Hi, i am new to the world of Apple and need advice please. I plan on buying an Ipad soon but need to know the actual viewable area of a movie (wide screen) when shown in the 4:3 format. In other words, how much real estate does the picture have after considering the black bars on top and bottom of screen? I know the Ipad is 9.7 or close to that diagonally. Obviously black bars take up a fair chunk of that when watching a 2:35 widescreen movie though. Could you kind members show me pictures of a movie on the Ipad just to get an idea of what it will look like please? My second question is about the rumored Ipad Mini. Will this device be next to useless showing movies on. (too small) If the big Ipad has a lot of real estate stolen by black bars, wont that mean the mini will be close to the iphone in terms of viewing area or am i getting confused? Would the mini be 4:3 ratio or 3:2 similar to iphone? Sorry about all the questions but i am a huge movie buff and need to know i could enjoy a movie on a device bigger than a phone. (i have tried watching on a phone but it is too small for me. however, on a psp i could just about enjoy the movie on a 4.5 screen! I normally watch all my films on a big tv (bluray, Netflix, Zune etcc) so this is obviously for coach trips and watching in bed.