, we all want all the episodes in HD but just asking enough times doesn't make it happen. This is what would need to happen for us to get all the episode in HD.
- A massive MITM fan, who loves the show enough to put the time & money into do this
- Able to receive MITM in HD (few channels air it in HD)
- Has the money to pay to get the HD channel ($100/month probs)
- Has the equipment to receive it (Around $150)
- Has the equipment to record it (over $100+)
- Has the equipment and knowledge to decrypt the broadcast (can be very tricky)
- Has the PC power to encode the raw files to x264 (or similar) ($1500 at least and many hours per episode)
- Then has to wait till every episode has aired, this could take months maybe a year
- Has highspeed internet upload, we are talking 0.5-1GB per episode thats 75-150GB for all episodes. At most people's internet upload speed that would take a month or more of constant upload.
So the main factors are time, money and skill
I have the skill to pull this off, also the commitment and probs the time. However I nowhere near have enough money.
The costs depends how you record, for me to do it:
You need SKY HD - £50 for BOX and £30ish/month to get the channel.
A spare PC, which I have but probs not high spec ennough, so maybe £400 for a new one.
Technotrend S2-3200 PCI card w/ CI addon (Special PCI card to take Satalitle cable in) £120
T-Rex v4.6 CAM module (for decrpting signal) £100
I already have an 8core Mac Pro so encoding isn't an extra cost.
Total costs (est): £650 + on going £30/month. Say I can get all episodes in 6 months. Thats £180, so total = £830
However I think SKY would have to be a minimum 12 months contract so even more like £1000 total.
Now if people are willing to donate to cover my costs then I'd do it. But thats never going to happen.
Another (possibly) cheaper option is to find (one of the few) people who is already setup. Then pay them to do it. No idea what they would expect, but still its a lot of time.
Who knows, somebody may come along one day and have done it already if so contact me and we can work something out. Or if you can help us out also contact me.
If people are seriously interested in donating to get this done, say how much your willing to pledge and we can see if it will work.