POLL:Best way to get movies by any means.

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Airforcekid, Apr 29, 2010.


Favorite ways to get media.

  1. iTunes

    3 vote(s)
  2. Torrents or other form of P2P (Piratebay Demonoid Limewire)

    10 vote(s)
  3. Netflix or hulu type sits

    6 vote(s)
  4. Usenet

    4 vote(s)
  5. Buy and burn them (Handbrake etc)

    16 vote(s)
  1. macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    United States of America
    Legal or illegal what way do you prefer in terms of speed quality etc. Im finding I use netflix majority usenet for movies not yet released and iTunes for classics that netflix dosent have. My favorite is usenet.
  2. macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2009
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2010
  5. macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    San Jose (CA)
    Buy Bluray and then download it off the internet; I can't watch Bluray on a Mac, so at least I own the movies I downloaded.

    Of course I just got a PS3, so those discs are quite handy.

    If I don't I want to buy the movie, I use Netflix. If I just can't find it at all, then I will just download it.

    Yes Usenet rocks.
  6. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    United States of America
    Im surprised i thought torrents and p2p wouls be used the most. Personally i cant stand having a dvd or bluray because i cant organize anything not on my computer well.
  7. macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2009
    Honestly, I use a combination of everything on the list (except for Usenet, never used it). Each method has its advantages, so I utilize each for different situations. It may sound silly, but it is less work to torrent a movie I already own so I don't have to go through the work of ripping it and encoding it for efficient space/quality ratio. The only thing I feel I am a bad boy :rolleyes: about is downloading TV shows. Most of them also get recorded to my DVR, but I would like to have access to them later without using up my DVR's HDD. And I am not paying $3 for an HD episode of House or Lost on iTunes. I've also got the cheap Blu-ray version of Netflix for movies I don't want to buy and access to their online streaming. And Hulu and ABC player for iPad are supplemental to the rest.

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