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Anime Archiving: 1080p or 720p

  

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  1. 1. Anime Archiving: 1080p or 720p

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    • Depends on the Series
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When download Anime for storage, if you had the choice between the two qualities. Which would you download? 1080p or 720p? Why?

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I download 720p unless there is a huge difference in quality then I'll go for 1080p. Most movies I've downloaded only in 1080p though.


 


I have 1tb on my laptop, 2 2tb externals, and 1 5tb external.


Edited by DeathTheKid

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Depends on the show. I'll always go for 720p BD (dual if applicable), with 1080p saved for my favorite show, regardless if it is placebo.


 


I'll also downgrade from 720p HDTV if the home video release is DVD only, unless the TV version is less censored than the home video.


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You forgot to add in 480p...


 



Most animes are upscale, dunno about these days if they are native 1080p or not. So most cases 720p is probably a better option, unless you want FLAC or some uncompressed audio in 1080p.



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If the anime had a high budget or the animation & art had a wow factor; then 1080p. Otherwise it's 720p for me. As stated previously by others, 1080p anime is more often than not nothing more than a placebo upscale bloat.


 


A lot of BDs were done from SD masters and 576p was pushing the limits of quality versus placebo.


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If the anime had a high budget or the animation & art had a wow factor; then 1080p. Otherwise it's 720p for me. As stated previously by others, 1080p anime is more often than not nothing more than a placebo upscale bloat.

 

A lot of BDs were done from SD masters and 576p was pushing the limits of quality versus placebo.

 

yet, you released a 1080p version of Soul Eater Not?

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If the anime had a high budget or the animation & art had a wow factor; then 1080p. Otherwise it's 720p for me. As stated previously by others, 1080p anime is more often than not nothing more than a placebo upscale bloat.

 

A lot of BDs were done from SD masters and 576p was pushing the limits of quality versus placebo.

 

yet, you released a 1080p version of Soul Eater Not?

 

Because I felt for a show like that we should give downloaders a choice, especially since there are users who eat up anything 1080p regardless of merit and regardless if a 720p release was better. Plus while SEN! may not have a high budget or wow-factor animation; it is a spin-off of a show that did and the original Soul Eater has easily earned a spot in my top 20 favorites of all time. Then there was the case of the difference in file size only being about 50% less (500 mb vs. 1gb) compared to some shows who have like 500 mb 720p and 3 gb 1080p.

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Depends on the series. 720p for most. 480p for old series. 1080p for movies but if there's no 1080p available then 720 it is.


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720p normally simply for filesize, I'd rather have a fair few series with a decent 720p encode then maybe 1 or 2 in 1080p.

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Used to be a fan of 720p when I first started collecting--it seemed like a decent enough balance between quality and size. Now though, almost entirely 1080p if I can find it--the quality difference is usually sufficient enough to more than justify the larger storage requirements (usually better audio encoding at this level, as well), and large hard drives are easy to obtain.

 

The major exception would be older sets that have been re-released on BD, sometimes the upscaling effects are mitigated by a 720p encode better than a full 1080. 

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