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Dexter 720p?

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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
Anyone here have 720p rips of all Dexter?
Is the quality worth it?
Thanks
Jack
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Of course it is. For shows like that I only ever get 720p...or season 1+2 I have on DVD.
#2
I do. It depends if you enjoy watching stuff in HD or not. I didn't watch any of this season in XviD, so couldn't compare the quality. The 720p ones looked awesome on my TV in the lounge though.
#3
Depends size of your HDTV and how far away you watch it.

Ultimately get a sample and judge for yourself
banned#4
720p rips should in nearly all cases be significantly better than their xvid counterpart on any HDTV of any size. You can see the difference on my 15" monitor.
#5
master_chief;8590276
720p rips should in nearly all cases be significantly better than their xvid counterpart on any HDTV of any size. You can see the difference on my 15" monitor.


@ 1-3 feet away yes
@ 3-5feet I bet most of the time you couldn't

Again comes down to perspective, size of the tv/monitor and how far away you are watching.

I've had a TV hooked up to my PC since the 90s, HDTV hooked up for over 4 years set being a 32" TV beside my main desktop pc @ 2-3 feet where hidef is quite noticeable over standard definition, at 5-6feet+ I would not notice most of the time, 720p downloads is why I won't ever pay Virgin Media or Sky.

Big HDTV such as 37-42inches in a living room @ 6 feet or less, you will notice however.
#6
schizoboy
@ 1-3 feet away yes
@ 3-5feet I bet most of the time you couldn't

Again comes down to perspective, size of the tv/monitor and how far away you are watching.

I've had a TV hooked up to my PC since the 90s, HDTV hooked up for over 4 years set being a 32" TV beside my main desktop pc @ 2-3 feet where hidef is quite noticeable over standard definition, at 5-6feet+ I would not notice most of the time, 720p downloads is why I won't ever pay Virgin Media or Sky.

Big HDTV such as 37-42inches in a living room @ 6 feet or less, you will notice however.


Wow, I can notice the difference on 22" monitor when sat about 9-10ft away, and with my 42" plasma you can notice the difference from about 12-14ft away.
I do agree with its perspective though, and the fact I like to watch decent quality and pick up on blurry lines, or artefacts etc in a low bitrate file.
banned#7
schizoboy
@ 1-3 feet away yes
@ 3-5feet I bet most of the time you couldn't

Again comes down to perspective, size of the tv/monitor and how far away you are watching.

I've had a TV hooked up to my PC since the 90s, HDTV hooked up for over 4 years set being a 32" TV beside my main desktop pc @ 2-3 feet where hidef is quite noticeable over standard definition, at 5-6feet+ I would not notice most of the time, 720p downloads is why I won't ever pay Virgin Media or Sky.

Big HDTV such as 37-42inches in a living room @ 6 feet or less, you will notice however.


You obviously aren't as sensitive to it as others. I could tell by briefly glancing from 100 metres away :p

I largely watch most stuff downloaded even though I have Sky HD with full package. Quality is better on Sky HD than on any rips except the larger files that get released. Can definitely tell the difference in quality between Lost 720p rip and the Sky broadcast for example, I've done a test on that specifically. The Pacific also is near flawless on Sky, not so on the 720p rips.
#8
master_chief
You obviously aren't as sensitive to it as others. I could tell by briefly glancing from 100 metres away :p

I largely watch most stuff downloaded even though I have Sky HD with full package. Quality is better on Sky HD than on any rips except the larger files that get released. Can definitely tell the difference in quality between Lost 720p rip and the Sky broadcast for example, I've done a test on that specifically. The Pacific also is near flawless on Sky, not so on the 720p rips.


Yeah I'd agree I've seen my mates SkyHD and it does trump 720p downloads easily, but 720p is still very watch-able and very nice. The last time I downloaded a xvid was to shove on my blackberry to watch on the train! Wouldnt think about downloading it to watch on anything bigger anymore.

As you say master chief some stuff you need the larger rips to get closer to 'natural' HD ie the broadcast on Sky and Blu rays. Thus with certain films/documentaries I will opt for 1080p rips which are 10-15gb for about 90-120mins. :thumbsup:
#9
master_chief;8590416
You obviously aren't as sensitive to it as others. I could tell by briefly glancing from 100 metres away :p

I largely watch most stuff downloaded even though I have Sky HD with full package. Quality is better on Sky HD than on any rips except the larger files that get released. Can definitely tell the difference in quality between Lost 720p rip and the Sky broadcast for example, I've done a test on that specifically. The Pacific also is near flawless on Sky, not so on the 720p rips.


That level doesn't apply to most people though imo and I reckon my summary above does apply to most people.

For now the Sky HD streams are a nice 10-20mbit, especially on movie channels compared to 2-4mbit 720p downloads, which do me fine though and I've paid murdoch far too much over the years to resume doing so. When HD channels hit 100+ we'll see where Sky compromise on bandwidth.

For the OP: ultimately if on your screen and how far you watch, normal xvid seems inferior to a 720p sample video, then clearly you should get 720p.
#10
I still think standard def rips of tv shows like lost 24 etc are perfectly fine for me, maybe my tv is just doing a good job in the way I've got it set up but its not something that really bothers me, or looks really pixelated when streamed through to a 40inch etc. Any film I download now though I get a high def rip.
#11
1920x3256 jpeg of a
xvid
vs
dvd 576p
vs
hd 720p
vs
hd 1080p:
http://plastik.hu/media/irobot-4fele.jpg

+


http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/5034/resvsdist.jpg

I take that chart with a pinch of salt because how many living rooms in UK go to 40 feet away? :)
banned#12
schizoboy
1920x3256 jpeg of a
xvid
vs
dvd 576p
vs
hd 720p
vs
hd 1080p:
http://plastik.hu/media/irobot-4fele.jpg


XVID made me want to gouge my eyes out. God bless HD.

I did a little test and moved my 15" laptop about 3 metres from me and the difference was apparent even then, not as distinct as up close but still very noticeable.

PS We're not talking about resolution if that's the point you're making with the graph.

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