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PostPosted: July 3, 2004 12:57 AM 

What resolutions constitute LQ/HQ?
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-George

TiM
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PostPosted: July 3, 2004 1:50 AM 

ill just say this
LQ is very very BAD BAD BAD quality its horrable mainly cause the ppl who ripped them was back in the early 90's and the software back then is not good as it is NOW
HQ i highly reccomend as it is crystal clear could be a dvd rip if ya ask me if it was out on dvd
so in my conclusion if u have dial up i reccomend lq but if u have anything else thn HQ

Marine Biologist
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PostPosted: July 3, 2004 3:05 PM 

Except for Seasons 5 and 6, most HQ eps are 544 x 416 at 25 fps. Seasons 5 and 6 are 640 x 480 at 30 fps.

This doesn't tell the whole story, however. The 544x416 eps look like they're captured directly from digital satellite and they're much better quality than Seasons 5 and 6.

Unfortunately, all the episodes are quite highly compressed and suffer from noticeable digital compression artifacts. The look great in a small window on the computer but when burned to video DVD the artifacts are quite noticeable on a large-screen TV. Whether they are better than a VCR recording is a matter of personal opinion, but they're nowhere close to true DVD quality.

john
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PostPosted: July 4, 2004 2:46 AM 

Low quality is about what you'd find if you've downloaded a ripped movie off of kazaa. It's acceptable, but painful to watch at sometimes because it is so bad. Most of the low quality episodes are in 320x240 format with varying frames per second. Larger files will have more frames per second. Some only have 15 fps, but that isn't at all indicative of the quality. Some of the 15 fps episodes of the low quality are actually better looking because they have twice the data to work with because they are updating the picture half as often.

High quailty episodes on the other hand are quite good looking. They look great when I watch them on my computer screen and are easily better than VHS quality. The only down side is the large file size. They're about 160 a piece and take four times as long to download.

The question of which is right for you is a personal decision. You should look at factors such as your available bandwidith, how much space you have left, and where you'll be watching the files.

Even though I can download the entire HQ season six in about three hours, I mostly have the low quality seasons because the large file size and because I'm not that picky about what it looks like. As long as I know what's going on I'm fine.

Hope this helped,
John

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PostPosted: July 4, 2004 4:52 AM 

i like good QUALITY hehe Laughing



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