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

Post by TorchWood »

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.
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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 ;) )
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Post by KRDangerousZombie »

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.
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SD is enough for me. It save space and download time, and the quality is enough for my screen and the player I use.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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)
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Usually if I'm not impatient then its the 1080p. I live alone so the internet is all mine to play with.
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I watch on a large 4K TV, so I'll take the highest resolution I can get.
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Follow up question, do you guys have bandwidth caps? Luckily I don't.
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Post by KRDangerousZombie »

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.
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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.
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Post by astonwave »

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.

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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.
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