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mulrich



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:03 pm Reply with quote
A nice series, this one.

Some people like to call it "Postman Pat in Japan" because of the postal service thing. >_>
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:06 pm Reply with quote
Why is this even posted? The quality of your stream was awful, I could just go watch on YouTube in a higher quality of audio and video.
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DmonHiro





PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:08 pm Reply with quote
That was worse the YOUTUBE quality, further proving that the legal version is far carppyer in terms of quality.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:12 pm Reply with quote
I work with what I'm given.

Let me ask Sony if they have a higher quality version.
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britannicamoore



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:16 pm Reply with quote
Thats really sad....is this the stream you were given or is it just the site or something?

never mind: thanks for the answer.
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halo



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:30 pm Reply with quote
The Playstation downloads of the episodes are in HD (not sure if it's 720p or 1080i/p) and the video quality looks pretty good. The subtitle quality however, looked about bootleg quality. I have no clue why they would stream something like this. Then again, I don't understand much of Sony's moves.
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Primus



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:31 pm Reply with quote
DmonHiro wrote:
That was worse the YOUTUBE quality, further proving that the legal version is far carppyer in terms of quality.


I'm sure Sony's High Definition PS3 stream is terrible Rolling Eyes
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LordPrometheus





PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:52 pm Reply with quote
Carping about quality aside, is the show any good? I liked the OP, for what it's worth.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:53 pm Reply with quote
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The Playstation downloads of the episodes are in HD (not sure if it's 720p or 1080i/p) and the video quality looks pretty good. The subtitle quality however, looked about bootleg quality.
The subtitles are actually very good. However, due to their choice of formats it is hardsubbed rather than softsubbed, they must cater to the lowest possible hardware (i.e. 4:3 over RF). It is intended to be displayed on a TV rather than a monitor, and this means that they have to keep the subs entirely within the 4:3 overscan safe area, which is why they appear bunched up when viewed in widescreen without overscan.
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mulrich



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:05 pm Reply with quote
LordPrometheus wrote:
Carping about quality aside, is the show any good? I liked the OP, for what it's worth.

It's quite good, actually, and contrary to what someone else said in this thread, the subtitles are okay. They could pass for any other R1 company's subtitles.
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omoikane



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:30 pm Reply with quote
LordPrometheus wrote:
Carping about quality aside, is the show any good? I liked the OP, for what it's worth.


Yes.

The first 12 episodes are available via PSN video store, so you can watch it on your PS3 (and port it to your PSP). I think when firmware v5 for PSP comes out, you can even watch Xam'd directly on a PSP without getting a PS3 involved by buying it from the web version of the PSN video store.

The subtitles for Xam'd looks like the typical white font used for foreign movies, and the translation quality is likewise.

As to the OP streaming on the ANN video thingy, well... let's just say that it provides a different experience than watching it at 720 with 5.1 surround sound. Which is also different than watching the 1080 trailer Sony put out themselves since this July. The latter is probably fine to be distributed since it doesn't have DRM or anything.

What I am stoked about is seeing (more) Boom Boom Satellites on American download-to-own sites. Now they just need to get their last CD on there. That whole CD is very nice. More than just 1 track please.
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Kougeru



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:32 pm Reply with quote
The audio was actaully weird for me...the left-channel audio seemed a lot louder than the right-channel...and only that video too. Hm..is that how the song is supposed to be because i never noticed that before
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mulrich



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:36 pm Reply with quote
Kougeru wrote:
The audio was actaully weird for me...the left-channel audio seemed a lot louder than the right-channel...and only that video too. Hm..is that how the song is supposed to be because i never noticed that before

No, the song is not like that. The vid ANN is streaming is simply crappy. I hope Sony gives them a better version.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:43 pm Reply with quote
Just replaced with a new version that looks much better. Sorry for the inconvenience.

As always, the subscriber version is higher bitrate, and that looks almost DVD quality now.
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DmonHiro





PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:28 pm Reply with quote
Primus wrote:
I'm sure Sony's High Definition PS3 stream is terrible Rolling Eyes


I was talking about the OP posted on ANN. The least you could do is pay attention.
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