Author Topic: Whats the best Newsgroup server for quality & Price?  (Read 5877 times)

June 30, 2006, 10:14:37 pm
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MinLo

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I've been using my ISP's but it doesn't have much for retention plus I seen it not recomended to go that route.......When you pay for a premium account I assume there alot more info that you can pull right???......My ISP's seems very limited... ???...Is it also safe to assume the reason I'm having problems with NZB's is because my ISP's retention because it never goes through and my ISP has about a three day retention.. ???.I've looked at Slyck's but I trust old DK'ers members opinions way more.... 8)..Any help is greatly appriecated!!!

July 01, 2006, 03:33:27 am
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your not using the blueyonder news server are you MinLo? :P thats only got 2 days rentention, absolutely crap. plus yeh its not completly safe as they can watch you.
id recommend http://www.newshosting.com which is what im using. the unlimited package, but sometimes i get the 25 or 50 GB one depending on how much i think im gonna use. i can use something else (like BT)  if i overgo my limit.

July 01, 2006, 07:43:57 am
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your not using the blueyonder news server are you MinLo? :P thats only got 2 days rentention, absolutely crap. plus yeh its not completly safe as they can watch you.

I don't know what it is but it's through my ISP.......I learned how to use them and was amazed at the speed I got compared to P2P.......I was getting transfer at 550kB+..........

I'm gonna go with Newshosting......Get the unlimted account,$15 monthly isn't bad at all.......Thanks Din!!! :) :) :)
« Last Edit: July 01, 2006, 07:45:51 am by MinLo »

July 14, 2006, 11:33:16 pm
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Thanks Din......ITS FRICKEN AWESOME!!!!......I got the unlimited plan like you suggested..... ;)Why would anyone pay more for a per data connection like 50 gigs/month {$30} when unlimeted is only $15???

I just have a few questions to ask, I 've did a little bit of googling but haven't got complete answers from sources I trust......Thanks in advance to whomever answers  8)

Is 600 KB/s good for a 5mb/384 connection???
Are viruses common on Newsgroups???I know the obvious ways of avoiding viruses, like have a good idea what your dl'ing.....
I was wondering if it would be necessary to run my Real-time scanner????
Is there any need to run Peer Guardian while using?????
I've read newsgroups are relatively safe but what if your grabbing massive amount of gig's, will your ISP take action or ask questions????There is tons of stuff that I'm seeming to like.....LOL

Sorry for the game of 20 questions but you guys seem to have the best knowledge about things I become interested in ;D

July 15, 2006, 04:38:29 am
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Thanks Din......ITS FRICKEN AWESOME!!!!......I got the unlimited plan like you suggested..... ;)Why would anyone pay more for a per data connection like 50 gigs/month {$30} when unlimeted is only $15???

No problem man. It all seems a bit daunting at first doesnt it, but its actually really east to get into, nzb files make everything so much easier. lol yeh I dunno why anyone would not get the unlimited either.


Is 600 KB/s good for a 5mb/384 connection???

Do a speedtest and see what you max speed is, you should find that 600KB/s is extremely close to that. Theroetically you should be getting 625KB/s, but this is very unlikely. Im on 4MB, and my theoretical max is 500KB/s, however speed tests give me around 480KB/s which is the speed I get when i download.

Are viruses common on Newsgroups???I know the obvious ways of avoiding viruses, like have a good idea what your dl'ing.....
I was wondering if it would be necessary to run my Real-time scanner????

Viruses are not common. As long you get your nzb files from verified sites (ie. where someone can say if it has) or failing that you download files that look ok and dont have weird filesizes. Ive never heard of anyone get a virus of newsgroups. I usually check bittorent tracker sites (ones that you have to register with) for the latest releases. Then use binsearch.info to search for that same release and download via newsgroups. If im feeling nice ill seed it on bittorent once it finishes.

Is there any need to run Peer Guardian while using?????
I've read newsgroups are relatively safe but what if your grabbing massive amount of gig's, will your ISP take action or ask questions????There is tons of stuff that I'm seeming to like.....LOL

As long as your not using your ISP's newsserver you are ok, because then they will see exactly what you are downloading. As long as you have unlimited internet accesss, then they shouldnt have a problem. If they do get annoyed at constant use, then they will probably tell to reduce your usuage, probably send you a letter or email (they will complain about bandiwdth, not what your downloading as they cant prove anything illegal) at which point i would leave for another ISP.
No need to run Peerguardian (you only connect to your newssserver, not loads of random people like other P2P methods, so unless the RIAA runs newshosting, it doesnt, your safe)

Sorry for the game of 20 questions but you guys seem to have the best knowledge about things I become interested in ;D

just make sure to share the knowledge :)

August 12, 2006, 12:22:35 am
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Sorry for the game of 20 questions but you guys seem to have the best knowledge about things I become interested in ;D

just make sure to share the knowledge :)

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Will do........

I havn't had any probs at all.........Thanks again best $15 I spend each month  8)