Some of you might remember that we posted an article about SceneX (sX) a few weeks ago. Back then, SceneX was a private torrent tracker dealing with general content. Two months have passed and a lot has changed at sX – it is now a HD torrent tracker. Well it’s not just any HD tracker – it’s probably the first ratio free private HD torrent site around. Site’s visual layout has also been overhauled and it now sports a brand new look. SceneX is currently closed for signup and the only way in is via an invite. Don’t worry - interested members can easily obtain a free invite through sX’s official invites IRC channel.
Although sX now brands itself as a HD tracker, it might be a little different from other similar sites you know of. While majority of the site’s content comprises of HD torrents, other extremely popular releases would continue to be available on the tracker. And all indexed HD torrents will be on permanent free leech. This is better explained in a forum post:
sX is now a high definition tracker. But not just any ordinary HD tracker. First off we will have all of our HD content freeleech. So, in a way this is a ratio free HD tracker. However, we feel it would be neglectful to the sX community not to offer the major release that come out whether it be a game, or application, or a big hit movie in XviD before it hits HD. Those torrents will NOT be freeleech.
Above should explain why a ratio is still calculated on sX. Your download stats will be unmoved by any HD torrent you download – however download data will still be counted for any other type of torrent (and thus affect your global ratio). Basically, the ‘ratio-freeness’ on sX is made possible by permanent free leech on HD torrents – a concept similar to the one used by Scene Inspired (S-I). As usual hit and run is prohibited, even on torrents that are on free leech:
You must seed for at least 48 hours within a 5 day period or you will get a warning. It does not have to be consecutive but if seed break is longer then 24 hours then you may be warned.
As of 29/09/2009, sX tracks over 400 active torrents. Majority of these (as highlighted earlier) are HD content (Blu Ray, HDTV, etc).
Currently there are around 2200 registered members on sX. Signups are currently closed (they might open up for 1-2 days in the future but not sure when) but interested members can get in via IRC interview. All users get 2 free invites and 2GB upload credit upon signup.
Site Name: SceneX (http://scenex.me)
Invites Channel URL: http://scenex.me/ircinvite.php (requires Java)
Invites Channel Direct Link: irc://irc.p2p-network.net/sx.invite (for use with mIRC and similar clients)
Note: If you are trying to access sX using any other browser than FireFox, you might run into glitches: “Please Note : This website is made to work with Firefox and Firefox only.”