720p vs 1080p: iPad 3

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mark28, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    Are the increased storage demands worth the increase of quality in terms of video quality on the iPad 3?

    I bought the 64 gb version, but this thing gets full pretty fast.
     
  2. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Videophiles may disagree, but to me it goes like this.

    DVD -> 720p = Huge difference
    720p -> 1080p = Not worth the time and space

    I buy BluRays because they're cheaper than iTunes and rip it myself to 720p because its the best balance between quality and storage size for my AppleTV and iPad3. If I ever really needed the highest definition I always have the original BluRay stacked somewhere in the closet.
     
  3. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    I personally believe 1080p isn't worth the storage compared to 720p, but I will gladly settle for even 420p if it means I can keep 100 videos on my iPad as opposed to 10-20.
     
  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Worth is always highly subjective. Load both versions of the same video and you'll be able to answer this yourself.
     
  5. kokhean macrumors regular

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    For me, some 1080p and 720p videos look exactly the same. The 1080p versions are just enlarged videos. I can barely see the difference.
     
  6. Scarpad macrumors 68000

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    Even thou the New Ipad and Iphone can play 1080p, its not worth the extra space, the small screen size won't yeild much of a difference, now if you are encoding for the Ipad and Apple TV playing on a 50 inch or larger tv, then you might want to consider 1080p, I do, but still think there's not enough of a difference to warrant the extra size
     
  7. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    h.264 mp4/.m4v on the new ipad is the best IMO. full 1080, taking advantage of the retina display, and they arent much bigger than a 720 video.

    .mkv are typical (but not always) bigger than h.264 mp4, because you can have DTS/surround sound and subtitle support on a .mkv file, as mp4 dont officially support those.

    Not saying 720 is unviewable, but 1080 is much more crisp. Which i prefer, and if encoded right, isnt too much bigger than 720.I Might as well take advantage of that Retina Screen? or just shoulda got an ipad2 ;)

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  8. Sven11 macrumors 6502a

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