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June 8, 2005 12:06:52 AM

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My 5504 RTV is scheduled for delivery on Monday.
This model seems to be part of the latest model series. Is it considered
any better than any of the previous models or is there an older model out
there that RTV people seem to prefer over the newer models?

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Anonymous
June 8, 2005 1:29:48 AM

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Many of us prefer the 50xx series which has Commercial Advance and Internet
Video Sharing. Otherwise, these machines are idential to the 55xx series.
I have two 5040s with lifetime activation and just ordered a 5504 refurb for
next to nothing (after rebate). I've only used IVS once or twice. Not
vital IMO, but nice to have. Most of the time CA works, and I like it fine.
On those shows where it doesn't work right, I just turn it off. My 5504
will be a spare machine, so I'll probably activate it at the reduced rate
$6.95 per month just to make sure it's functioning properly and get my
rebate. :-)

My guess is you'll love your 5504, even though it doesn't have the automatic
CA and IVS.

Regards,

Margaret

"Zardoz" <dawiz@oz.com> wrote in message
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> My 5504 RTV is scheduled for delivery on Monday.
> This model seems to be part of the latest model series. Is it considered
> any better than any of the previous models or is there an older model out
> there that RTV people seem to prefer over the newer models?
>
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 2:26:48 PM

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On Tue, 7 Jun 2005 20:06:52 -0500, "Zardoz" <dawiz@oz.com> wrote:

>My 5504 RTV is scheduled for delivery on Monday.
>This model seems to be part of the latest model series. Is it considered
>any better than any of the previous models or is there an older model out
>there that RTV people seem to prefer over the newer models?
>

It is better than those models previous to 5000, but a LITTLE worse
than the 5000-5499 models. The 55xx Replays are identical to the
5000-5499 models except for the lack of two features. These features
(Commercial Advance and Internet Video Sharing) are considered very
valuable by some people but of little value to others. The 55xx is
still MUCH better than no Replay at all.

--
Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"The idea that there is an invisible being who
created and still runs this old universe is so
childish, so obviously contrived, that it is hard to
believe anyone with even a modicum of education can
still fall for that scam."
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Anonymous
June 8, 2005 4:11:02 PM

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The best Replay is the 50xx series, the 55 is identical in every respect
except that automatic commercial advance is NOT and option and internet
video sharing is not an option... but the hardware is identical I have
one 50, one working 55 and one 55 in a box waiting for my car to get
back so I can ship it back to DNNA for warranty repair

Zardoz wrote:
> My 5504 RTV is scheduled for delivery on Monday.
> This model seems to be part of the latest model series. Is it considered
> any better than any of the previous models or is there an older model out
> there that RTV people seem to prefer over the newer models?
>
>

--
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"Nothing adds excitement like something that is none of your business"
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June 8, 2005 8:52:05 PM

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Zardoz wrote:

> This model seems to be part of the latest model series. Is it considered
> any better than any of the previous models or is there an older model out
> there that RTV people seem to prefer over the newer models?

Depends if you value commercial advance a lot. I do, as it's the #1
reason I went to DVRs in the first place. A 55xx would simply not do.

I initially had no plans on using IVS. It sat unused for a year or so.

Then I discovered poopli, and now it's wonderful. It makes a great
backup, for when a show is missed for whatever reason (start watching in
mid-season, cable outages, football games, last-minute schedule changes,
special news reports, bad reception, conflicts, etc). I really didn't
understand how useful it is until I tried it. For me, IVS is useless
without Poopli. Don't use it a lot, but when I do, nothing else comes
close.
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 8:52:06 PM

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On Wed, 08 Jun 2005 16:52:05 GMT, ST <tringali@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Zardoz wrote:
>
>> This model seems to be part of the latest model series. Is it considered
>> any better than any of the previous models or is there an older model out
>> there that RTV people seem to prefer over the newer models?
>
>Depends if you value commercial advance a lot. I do, as it's the #1
>reason I went to DVRs in the first place. A 55xx would simply not do.
>

And whenever I seemed to be saying otherwise, that was just a personal
statement. The main thing is that there is a considerable variation
between people.

>I initially had no plans on using IVS. It sat unused for a year or so.
>
>Then I discovered poopli, and now it's wonderful. It makes a great
>backup,

I've always gone to the newsgroups, where many shows are already
available, and (depending on your news server) you may be able to
download them MUCH faster.

There is one little problem, lack of a decent search engine.

> for when a show is missed for whatever reason (start watching in
>mid-season, cable outages, football games, last-minute schedule changes,
>special news reports, bad reception, conflicts, etc). I really didn't
>understand how useful it is until I tried it. For me, IVS is useless
>without Poopli. Don't use it a lot, but when I do, nothing else comes
>close.

--
Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"The idea that there is an invisible being who
created and still runs this old universe is so
childish, so obviously contrived, that it is hard to
believe anyone with even a modicum of education can
still fall for that scam."
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 8:52:07 PM

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Which newsgroups?

Regards,

Margaret

"Mark Lloyd" <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 08 Jun 2005 16:52:05 GMT, ST <tringali@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> I've always gone to the newsgroups, where many shows are already
> available, and (depending on your news server) you may be able to
> download them MUCH faster.
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 8:52:08 PM

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On Wed, 8 Jun 2005 15:48:24 -0400, "Margaret Wilson"
<twokatmew@nospam.msn.com> wrote:

>Which newsgroups?
>

Normally those with "binaries" (and some word suggesting video) in the
name. There are a lot of such groups, including those for popular
shows. Any newsreader should let you search a list of groups.

>Regards,
>
>Margaret
>
>"Mark Lloyd" <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote in message
>news:p 7dea1942dn1aphd14behnnqihvi3goftg@4ax.com...
>> On Wed, 08 Jun 2005 16:52:05 GMT, ST <tringali@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>> I've always gone to the newsgroups, where many shows are already
>> available, and (depending on your news server) you may be able to
>> download them MUCH faster.
>

--
Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"The idea that there is an invisible being who
created and still runs this old universe is so
childish, so obviously contrived, that it is hard to
believe anyone with even a modicum of education can
still fall for that scam."
Anonymous
June 9, 2005 2:56:04 AM

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> I've always gone to the newsgroups, where many shows are already
> available, and (depending on your news server) you may be able to
> download them MUCH faster.
>
> There is one little problem, lack of a decent search engine.

News Rover 10.3 and a subscription to 1 of the huge NG providers that
News Rover's computers index.
Anonymous
June 9, 2005 4:50:54 PM

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> I've always gone to the newsgroups, where many shows are already
> available, and (depending on your news server) you may be able to
> download them MUCH faster.
>
I occasionally used to use newsgroups or torrent sites:

1) Replayers have access to hundreds of thousands of shows, with CA.
2) You get the Replay's quality at the record speed. Most of the
usegroup stuff are grainy avis that look like some 14 yr old kid did it
to fit on a vcd.
3) You only have the most recent stuff from the most popular (weighted
to sci-fi and teen hits) series.
4) Bittorrent servers are being hammered for copyrights. You always have
to spend an hour or 2 trying to find anything.
Anonymous
June 9, 2005 4:50:55 PM

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On Thu, 09 Jun 2005 12:50:54 -0400, "Tony D." <nospam@nospam.com>
wrote:

>> I've always gone to the newsgroups, where many shows are already
>> available, and (depending on your news server) you may be able to
>> download them MUCH faster.
>>
>I occasionally used to use newsgroups or torrent sites:
>
>1) Replayers have access to hundreds of thousands of shows, with CA.

Of more or less value for different people.

>2) You get the Replay's quality at the record speed. Most of the
>usegroup stuff are grainy avis that look like some 14 yr old kid did it
>to fit on a vcd.

I dodn't see much that's too low in quality.

>3) You only have the most recent stuff from the most popular (weighted
>to sci-fi and teen hits) series.

Largely true with ANY source. There's just more variety in newsgroups.

>4) Bittorrent servers are being hammered for copyrights. You always have
>to spend an hour or 2 trying to find anything.

The last thing I downloaded was an episode of "Enterprise". A simple
and fast search of the "Star Trek" binaries newsgroup found it.

--
Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"The idea that there is an invisible being who
created and still runs this old universe is so
childish, so obviously contrived, that it is hard to
believe anyone with even a modicum of education can
still fall for that scam."
Anonymous
June 9, 2005 8:58:11 PM

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Hmm, I have an aversion to peer file sharing software. Being a computer
professional, I just can't make myself put this stuff on my PCs. I know not
all of it contains spyware, but it still gives me the creeps. I'd much
rather do a direct download from a remote site. Will have to give the
newsgroups a look-see.

Regards,

Margaret

"George Kerby" <ghost_topper@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
>
>
> On 6/8/05 3:36 PM, in article jilea1p5db26gkbb8t5fgk5cbkiorjm8oe@4ax.com,
> "Mark Lloyd" <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 8 Jun 2005 15:48:24 -0400, "Margaret Wilson"
>> <twokatmew@nospam.msn.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Which newsgroups?
>>>
>>
>> Normally those with "binaries" (and some word suggesting video) in the
>> name. There are a lot of such groups, including those for popular
>> shows. Any newsreader should let you search a list of groups.
>>
> Mark, any that may have last season's "24"? I've never seen anything on
> alt.tv.twenty-four, except references to sites like bitsoup.org which
> require software that involve 'torrent-byte', or something like that.
> Being
> on a Mac, it won't work for me. Any suggestions? TIA!
>
>
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Anonymous
June 9, 2005 9:07:06 PM

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On Thu, 9 Jun 2005 16:58:11 -0400, "Margaret Wilson"
<twokatmew@nospam.msn.com> wrote:

>Hmm, I have an aversion to peer file sharing software. Being a computer
>professional, I just can't make myself put this stuff on my PCs. I know not
>all of it contains spyware, but it still gives me the creeps. I'd much
>rather do a direct download from a remote site. Will have to give the
>newsgroups a look-see.
>
>Regards,
>
>Margaret
>

Note that most posts of large files (like A.V) use a type of encoding
called yEnc. Outlook Express does not support this, but Agent
(http://www.forteinc.com) does. It's also a better newsreader,
especially for binaries.

>"George Kerby" <ghost_topper@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:BECDE493.1EA81%ghost_topper@hotmail.com...
>>
>>
>>
>> On 6/8/05 3:36 PM, in article jilea1p5db26gkbb8t5fgk5cbkiorjm8oe@4ax.com,
>> "Mark Lloyd" <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:
>>
>>> On Wed, 8 Jun 2005 15:48:24 -0400, "Margaret Wilson"
>>> <twokatmew@nospam.msn.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Which newsgroups?
>>>>
>>>
>>> Normally those with "binaries" (and some word suggesting video) in the
>>> name. There are a lot of such groups, including those for popular
>>> shows. Any newsreader should let you search a list of groups.
>>>
>> Mark, any that may have last season's "24"? I've never seen anything on
>> alt.tv.twenty-four, except references to sites like bitsoup.org which
>> require software that involve 'torrent-byte', or something like that.
>> Being
>> on a Mac, it won't work for me. Any suggestions? TIA!
>>
>>
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--
Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"The idea that there is an invisible being who
created and still runs this old universe is so
childish, so obviously contrived, that it is hard to
believe anyone with even a modicum of education can
still fall for that scam."
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 3:49:40 AM

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>
>>3) You only have the most recent stuff from the most popular (weighted
>>to sci-fi and teen hits) series.
>
>
> Largely true with ANY source. There's just more variety in newsgroups.

That's a joke right?? All the newsgroups added together wouldn't offer
a fraction of Poopli.com's number of series and episodes thereof.
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 3:52:55 AM

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> Mark, any that may have last season's "24"? I've never seen anything on
> alt.tv.twenty-four, except references to sites like bitsoup.org which
> require software that involve 'torrent-byte', or something like that. Being
> on a Mac, it won't work for me. Any suggestions? TIA!

Poopli.com has all eps of season 3. I had a drive zapped by a power
failure that had season 3 that I didn't watch. I got them back from poopli.
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 2:48:24 PM

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On Thu, 09 Jun 2005 23:49:40 -0400, Tony D <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:

>
>>
>>>3) You only have the most recent stuff from the most popular (weighted
>>>to sci-fi and teen hits) series.
>>
>>
>> Largely true with ANY source. There's just more variety in newsgroups.
>
>That's a joke right?? All the newsgroups added together wouldn't offer
>a fraction of Poopli.com's number of series and episodes thereof.

You probably have very limited experience. That happens.

--
Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"The idea that there is an invisible being who
created and still runs this old universe is so
childish, so obviously contrived, that it is hard to
believe anyone with even a modicum of education can
still fall for that scam."
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 4:30:39 PM

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Thanks Tony. I give it a try.


On 6/9/05 10:52 PM, in article bbKdnZDP4dEIkzTfRVn-iw@comcast.com, "Tony D"
<nospam@nospam.com> wrote:

>
>> Mark, any that may have last season's "24"? I've never seen anything on
>> alt.tv.twenty-four, except references to sites like bitsoup.org which
>> require software that involve 'torrent-byte', or something like that. Being
>> on a Mac, it won't work for me. Any suggestions? TIA!
>
> Poopli.com has all eps of season 3. I had a drive zapped by a power
> failure that had season 3 that I didn't watch. I got them back from poopli.


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