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Hiya guys,

I regularly use torrents to download anything I 'm after, but I keep on hearing the word newsgroups floating about saying they tend to have everything alot sooner and usually provide quicker downloads.

I'm not sure if I'm barking up the wrong tree altogether, but is there one called x news or something similar. Also I was told theres a monthly charge for some. Could someone shed some light on this, as would rather pay for downloads then spending hours downloading something and then it turns out to be something else altogether.

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Maani
 
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Hello thanks for that link, am reading through it and beginning to get a real good idea. Not as simple as torrents though but seems to be a hell of a lot better.
 
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try typing "newsgroups" in to the search bar at the top of the page, you will find loads of info on them.

or try on here

http://www.slyck.com/ng.php
Hello mate, thanks for the link, its very informative indeed. Sounds bit too complicated for me but really want to give it a try as am sick of torrentz and after losing Sky One and many of my favourite shows, really need somewhere reliable where I can watch my favourite shows.

What newsgroup would you recommend as being the best value for money and who have the latest stuff on there, as I have a 8mb connection and rarely use it at all and would really like to.

Thanks so much for your time.

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Maani
 

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I use http://ngroups.net/index1.php?p=1,i pay £23 quarter for unlimited downloads,best thing you can do is pay for a server like the one above,thats what i was told.

Then you will need a client just like you do with Torrents,i use Newsbin Pro.

Also to repair files a free program called Qiuck parr.

It does sound daunting at first,but once you get up to speed its brilliant,have been with Ngroups for 4 months & cant fault them...

Hope this helps m8...
 
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I use http://ngroups.net/index1.php?p=1,i pay £23 quarter for unlimited downloads,best thing you can do is pay for a server like the one above,thats what i was told.

Then you will need a client just like you do with Torrents,i use Newsbin Pro.

Also to repair files a free program called Qiuck parr.

It does sound daunting at first,but once you get up to speed its brilliant,have been with Ngroups for 4 months & cant fault them...

Hope this helps m8...
Hello m8,

Thats a real good price you pay, especially for what you get. What about the Newsbin Pro, do I have to pay for that or download it or.........

Do Ngroups have all the latest stuff such as episodes of Prison Break, Lost etc. Do you still have problems with fake downloads, what about stuff like TomTom etc?

I'm not even going to ask about repairing files, but is there any help on the websites in regards to what to do if you have any problems, or is it best to come back here. Sorry for all the q's? but really want to get started.

What does everyone else use in terms of newsgreoups, the name that continuously pops up is something called usenet?

Regards

Imran
 

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If you are with Telepest than you could use their news server for free. NTL have their own servers as well and this is free for their customers. If you don't need to than why pay?
 

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If you are with Telepest than you could use their news server for free. NTL have their own servers as well and this is free for their customers. If you don't need to than why pay?

Because you cant get much from the free servers that NTHell and Telepest provide, if your looking to get TV Ep's and Movies than your are better off paying your monthly or yearly subs and getting a better service.
Somebody correct me if im wrong

Imran Hope that helps m8.
 
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If you are with Telepest than you could use their news server for free. NTL have their own servers as well and this is free for their customers. If you don't need to than why pay?
Had a look through the telewest one mate and it wasnt all that, and honestly dont mind paying a small amount each month for using a service as nothing is free, and it'll help towards the costs of the people providing the newsgroups.

Thanks for the info mate, any ideas what newgroups to join up with.

Imran
 
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Because you cant get much from the free servers that NTHell and Telepest provide, if your looking to get TV Ep's and Movies than your are better off paying your monthly or yearly subs and getting a better service.
Somebody correct me if im wrong

Imran Hope that helps m8.
Hello Erazor786,

yeah exactly what I found, its best to pay for what you want. As too many free things are being leeched on and you get what you pay for, so want to know I'm paying for something worth paying for.

Any idea what some of the top ones are, i.e how about usenet, well thats what I think it is called. They seem to be everywhere.

Also heard you are able to download the latest xbox 360 images from newsgroups, is that true?

Thanks mate, any sort of help is appreciated.

Regards

Imran
 

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www.giganews.com great newsgroup provider.

google search for "grabit" free download. works perfect. this will download the files after you have set it up with the information from your newsgroup provider.

go to www.binsearch.info for your searches. do a search and just put a tick next to what you want. then click on "create nzb" (top or bottom of page). then click open. this will load grabit and your download will start.

google for "quickpar" free download. this will repair the files once downloaded. all you have to do is double click on the first par file from your download. this will launch quickpar. then click on repair after the scan is finished (if it needs repaired).

then just extract the files as you woild do on the torrent downloads using winrar.

easy as that
 

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here is a good list of news servers mate, with login info and such provided,

http://www.sforum.nl/nntp/

I generally use news.n*lworld.com or news.easynews.nl

both free and have not yet come across something I was not able to find on one of them, news.easynews.nl will connect to alot of the groups that news.n*lworld.com won't.
 
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www.giganews.com great newsgroup provider.

google search for "grabit" free download. works perfect. this will download the files after you have set it up with the information from your newsgroup provider.

go to www.binsearch.info for your searches. do a search and just put a tick next to what you want. then click on "create nzb" (top or bottom of page). then click open. this will load grabit and your download will start.

google for "quickpar" free download. this will repair the files once downloaded. all you have to do is double click on the first par file from your download. this will launch quickpar. then click on repair after the scan is finished (if it needs repaired).

then just extract the files as you woild do on the torrent downloads using winrar.

easy as that
Hello Deedie,

Thanks every so much for the info, that is a great help. Will start working on the information I have received so far. Like anything else, its always daunting at first, but much simpler once you get the hang of it and with this amount of help and advice no doubt I'll be getting to grips with it soon.

I've just got to make my mind up as to what newsgroup to join, but I'm sure once I decide that i can then take it from there. Am real excited as looks as if everything I heard was true and newsgroups are really the way to go.

Regards

Imran
 
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here is a good list of news servers mate, with login info and such provided,

http://www.sforum.nl/nntp/

I generally use news.n*lworld.com or news.easynews.nl

both free and have not yet come across something I was not able to find on one of them, news.easynews.nl will connect to alot of the groups that news.n*lworld.com won't.
Hello mate,

thanks for the information, how do I actually connect to any of the sites, as they're not web addresses, do I need a program to log into them or something, as when I click on the link. It asks me whether I want to run a program to open it or save it.

Regards

Imran
 

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Hello mate,

thanks for the information, how do I actually connect to any of the sites, as they're not web addresses, do I need a program to log into them or something, as when I click on the link. It asks me whether I want to run a program to open it or save it.

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Imran
tried alot but found this is the best m8 www.newsdemon.com about 8 quid amonth unlimited
 

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Hello mate,

thanks for the information, how do I actually connect to any of the sites, as they're not web addresses, do I need a program to log into them or something, as when I click on the link. It asks me whether I want to run a program to open it or save it.

Regards

Imran
No problem, I find 'newsbin pro' to be the best program I have used.

there's a trial version at the newsbin website

'or'

PM me if you need a copy
 

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like smirnoff said mate try newsdemon its what most of us use on here i think you also get a prog called newsrover free with it . It all sounds a bit complicated at first but the best thing to do is jump in and then start asking questions and you will soon get the hang of it also with newsdemon you can pay with paypal so you can cancell anytime you want
 
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ive been using newsgroups for years now - they are by far the best resource for downloading anything and everything.

i have been with www.usenetserver.com for a couple of years now and have had no problems - can highly recommend them - just over £6 per month too.

i use newsleecher for downloading - i find its better than anything else out there. i also use newzbin.com for searching the nzb files but you need to pay for an account to download the nzb files.. it works out at 20p a week though so more than worth it .... must admit i didnt know about that free one posted above - binsearch.. cheers
 

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i use these http://www.usenetserver.com/ ,i pay $40(about £20) every 3 months unlimited downloads,been with them for 2years and no problems,and i use newsleecheer to download the files, another good program.
 
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