in case anyone is interested, if you have not already done so, you can check out tvtorrents.tv. this is a site that posts download links for episodes of all your favorite tv shows. this is useful if you have missed an episode, or just want every episode from a season. it's wonderful.
the download format is torrent files, so you will need a torrent client. there are links on the site to download one. when you finally get the file, it is typically in either divx or xvid format, so it should play fine on your computer (if you have the proper codec installed), your xbox using xbox media center, or on your divx certified dvd player if you have one, which i highly recommend.
i currently keep current on my downloads for smallville, lost, joey and drawn together. an occasional southpark download as well.
the best part is that these copies have already been edited and are commercial free. ;)