If you are a long time reader of FILEnetworks Blog, you probably are already familiar with the name Awesome-HD (AHD). AHD is a specialized private HD torrent tracker run by ex-HDBits.org encoder EuREKA. This tracker gained huge popularity in the BitTorrent community within a very short period of time – however various problems with the site’s implementation resulted in frequent downtimes and internal server errors which prevented users from logging in. Although AHD made several attempts to resolve these issues within the old source (XBTIT), it was only with mild success. They have however now migrated to the Gazelle codebase and guess what – no more annoying errors.
Migration to gazelle has not only resulted in an error free site but it has given AHD a whole new polished look. Apart from the usual Gazelle features such as tagging, advanced search, knowledge base, etc AHD has added several customized features of their own. This includes bookmarks, torrent notifications, improved requests system and more. Site navigation speed has also been improved.
Awesome-HD currently has over 3000 members and tracks close to 150 torrents. Note that the migration to Gazelle appears to have reset both the user database as well as the torrent index – AHD had over 6k members before migration. All old users have been invited to the new AHD – to compensate the loss of ratio they have been given 50GB free upload credit as well as 3 invites.
Speaking of the content on this tracker – it’s all about High Definition (HD) movies and TV shows. Almost all the included releases are x264 encoded Blu Ray movies. Another interesting fact about Awesome HD is that it seems to focus a lot on non-scene/p2p releases unlike many other sites. Expect to find a lot of releases by p2p groups such as ESiR, CtrlHD, BTT, DON, iLL and of course EuReKA on this tracker. Following is a screenshot showing part of AHD’s torrent index:
Public registrations for this tracker are currently closed. However we believe that a lot of our readers are already members of AHD since two open signups for this site were posted here before. Anyway if you are still not a member and want to get in, AHD admins have been kind enough to give 100 free invites exclusively for FILEnetworks Blog readers. To obtain one follow the steps below:
UPDATE: Within 6 hours of posting this article, we got over 200 invite requests for Awesome-HD. We have now sent out 102 invites on a first come, first served basis. Please do not make any more requests.
- Create a new email message with the subject ‘Awesome-HD’. In the body of the message clearly specify the E-mail address you want the invite sent to (write the email message in the format firstname.lastname@example.org – do not use the address[at]provider[dot]com notation as you did in previous giveaways.
- Send the email to email@example.com
Note that it may take us some time to manually send you the E-mail (maybe even 2-3 days since I'll be away for most part of today - LST). Have patience and please note that we only have 100 invites at our disposal – do not be offended if you didn’t get one this time around. If you managed to get in, respect tracker rules and try to be an active member :)