Have finally gotten around to downloading torrents.
First I tried Shareaza, but it seemed too slow to download things. I unistalled that and then tried Azureus. But, though faster, it used a lot of the computers resources making it very slow to try doing anything else while downloading. (maybe thats a tradeoff?). I heard that uTorrent is "lighter" so I'm giving it a try. It's a lot slower, but that may just be because I'm downloading the Twin Peaks Archives and it has far fewer seeders and peers.
I was wondering how I could be able to watch it all on the TV, thinking I would have to plug the TV into the computer.
All of the files I've downloaded so far (first 4 episodes of 'John From Cincinnati', the first two seasons of 'Weeds') are HDTV DivX avi files
Then I remembered that the new DVD players coming out now have DivX capability, so today got a cheap ($39) Phillips upconverting player (converts signals into hi def)
I can now play the CDs with the DivX files on my HDTV, and all it took was getting a new cheap DVD player (which I was wanting anyway to play movies in hi-def). I thought I would have to buy lots of software and a DVD burner (and blank DVDs).
I'm one happy camper!