Post Reply Is the HD on roku 1080p?
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Hey guys!

I didn't use the crunchyroll app for a few months and I wanted to come back after I started watching one piece with my friend. But after looking at some one piece episodes and comparing them to another anime streaming it felt like it wasn't in 1080p and the color were kind of poor compared to the other app.


Is the roku app streaming 1080p?
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slappyleroux wrote:

I didn't use the crunchyroll app for a few months and I wanted to come back after I started watching one piece with my friend. But after looking at some one piece episodes and comparing them to another anime streaming it felt like it wasn't in 1080p and the color were kind of poor compared to the other app.

The current app definitely streams in HD, but I don't believe it was ever explicitly stated that meant 1080p or 720p. It was implied before it launched that the new app would provide up to 1080p.

Two items to keep in mind:

1. The video delivery method used is HLS (HTTP live streaming), which allows for dynamic adjustment of video quality. If the app believes you bandwidth is constrained, you'll get lower resolution. This can usually be spotted by the subtitles becoming larger, due to the use of hard sub on devices.

2. If you were viewing older episodes (any that are in 4:3 format), those were never HD to start with.

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slappyleroux wrote:

I didn't use the crunchyroll app for a few months and I wanted to come back after I started watching one piece with my friend. But after looking at some one piece episodes and comparing them to another anime streaming it felt like it wasn't in 1080p and the color were kind of poor compared to the other app.

The current app definitely streams in HD, but I don't believe it was ever explicitly stated that meant 1080p or 720p. It was implied before it launched that the new app would provide up to 1080p.

Two items to keep in mind:

1. The video delivery method used is HLS (HTTP live streaming), which allows for dynamic adjustment of video quality. If the app believes you bandwidth is constrained, you'll get lower resolution. This can usually be spotted by the subtitles becoming larger, due to the use of hard sub on devices.

2. If you were viewing older episodes (any that are in 4:3 format), those were never HD to start with.



The episode of one piece I was watching are definetly in HD but like I said it feel like 720p and not 1080p as I can watch that episode on Funimation and the quality is definetly better and in 1080p.

I don't think my bandwith is too low for that since whatever I play on netflix is 1080p. I wish the CR app would have the same thing as Netflix where you can see the current resolution of the content by pressing a button on the roku.
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