Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1954 posts

Uber Geek


#159780 12-Dec-2014 12:04
Send private message

So Good News first
EZTV is recovering Yay!

While there is still no sign of The Pirate Bay, another major torrent site is starting to recover following the police raid earlier this week. The popular TV-torrent distribution group EZTV is starting to upload new shows again as some of its servers come back online.

Source Torrentfreak 


Bad news

The MPAA is in discussions with the major movie studios over ways to introduce site blocking to the United States.

Source Torrentfreak


The thing My mate .....George! finds interesting is that he downloads less and less from Torrent sites

what with Viki.com Netflix and all the others the need just isn't there or maybe hes just getting old and needs less?




Is an English Man living in New Zealand. Not a writer, an Observer he says. Graham is a seasoned 'traveler" with his sometimes arrogant, but honest opinion on life. He loves the Internet!.

 

gnfb on trademe

Email Me


Create new topic
'That VDSL Cat'
12174 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Spark
Subscriber

  #1196195 12-Dec-2014 12:24
Send private message

Regardless of EZTV or TPB being up or down, there are plenty of reliable sources (not to mention these are uploaded to reasonably slow)


As for site blocking in the US, im not surprised really.. Although ill leave my comments out of it until i have a chat to US friends and see their views and such...




#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.

 


5603 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1196213 12-Dec-2014 12:46
Send private message

We barely watch TV anymore. 

My nephew is staying with us. After a couple of months, he asked if we have a TV. We do...but it looks like a PC, and in any case we had not turned it on since he arrived two months prior.  

Most of our "TV" watching is streamed content on a PC or laptop....and even that is limited to once or twice a month.

TV News? Never watch it. Waste of time. 




_____________________________________________________________________
If you order a Tesla, click my referral code below to order your car and get free stuff. 

 

My Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/steve52356


 
 
 
 


7016 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1196219 12-Dec-2014 12:49
Send private message

gnfb: The thing My mate .....George! finds interesting is that he downloads less and less from Torrent sites

It's the same with me. I use Netflix and similar services for video (or buy the Blu-ray if it's a decent movie) and I tend to use iTunes for music. The only torrent site that I still actively use is dedicated to content that isn't available by official means (out-of-print movies, TV shows that never had a DVD release, etc) ... and even then I don't get much from there!

xpd

Budget Gamer
10528 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1196220 12-Dec-2014 12:49
Send private message

We havent had "TV" in over a year now, just relied on TVNZ onDemand, Netflix and torrents for shows that just were not going to be shown here.

Regardless what govt's do, there will always be a way around it, or an alternative. 

Could see a rise in BBS's online again ;)

ATH





XPD^ / DemiseNZ

 

Blog         Free Games        Twitter




1954 posts

Uber Geek


  #1196367 12-Dec-2014 15:16
Send private message

I only ever watch aljazera through xbmc and then its only because it runs smothly

I havnt watched any NZ tv programs since?? God Knows! Oh now there was one what was it called LOL even then I downloaded it so I watched it when I wanted to
what was it called ....BRB....................... That was it "The Blue Rose"

All my news is through the net

One of the major factors will always be No ads and I watch when I want ..............actually I dont mind a few ads they have to pay for it someway!




Is an English Man living in New Zealand. Not a writer, an Observer he says. Graham is a seasoned 'traveler" with his sometimes arrogant, but honest opinion on life. He loves the Internet!.

 

gnfb on trademe

Email Me


5867 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
DR
Lifetime subscriber

  #1196407 12-Dec-2014 16:16
Send private message

Linuxluver: ... TV News? Never watch it. Waste of time. 

+1  Agree.
Minimal real news content.
A "news show" - a cross between reality TV and an infomercial.
What little "real" news there is tends to be "old news" by the time it is broadcast.





Sideface


10134 posts

Uber Geek


  #1196589 12-Dec-2014 20:55
Send private message

We're similar (in our 50s - so it may not be just an age / habit thing, also have a 21YO living at home) 
We need a dish because out of range of terrestrial.  I had to take the dish down because it was in the way of scaffold,  That was up for 3 months, no sense of grief or mourning in the household.  I stuck it back up after the scaffold came down, but then needed to paint that wall, so took it off a couple of weeks ago - wall has been painted.  It's sitting on the ground - nobody seems to have noticed that the TV isn't working. Might climb up a ladder and stick it back on the wall for the repeat of "The Sound of Music" on Xmas Eve - or the Queens Xmas message perhaps...  Nah - I'm going on holiday - so it can wait.

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

OPPO Find X2 Lite brings flagship features to mid-range 5G smartphone
Posted 29-May-2020 12:52


Sony introduces the digital camera ZV-1 for content creators
Posted 27-May-2020 12:47


Samsung Announces 2020 QLED TV Range
Posted 20-May-2020 16:29


D-Link A/NZ launches AI-Powered body temperature measuring system
Posted 20-May-2020 16:22


NortonLifeLock Online Banking Protection now available for New Zealand banks
Posted 20-May-2020 16:14


SD Express delivers new gigabyte speeds for SD memory cards
Posted 20-May-2020 15:00


D-Link A/NZ launches Nuclias cloud managed network solution hosted in Australia
Posted 11-May-2020 17:53


Logitech introduces new video streaming solution for home studios
Posted 11-May-2020 17:48


Next generation Volvo cars to be powered by Luminar LiDAR technology
Posted 7-May-2020 13:56


D-Link A/NZ launches Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh system
Posted 7-May-2020 13:51


Spark teams up with Microsoft to bring Xbox All Access to New Zealand
Posted 7-May-2020 13:01


Microsoft plans to establish its first datacenter region in New Zealand
Posted 6-May-2020 11:35


Genesis School-gen has joined forces with Mind Lab Kids
Posted 1-May-2020 12:53


Malwarebytes expands into privacy with fast, frictionless VPN
Posted 30-Apr-2020 16:06


Kordia to donate TV airtime on Channel 200 to community groups
Posted 30-Apr-2020 16:00



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.