Originally Posted by propr'one
I have a torrent client running on winser2k8 which reads RSS feeds from various private sites. When a new release is uploaded to the site the RSS publishes the release to the feed and my client reads it.
I have filters set up (like, for instance) F1 R** 720P ******, breaking bad *** 720P **** which, if matched, will automatically queue the download
I run rarzombie on the computer which actively scans the download directory for new releases and unrars them.
the WD just goes over SMB and reads the unpacked MKV's.
very low-tech solution, but for me its perfect. I can sit down infront of the tv, navigate to what i want to watch, and press play.
I have a similar setup, although a little less complicated.
By using two programs (free) you basically build yourself an internet PVR. Any show you want to view, you type it in to the software and it will keep track of episodes and auto-request a DL to your NZB app. When setup correctly, both program work together to give you a hassle free and hands off experience. Been running it for years now.
Here is a nice guide/explanation of the systems at work if anyone is interested. Of course to use it you will need to move away from the free "torrent" world and step up to a newsgroup/usenet provider (if you already have one then be prepared to love them even more).