Arise, [Clarkson on] Top Gear! - Page 6 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-30-2015, 02:44 PM   #101
Destroyer of Inconel
iTrader: (37)
 
EO2K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: In ur driveway, abusin' ur WPA
Posts: 9,642
Total Cats: 954
Default

I already have Prime and Netflix so I'm thrilled either way. My co workers are angry as they believe Prime streaming to be inferior, but whatevs.
EO2K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2015, 02:50 PM   #102
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Delicious and Moist.
Posts: 26,328
Total Cats: 1,926
Default

So long as the files wind up in the torrent scene within a day or two of airing, I don't care if Game of Cars sign up with some obscure streaming service that's only viewable on an Apple Watch, through a service costing $900 a week, while connected to the WiFi in any Starbucks location which is on a street named after a type of flower indigenous to South America.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2015, 02:53 PM   #103
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Bremerton, WA
Posts: 429
Total Cats: 30
Default

Haha true, but for shows that I truly enjoy and provide value (Top Gear, GoT, etc.) I don't mind forking over some digital cash and supporting them.
Itty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2015, 11:18 PM   #104
Moderator
iTrader: (11)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 15,687
Total Cats: 1,562
Default

sixshooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2015, 10:21 AM   #105
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 19,038
Total Cats: 407
Default

Now maybe amazon will consider adding chromecast support so I can watch them on something bigger than an apple watch.
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2015, 06:29 PM   #106
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: TAMPA, FL
Posts: 645
Total Cats: 27
Default

Everything ends up on the torrents within a half hour of airing anyway, so who cares where it ends up.

I'm just glad they're back.

For 50m dollarspounds a year, you would think they would provide Clarkson with a steady supply of producers to punch, if that's what he's in to. They basically just gave a 100m USD gift to Amazon.
AlwaysBroken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2015, 01:45 AM   #107
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (31)
 
Savington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 14,372
Total Cats: 1,333
Default

I am really excited to be able to get the episodes through a service I already pay for, in high definition, without having to deal with a torrent client.
Savington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2015, 10:15 AM   #108
Elite Member
iTrader: (9)
 
TurboTim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chesterfield, NJ
Posts: 6,485
Total Cats: 248
Default

Exactly. I may have torrented one thing in my life and it sucked dealing with that ****.
TurboTim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2015, 04:11 PM   #109
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Bremerton, WA
Posts: 429
Total Cats: 30
Default

Attached Thumbnails
Arise, [Clarkson on] Top Gear!-80-cquxdyjwoaeqpwb_11706aea9ff891b16234ba3eb09ad8c89d27eaed.jpg  
Itty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2015, 04:41 PM   #110
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (1)
 
OGRacing's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 1,764
Total Cats: 46
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Savington View Post
I am really excited to be able to get the episodes through a service I already pay for, in high definition, without having to deal with a torrent client.
i have a "virus" computer. it's only job was to download top gear torrents.
OGRacing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2015, 06:43 PM   #111
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Delicious and Moist.
Posts: 26,328
Total Cats: 1,926
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OGRacing View Post
i have a "virus" computer. it's only job was to download top gear torrents.
I have a VMware virtual machine which runs in the background on my main PC (behind both PeerBlock and a VPN tunnel to some random portal in Europe) whose only function may or may not be similar to the aforementioned.

This is just one man's opinion, but I personally find using the bittorrent system to download content to local network storage to be quite convenient. In particular, pretty much anything you could possibly imagine is available. As an example, last weekend I was bored and felt like watching some old 70s Charlton Heston. So I downloaded Earthquake and Gray Lady Down.

I have, on a few occasions, used Netflix in the post-DVD era. And I say this truthfully: literally every single time I have tried searching it for a specific title, I've been told that said title was not available. And this isn't random, esoteric stuff, either. I'm talking about things like Wes Anderson films.

Back when they did DVDs by mail, you could use the website to browse their catalog, even as a non-subscriber. And, frankly, the catalog was extremely impressive.

The fact that they no longer offer that feature tells me something.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2015, 07:33 PM   #112
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Bremerton, WA
Posts: 429
Total Cats: 30
Default

Well yeah. That should come as no surprise. Bandwidth costs money, so they're only going to stream stuff that is in high demand (or if they get extra money for shoving it down our throats). They do still offer DVDs, and usually when I search for something that isn't on there, they have a DVD copy. But that doesn't offer the instant gratification we've become so accustomed to.

Anyway, I'll probably buy Amazon Prime once Top Gear gets started since at least Amazon offers a few other cool perks that Netflix can't offer.
Itty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2015, 12:51 PM   #113
Moderator
iTrader: (11)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 15,687
Total Cats: 1,562
Default

sixshooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2015, 12:58 PM   #114
Elite Member
 
codrus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Posts: 3,878
Total Cats: 344
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Itty View Post
Well yeah. That should come as no surprise. Bandwidth costs money, so they're only going to stream stuff that is in high demand (or if they get extra money for shoving it down our throats). They do still offer DVDs, and usually when I search for something that isn't on there, they have a DVD copy. But that doesn't offer the instant gratification we've become so accustomed to.

Anyway, I'll probably buy Amazon Prime once Top Gear gets started since at least Amazon offers a few other cool perks that Netflix can't offer.
It's not bandwidth that limits their streaming catalog, because it only uses up bandwidth when you actually stream it.

The streaming catalog is limited because they have to pay a monthly fee for every title in there. They cycle the stuff that's in there, so if you're a regular subscriber you can follow the announcements of what's going in and coming out of the catalog to know when to watch it.

Broadly speaking, netflix's streaming is good if you aren't terribly picky about what it is that you want to watch. It's a lousy way to watch one specific movie a month.

--Ian
codrus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2015, 01:21 PM   #115
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Bremerton, WA
Posts: 429
Total Cats: 30
Default

You are correct. Bandwidth was not the right word.
Itty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2015, 09:39 PM   #116
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Delicious and Moist.
Posts: 26,328
Total Cats: 1,926
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by codrus View Post
Broadly speaking, netflix's streaming is good if you aren't terribly picky about what it is that you want to watch. It's a lousy way to watch one specific movie a month.
^ This.

When Netflix first came into existence as a vast DVD repository, I was actually a subscriber. Back then, the model was "you can watch pretty much any movie or TV show which has ever been made."

Today, the Netflix model seems to be "you can watch anything which we happen to be airing at this specific time."

Or, put another way, Netflix has become the thing which they set out to displace- conventional broadcast / cable television.

No thanks. I'll glady wait 15-20 minutes to watch something I want to watch for free, rather than paying $10 a month to have instantaneous access to things I don't want to watch.

Last edited by Joe Perez; 10-08-2015 at 09:55 PM.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2015, 09:47 PM   #117
Sadfab Union President
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Kansas
Posts: 2,690
Total Cats: 113
Default

Why doesn't netflix rent offsite cloud based DVD/bluray players? I mean like a warehouse full of automated modern jukeboxes.

It worked for those antenna guys, right?
deezums is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2015, 10:27 PM   #118
Elite Member
 
codrus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Posts: 3,878
Total Cats: 344
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
Or, put another way, Netflix has become the thing which they set out to displace- conventional broadcast / cable television.
The DVD rental service had a huge library, but also a huge latency. The streaming service still has something like 10,000 times as much content instantly available as traditional TV.

Bittorrent sucks, it's a pain in the *** and lots of the content is broken in stupid ways. I'm lazy -- if I can't get it with a few clicks of the remote then I'll just skip it entirely.

Amazon Prime gives you access to most stuff for a relatively small fee. When I want to watch something specific I check Netflix first, then Amazon, and occasionally I'll pay a few bucks to watch something.

--Ian
codrus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2015, 10:30 PM   #119
I take big bites
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hurricane, UT
Posts: 6,930
Total Cats: 526
Default

Joe, kinda ignoring the fact that one is legal and one isn't though... That's kindof a big distinction. Right?
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2015, 10:38 PM   #120
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Delicious and Moist.
Posts: 26,328
Total Cats: 1,926
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by codrus View Post
Bittorrent sucks, it's a pain in the *** and lots of the content is broken in stupid ways.
I hear people say things like this, and I don't get it.

I have a VM running in the background on my home PC. A 4TB drive is hosted by the main OS, and shared into the VM.

If I'm at work, and someone mentions a movie which sounds interesting, I just remote in, click a few buttons, and it's downloading. By the time I get home, it's ready.

Or if I'm bored on a saturday, and want to watch some random thing, I walk over, start the download, and it's ready in 20 minutes.

In all honesty, I can think of only two things I've wanted to watch in the past year which I wasn't able to find in less than 60 seconds of searching. One was the original 1977 pilot of Fantasy Island and the other was the 1982 season of Ripley's Believe It or Not! hosted by Jack Palance. Aside from that, it's all out there. Seriously, from 50s vintage alien-invasion films to 10 year old reruns of National Geographic to the new episode of My Little Pony which aired a few hours ago, it all out there, and if you use the right search engines it's absurdly easy to find.


And I owe it all to Top Gear. That was the first show I ever torrented, and the reason I wound up building a dedicated torrent box which eventually evolved into my current setup.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Raleigh: Fiberglass headlight scope, 1.6L ECU, AFM, Hardtop latches, more bigmackloud Miata parts for sale/trade 13 09-22-2017 01:34 PM
OTS Bilstein to motorsports ASN conversion stoves Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 5 04-21-2016 04:00 PM
1991 special edition with hard top full part out JC, NJ russian Miata parts for sale/trade 6 10-08-2015 04:01 PM
Back to Stock Part Out!! Turbo Parts, MS2 Enhanced 01-05, Suspension, and MOAR! StratoBlue1109 Miata parts for sale/trade 16 10-02-2015 10:39 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:33 AM.