iPad+Disney's Earth=WOW

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mbell75, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. mbell75 macrumors 6502

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    Layed in bed and watched this last night in HD, totally awesome!
     
  2. drew0020 macrumors 68000

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    I can't watch any movies for critical viewing on such a low res screen. Certain tv shows are fine. If you watch in widescreen (which almost all content is nowadays) you aren't even getting the full 720p resolution due to the unused pixels depending on the aspect ratio of the program.
     
  3. Mitchrapp macrumors 6502a

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    Wha?
     
  4. ClaireL macrumors 6502a

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    Speak for yourself! I absolutely love watching HD videos on my iPad and don't care if they are only 720p or not. It looks good enough to me!

    To the original poster, I'm glad you are enjoying Disney's Earth :)
     
  5. JReynolds macrumors 6502

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    hahahahaahaha

    exactly
     
  6. normwood macrumors 6502a

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    I tried to think of something constructive to say....but I can't. Get a life....seriously!

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  7. drew0020 macrumors 68000

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    The screen looks good I just wanted to make sure people understand how much detail you are missing for HD programmig by watching on the iPad.
     
  8. mbell75 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm. Well the screen was 2 feet from my face and I could see every detail in the animals, oceans, trees etc...I am a photographer/videographer and a total "pixel peeper". I noticed zero fragmenting or artifacts in the 90 minute movie. If its good enough for me, it should be for most others too. Sorry you think the screen is such low res :)
     
  9. Peter Harrison macrumors 6502a

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    If you like either of the versions of Earth, then you should check out the fantastic TV series that the footage actually came from. Planet Earth. Amazing.
     
  10. Silvereel macrumors 6502

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    You don't have an iPad or haven't tried watching film on it, have you?
     
  11. Redbeastmage macrumors member

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    How much are you missing when its 12"-18" from your face?
     
  12. mbell75 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I have seen 4 of the episodes. Very cool.
     
  13. drew0020 macrumors 68000

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    I did have an iPad and I did watch stuff on it and like I said the screen and content look great. The fact is that the screen being 4*3 cannot resolve full 720p for any widescreen content. All I was saying was for me I can't watch a movie for the first time on this because I know how much detail I am missing even though it looks great.

    For my critical viewing I watch it on a projector bit that's me.
     
  14. coasterswim macrumors 6502

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    720p video on the iPad is not very far off from standard 720p

    [​IMG]
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    What the fark is 'critical viewing'?
     
  16. drew0020 macrumors 68000

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    But then you need to factor in the lost pixels due to the 16*9 aspect ratio of most HD content. It will still look good but it's not really even 720p on the iPad unless you are watching 4*3 content.

    Anyway it's not a big deal. I agree that it looks good. My other big hobby is vide projection so wanted to let people know that it gets
    much better than this!
     
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  18. Silvereel macrumors 6502

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    Well, I guess it's fair to say that things tend to look better on bigger screens. But really, for the size of the screen and all the other things it does, the iPad definitely has an amazing display. I wouldn't mind to view films for the first time on it, and I doubt the average user would, either. For those of us who want higher quality video and music, there are plenty of other, more specialized (and way more expensive) systems out there.
     
  19. samcraig macrumors P6

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    People need to also learn the difference between pixels and bitrate.

    Bitrate is something you should be more concerned about for viewing hi-def.
     
  20. Mitchrapp macrumors 6502a

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    Hahahahaha!!
     
  21. Mpalmieri1203 macrumors member

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    but its not hd if its not 720?
     
  22. Akira1980 macrumors 6502

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    You should watch the original BBC's Planet Earth. Better than Disney version.
     
  23. ClaireL macrumors 6502a

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    Say what? Don't care about HD numbers and all that lol :p I enjoy a very good image on my iPad which looks great to me so that's all that matters :D

    I'm thinking of reactivating my Netflix subscription now.
     
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    Try also Nature's Most Amazing Events. It is superb.
     
  25. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    If any of you liked BBC's "Planet Earth", you should definitely watch BBC's "Life". Their most expensive documentary yet, with even more stunning footage!

    But please, do get the version which Sir David Attenborough narrated.

    Highly recommended :)
     

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