13" Retina HD Movies in Scaled Res

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cridgit001, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. cridgit001 macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2013
    So I'm wondering, when I use the scaled resolutions on my 13" Retina, whether it is at 1280x800, 1440x900, 1680x1050, does it affect how my 1080p movie in iTunes will look? For instance, if the display is only rendering at 1280x800 and I'm playing 1080p content, am I loosing pixels/detail/sharpness? I have an app that will let me force 1080p res on the screen, would rendering at that res that make the movies look better? Sharper?

    Thanks for your help!
  2. PDFierro, Dec 3, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2013

    PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    The Retina screen is designed to be resolution-independent. So if you have your resolution set to 1280x800 or whatever, it will play movies in 1080p and photos in their proper resolution, etc. while everything else such as text/screen real estate appears at 1280x800. You don't need to force anything.
  3. cridgit001 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2013
    Awesome, this is exactly what I wanted to know. Thanks!

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