Starting with the 2013 season of Tornado Chasers you can now download an even higher quality 1080p version called Super HD. This version provides the best quality possible for watching episodes of Tornado Chasers. It is encoded at a bit rate of 7Mbps and uses the H.264 High Profile (HiP). Because High Profile may not work on older devices you may wish to download just one episode to test it out first. If you run into any issues simply use the Full HD 1080p download instead, which provides a very high quality viewing experience in itself. These are targeted towards ‘videophiles’ and it is possible that you may not notice a difference in quality depending on your eyesight and the quality of the display you are viewing them on.
You’ll find the new download option on the top of the DRM-free download page for your purchased episode as shown below.
What about streaming?
Soon we will be rolling out adaptive bit rate streaming across all devices including web browser (Flash-based) streaming. We will incorporate the new 7Mbps encode into streaming and as long as you have a fast enough connection and supported device you’ll receive it.