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Posted on May 10, 2012 at 5:08:12 [Post link]

I'm looking at buying a few series, some of which are available in both HD and SD. The HD version tends to run 30-50% pricier than the SD version. Do animated shows actually benefit from the higher resolution, to the point that the price difference is worth it, or are the standard versions perfectly fine when using a good player?

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Posted on May 10, 2012 at 7:32:47 [Post link]

HD versions tend to have animation corrections to fix bad quality from the TV runs. Take Nanoha StrikerS for example.

Compare the TV version:
to the DVD version:

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Posted on May 16, 2012 at 18:31:23 [Post link]

What RD said. Regular format works just fine usually but if you have a 36 inch or larger television you're going to what HD, otherwise it looks like really bad quality. I've got a 56 inch TV and if I don't get super high quality, it looks like it needs to buffer.


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Posted on May 30, 2012 at 7:45:11 [Post link]

Yes HD is definitely a plus for bigger TVs and in general I love HD lol. I don't know how I ever went without it now... bu yeah, on smaller tv/monitors, SD is fine.

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Posted on June 24, 2013 at 9:46:52 [Post link]

I don't see a difference between HD and SD, generally -- if anything I think the less crisp graphics sometimes smooths out jarring juxtaposition of "obvious" background and "obvious" ground, and other artifacts of animation.

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