16:9

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ChrisGonzales90, Jun 17, 2010.

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16:9 on the iPad

  1. Yes

    12 vote(s)
    8.8%
  2. No

    125 vote(s)
    91.2%
  1. ChrisGonzales90 macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone want to see 16:9 on the iPad? I do mostly because of movie watching. I don't want to see the black bars and I don't want to cut the top and bottom half off. Steve works at pixar right? Shouldn't he know of this stuff.
     
  2. greg555 macrumors 6502a

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    For the average user a lot of iPad usage is in portrait orientation for which 4:3 is a good shape. So I don't think it will happen.

    Greg
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    steve knows what he is doing, therefore 16:9 WASNT used for many reasons :)
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    No. 16:9 tablet would be very awkward to hold!
     
  5. ChrisGonzales90 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just like it isn't used on any Apple products. I just hate when they say "you can tap to see the movie full screen". Well thats true but you still get a bit of it cut off. What's so great about that?
     
  6. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I like the current iPad, but I'd rather have 16:10 than 16:9.
     
  7. sammich macrumors 601

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    4:3 is a good ratio for the general usage Tablet like the iPad. Different form factors like desktops and laptops can use different ratios because: they have more pixels to make up for it and a larger area to display other elements.

    As for the movie thing, I totally agree. The screenshot of the iPad with the Star Trek movie, is terrible, no one would watch a movie like that.
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    you seem to be of the opinion that the iPad is like every other apple device? it isnt. its a new type of device, there is no need to conform to those types of standards of desktops etc

    that is a bit annoying, doesnt bother me though. :) personal preference i guess


    i just watched 4 episodes of a 720p TV show on the thing with the black bars. u dont even notice if its a good show ;)
     
  9. ChrisGonzales90 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    He's talking about the movie in full screen (with out the letterboxing)
     
  10. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    mmmnnn yea thats annoying. i couldnt stand that.
     
  11. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    16:9 tablets in portrait mode feel utterly stretched and far too elongated. As majority use their tablet in this ratio / rotation it seems far better to go for 4:3 than 16:9
     
  12. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    16x9

    First of all, 16x9 is a TV format. Many movies on BluRay have black bars too because they are wider than 16x9. A lot of us have spent the majority of our lives watching movies that were filmed in 1.85 (wider than 16x9) cropped for 4x3 TV. If the program is engaging (worth watching) then you won't be thinking about black bars or cropping.

    16x9 screen would not be ideal for web browsing and ebook reading. I think watching video is just a small part of the iPad experience and therefore will not dictate the aspect ratio. For the majority of iPad users, video is low on the list of things for which they will use their iPad.
     
  13. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    You probably should wait until the iPad 37 comes out. It's going to have a metamorphosis screen, i.e. the screen size will adapt itself to the App you're running and the movie you're watching.

    In the meantime I'll enjoy my movies on iPad screen: Do the movies have black bars? - Of course they have. - Do the movies look gorgeous? - Of course they do. :D
     
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    I'm sure Ive and his team debated this very topic, and I'm glad they saw sense, and went for 4:3.
    16:9 is good only for video. It sucks for everything else. Browsing would suck, in either orientation of 16:9 - pages would be too wide and shallow in landscape and too tall and narrow in portrait.
    Books would suffer the same problems, as would games and a lot of other apps.
    4:3 is te perfect compromise for everything, and I'm surprised other companies haven't realised this yet.
    :apple:
     
  16. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    16:9 is only useful to watch 16:9 movies, or unless you only take photos in 16:9 aspect ratio. Besides, a 16:9 tablet will have a more elongated shape, not as compact as 4:3 aspect ratio.
     
  17. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Isn't the JooJoo 16:9? It looks pretty bad for anyone who likes portrait mode (i.e., a lot of people.)
     
  18. Mitchrapp macrumors 6502a

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    Movie watching is fine. I see nothing wrong with it. And when I go full screen, I rarely do, I see no black bars.
     
  19. NogbadTheBad macrumors regular

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    No No No

    I watch quite a lot of video on the iPad, Apple have it right as is.

    A 16:9 iPad would be great for video only.
     
  20. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    What does that have to do with the topic?
     
  21. Crosbie macrumors 6502a

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    I find 16:9 laptop displays more annoying than not for most things. On a small Macbook, if the dock's not off to the side, you end up with a relatively narrow strip of screen for web viewing, for example.

    How are magazines going to look at 16:9?
     
  22. Julien macrumors G3

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    So the iPad is about 7.75" wide now. Do you want the width reduced from 5.8" to 4.4" making the iPod smaller?
     
  23. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    Was going to be. With 90 preorders and 15 cancellations....
     
  24. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Clearly that's just because it's 16:9, because it's such an incredible device otherwise.

    Oh wait...
     
  25. Crosbie macrumors 6502a

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    The poll result says it all. Any future threads started on this subject should link here.
     

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