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I am going to get my 43", 4K, IPS TV today and wondered how CR will work on it.

Does anyone watch anime on a larger screen who can tell me if it will still look crisp?
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Commenting because I would also like to know...
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I have a samsung 8000 series at 65inches

to test it out along with the HDR on my ps4 I flipped on Konosuba and damn near blinded myself with how bright the show was.

The colors will really POP depending on your setup.

Though nothing is made at native 4k right now(and honestly I doubt it for a loong ass time) it still looks pretty good imo.
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HopexLight wrote:


Though nothing is made at native 4k right now(and honestly I doubt it for a loong ass time) it still looks pretty good imo.


To put into perspective the only show being animated at full 1080p this season is Clockwork Planet the rest are between 720-900p so a very long time
https://www.reddit.com/r/anime/comments/65wqeu/spring_2017_anime_resolution_chart/
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HopexLight wrote:

I have a samsung 8000 series at 65inches

to test it out along with the HDR on my ps4 I flipped on Konosuba and damn near blinded myself with how bright the show was.

The colors will really POP depending on your setup.

Though nothing is made at native 4k right now(and honestly I doubt it for a loong ass time) it still looks pretty good imo.


This is good to hear. Thank you for sharing.
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A 4k anime would take a lot of thyme to make would it not. It's not like a movie where you have months to refine an hour and a half of film, but rather a week to refine an episode.
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Can be!!!
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considering that anime is made in 720p / 1080p, it's dubious you'd notice an improvement in 4K. watching a series originally made in 1080p in a 4k TV doesn't mean you'll get 4x the resolution (though it can still look just as good). honestly, for anime, you're probably better off watching it in 720/1080p at 60fps over 4K at 24fps. in some scenes, 60 fps can make "jagged" scenes flow more smoothly, though you'll need a fairly strong pc to handle 60fps.
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Posted 5/23/17

namealreadytaken wrote:

considering that anime is made in 720p / 1080p, it's dubious you'd notice an improvement in 4K. watching a series originally made in 1080p in a 4k TV doesn't mean you'll get 4x the resolution (though it can still look just as good). honestly, for anime, you're probably better off watching it in 720/1080p at 60fps over 4K at 24fps. in some scenes, 60 fps can make "jagged" scenes flow more smoothly, though you'll need a fairly strong pc to handle 60fps.


You don't need a strong PC to play a pre-rendered video at a set framerate. That's more of a gaming/editing thing you're referencing there.
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KnightmareFrame9 wrote:


namealreadytaken wrote:

considering that anime is made in 720p / 1080p, it's dubious you'd notice an improvement in 4K. watching a series originally made in 1080p in a 4k TV doesn't mean you'll get 4x the resolution (though it can still look just as good). honestly, for anime, you're probably better off watching it in 720/1080p at 60fps over 4K at 24fps. in some scenes, 60 fps can make "jagged" scenes flow more smoothly, though you'll need a fairly strong pc to handle 60fps.


You don't need a strong PC to play a pre-rendered video at a set framerate. That's more of a gaming/editing thing you're referencing there.


maybe, if you can find it already in 60fps. otherwise you'll need to convert it yourself.
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Posted 5/23/17 , edited 5/23/17

jujitsu213 wrote:

A 4k anime would take a lot of thyme to make would it not. It's not like a movie where you have months to refine an hour and a half of film, but rather a week to refine an episode.


I dont think the main issue per se is how much time it would take. The Anime industry tosses out shows and hopes at least a few sell well enough cover their costs. With almost half the industry running in the red right now I doubt anyone is interested in dumping the $$$ it would cost to animate something in 4K unless its CGI... but that seems to have a poor rapport with the anime consumer community. For the time being 4K is nothing more then a novelty or form of economic status symbol.
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Posted 5/23/17 , edited 5/23/17

KnightmareFrame9 wrote:


namealreadytaken wrote:

considering that anime is made in 720p / 1080p, it's dubious you'd notice an improvement in 4K. watching a series originally made in 1080p in a 4k TV doesn't mean you'll get 4x the resolution (though it can still look just as good). honestly, for anime, you're probably better off watching it in 720/1080p at 60fps over 4K at 24fps. in some scenes, 60 fps can make "jagged" scenes flow more smoothly, though you'll need a fairly strong pc to handle 60fps.


You don't need a strong PC to play a pre-rendered video at a set framerate. That's more of a gaming/editing thing you're referencing there.


Crunchyroll has a poor buffering system with its original player. The HTML extension helps, but only so that one needs not to reload the entire video when it stops permanently buffering. In any case, I am not sure there is a solution or an extension for CR to overcome this, unlike Youtube where one can use an extension to enable buffering to go in one go.

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maybe, if you can find it already in 60fps. otherwise you'll need to convert it yourself.


No anime is recorded at 60fps. While they record at 24, most scenes use 1 to 3 key frames because budget reasons. OPs, EDs, and action scenes (sakuga) use 12 key frames, AFAIK. As for why would you convert data that isn't there is beyond me and I don't want to derail the thread any longer, so I'll leave it at that. Good day!
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at least for 2D anime the HD formats are fine. might sound technically stupid but 4k anime pretty much can't be created. some animators already put their best into their backgrounds and characters, it just wouldn't be possible to create that amount of detail, not in time to meat a tight deadline at least. I doubt people will notice 4k in anime anyway, there is still quite a specific angle of view to see the best of 4k
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Just recently got a 48" 4k [email protected] . HDMI 2.0 & 2.2 HDCP . Have it hooked up to a HTPC and CR's flash player is a crap-shot on working correctly . Konasuba would stutter & audio out of sync , but damn what a picture ! CR is the only flash site that has issues with my HTPC . Apparently it wants more than 4gb of memory to work smoothly . Even the Win10 app was wonky . Strangely now , if I watch a show w/o fast forwarding thru the intro it will play just fine on both sources . Too bad the built-in speakers suck ... 4K YouTube videos @60fps are just fine , until it needs to buffer (only 20M down , DSL ) . Played some 4K 60fps videos last night just fine , didn't even buffer .
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