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Anime Archiving: 1080p or 720p

  

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

    • 1080p
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    • 720p
      29
    • Depends on the Series
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    • 480p
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I'm definitely in the boat of get the highest resolution/bitrate with regards to the production resolution/bitrate. Doing research is worth it for archiving (not so much for temporary storage for watching).

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When archiving, which is essentially backing up, I prefer just using smaller sizes, no matter the resolution. 480p is fine for that, but 720p is the highest I will go with resolution, since the advantage of 1080p over 720p isn't that great except on really large screens, like a 50 inch or larger screen. Storage space would also be an issue and a lot of 1080p over 720p are a difference of around 50% more for the 1080 over 720 (for example, 800MB per episode vs 1.2-1.4GB per episode.)

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4 hours ago, ElementalCards said:

1080p if it's a Bluray source. 480p if it's from DVD. Well, if I have room for the content on my comp... hehehe

 

I've taught you well, my son. xD

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Always 1080p, I only watch anime on my projector and watch on the wall. It's over 120 inches and anything less than 1080p sometimes looks blocky and I prefer the quality. I have multiple nas drives completely full of anime. Even ones I'll probably never get to watch. 

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On 3/25/2017 at 5:13 PM, Sevaspeto said:

Always 1080p, I only watch anime on my projector and watch on the wall. It's over 120 inches and anything less than 1080p sometimes looks blocky and I prefer the quality. I have multiple nas drives completely full of anime. Even ones I'll probably never get to watch. 

That is likely what they meant, unless they are rich and live in a mansion or something, since 120 inches is 10ft, which is an average room wall length. You can use a projector on a wall that long, but it is NOT recommended to make it that big. It would also be much dimmer and have to be over 10 ft from the wall with a lot of room for things to get in the way blocking out what is being shown

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I'm usually not too picky when it comes to anime quality, 720p is ideal but recently I was trying to figure out which Doki Clannad release I should archive and found 1080p to be lifechanging. Also, I wished I checked out the 1080p first cause I made the mistake of dling the 480 and 720p release instead! Idiot.

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I only download my favorites in 1080p. The rest I watch in 720p and then delete after.

 

So I pretty much watch everything in 720p (with the exception of a couple movies).

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Depends on the series. Basically if it's still airing I'll archive at 720p because that's what it probably aired at.

If I download it post-mortem then probably 1080p and I'll store it as HEVC.

Movies are always max quality because they should be something special.

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I tend to go for 720p, depending on the encoder, because I watch nearly all my anime via a laptop screen.

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