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Switched from giganews - much cheaper and a better service in my opinion.

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#1
Got to agree its a stonking service,

Been using it for 3 years now and it never let me down once,

on 50MBit Virgin it gives a download speed of 6050KBps constant, it never gives up under the strain, A very good provider at a bargain price.

Edited By: flashyphotos on Mar 08, 2011 18:42
#2
Been using them for a couple of years now after switching from usenetserver.

Excellent retention and 20 connections.

About what I pay too, good deal IMO.
#3
flashyphotos
on 50MBit Virgin it gives a download speed of 6050KBps constant, it never gives up under the strain

You must need a lot of diskspace :)

I miss Virgin cable, we moved to a village last year and the only thing I miss is my old 20Mb Virgin cable service.
#4
what does this service provided? the newsgroups/usenet things confuse me..
#5
flashyphotos
Got to agree its a stonking service,Been using it for 3 years now and it never let me down once,on 50MBit Virgin it gives a download speed of 6050KBps constant, it never gives up under the strain, A very good provider at a bargain price.

Yup.

Wot he said :)
#6
flashyphotos
Got to agree its a stonking service,

Been using it for 3 years now and it never let me down once,

on 50MBit Virgin it gives a download speed of 6050KBps constant, it never gives up under the strain, A very good provider at a bargain price.


I'm also on the 50Mb service. Since using port 443 i get between 5900 - 6100Kbps :D
1 Like #7
Also...Using NZBMatrix VIP. Any other good ones worth using?
1 Like #8
probs best one onthe web is this one

http://nzbshack.co.uk/forum/

singer
1 Like #9
http://www.nzbsrus.com

5 downloads per day as guest but lifetime VIP is worth $10 imo

Edited By: leemole101 on Mar 08, 2011 19:03
3 Likes #10
Supernews + NZBMatrix VIP + Grabit... perfecto
1 Like #11
I use Newzbin for NZB's and Newsleecher for downloads, very easy to use.

Might give MZBMatrix a go for $10 though.

Edited By: black knight on Mar 08, 2011 19:21: mistake
#12
sftp ftw :p
Always though usenets are basically torrents but with better speeds...?

Edited By: Betas on Mar 08, 2011 19:14
#13
Betas
sftp ftw :pAlways though usenets are basically torrents but with better speeds...?

How is sftp better? Not used it before.

Usenet is a direct connection, torrents are peer to peer and you have to seed files.

Edited By: black knight on Mar 08, 2011 19:20
#14
I use NewsDemon at just over £7pm too. Pretty decent and you also get NewsRover software plus the newsgroup search, which is a MASSIVE plus.
Believe it's shot up since though. Ive got it at price in perp.
#15
usenet can be secure, no uploading aswell :)

and 6050kb is dreamy, what area you from?
#16
So whats the difference between using these websites and using a torrent website such as isohunt.com?
#17
ehpablo
So whats the difference between using these websites and using a torrent website such as isohunt.com?


these will max out your connection speed and dont rely on seeders as you pay to connect to a dedicated server, you can also use a ssl encrypted connection. They are a little more difficult to use until you get used to them

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet


Edited By: leemole101 on Mar 08, 2011 19:56
#18
Just cancelled my subscription to astraweb. No fault in the service, just had email from newsdemon offering 50 ssl connections for $7 dollars a month about £4 pounds. Special offer for previous members.
#19
Great service from these guys they also power NewsDeamon

NewsDemon + NZBMatrix + Virgin 50MB + SickBeard + CouchPotato = Lazyiness lol
#20
6120kb/s with Astraweb and NZBMatrix on LAN and WLAN.

VM connection with the VMNG300 modem.

DO NOT GET THE SUPERHUB. IF YOU DO, KISS YOUR SPEEDS GOODBYE.
#21
killain
Just cancelled my subscription to astraweb. No fault in the service, just had email from newsdemon offering 50 ssl connections for $7 dollars a month about £4 pounds. Special offer for previous members.


I'm with NewsDemon, pay around £7.35 ish, any chance of posting the signup link etc, thanks!
2 Likes #22
Been this price for years
#23
Also virgin users they have there own free 20 retention server at news.Virginmedia.com

Edited By: darksideby182 on Mar 08, 2011 20:27
#24
darksideby182
Also virgin users they have there own free 20 retention server at news.Virginmedia.com


Yes, which will obviously host all the copyrighted files that people actually use usenet for,
#25
I'm with NewsDemon, pay around £7.35 ish, any chance of posting the signup link etc, thanks![/quote]

Says the code is unique haven't signed up yet, I still have a week left on my astra account. I'll pass on the code to you after, just in case it is unique and i can't use it afterwards. Might be worth mentioning to them that you will leave if they can't offer you a similar deal. I got a decent offer previously just for asking to cancel my account before I moved to astra.
1 Like #26
Been with Astraweb now for years i use to be with Giganews when they where the best but there price was 4 times more than Astraweb. Ive never had a issue with Astraweb and I also get over 6mbps on Virgins 50mb Astraweb is now the best server there is and retention is over 900 days and rising and in the 4-5 years ive been with them there's been no down time at all.

There is also a unlimited service for people that have normal internet service like 20mb it allows down speeds up to 5mbps which is $10 a month so around £6 and this should be good enough for 90% of people its only no good for Virgins 50mb.

For those that want a taste of the newsgroups there's Virgins own newsserver which is free for Virgins customers the address is news.virginmedia.com this will max out your connection for nothing but only has 7 days retention, this is fine for people that get all the new stuff as its posted but if you want a film or TV program thats 2 years old then its no good.

This is still cold as its been this price for years and has been posted loads of times.
#27
Vegito
darksideby182
Also virgin users they have there own free 20 retention server at news.Virginmedia.com

Yes, which will obviously host all the copyrighted files that people actually use usenet for,

Errrr yes actually I think you'll find most of the alt.binaries are available!
The retention however is shocking so you will need to keep on top of the searching or you'll miss loads.

Newzbin + Newzleecher + TB hdds = :-)
#28
Vegito
darksideby182
Also virgin users they have there own free 20 retention server at news.Virginmedia.com

Yes, which will obviously host all the copyrighted files that people actually use usenet for,

Correct.
1 Like #29
Fortunately, I managed to sign up for the $96 a year deal from astraweb, works out roughly £60 a year = £5 a month. At that price, it's a complete steal. And as others said, astraweb is the dogs danglies :D
#30
Have been using XLned for a year and they work out much cheaper. £5 a month if going for the XL Plus (20mbit) package. They also include SSL.

I'm on the XL Lite (around £2 p/m) cos I'm only on a 3mbit connection anyway. Retention is fantastic and I can't recall any downtime, maybe once or twice.


Edited By: aarste on Mar 08, 2011 20:49
#31
Usenetserver have a $96 for a year offer. You have to pay upfront though. I've been on that offer for 2 years now with no problems. Worked out about £67 a year last time I had to renew with the exchange rate in December. Best £5.50 a month I spend!
1 Like #32
Simply excellent deal, ive had it for a year and its awesome

astraweb + nzbmatrix + unison + imac = geek heaven
#33
flashyphotos
Got to agree its a stonking service,

Been using it for 3 years now and it never let me down once,

on 50MBit Virgin it gives a download speed of 6050KBps constant, it never gives up under the strain, A very good provider at a bargain price.
Don't Virgin just severely limit your speed / send you warning letters etc if you download more than a few GB though?
#34
Paid 25 dollars for 110gb few years back(now 180gb) and still have about 15gb left to use, dont d/l that much but you get 50 connections on the paid blocks. Only had a few d/l failures with astraweb
#35
ok a novice question is this just like using a torrent site ? to download books, software, movies & music like minninova ? but with better speeds and range of downloads ?
1 Like #36
yeah I prefer the $25 for 180gb with Astra web instead. Would never use torrents ever again since moving to usenet last year - nzbmatrix + sabnzbd weapons of choice
#37
Funnily enough i've never used newsgroups and know very little about them but this is the deal I ended up with! Lucky as I could have easily paid more for a lesser service :p So far it's been completely faultless and newbies don't be scared it's easy as pie!
#38
Will this be the only thing you need to purchase to use usenet or are there others? is there a guide to use this that someone can link or pm me?

thanks
#39
Funny how Usenet is making a popularity comeback ;)

Edited By: gizmouk on Mar 08, 2011 20:58
#40
Quick big-up for Easynews.com; 10$US a month for 20gb, which accumulates. A very nice search engine on their website, server-side unraring saves you having to do massive unrars & possible par repair jobs on your pc, thumbnail multi-frame previewing of AVIs before downloading.

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