I’ve noticed that bluray rips from 1080i sources are mis-identified in Sonarr, and are usually labeled as Bluray-720p.
For example, the following file:
This isn’t a HDTV, nor a RAW-HD, and it’s certainly not 720p. It’s a full Bluray release remux from a 1080i bluray disk source, but it’s identified as Bluray-720p.
This is quite common for releases in the UK or other PAL regions where the material is shot at 25fps, because 1080/25p is not part of the official bluray spec, so it gets released as 1080/50i instead.
Normally this wouldn’t bother me, but the problem I’m seeing is that my nice, un-adulterated 1080i bluray remux copies of certain shows are being “upgraded” to re-compressed 1080p copies, which are in fact much lower quality than what I already had. For example, the file I mentioned above is an un-recompressed bluray remux weighing in at 9.38 GB, and files like this are being replaced with 1 or 2 GB “1080p” re-encoded versions, because Sonarr thinks that’s higher quality.
So I guess what I’m asking, is whether it would be possible to add a 1080i quality definition in a future release?