How do you get 1080p from the HDMI adapter?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by aperry, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. aperry macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2008
    I'm confused about this HDMI adapter (which admittedly I do not own yet). 1080p is a widescreen format indicating a resolution of 1920X1080. So how do I get 1920X1080 from the iPad, given:

    1. The iPad 2 apparently only supports up to 720p video, according to the specs. Can you even load a 1080p video into it?
    2. The mirroring isn't widescreen so you get bars around the sides, which would mean you're getting less than 1920X1080.

    What am I missing here? The iPad 2 specs indicate that I should get "video mirroring and video out support up to 1080p", but none of the other specs seem to support that?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. henrikrox macrumors 65816


    Feb 3, 2010
    It's 720p out on video. It says on the spec sheet. So why would you use so
    Much space to fit a 1080p movie I'f its Going to get downscaled anyway. That's just stupid

    Hower apple never said it was full hd on other stuff. They never Said it was full hd. Its 1080p. Which is correct. 1080p in height. They never mentioned the width.

    Also photo slides are in 1080p
  3. aperry thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2008

    Why would I want to use up space for 1080p? I guess that's like asking why people buy Bluray discs at 1080p. We like the quality at that resolution.

    Anyway, I think you answered my question at the end. I guess full 1080p resolution is only achieved for a select few things like photos, but not for any kind of video. Disappointing for sure.

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