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: 298
Joined: Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:26 pm
Favorite series: Pirate Sentai GoKaiger
2nd Favorite Series: Special Operations Squadron Go-Busters
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.
Something happening on a show turns into a board comment.

User avatar
CheetahLynx
Sentai Senshi
Posts: 86
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 watched but there's a 255 character limit. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Oh well.
Watching: Chouriki Sentai Ohranger, Kishiryuu Sentai Ryusoulger, Kamen Rider Zero-One

KRDangerousZombie
7X
Posts: 79
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 & Zi-O
Garo : Every non-anime season.

Watching Series
Ryusoulger

Mandalori
Robo's Birthday
Posts: 535
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: 29030
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: 29030
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: 176
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-ジオウ
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: 29030
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: 79
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 & Zi-O
Garo : Every non-anime season.

Watching Series
Ryusoulger

User avatar
takenoko
Team Baron
Team Baron
Posts: 29030
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: 4462
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”