Which resolution do you usually download TV-Nihon videos at?

Which resolution do you usually download TV-Nihon videos at?

Poll ended at Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:03 am

SD (480)
14
17%
HD720
25
30%
HD (1080)
45
54%
 
Total votes: 84

User avatar
TorchWood
Gabu
Posts: 275
Joined: Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:26 pm
Alignment: Lawful Evil
Location: Plain Old Texas

Which resolution do you usually download TV-Nihon videos at?

Post by TorchWood » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:03 am

Subject line says it all. What video resolution is your "best match" when downloading videos from TV-N, and why?

For me, since I'm transferring them to a Plex media server and then viewing the videos either through my tablet or my television, it's usually the HD (1080) resolution.
Gashatto! Let's Game! Meccha Game! Muccha Game! What's Your Name? I'm A Comment Writer!

User avatar
CheetahLynx
Sentai Senshi
Posts: 68
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:57 am
Male: Yes
Favorite series: Not Fiveman
2nd Favorite Series: Not Kyuuranger
Favorite Band: [Anything 80s rock]
My boom: NHL
Location: Some silver campervan with eggs for days!
Contact:

Re: Which resolution do you usually download TV-Nihon videos at?

Post by CheetahLynx » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:38 am

I download at 720p mostly to save some space on my HDD, plus I have farly small screens so I don't really need the higher resolution.
Recently I've been thinking of downloading the 1080p versions and then burning the entire series to a series of DVDs (for personal use obviously ;) )
CheetahLynx
I was gonna list all the series I've watch but there's a 255 character limit. *shrugs* Oh well.
Watching: Ninja Sentai Kakuranger, Kishiryuu Sentai Ryusoulger, Kamen Rider Zi-O

KRDangerousZombie
7X
Posts: 74
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:25 am
Male: Yes
Favorite series: Sentai:Go-Busters Kamen Rider:W
2nd Favorite Series: Sentai:Toqger
Alignment: Lawful Neutral

Re: Which resolution do you usually download TV-Nihon videos at?

Post by KRDangerousZombie » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:05 am

For me it depends. The weeklies i usually get in 1080 & 720, complete shows it depends on how big the batches are and what's being seeded the most.
Completed Series
Sentai
: Abaranger-Lupin vs Pat
Kamen Rider : Black-Ryuki, Blade, The First-W, Fourze, Ghost & Ex-Aid
Garo : Every non-anime season.

Watching Series
Zi-O, Ryusoulger

Mandalori
Robo's Birthday
Posts: 525
Joined: Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:29 am
Male: Yes
Quote: Lost in Thoughts All Alone
Location: France

Re: Which resolution do you usually download TV-Nihon videos at?

Post by Mandalori » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:20 am

SD is enough for me. It save space and download time, and the quality is enough for my screen and the player I use.

User avatar
takenoko
Team Baron
Team Baron
Posts: 28830
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:33 pm
Male: Yes
Favorite series: All of them
Alignment: Neutral
My boom: stick
Quote: "Are you the new monarch, or are you just a pawn of fate?" - Emerald Herald
Type: ISFJ Protector
Location: Yami ni umare, yami ni kisu
Contact:

Re: Which resolution do you usually download TV-Nihon videos at?

Post by takenoko » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:22 am

I download the 1080 and SD for archival purposes, I ignore the 720 because I'll run out of space on my backup drive if I try to keep everything.

User avatar
Ichida
Hyakkiyakou wo Buttagiru
Posts: 127
Joined: Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:22 am
Male: Yes
Favorite series: Kamen Rider Build
2nd Favorite Series: Kamen Rider 555
Dreamy: Haga Yuria
Favorite Actor?: Takeda Kouhei
Alignment: Neutral Good
Type: ISFJ Protector
Location: Toronto
Contact:

Re: Which resolution do you usually download TV-Nihon videos at?

Post by Ichida » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:29 am

There isn't one answer for me.
If it's a series I really like, such as Build, or a movie I'm looking forward to, or maybe an episode with the debut of a form I've been waiting to see, or if there's a good wallpaper-worthy shot in the episode, I'll download the 1080.
If it's a series I dislike and/or am just watching for the sake of my podcast, like Zi-O, I'll go with lowest quality.
SuperIchi, Blue Caster of Radio Sentai Castranger (formerly Ichida za Zeal)
our tokustasu weekly review podcast, blending seasoned veteran critique, reactionary hilarity, & anguished screams of cringe/shock
http://castranger.podbean.com

User avatar
takenoko
Team Baron
Team Baron
Posts: 28830
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:33 pm
Male: Yes
Favorite series: All of them
Alignment: Neutral
My boom: stick
Quote: "Are you the new monarch, or are you just a pawn of fate?" - Emerald Herald
Type: ISFJ Protector
Location: Yami ni umare, yami ni kisu
Contact:

Re: Which resolution do you usually download TV-Nihon videos at?

Post by takenoko » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:14 pm

Ichida wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:29 am
If it's a series I dislike and/or am just watching for the sake of my podcast, like Zi-O, I'll go with lowest quality.
Huh, I never thought about that, but I do something similar when I legally obtain TV shows to watch. How funny!

User avatar
msf232
Hyakkiyakou wo Buttagiru
Posts: 173
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:05 pm
Male: Yes
Favorite Band: Dreamcatcher
My boom: Nothing definite, changes from time to time
Location: Bangladesh
Contact:

Re: Which resolution do you usually download TV-Nihon videos at?

Post by msf232 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:53 pm

I have almost always downloaded the SD version of everything, mostly because I'm used to being data-capped. It's become sort of a habit now, so I download SD even if there's no data restriction; unless I really want otherwise (or there's a problem with the SD torrent :P)
Finished:
Dairanger, Shinkenger, Kyoryuger-LVSP
Kuuga-Build
Ryukendo
スパイダーマン
Akibaranger

Electrix
I am the new #2
I am the new #2
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat May 26, 2018 5:25 am
Male: Yes

Re: Which resolution do you usually download TV-Nihon videos at?

Post by Electrix » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:04 pm

Usually if I'm not impatient then its the 1080p. I live alone so the internet is all mine to play with.

User avatar
XerBlade
Golden Knight
Golden Knight
Posts: 90
Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:20 am
Male: Yes
Favorite series: Kamen Rider Build
2nd Favorite Series: Kiva/Faiz
Dreamy: Tatsulot
Favorite Actor?: Ishida Akira
Alignment: Neutral Good
Quote: Kamen Rider Meteorologist! I will decide your forecast!
Type: INTJ Mastermind
Location: Depletion Garden, Nashville, TN, USA
Contact:

Re: Which resolution do you usually download TV-Nihon videos at?

Post by XerBlade » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:27 pm

I watch on a large 4K TV, so I'll take the highest resolution I can get.
Watching
Kamen Rider: Zi-O

Complete
Kamen Rider: All Black and later
Sentai: Shinkenger,Gokaiger,Persona 5 VS Detective Conan
Garo: All

User avatar
takenoko
Team Baron
Team Baron
Posts: 28830
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:33 pm
Male: Yes
Favorite series: All of them
Alignment: Neutral
My boom: stick
Quote: "Are you the new monarch, or are you just a pawn of fate?" - Emerald Herald
Type: ISFJ Protector
Location: Yami ni umare, yami ni kisu
Contact:

Re: Which resolution do you usually download TV-Nihon videos at?

Post by takenoko » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:06 pm

Follow up question, do you guys have bandwidth caps? Luckily I don't.

KRDangerousZombie
7X
Posts: 74
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:25 am
Male: Yes
Favorite series: Sentai:Go-Busters Kamen Rider:W
2nd Favorite Series: Sentai:Toqger
Alignment: Lawful Neutral

Re: Which resolution do you usually download TV-Nihon videos at?

Post by KRDangerousZombie » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:41 pm

No bandwith caps here. I've only ever seen "unlimited" broadband and whatnot advertised here so i think there aren't data caps here since like dial-up?

though i've heard some horror stories about how ISPs are in the US. You have my sympathies.
Completed Series
Sentai
: Abaranger-Lupin vs Pat
Kamen Rider : Black-Ryuki, Blade, The First-W, Fourze, Ghost & Ex-Aid
Garo : Every non-anime season.

Watching Series
Zi-O, Ryusoulger

User avatar
takenoko
Team Baron
Team Baron
Posts: 28830
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:33 pm
Male: Yes
Favorite series: All of them
Alignment: Neutral
My boom: stick
Quote: "Are you the new monarch, or are you just a pawn of fate?" - Emerald Herald
Type: ISFJ Protector
Location: Yami ni umare, yami ni kisu
Contact:

Re: Which resolution do you usually download TV-Nihon videos at?

Post by takenoko » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:29 pm

What country are you from?

My current ISP doesn't have data caps as far as I know. My last one, I think it was ATT or Yahoo said it did, but they never hit me with it since I think I was paying for their most expensive service. I live near San Francisco.

My current ISP is kind of cool since they're a startup so they're relatively small and have a reasonable flat rate for good speeds.

astonwave
Why are we all 15?
Why are we all 15?
Posts: 15
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:43 am
Male: Yes

Re: Which resolution do you usually download TV-Nihon videos at?

Post by astonwave » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:55 pm

I usually download the 720p version a lot of the time, 'cause as long as it's HD, I don't really care, tbh. I watch most of my stuff on a 50 inch 1080p screen, and I only get the 720p to save HDD space.

Do I have a data cap with my ISP? Yeah. It's about a TB.

Catastrophe
ZECT
ZECT
Posts: 4409
Joined: Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:47 pm
Male: Yes
Favorite series: Kyoryuger
2nd Favorite Series: W
Quote: "When I first started, I knew everything about nothing and have progressed in the subsequent two decades, realising that now I know practically nothing about everything"

Re: Which resolution do you usually download TV-Nihon videos at?

Post by Catastrophe » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:57 pm

Typically 1080 HD. I'll discard the file after watching it if it isn't a series I'm interested in archiving and will keep it if I do.

Post Reply

Return to “Off Topic”