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Posted 9/4/17 , edited 9/5/17
Hi, been a subscriber for a few years now and almost exclusively stream through my ps3. The quality on episodes used to start out just perfect, clear and crisp, and then sometimes would drop significantly mid-episode. I thought it was not a big deal, maybe exclusive to my network, so I'd always restart the episode and things would go back to looking normal.

Lately, it's the exact opposite? Episodes start out looking much lower in quality and sometimes improve but sometimes not. Some episodes never improve and look downright awful. I had a problem with one AoT episode earlier in the summer and I just gave up on it for ps3 and ended up watching it on my phone. I should not be seeing more pixels when I know that it's capable of increasing in quality. It seems like if I marathon episodes it improves too? Is anyone else having this problem?
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Posted 9/6/17 , edited 9/10/17

Fruitsbsk28 wrote:

Hi, been a subscriber for a few years now and almost exclusively stream through my ps3. The quality on episodes used to start out just perfect, clear and crisp, and then sometimes would drop significantly mid-episode. I thought it was not a big deal, maybe exclusive to my network, so I'd always restart the episode and things would go back to looking normal.

Lately, it's the exact opposite? Episodes start out looking much lower in quality and sometimes improve but sometimes not. Some episodes never improve and look downright awful. I had a problem with one AoT episode earlier in the summer and I just gave up on it for ps3 and ended up watching it on my phone. I should not be seeing more pixels when I know that it's capable of increasing in quality. It seems like if I marathon episodes it improves too? Is anyone else having this problem?


The video quality for the Crunchyroll app is by default set to auto (you can change it on the phone) so when the quality drops there isn't enough bandwidth available for your device to maintain that higher quality.

If you are using wireless to connect to your network, the wireless mode on the PS3 is G whereas modern devices for the most part use N. To rule out the PS3's wireless connection to your home network as the problem you could move the device closer to the router and/or connect it with an Ethernet cable.

If it's already hooked up with an Ethernet cable, then the problem would have to be that there's not enough bandwidth available for your PS3 to stream constantly in the highest quality. Try using it when no one else is using the internet, see if it makes a difference. If it works better and your router offers QoS, look into setting it up for your PS3.
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