Are the 1080p versions of Kill la Kill and Samurai Flamenco worth downloading? Or are they just upscaled versions of the 720ps?
Every show in 1080p is 720p upscaled.
That's not quite true, there are movies and a few show that are mad in a higher grade than that.
Nope, not every show. Though you shouldn't use 1080p on TV/CR releases anyway.
If you care about visual quality don't bother with HorribleSubs at all. Wait for other groups.
If you care about visual quality why not wait for the BDs?
>not stealing the masters
What would you reccomend?
>not holding the animators at gunpoint while they work and taking home the originals when they are finished
Well it varies depending on the show but pretty much every group is going to have better quality than HorribleSubs since they just do stream rips.
>Not downloading everything in 1080p from HS
Why do you even watch anime like that?
Not the one you asked about but anyway.
Crunchyrolls encoding have been really fucking dodgy lately, Dia no Ace was barely watchable, last KlK had an incredible amount of grain and so on. So if you are patient go for fansubs they know their shit.
And about 1080p, it's not worth it even if the source material was 1080p with CRs encoding it wouldn't matter, seriously last Dia no Ace looked the same in 360p and 1080p, sure makes you happy when you actually pay for their shit.
Oh look, it's this thread again.
For the TV versions, the MPEG-2 TSs they come in are actually 1440x1080 SAR 1920x1080 DAR.
The 720p versions are downscales actually.
Blurays have native 1080p video. 720p is again a downscale.