to download the rest. But I certainly do not want ALL the junk that is out there. Anyone know of such a feed?
Anyway - Now I found this site, and I understand there are some invite-only sites! Why didn't I hear about this before? I was wondering if anyone can educate me on how these sites are different from the public ones and if they are worth trying to join.
This is a great site and I appreciate all the time people put in to share their knowledge. Thanks!