720p vs 1080p: iPad 3

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

  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    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

    Nov 3, 2008
    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

    Sep 16, 2011
    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

    Feb 9, 2011
    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

    Dec 30, 2010
    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


    Jan 13, 2005
    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


    May 31, 2010
    Austin TX
    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 ;)

    mmmrrrrrr anderson.

  8. Sven11 Suspended

    Sep 25, 2010

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