Poor Man’s TiVo: BitTorrent & RSS

I know a lot of you cats have TiVo, but I thought I’d share my favorite method of downloading our favorite TV shows, sans TiVo…

BitTorrent is awesome, as everyone knows… but, I hate having to continuously scan the tracker sites for the shows I want, and then, I hate waiting for them to download. Wouldn’t it be great if you could tell your BitTorrent client what shows you want, and it would download them automatically?

Why, yes. That is the point of my post.

By using the java client Azureus, in combination with its RSS plugin, you can. I’ve been using this for a couple of months, and I couldn’t be happier… especially when traveling. When we flew to Buffalo last month, I quickly grabbed a couple episodes of the Simpsons and Viva La Bam. Instant airport entertainment.

The details are available in this post: How to never miss an episode with BitTorrent and RSS.

1 Response to “Poor Man’s TiVo: BitTorrent & RSS”


  • BitTorrent is the shiznit. Getting TV, commercial free and portable is excellent. Mmmmm…. Sopranos….

    I worry though… like the music and movie downloads of the past, that the man will want to end the goodness that is TV from the Bit.

    Would you pay a buck for an episode? Through somd kind of iTunes like thingy?

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