Found 23rd Dec 2014
I would like to better understand and start using newsgroups - most of the info I've found on hukd and google is generally 4+ years old. I'm sure things have changed a little, so I'm hoping someone could point me in the right direction for getting started.

Are there any reputable, free services?

Thanks in advance

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not sure what your after?
is it the indexing sites you mean.
these do a basic search of nzb files for free
binsearch.info

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stefromuk

not sure what your after? is it the indexing sites you mean. these do a … not sure what your after? is it the indexing sites you mean. these do a basic search of nzb files for free http://www.binsearch.info



thanks, that's a great site for searching. can you recommend a free 'usenet provider' (for torrents I use utorrent)

once I'm able to download/extract, is that all there is to it? (no subscriptions or logins?)


Edited by: "jeczap" 23rd Dec 2014

you wont find any free fast & reliable usenet providers

I use newsgroupdirect and pay around £20 for 1TB of data allowance

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chocci

you wont find any free fast & reliable usenet providersI use … you wont find any free fast & reliable usenet providersI use newsgroupdirect and pay around £20 for 1TB of data allowance



OK, thanks - I now see how this works
cheers both

I use oznzb to search for films etc

oznzb.com/

then grabit as the download & extraction software

binaries4all.com/gra…php

I use quickpar if any rars are damaged or missing after download

binaries4all.com/qui…ar/

easy once its set up but initial learning curve is quite steep

I should mention that Virgin do free downloads but I only use this for tv shows

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chocci

I use oznzb to search for films etchttps://www.oznzb.com/then grabit as … I use oznzb to search for films etchttps://www.oznzb.com/then grabit as the download & extraction softwarehttp://www.binaries4all.com/grabit/index.phpI use quickpar if any rars are damaged or missing after downloadhttp://www.binaries4all.com/quickpar/easy once its set up but initial learning curve is quite steepI should mention that Virgin do free downloads but I only use this for tv shows



Not prepared to pay for the service just yet, but will bookmark for future
cheers

jeczap

Not prepared to pay for the service just yet, but will bookmark for … Not prepared to pay for the service just yet, but will bookmark for futurecheers



I think you may need to pay for a service in order to use Newsgroup servers...unless you are a Virgin customer or want an unreliable service.

Banned

I'm a Virgin BB customer - and am also looking to get "into" newsgroups. Can some kind soul point me in the right direction?

Sorry for the thread hijack OP

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R3surr3ction

I'm a Virgin BB customer - and am also looking to get "into" newsgroups. … I'm a Virgin BB customer - and am also looking to get "into" newsgroups. Can some kind soul point me in the right direction?Sorry for the thread hijack OP



As I said, any info I can find seems to be quite dated - my questions have pretty much been answered above, but can never have too much information

Xsusenet you can get a free account but limited to a 1 meg download speed and only 2 connections but it's a start

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Perfect

marsdenrob

Xsusenet you can get a free account but limited to a 1 meg download speed … Xsusenet you can get a free account but limited to a 1 meg download speed and only 2 connections but it's a start

R3surr3ction

I'm a Virgin BB customer - and am also looking to get "into" newsgroups. … I'm a Virgin BB customer - and am also looking to get "into" newsgroups. Can some kind soul point me in the right direction?Sorry for the thread hijack OP



news.virginmedia.com is Virgin Media's news server. It has about 7 days of data, so not great, but if what you need has been uploaded recently, it will max your connection in download speed.
Edited by: "rev6" 23rd Dec 2014

rev6

news.virginmedia.com is Virgin Media's news server. It has about 7 days … news.virginmedia.com is Virgin Media's news server. It has about 7 days of data, so not great, but if what you need has been uploaded recently, it will max your connection in download speed.


Personally I wouldnt use my own ISP's server to download films. Sort of defeats the point of newsgroups / SSL and anonymity

chocci

Personally I wouldnt use my own ISP's server to download films. Sort of … Personally I wouldnt use my own ISP's server to download films. Sort of defeats the point of newsgroups / SSL and anonymity



It depends what you're downloading?

rev6

It depends what you're downloading?


I only use VM server for tv shows

Sabnzbd is the equivalent of uTorrent. That is what I use.

Check out 'cheapnews ' there are just that really cheap but offer good retention and pricing. Plus you can get a 10mb speed for a few quid.

The other bonus is they are a such based site so like likely to have takedowns (not that it doesn't trapped just sometimes not as quick as some of the Usa sites)

Once you get stuck into new groups a bit more I would recommend having two suppliers and have a block account (like newsgroup direct) as a back up.

They take a bit of getting used to but once it all clicks they are a breeze to use

*dutch based
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