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Does anyone else get this strange fuzziness when they try to watch something in fullscreen 720p? When I compare it with a downloaded version of the video there are no such problems.
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Update your graphics drivers and your flash/plug-in
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Posted 1/8/12 , edited 1/8/12

Lorangian wrote:

Does anyone else get this strange fuzziness when they try to watch something in fullscreen 720p? When I compare it with a downloaded version of the video there are no such problems.

Have you considered the difference in the bitrate? A typical Crunchyroll 720p video is around 270 MB - 285 MB.

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TheAncientOne wrote:


Lorangian wrote:

Does anyone else get this strange fuzziness when they try to watch something in fullscreen 720p? When I compare it with a downloaded version of the video there are no such problems.

Have you considered the difference in the bitrate? A typical Crunchyroll 720p video is around 270 MB - 285 MB.



I was thinking that, but also, it could be that the resize method on Crunchyroll is not the same as the one for the player he is using for his downloaded videos. If Crunchyroll using a bicubic resize method, it will seem fuzzier than a Lanczos3 resize method, which the player he uses could possibly be using.

Other thoughts: If you're watching fansubs, it is possible that the video has been retouched using an edge-enhancing filter or other such video filtering process, many fansub groups do this to get rid of grain or other things like that. I personally don't like the look of it since it kills some of the contrast in exchange for smoothness.

One unlikely scenario is that Crunchyroll has posted an upscale of an SD master, and the downloaded videos you have are actual HD broadcasts. I seriously doubt this, though, since I am pretty sure CR does not do upscaling. (For example, some shows are only available in SD. If they were upscaling stuff, everything would be available in HD.)
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Posted 1/9/12

Garylisk wrote:
One unlikely scenario is that Crunchyroll has posted an upscale of an SD master, and the downloaded videos you have are actual HD broadcasts. I seriously doubt this, though, since I am pretty sure CR does not do upscaling. (For example, some shows are only available in SD. If they were upscaling stuff, everything would be available in HD.)

Yes, CR has confirmed before that they do not upscale, when responding to questions about some series or portions of a series not having a 720p version.

I suppose one exception might be if for example, they were delivered a 540p master (meaning they would be faced with the decision to downscale to 480p or upscale to 720p), but apparently that hasn't happened.

I even recalling watching one series this past year where a single episode was 720p (oddly, neither the first or last), and the remainder were 480p.

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Posted 1/9/12
If 1 episode is in 720P and the rest aren't, the 720P video is likely an accidental upscale.
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The new series have a 1080p option try that and see if its still fuzzy.
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