Any plan for HD streaming?


#1

I use a HTPC (home theater PC) to stream videos to my 52" lcd. But standard definition is almost unwatchable to me now as its just too pixelated or grainy. HD streams look fantastic though.

Thats why I’m a paying member over at Crunchyroll. If you guys could stream in 480p or higher I’d subscribe in a heartbeat. So any plans for that?


#2

There are actually quite a few series available in HD(many of the newer pick ups). You should check it out.
Slick


#3

I tried a couple quick episodes as just a registered member, but they were seemingly all standard definition. Are there and links / details on the site I’m missing that would go into more detail? Neither the page itself or the video player seem to have any links to HD content or turning HD “on/off”.

If you guys do have HD I’d sign up, but just can’t find any info on it.


#4

I don’t have a list, but I’ll give you a couple I can think of off the top of my head. Many are subtitled if that means anything. Clannad, Clannad After Story(both unbelievably great, Ghost Hound, Appleseed Movie, Area 88, Blue Drop, and many more. There is a list somewhere, but I don’t think all of the newer pickups are included. I’ll try to get it for you.
Slick


#5

division wrote:

[quote]I tried a couple quick episodes as just a registered member, but they were seemingly all standard definition. Are there and links / details on the site I’m missing that would go into more detail? Neither the page itself or the video player seem to have any links to HD content or turning HD “on/off”.

If you guys do have HD I’d sign up, but just can’t find any info on it.[/quote]

Check out:

http://www.theanimenetwork.com/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,65/catid,3/func,view/id,5937/

and

http://www.theanimenetwork.com/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,65/catid,3/func,view/id,20243/

HD and HQ content are for premium members. For example Elfen Lied ep 2 has the HD (HQ switch). Most of the older shows are not available in 720p - however, Anime Network has 2 in that category: Appleseed and The Place Promised in Our Early Days. More info on that on my blog: http://www.sxanimedia.com/2009/06/anime-network-introduces-hd-content.html

You can taste test it during this weekend and next weekend during the Anime Network Holiday event where premium content is available free: http://www.theanimenetwork.com/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,65/catid,3/func,view/id,31311/

Anime Network subscriptions are also 25% off to December 31.


#6

I just recently bought an HDTV and today is my first time hooking up my PC to my TV.

Needless to say, viewing the shows in HD is total eye candy. It’s too bad the VOD service is in standard definition because there’s no comparaison in the video quality between VOD and Net Streaming. (Heck, I don’t even know if HD VOD is possible in the first place).

I’m still on the fence whether to get a premium membership or not. Not that the content isn’t good but between the hassle connecting my PC to my TV, plus the shows already availlable on the VOD service, plus the few anime DVDs I own = too much stuff for so little time :S