Ipad HD output?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by dread, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. dread macrumors 6502a

    Jun 16, 2009
    I know the ipad is currently not capable of outputting HD video to a monitor. Is this a software issue that may be remedied by an update or is the hardware just not capable of such a task.
  2. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    Well it can output 1024x768 via the VGA dock connector. That's not exactly HD (1280x720), but it's close, and a much higher resolution than SD. The device can play back HD video on the screen, so decoding is not the issue.

    Supposedly the device itself is capable of it but it's the output hardware (adapter) that is the limitation. If true, it won't be fixable only by software, but possible with new adapters. HDMI would be the most obvious way but Apple hates HDMI and will probably not produce or allow an HDMI adapter.
  3. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    I'm hoping that iPad ver 2 has DisplayPort output.

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