POLL:Best way to get movies by any means.

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

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Favorite ways to get media.

  1. iTunes

    3 vote(s)
    7.7%
  2. Torrents or other form of P2P (Piratebay Demonoid Limewire)

    10 vote(s)
    25.6%
  3. Netflix or hulu type sits

    6 vote(s)
    15.4%
  4. Usenet

    4 vote(s)
    10.3%
  5. Buy and burn them (Handbrake etc)

    16 vote(s)
    41.0%
  1. macrumors 65816

    Airforcekid

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    #1
    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.
     
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    alphaod

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    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.
     
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    Airforcekid

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    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

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    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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