1080p video on rMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ghiggz, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. Ghiggz macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2012
    This might be a dumb question, but it's been bugging me all day. The rMBP has a resolution of 2880x1800, right? And 1080p video is less than that. Does that mean the rMBP won't be able to fully utilize it's beautiful screen when watching 1080p videos on Netflix, iTunes, etc? Will it be somewhat like watching standard definition television on an HDTV? Or will it just look like standard 1080p video but no better?
  2. 01mggt macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    I would assume any 1080p internet media (compressed being the big thing) will possibly look slight less clear. But I haven't gotten mine yet so I can't say. there have been threads about it however. Now when 4k video becomes more popular it will be amazing :)
  3. PhaserFuzz macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2007
    It is slightly more fuzzy in full screen mode, but it's barely noticeable.
  4. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    1080 in a window looks fantastic... and 1080 for movies fullscreen look fine to me too, you just have some black at the top and the bottom because the screen is too tall for 1080p
  5. Queen6 macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2008
    Putting out the fire with gasoline...
    Latest version of VLC is now Retina ready and it plays back superbly as long as the source is good quality.
  6. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
    www.timescapes.org for native "Retina" resolution videos. Enjoy.:)

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