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So what anime are actually worth downloading in 1080, where it's not just a simple upres that barely makes a difference?

Ghibli films are a given obviously.
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Not OP but piggybacking on his question.

Why are the Makoto Shinkai movies on Bakabt so small in size but still able to retain their quality? Compared to other movies and series the size to quality ratio is much smaller
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i download everything in 1080p, because i watch it all on my giant tv
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>>101898679
How do you watch it on the TV? HDMI from laptop to TV?
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Nanoha remakes in 1080p was some of the best anime visuals I've ever seen.
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>>101898608
Anything that has good art
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Redline.
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>>101898679
>tfw just got HDMI cable for my TV and laptop
>all those shows I watched before wasted on the computer screen
God damn it I now have to rewatch everything but on my giant TV now.
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>>101898693
yep
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>>101898693
I dump everything on usb external HDD and plug that in my TV

>tfw mailman sees you watching Sakura Trick from the living room window as he comes to drop off your mail
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>>101898719
hey, at least its a good excuse to rewatch everything, right
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>>101898608
Films and few BD releases.
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>Ghibli films are a given obviously
Other remasters of old movies on 35mm film. Like DYRL.
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>>101898740
He wants to come in and watch it with you over a few beers man.
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>>101898679
>>101898719
>not owning 1900x1200 monitors

fucking plebs
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>>101898726
>TFW no laptop but you have a 70 inch TV
>Won't ever be able to experience full potential goodness because no way of viewing the files on TV
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Anything that was made by tradional methods and then telecined is worth watching in 1080p. As for anything more recent, don't bother as 99% of the time it's an upscale and will look better in its original resolution. That means not filling the HD screen.
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>>101898780
does your TV have a USB slot? if so, you might just be able to play the files straight from a portable HDD. mine allows that, but i dont know what file types it recognises
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>>101898668
Because Shinkai does great backgrounds and meh animation.
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7 Years Hand Drawn
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>>101898780
So just plug your fucking PC right into your TV with an HDMI or DVI

What the hell are you whinging about?
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>>101898773
What are you, a fucking pleb? 2560x1600 or nothing.
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>>101898804
It's not gonna decode 10 bit files efficiently

Fuck you Daiz
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I only recently started making a library of downloads. Did I do good? Which of these should I swap out for 1080 or original res?
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Anything post-Nichijou KyoAni has 1080p OP/ED and 950p+ episodes.
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>>101898871
ah right, didnt even think about that
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>>101898773
>>101898836

Why not 4K?
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>>101898835
My PC is in a different room entirely. I don't even think they make HDMI cables that long, and even if they did it would be a hassle.

Anyone know if there's a way of playing files straight from my PC to my TV without any quality loss? I'm willing to put money into any device or gadget. Right now I just use my PS3 for a few of them but obviously MVK's don't play on it.
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>>101898874
This is what I have in 1080p, well most of it. There are a couple there that only go up to 480p.
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Personally I run a dual monitor set up. Tv and monitor. Been thinking of ditching both and getting a bigger tv with tax money
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>>101898941
Where did you get the folder icons from? How do you set your own folder icon?
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>>101898917
My GPU can't play games at 60 FPS and max settings on a 4k monitor, otherwise I'd probably get one this year. 2560x1600 is already pushing it on some games.
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>>101898719
>>101898679
What shows specifically look that much better on a big TV?
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>>101898608
i try and get films in 1080p, tv shows i rarely get anything but 720
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>>101898939
Buy a bluray player must support mkv playback now

Or build. 300 dollar amd htpc with an A6 CPU
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>>101898941
>Ragnarok The Animation
Why? It's so horrible.
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>>101898964
I got the icons from a torrent someone posted here on /a/ a few months back. As for setting the icons as folder images? That's easy. Right-click on a folder, go to properties, and click customize.
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>>101898608
Man, that movie was fucking shit.
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>>101899013
Would a blu ray player with MKV support be able to play 10bit files?

Because my PS3 is jailbroken and can play MKV files but those 10bit's are a bitch to run and lag.
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>>101899021
Honestly, I haven't even watched it yet. I download a lot on impulse. If it's really that bad I will probably just delete it after the first episode.
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>>101898988
just some from the top of my head, PSG, Nichijou, Gatchaman Crowds
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Use anibin
And refer to this: ultimatemegax.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/animation-quality-and-anibin
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>>101899051
Hit or miss
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>>101899061
I watched it because I used to play it and it's pretty shit.
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>>101899113
Besides, it's not like I'm going to run out of space for quite some time anyway, especially if I cut back on 1080p animes and stick to 720p.
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>>101899100
So essentially as long as a blu ray player has MKV support it's hit or miss for all of them?

What i'm asking is if some blu ray players are more powerful than others, if some newer blu rays won't play on older players or will show slowdown.

Or would my PS3 be enough as long as it can play it?

This is probably a stupid question to someone who is savvy on this sort of thing but I am not
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>>101899128
Is that your internal drive or an external?
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>>101899051
Universal Media Server if you want to double handle the files. Works fine at my end for the PS3/tablet/phone etc
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>>101899187
I'll try it. Have you tried any 10bit ghibli movies or any 10bit files at all with it?
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I wish fansubbers would put out 1536x864 for things that have a resolution higher than 720p but lower than 1080p.

1536x864 can be cut into 32x32 blocks which I want to remember h264 likes.
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>>101899178
Internal.
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>>101899178
I'd hazard a guess it's a RAID

>>101899223
I run 10bit files 90% of the time. It basically just transcodes on the fly so it's output is 8bit, but there isn't any real noticeable quality loss (if configured correctly).
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>>101899153
It's hit or miss not in the player but the series you watch.


Bluray players use hardware decoding for h 264
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>>101899178
Here's another pic.
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>>101899298
Can't work out the RAID level, unless it's JBOD?
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>>101899265
So essentially all blu ray players play everything in the same way?

>>101899262
What would I need to configure based on series?
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>>101899398
>So essentially all blu ray players play everything in the same way?


More or less yes

Remember they make them cheap then jack up the price for retail especially if they are WiFi enabled
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henneko is native 1080p
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>>101899398
I'll use gyazo links because there are a couple of screens:

Take note of the transcoding quality for MPEG2 and H264 (it uses CRF values, so 18 is a pretty good number: http://gyazo.com/dcaa71e4537974e166648274d19eb27b.png

If you output to a DTS/DD capable receiver, take note of these options (UMS will keep DTS/AC3 streams intact and out them accordingly): http://gyazo.com/547210a99a20dd08b2422c4e645d96fa.png

Take special note of the option "Force framerate parsed from FFMpeg" - it's off by default and will cause A/V sync issues: http://gyazo.com/4da67e8bf856c15749665bf758f83b9e.png

Once those things are configured, everything that's thrown at it will play perfectly.
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Anime is only worth downloading at 1080 if you have the power to SVP it at that resolution.
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>>101899344
It's JBOD. I wouldn't even remotely consider bothering with RAID for just anime. If one drive fails on my JBOD, it's trivial to recover the data on the remaining disks.
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>>101899511
Oh ok, I'm using a RAID1 for my downloads (general and anime), then they get shifted over to my RAID5 - I couldn't cope without some form of redundancy.
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>>101898773
It's not just a matter of resolution. A 2560x1900 has greater resolution than a 40'' TV screen (which is, at most, 1080 pixels high) - but the huge-ass TV is physically larger. Meaning that you can watch sitting in your couch from a comfortable viewing distance with apropiate beberages and snacks, if needed (or wanted) without wasting all that resolution due to the maximum apretiable resolution / distance to screen factor.
I watch my Anime in an external HDD directly plugged to an USB-capable LED TV. Not exactly cutting edge, most TVs nowadays are so, but it's incredibly better than any computer screen (even the 2560x1900, which I also have)
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>>101898608
Use anibin as this anon >>101899096 said, it lists the anime which are mastered in 1080 and those which are not.
Also never download the Horriblesubs 1080, wait for BD.
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/62135
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/62136
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>>101898871
It also won't be able to properly render subtitles, but...
>2014
>not Handbraking thyself a hardsubed, 8bit copy for your TV-pluged USB disk while keeping the original file in your computer
Casuals
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>>101899638
Meh, UMS transcode on the fly with full .ASS support.
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>>101898988
Any action-centered show with detailed animation, like Girls und Panzer or Macross Frontier (you can like or dislike them, but they DO look better on a big TV)
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>>101899551
I have a twin Raid-1 in a NAS, because of too many HDD failures. Fuck that. When they get full in a couple years, disks will be much larger than today anyways
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>>101899498
>CRF values, so 18 is a pretty good number
Even 20 will give you good results (as in, you still won't be able to see artifacts without actually looking for them at an high zoom).
Actually, even a TWENTY-FOUR will give you a file that you can't find fault in regular watching (it WILL be apretiable in screenshots). It's what I use to make the aforementioned hardsubed, 8bit versions for the big 40" TV. Do not use that for raws, though.
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>>101899895
When I use my 135" screen, I need the 18 CRF. Besides, it doesn't put such a huge strain on the computer that's doing the transcoding, might as well have a lower CRF value.
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>>101899683
Some USB-capable TVs do, some others don't. Others say that do but really don't.
Obviously, if yours work, don't bother hardsubing
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Nyaruko S2
Henneko
That's all.
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>>101899933
>huge strain
I know. I was mentioning it because quality, not because other reasons.
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Anything ever released on bluray ever. Only exception being rare cases where they took the SD version they used for the DVD and upscaled it without actually re-mastering.

That's rare though, and you won't find it in any modern series that were made after blurays were a thing. Where they natively came out on Bluray around the same time as DVD, if the DVD came out at all.

>>101898939
Yes, build a separate mini-itx computer or use a cheap single-board computer like a raspberry pi. Hook it up to your TV and stream to it over the network through NFS or SMB/CIFS.

You know people keep shit-talking the steambox with "hurr durr why not just use hdmi cable?", and I have to keep pointing out your situation as an example of why. A steambox would also be a perfect HTPC for streaming media from your desktop like this.

>>101899051
10bit doesn't work on pretty much anything but modern personal computers with relatively powerful processors. Everything else can get fucked.

It's one of the reasons 10bit shouldn't be used because the benefits are really negligible.

Going to go ahead and even say it even wastes money on your electric bill due to the extra load put on the processor that otherwise would not have been if it was 8bit.

>>101899933
>135" screen
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Evangelion.
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>>101900031
>135" screen
Yea, that wasn't a typo.
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2560x1440 + 1920x1080 dual screen master race reporting in.

2560x1600 is actually better for web usage/programs, but at an exorbitant cost over the 1440.

All 720 content is upscaled directly by 2x on my screen. All 1080 content is played directly on my 1080 screen. Both screens IPS. You don't get much better than this.
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>>101900110
That's cool, but why no 4:3 CRT masterace to go with that? Don't you want to watch/play 4:3 content the way it's meant to be seen?

I would personally have the 1440p monitor as my main, the 1080 IPS monitor in portrait mode if it can, and a 4:3 CRT TV.
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I'm pretty anal about this and have stuck with DVDrips when the BD has been crap. Looking at what I've got:

Most things before 2000 are fine in 1080p if they went back and scanned the cels.

Looking past 2000 I've got no 1080p until Dennou Coil and Ef - A Tale in 2007.
Everything else is either DVDrip or 720p. Most is DVDrip.
It's worth noting Mahoromatic though which is cel and 720p though. Other exceptions where the BD has been good and I've got the 720p include Twelve Kingdoms, FLCL (borderline), GitS:SAC, Macross Zero, Planetes (TVrip), Diebuster, Samurai 7, Code Geass, Air, Kanon, Clannad.

Even past 2007 most is still 720p and not 1080p.
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>>101900188
CRT degrades fairly quickly. I wanted a Sony FW900, but most of them are used and fairly worn already, don't think most of them will last much longer. Not to mention the cost. Also, most 4:3 content is low res, so it upscales fairly well to fit within the 1440 screen.
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>>101898668
>>101898826
Usually there's very little character movement in his movies and encoding static backgrounds is easy.
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>>101900221
>4:3 content is low res

Which looks better on CRT than LCDs.

>so it upscales fairly well to fit within the 1440 screen.

But muh black bars.

>don't think most of them will last much longer.

One day they'll be a rarity. Reminds of cowboy bebop where the guy collected 90s junk like VHS players and they were prized in a certain niche.

>>101900215
The FLCL bluray is fucking gorgeous.
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>>101900188
>4:3
on the topic of f TVs, you can alwways play them scaled to fit, not stretched.
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>>101898740
>I dump everything on usb external HDD and plug that in my TV
Doesn't it fuck up the subs, though, since TVs can't play soft subs? That's the problem I had with my Samsung TV. I was forced to uses my laptop and buy an external harddrive,.
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>>101900331
And that's why we need OLED monitors now. Instead of black bars, the pixels are completely turned off.

>>101900351
You're retarded to play anything stretched.
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>>101900360
see
>>101899575
>>101899638
I also have a Samsung
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>>101900331
>The FLCL bluray is fucking gorgeous.
But it's a bad Q-Tec upscale.
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>>101900390
Nigga, you just went full retard.
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Weren't Hentai Ouji and Haiyore! W the only 2 series that were actually 1080p?
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>>101900331
ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING OVER-FILTERED GARBAGE.

The only good thing about the BDs are the bitrate which helps motion.
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>>101900462
You're waifu is retarded
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>>101900390
>Instead of black bars, the pixels are completely turned off.
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>>101900470
Hentai Ouji was something like 900p iirc.
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>>101900513
In traditional LCD screens, the backlight will still be on for black pixels. You can't turn that off. OLED allows you to turn it off. Pls go to /g/ and get educated scrub. Actual black > backlighted black. Either way, your screen still has a bezel, unless you watch anime on a $1000+ projector and screen.
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>>101900390
>And that's why we need OLED monitors now. Instead of black bars, the pixels are completely turned off.

Black is still black visually though.

The black bars on that are actually because bluray video has to be 1920x1080, so when they put 4:3 content on blurays they literally have to hardcode the black bars in there.

>>101900413
Whatever ever it is it's beautiful.

>>101900483
That's just how they drew it anon.
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>>101900589
Son, I have an OLED TV, and rest asured that teh rurned-of pixels are, in fact, black.
Now go to bed.
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You're favorite animu
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>>101900470
I've heard this before too, but any other 1080p BD release still looks sharper than the 720 BD version.
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>>101900618
refer to
>>101900589
Non-backlighted black > backlighted black. LCD screens still have luminance on the black bars. OLED doesn't. Either way, you still have bezel.

>>101900633
>Paying $10K+ for a TV
pls troll harder. Otherwise you're just a dumbass.
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>>101898740
USB.... its 2014 after all
I download everything on my PC then watch it through the wifi on my TV.
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>>101900633
>I have an OLED TV

Doubt.

>>101900786
I know. Maybe I should have said "The black bars will still be there".
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>>101900786
>>Paying $10K+ for a TV
>pls troll harder. Otherwise you're just a dumbass.
>Assuming everyone on this board is a poor piece of shit like yourself.
Really?
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Reminder that 1440x810p is actually a thing now.
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>>101900844
>Thinking paying $10K on a TV isn't stupid
I bet you take milk baths and drive Ferraris too don't you?
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>>101900880
Some people have money and not a whole lot to spend it on, successful anime neets definitely fall into the category. Is it really that unbelievable to think someone here might have one?
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>>101900900
Do you know that even if I was a billionaire I wouldn't drop 10k on a TV because I would still think it's stupid?
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>>101900031
>That's rare though, and you won't find it in any modern series that were made after blurays were a thing
Kara no Kyoukai.
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>>101900975
>preferences
Do you know, from a certain point of view, watching anime and posting on 4chan is stupid too?

Two can play this game you know.
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>>101900831
Well yes, you can't really get rid of black bars unless you go to a CRT for 4:3, which most good ones (Sony FW900) are on the verge of death, or are already fairly worn. Not to mention the price. Low end CRTs are worse than IPS/OLED for color reproduction, so unless you once of those $5K pro-CRTs, you're stuck.

One of the main issues with
>black bars
in the past was in a completely dark room, you still have luminance on an LCD for the black bars (as in they are still somewhat bright).

If you were to play the same 4:3 content on an OLED panel in a dark room, it will have the same effect as a 4:3 screen.
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>>101900975
Fair enough, to each their own. I'd happy drop the cash for one if I had a decent enough saved up and was working on paying off a house, I mean what else are you going to do with all your money? May as well buy expensive cutting edge technology.
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Anything on Bluray really. If you have a 1080p monitor, why not? I usually upscale 720p anime to fit my screen anyway.

But seriously, these days there are a lot more TV series produced beyond 720p, but below 1080p. Watching a 1080p rip of such shows would be a slight upscale, but watching a 720p rip of a such shows, like Hyouka, which was around 950p, would be a downscale and you'll lose detail. In any case, it's getting more important to get 1080p rips than it was in the past, but only in Bluray. Those shitty "1080p" TV rips from Crunchyroll are still upscales of their 720p counterparts. There is no reason to download a 1080p rip from Crunchyroll if your player can upscale the video for you, which will result in the same thing.

And ofcourse, always download your movies in 1080p.
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>>101901056
>I mean what else are you going to do with all your money

Literally give it to a stranger before buying a 10k TV. I don't want a huge house or to wipe my ass gold imbued toilet paper or anything equally frivolous.

I would certainly buy cutting edge tech, my computer would have incredibly expensive enterprise hardware in it, but computers are actually something I care about. I just couldn't feel ethically okay spending 10k on a TV, I would feel like a douchebag, the same way I would driving around a $200,000 car.
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>>101901275
I don't know exactly what crunchyroll uses, but the raw mpeg2 transport streams from TV caps actually come in native 1080p, 720p is actually a downscale, everyone just does it because it hardly matters.

http://www.nyaa.se/?page=search&cats=1_11&filter=1&term=AiCaps
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>>101901283
>I would feel like a douchebag, the same way I would driving around a $200,000 car.
What? You don't like to show off?
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>>101901366
>raw mpeg2 transport streams from TV caps actually come in native 1080p
No, it's 1080i.
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This movie was amazing, too bad it's only 50 minutes long. I have to rewatch it soon.
On topic: anything that gets released in BD is worthy of downloading in their highest quality. Unless it's a pre-1990 anime that probably just got upscaled a shitton.
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>>101901376
Correct.

I would be embarrassed/ashamed to own a $200,000 car and drive around in it, because I would feel like a douchebag.

When you have a lot of money it's okay to buy some expensive things, but there's a point where it's just frivolous. I know how much people struggle to scrape by for money, working 40+ hours a week at a soul draining job for shit pay, or people starving, and here I am metaphorically wiping my ass with money in front of their face.

>>101901416
I'm not sure they're actually interlaced. I know there's some pretty bad telecine with it.

Okay, how about I rephrase. "They natively come in 1920x1080 (DAR)".

>>101901492
There is some remasters. Cowboy bebop and Lain were completely remastered and look great.
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>>101901492
>Unless it's a pre-1990 anime that probably just got upscaled a shitton.

This is wrong, as anime produced on 35mm film transfer amazingly well to 1080p and aren't really upscales. Anime produced on 15mm film might not look too amazing on Bluray but it's still worth it over DVDs.

Now, digital anime produced between 1998 and around 2007 that only came out on DVD usually look bad when they get Bluray releases, but there are exceptions.



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