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August 9, 2008 3:53 PM   Subscribe

How can I watch the opening ceremony of the Olympics, now that I've missed it?

I have a TV but no cable or antennae, and NBC online doesn't seem to have the full thing as a video. Will it be rebroadcast on the web? Will NBC host it after the Olympics are over? Will it be released on Criterion?
posted by crookedneighbor to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
If you're alright with bittorrent you can find it on The Pirate Bay.
posted by sveskemus at 3:57 PM on August 9, 2008

It's up on a few different bitTorrent sites if you're not opposed to downloading.
posted by vodkaboots at 3:57 PM on August 9, 2008

Best answer: You could get a high quality version in a torrent.

Look at this list on demonoid for available torrents.

Mefi mail me if you have questions!
posted by bradly at 3:59 PM on August 9, 2008

It's available to download from the usual public bittorrent sites as well as Usenet, in multiple formats, qualities and languages.
posted by bizwank at 3:59 PM on August 9, 2008

oh for the day when synchronized posting makes it into the Olympics...
posted by vodkaboots at 3:59 PM on August 9, 2008

It's probably on NBC right now lol.
posted by Zambrano at 4:47 PM on August 9, 2008 [1 favorite]

Best answer: NBC Encore.
posted by Class Goat at 7:48 PM on August 9, 2008 has it.
posted by MS_gal at 8:51 PM on August 9, 2008

An elderly friend of mine was complaining that she had a power outage right in the middle of the opening ceremonies, so I'm BitTorrenting a HDTV version of it and am making her a DVD.
posted by mrbill at 9:13 PM on August 9, 2008

Best answer: Apparently it is on NBC online. See this comment on the blue.
posted by inigo2 at 10:01 PM on August 9, 2008

NBC is now selling it as a two-volume DVD. (Shipments start September 10th)
posted by ALongDecember at 12:41 PM on August 20, 2008

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