Originally Posted by WTK
Watch All the Anime You Want with Crunchyroll on PS3
::: clipped portion from the article :::
Crunchyroll on PS3 currently only supports up to 480p, which Gao explained to me was a fairly standard resolution for anime, as it’s more expensive to produce shows in higher quality. So even at 480p, most anime will be viewable on PS3 in its native resolution, though that will still fluctuate depending on the shows you’re interested in.
Ugh. So no point in getting the PS3 app. I'm better off just watching it on my computer.
And that's some pretty hilarious(ly rage inducing) PR at best, and closer to a flat out lie. Sure, its a "fairly standard resolution" in the sense that almost all anime is still released on DVD.... but virtually all of them are now animated in something higher than that. Only a handful of shows have been released only in DVD since I started importing and I'm not sure if anything has NOT gotten a Blu-Ray release in the past year or so. I suppose some of those could still be upscales but those would be rare.
If they stopped at the "fairly standard resolution" part, that would be pretty bullshit but could still be construed as being technically true. But they're bordering on outright lie territory by using the term "native resolution". They might still be in the "PR bullshit technically true" zone by virtue of their huge backlog of shows, which might mean the majority of what they have on their site is still native 480p. Maybe. But holy shit, is that stretching "technically true for PR speak" to its limits.
Though I guess its somewhat moot since this is a third party article and this portion isn't a direct quote. Still. Fucking liars.