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Posted 7/19/14
So when the first episode of Sailor Moon Crystal came out I was really excited. I sat with my computer open, waiting for the countdown, and then as the timer ticked over into 0 I loaded up my PS3 crunchyroll app and went to the title there and tried to watch episode 1.

It told me I was unable to connect to online functions. (I also tried it on my xbox and had a similar problem)

I tried this over and over for a good 5 minutes and then gave up and used my laptop (which is not at all sufficient for watching videos on) and tried to start the video many more times over the 40+ minutes it took me to watch the episode due to my laptop lagging/the video not loading all the way/other feed issues which I had expected anyways due to high volume traffic. I always got the same message.

After the episode my laptop froze for around... 60 minutes? And I spent the time trying to fix it and also trying to see if the episode would run on my PS3 (I had given up on the xbox already at this point), it wouldn't.

So...are we even capable of running brand new simulcasts on the PS3? Does it even work? I want to know if there's any point in loading up the PS3 app tonight or if I should just watch SMC on my laptop like last time.
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momochanda wrote:

So when the first episode of Sailor Moon Crystal came out I was really excited. I sat with my computer open, waiting for the countdown, and then as the timer ticked over into 0 I loaded up my PS3 crunchyroll app and went to the title there and tried to watch episode 1.

It told me I was unable to connect to online functions. (I also tried it on my xbox and had a similar problem)

I tried this over and over for a good 5 minutes and then gave up and used my laptop (which is not at all sufficient for watching videos on) and tried to start the video many more times over the 40+ minutes it took me to watch the episode due to my laptop lagging/the video not loading all the way/other feed issues which I had expected anyways due to high volume traffic. I always got the same message.

After the episode my laptop froze for around... 60 minutes? And I spent the time trying to fix it and also trying to see if the episode would run on my PS3 (I had given up on the xbox already at this point), it wouldn't.

So...are we even capable of running brand new simulcasts on the PS3? Does it even work? I want to know if there's any point in loading up the PS3 app tonight or if I should just watch SMC on my laptop like last time.


Based on my experience with Roku and AppleTV I believe there often is a short delay between when a show is available on the website and when it's available on the devices.

However, Crunchyroll did have some pretty severe issues with the site being unstable and outright down a couple of weeks ago--on the Saturday that Sailor Moon debuted, so your experience then is very atypical, and you shouldn't base future expectations on that.
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Thank you for your reply. I was able to watch Sailor Moon Crystal on my PS3 last night, but you're right, I did have to wait for the sub stream as opposed to the raw steam.
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