iPad mini Can you watch movies properly on the mini?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by finy, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. finy macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2015
    I only just realized the screen on an iPad is 4:3 today and there will be black lines blocking out a lot of the screen.

    Is it still possible to have a pleasant experience watching movies?

    Also, does someone with an iPad please mind checking out this website - http://www.rainierland.com to see if you can watch those movies?

    It's just an ad free streaming site.

  2. Bananas Ananas macrumors regular

    Bananas Ananas

    Apr 30, 2015
    Here are some screen shots of my Rainierland visit on iPad Mini 2:




    You can decide whether or not the quality is something you'd like to watch. To me it was alright up to the point before I stretched the black bars out of the screen. The website worked pretty well.
  3. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    Sure is. Just used it on a flight to and from a destination. Two of us watching the movie with a headphone splitter. Worked great and could clearly see the movies.
  4. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2011
    You could get a 16:9 device, but then how will you watch 2.35:1?
  5. iMi macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2014
    I personally think the mini is the perfect size screen for any type of media consumption. I love it. Tried the 7" Fire HD and, while fine for video, it was very poorly suited for web, photos, etc.

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