I used to use IRC back in the day to download TV shows as it was the most reliable method but if it timed out then I had to queue for hours md go back to the start. Then I moved to newsgroups as no queuing. But there was so much junk on there that always required lots of management to find what you needed. Then torrents came along. Brilliant. Easy. No queuing and theoretically as fast as your connection. What newsgroup provider do you use? I had used news2bin years ago but we know what happened to them!