valerie wrote: I would not use torrent sites because for one thing, you can't trust what you download. Secondly, it is theft. Third, I'd rather watch it on either a theater big screen, or my tv big screen, not on a computer.
Well, your second problem with downloading is one thing, but your two other problems can be solved.
Many thinks that when downloading, there is a high risk you get a virus or something. This is true on some sites, but there is a few sites that years has been scanning the torrents before publishing them, and on these sites you can be sure no harm will be made on your computer. I have been downloading ALOT of movies and series, in a few years, and I have never had any problems bigger than bad sound quiality
About your third problem, I also had that when I first started downloading. But I quickly found out you can buy a external hard drive, but it in your computer like a usb stick, move your films and series you have downloaded, and then put your external hard drive in your tv! Almost all new tvs can do this. Now you have a library of films and series, that you can choose in with your remote control. On popular movies you can download blu-ray quiality, and it looks very nice on the tv.
A few months ago I bought a 2 TB (2000GB) external hard drive, and now its 2/3 filled with hundreds of movies, and about 40 tv series. I have made alot of folders for the movies, so I can go to 'Action Films', 'Comedy Films' and so on. This way you can se all the new (and old) movies for free. You can also watch all tv series for free, and download the new episodes, and watch your fav tv shows without commericals. I can download a new episode on a popular tv series, a week before it comes in my country!
I dont know about the prices in the US, but I bought my 2TB hard drive for 500 kr (90$). Very cheap, I dont want to think about how much it would have costed me to buy everything I have downloaded.
valerie wrote: Going to the theater where I live, you folks would laugh at the prices. Ridiculously low. It's an old theater in a small town, family owned and run. It's like $3 a movie, big thing of popcorn for .50 cents, big fountain soda for .50 cents. I don't even know what it cost to go to the theaters now in the cities. There are three theater rooms in this old theater here, doesn't matter what the movie is, it's $3 for adults. I think for kids its a buck.
Wow.. If the theater prices was so low here, I was go to the theater everyday!