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Yay, I can not watch a lot of promising-looking shows in high definition because I live in the wrong place... Golly, how am I excited...
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eyeofpain wrote: You might not get anymore out of a 4K stream, but if it's using MJPEG, it might eliminate whatever artifacting may still be present (lots of bandwidth, though).

I'd expect with the H.264 that Crunchyroll uses (MPEG-4 Section 10), more bitrate at the smallest streaming resolution that covers the effective resolution would be more effective at elimination compression artefacts ~ that would be 1080p for about half of the simulcasts that are available in 1080p, 720p for the others.

Indeed, a "720p HQ" stream at around 2.5Mb/sec would probably give similar results to the 3Mb/sec 1080p stream for those who have the bandwidth but not the resolution ~ since after all, bitrate devoted to extra resolution of detail that your display cannot show is not doing your stream any good.

So the next step up from the 1080p upgrade is a "high capacity" subscription at some modest premium (like 20% more) that offers higher bitrate "720p HQ" and "1080p HQ" streams. However, that would be a bit down the track, since if Crunchyroll is considering upgrading their CDN, they'd want to get that all sorted out before thinking about offering a "high capacity" streaming option.
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eyeofpain wrote:

An organization I'm in was actually looking for a 4K (or was it just 2K?) monitor with 1:1 pixel mapping, and those things are hard to find for any kind of affordable price. You might not get anymore out of a 4K stream, but if it's using MJPEG, it might eliminate whatever artifacting may still be present (lots of bandwidth, though). But mostly, it'd just be cool to say "I'm watching anime at a 4K resolution".


Not sure about the 1:1 pixel mapping, but aside from the 30" Dell and Apple monitors, there are the professional imaging monitors. Closest monitors to 2K and 4K will probably be medical diagnostic imaging monitors. They usually are organized by megapixel (MP) it seems as opposed to using hyper XGA terminology. Not sure how they are at doing video though since I've never used them or really looked into them. They aren't really affordable; they're probably start around $3k. Most of the high end stuff will be geared towards the research and medical professions given the need for high end modeling or the need for reference displays.

You can always quad the 1080p output, such as linking projectors together; the signal is multiplied out then split into 4 sections each to an output. You'd be watching anime at that resolution, just the source would still be 1080p. There used to be projects that did just that, designed to build massive video walls and virtual environment caves (I recall UIUC was big on this). They usually synced the output among multiple computers; this was like 10 years ago, so CPU and GPU output is much higher now so one high end machine should easily be able to handle this sort of work (a decent machine back then being a 1.4ghz Athlon is probably about the speed for a 1.5ghz Atom netbook which is about 2-3 years old and slowish today), but I don't know how well the software/drivers have kept up (usually those projects die out and the software isn't updated)...still, I would imagine there are better solutions given all the advances since then (though I was reading someone saying even PC games seem written to max at 1080p except for a few high end ones, a big step back given flat screens haven't really outperformed CRTs when it comes to resolution).

That all said, I stopped looking into these things years ago partly because I realized the effort is disproportionate to the return, given how fast tech tends to advance. By the time you build something, a year or two later, someone will likely have a cheaper commodity solution that you can just buy.
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looks good but my internet is not good enough
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UHHHHHMAZZZZINGGGGGG.
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good ^_^ 1080P HD GOOD HAHAHA!!! XD HAHA!!! EVIL
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Thanks for going up to 1080P i really appreciate it : D <3
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Great. Now you can all pay for the same 1080p anime I download for free. Have fun pals!
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Oochamashiro wrote:
Great. Now you can all pay for the same 1080p anime I download for free. Have fun pals!

Yes, without the icky feeling of being a freeloader parasite on the hard work of others and without the nuisance of downloading.

Two great points!
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Awesome, with SOPA causing suck a ruckus its great we can still watch quality anime in HD
well, now i HAVE to get a prem account

Oochamashiro wrote:

Great. Now you can all pay for the same 1080p anime I download for free. Have fun pals!

its gonna get alot harder to download anime now, all the best file sharing websites are either shut down or deleting files like crazy
its going to turn into a giant fiasco, i can just tell
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I've got 14mb/s download, and I'm struggling with the 1080P, even tried pausing at the beginning to allow the buffers to fill up first. Will Crunchyroll ever offer a download (maybe an app that automatically download the ones I have in my queue) so that I can enjoy the best quality without any buffering and also at a higher bitrate?
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Oochamashiro wrote:

Great. Now you can all pay for the same 1080p anime I download for free. Have fun pals!


Sorry, have to fix this for you:

Now we can all pay to legally and legitimately watch the same 1080p anime you download for free illegally.

I don' t have much of a problem with downloading per se; some stuff you just cannot find through legit channels or at a reasonable cost ($250 for a season to import from Japan or to buy from a dealer hording a few out-of-print copies is not a legit cost). (And no, I don't download, otherwise I'd have watched the prequels to Fate/Zero and Nisemonogatari. I'm in support of copyright but not as an exclusive monopoly power as it is exercised now.) I do feel though where you can, you should support legitimate anime where it is available.

CR brings you anime. Don't create an account, as you did the day you posted, just to come on here to badmouth it for playing fairly by the rules. They run a business, and to stay afloat, you keep on the right side of the law.


johnymlau wrote:

I've got 14mb/s download, and I'm struggling with the 1080P, even tried pausing at the beginning to allow the buffers to fill up first. Will Crunchyroll ever offer a download (maybe an app that automatically download the ones I have in my queue) so that I can enjoy the best quality without any buffering and also at a higher bitrate?


They had something like this a year or so ago but shut it down, though it was $.99 per episode and you got a download link. I'd much rather prefer a small additional fee and downloading.

For myself, I'd had hoped by now CR had a system where what they simulcast, they would be in line to release a DVD or BluRay copy subtitled out for purchase after a few months. I had thought they had something going with Bandai given what they did with 5cm/sec, but with Bandai Ent nearly defunct, we'll see what if anything they have going with Sentai (whose seasons are on the pricey side but liveable). There's a lot of old and new material just not available in the US, and with the dollar being as weak as its been and with the yen floating, importing is usually unreasonable. Then again, in the last 2 years, I've seen a lot of stuff not made available in the US besides anime unfortunately..
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-FueledbyRamen wrote:

I honestly don't see the difference...and why premium members only? CR FAILS.

I find it amusing that you state you don't see any difference, and then complain that it is for premium members only. To put is another way, it is as if you are saying, "This is useless! Give it to me!".

As to them not giving it to free members, perhaps you don't understand the concept of "premium". Those ads you watch on 360p streams help pay for those and the licensing cost of the anime. They don't pay for 480p, 720p, and certainly not 1080p streaming, all of which involve extra bandwidth. Bandwidth isn't all that expensive, but those ads don't pay much, either. Would you still want free 1080p is it meant twice as many ads?

The only legal site I know of that does 720p anime for free is NicoNico.com, and that is because they are trying to build an audience, and are willing to take a loss to do it.

Want 720p anime at Hulu? Gotta pay for Hulu Plus. Want 720p anime at Funimation? Gotta pay for an Elite Membership. Want 720p anime at The Anime Network? Gotta pay for a subscription.



My point: Why is there even premium? idc about the quality but what I was trying to get across was: 'Why for certain people only[And I'm referring to EVERYTHING] When new episodes come out I watch it somewhere else, the only time I watch anime is on CR is on my ipod because I can skip the ads. Life isn't fair, but you should be fair with your costumers.
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-FueledbyRamen wrote:
My point: Why is there even premium? idc about the quality but what I was trying to get across was: 'Why for certain people only[And I'm referring to EVERYTHING] When new episodes come out I watch it somewhere else, the only time I watch anime is on CR is on my ipod because I can skip the ads. Life isn't fair, but you should be fair with your costumers.

The definition of customer: A person or organization that buys goods or services from a store or other business.

So what exactly, are free viewers purchasing from Crunchyroll? Not a thing. For free view anime, the advertisers are the customers, just as when you are watching a program on broadcast television.

Premium subscribers by contrast, are customers, which is why they are treated differently.

As to "Why is there even premium?", I am quite thankful that there is, as I appreciate not having to watch ads to fund what I watch.

I'll agree that the one week delay for free viewers is an artificial limitation imposed by CR. No ads and higher resolution (due to increased bandwidth usage) costs more, so I see no reason why CR should be expected to provide it to free viewers.

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