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View Poll Results: Stream or Download?
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233 31.83%
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06-01-11, 12:46 AM

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 551
Fuzzhx said:
download mostly. i rarely stream anymore. for a number of reasons:
-i have unlimited bandwidth
-i have a decent amount of space on my hard drive and only keep some of my favorites.
-im a quality freak
-since i watch my anime on my tv the quality matters even more.
-i like using my own media player (click anywhere on screen/spacebar to pause, press a key to rewind 5 secs incase i missed some subtitles, turn the subs on or off if i want a screenshot etc.)

all he said, expect i never do screen shot.
and also, ive had a crappy connection like forever so i had to w8 like forever to stream it.
only thing i still stream from time to time is the newest ep of one of the ongoing series im watching.
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06-01-11, 12:54 AM

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 380
Streaming can be convenient for quick viewing (I might do this for cartoons if I don't feel like looking for downloads), but downloading just makes sense, man.
06-01-11, 2:08 AM

Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 37
Quality matters so I never bother with streams.
06-01-11, 2:50 AM

Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 980
Well last time I streamed when I wanted to check out some spring anime without wasting much time since they seemed crappy. But for anything other than quick viewing download is a must.
06-01-11, 4:06 AM

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 711
Why do people come up with harddrive space? You know even the stream is saved to your disk and deleted afterwards. You can do the same with any downloaded video.

Even watching the video while it's sill downloading is possible with streamable codecs.
06-01-11, 4:07 AM

Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 130
I'm a quality freak and like to be able to see what's actually going on so download, in HD.
06-01-11, 4:09 AM

Joined: May 2011
Posts: 44
Both. I download only animes I really like, the other ones I just stream.
06-01-11, 7:19 AM

Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 5534
Both. I stream anime that get licensed and are up for streaming, download anime that I really enjoy.
06-01-11, 1:09 PM

Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 12596
Streaming, download is for hentai only.

06-01-11, 1:11 PM

Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 840
Download, but I got to be careful as my bandwith is limited.
06-01-11, 1:11 PM

Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 58
Stream. If I want to actually own a copy of the anime myself then I'd rather try and buy it if it's available in my region as a way of supporting the company.
06-01-11, 1:37 PM

Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 3007
Download. All the anime I download is saved onto a 3TB external and burned to DVD, just in case something happens to either one of them.
06-01-11, 1:53 PM

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 594
I used to stream all the time before I got my own hard drive and started downloading. Now I download, for the most part, what I watch.

Streaming got annoying because if I watched an episode, the next one might be taken down, be hard to find elsewhere, or take forever to load and by the time it finished I'd be doing something else and would forget all about it. So now I usually only stream if I'm watching a series week-to-week, which rarely happens - I normally don't keep up with the latest series.

I like downloading more because I can get the series all at once, it's all there and so it's ready to go if I get sucked into it enough that I can just keep going without any real problems.

It used to be whatever I was watching is what I purchased. That's not so much the case anymore, since I usually see it online first. This makes more educated purchasing on my part so I'm not blindly wasting money on something I'll watch once and consider to be crap.

06-01-11, 2:17 PM

Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 227
Quality over quantity.
Although I have unlimited cap.
Feels good man.
06-01-11, 2:24 PM

Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 51
Download of course.
I want to "own" all anime I watch, and of course it makes it easier to rewatch etc..
Where there's smoke, they pinch back.
06-01-11, 3:18 PM

Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 2894
Stream first few episodes and if I like it download.
06-01-11, 3:30 PM

Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 46
I actually prefer to stream. Don't have an external HD so, i find it more simple to just simply watch the anime by stream
06-01-11, 3:50 PM

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 219
Mostly download cause I like the quality + easy access since its on my laptop
06-01-11, 3:52 PM

Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1256
Stream. but only because i don't really know how to download. and the computers i use arent even mine. so people would be mad at me for using up their disc space.
06-01-11, 4:20 PM

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 3868
MaedhrostheTall said:
Stream. but only because i don't really know how to download. and the computers i use arent even mine. so people would be mad at me for using up their disc space.

I use my mom's computer so i can't download nor do i know how.
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