Because I don't have HD TV, and don't have some super broadband connection and unlimited disk space, I'm sorry but I won't contribute. I'm not likely to spend months downloading.
I'm really quite happy with the Torrents you put up (thanks a bunch, again!) and my own heart-warmingly nostalgic grainy videotape and DVD recordings with those lovely chunky Dutch subtitles stuck under them!
(Not to mention those company logos and parental advisory labels splashed all over it - yes, you get used to them, even attached after a while )
They now even sell 1.5 TB and 2 TB hard drives, a TB is roughly 1000 GB, can you imagine what you can do with drives that large!
I'm currenty using 2.8/3.5tb that I have. Without HD these would not be necessary, but when each Blu-ray rip comes in at 10-15gb and a TV series in HD about 25gb, they quickly fill up!
Would a CAM solution really be that precarious? The Hauppage PVR's quality is good, but analog recordings are always going to be inferior.
I think that the people who are complaining about drive space/internet speed now will eat their words as their TV screens get larger (XVID looks bad enough on a 22" screen, let alone 50"+), but it shouldn't be difficult to make smaller XVID encodes as well.
As some other members said, I'm concerned about the size of those HD rips that you propose. Personally, I am not interessed in getting 1080i rips, nor 720p. It's more the widescreen aspect that I want, actually.
Wouldn't it be possible to convert the 1080i or 720p rips that you would make in 175 Mo rips as well? You know, regular so called "HDTV" rips. That way, more people would be likely to donate.