iPlayer: High or Low
I have Sky+ and I love it but I only have it in one room. Unfortunately my wife also loves Sky+ and as she is at home during the day – is able to fill it up with bloody soaps!
So I turn to the web every evening for my televisual entertainment (watching as it goes out just isn’t practical with children).
Most of that watching is done through the BBC iPlayer and for the last month or so it has been using the High Quality option on the BBC iPlayer.
In fact at one point I was watching through the high quality option on iPlayer in full screen on a 52″ plasma television and it looked pretty good.
However, although it seems to be slightly better at first glance and is fairly obviously better in full screen – I wasn’t COMPLETELY convinced there was that much difference.
So here you go:
As you can see from Frankie Boyle there REALLY is a distinct difference in quality. On first glance that is just one giant plus side.
But you need to remember a) higher quality means it is using more bandwidth so if you are capped you will reach your cap quicker.
And b) if you have a crappy connection then it might judder, shake and stop more often. But other than that site back and enjoy Frankie Boyle in high quality goodness.