Torrents aren't like megaupload, or other download things. It's not a direct download from a server that is always on. It's a sort of catch as catch can download. If the people who have the pieces or all of the file are on line, it's working, if they aren't, it's not. If the computer that has a piece is on DSL or Cable you speed will be good, if they are on dial up it going to be slow. You just have to take what you can get.
Ultimately, if you want something for free you pretty much have to be patient. I pretty much start a download and let it go. When it's done, it's done.
Nice call DM, that's pretty much my attitude now that I have it working properly. I figure I've only got time to watch about 1 match / week anyhow.