Transformers Animated available on YouTube in HD

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  1. optimusfan

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    I just noticed that the official Transformers channel posted the first episode of Animated. Is this the first time we've seen it in HD?

    Hope they add the rest of the series!

     
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    Nice! And just as more of the new toys are starting to roll out too. Maybe I'll give this show another shot.
     
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    Hope they make these available globally.
     
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    IIRC, the Hub broadcasted it in HD and the Shout! DVDs were also HD as well.
     
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    Blu ray release pls.
     
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  6. optimusfan

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    As far as I know there were only DVDs released by Shiut Factory, which means no better than 480 resolution by definition. That's the set that I have. Unsure on digital options though.
     
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    Is it actually a true HD format video, though, or does the YouTube upload just have a 1080p setting? Like the BW episode uploads also have a "1080p" setting, but they're not actually HD.
     
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  8. optimusfan

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    Fyi - I am seeing it on Tubi in 720. So, not the first time in HD - but first time I've seen it in 1080.

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    Good question.
     
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  9. optimusfan

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    I will say I watched part of the episode vs my 480 rip of the DVD on Plex and it is noticeably better. Way less artifacting and much cleaner picture.
     
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    Or you can watch the entire series on tubi for free
     
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    I've personally been watching Magnus After Dark's unofficial 4k upscales, but it's nice to have an official option that's not a ~free streaming~ site.
     
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    A show that really deserved a Season 4 but nice to have it back and in 1080p too. Hope they add seasons 2 and 3.
     
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    If networks could continuations of Rocko, Invader Zim, Hey Arnold, The Clone Wars, etc. Animated should get some of that treatment sooner than later.
     
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    It's nice to have this on YouTube (well, officially) instead of just on Tubi and the other platforms, much more convenient there.
     
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    You’re right, I was misremembering that the DVDs featured the original aspect ratio instead of the cropped broadcast versions.
     
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    I know and it really should given that "Trial Of Megatron" table read at TFNation. Sounds like it would've been great.
     
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    Nice, glad to finally see this in HD (wasn't aware it was in HD on Tubi).
    I remember talking with Derrick Wyatt at BotCon about the resolution, and he said that the digital output was around 720p (which is common for TV animation produced in Japan), so it won't be a mind-blowing upgrade, but still good to have.

    Hopefully a Blu-ray set comes soon, although I don't think Shout does TV series anymore so I guess it will have to be from someone else.
     
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    I absolutely love Hasbro for putting their shows up on YT like this. I've been binging between G1 and RiD15. I've never seen every episode of Animated so I'll be adding it to the list.
     
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    Are they full frame HD, or are they cropped to 16:9? I remember when they first aired, it was evident by the SD and HD airing comparisons that it was animated in 4:3, and then cropped down for the HD broadcasts.
     
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    Just re-watching the intro & the song brings smiles to me. One of the top 5 intro of all time. The whole package is so full of energy and bring out the personalities & characters of each featured bots. So much love for the show, and it ages well!
     
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