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Old Nov 22, 2007, 01:17 AM   #1
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Let's build up the ATV newsgroups...

Hey tv faithful,

I just noticed these newsgroups had already been created, but they aren't posted to very frequently. If some of us could start posting to these we could build up the tv community, and spend more time downloading tv-friendly content, rather than downloading, then spending hours-on-end converting, just so we can watch it on our tvs. We could even come up with our own standards for 720p mp4s, DVD-ripped mp4s, converted divx and xvid, etc. (Copyright-free content only, of course )

Just make sure your news server allows anonymous posting before you post any content.

So, who's with me?

alt.binaries.appletv
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alt.binaries.appletv.musicvideos
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Old Nov 22, 2007, 02:01 AM   #2
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Sounds like a good idea.

I dont have an Apple TV at the moment but I will hopefully be getting one in the next few weeks. Also I need to get a newsgroup reader setup. I will have a go now.

OK, I have got unison up and running but it can't find the servers that you have listed...

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Old Nov 22, 2007, 11:54 AM   #3
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Sounds like your service may not carry those groups.

They definitely exist, but some servers apparently don't offer them.

As a matter of fact, I just checked my server, and the only one on astraweb is alt.binaries.appletv
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Old Nov 22, 2007, 10:09 PM   #4
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i am so far off the radar on newsgroups. I donwloaded something called newswatcher. How do I set it up to get on those newsgroups?
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Old Nov 23, 2007, 01:34 AM   #5
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i am so far off the radar on newsgroups. I donwloaded something called newswatcher. How do I set it up to get on those newsgroups?
Sometimes your internet connection provides you with a server that you can access. However this does not always give you access to every newsgroup and you have to pay to access them all. If you download Unison then it explains everything pretty well.

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Old Nov 23, 2007, 03:56 AM   #6
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appletv/Giganews

Not up on giganews either.
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Old Nov 30, 2007, 08:52 PM   #7
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Is anything already in the group? I went to it using a free news program and it didnt find anything but I think it only lets you see msgs that are current. I will sign up for one of the services right now I am ripping all my dvd box sets and its getting old fast.
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Old Dec 3, 2007, 02:23 PM   #8
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How do we access this group, is it up?
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Old Dec 3, 2007, 04:26 PM   #9
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Is anything already in the group? I went to it using a free news program and it didnt find anything but I think it only lets you see msgs that are current. I will sign up for one of the services right now I am ripping all my dvd box sets and its getting old fast.
Yeah, it depends on which provider you use. For example, giganews retains binary posts for about 200 days. Binary retention for the service bundled in with a typical ISP is nowhere near that long. I can't stress enough, the importance of picking a service that allows anonymous posting. As soon as my current bill cycle has expired, I'll be changing over to a provider with this feature.
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Yeah, it depends on which provider you use. For example, giganews retains binary posts for about 200 days. Binary retention for the service bundled in with a typical ISP is nowhere near that long. I can't stress enough, the importance of picking a service that allows anonymous posting. As soon as my current bill cycle has expired, I'll be changing over to a provider with this feature.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 07:23 AM   #11
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What has happened with this idea??

Searching the internet I found this thread. I am looking for ATV / Apple TV fans who are using Newsgroups to collect .m4v movies.

I am very curious what happened with the original idea in this thread!

Who can tell me?

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Searching the internet I found this thread. I am looking for ATV / Apple TV fans who are using Newsgroups to collect .m4v movies.

I am very curious what happened with the original idea in this thread!

Who can tell me?

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I'm really hoping you are trying to use ATV newsgroups to find legal/homemade .m4v movies and certainly not copyrighted material! Further, there are many other ways of finding legal material via more "modern" services, but most of those are used for illegal acquisition of content and we can not per the rules of this forum discuss illegal activities.
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