iPad support 1080?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by dwd3885, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    Ok, so I know the iPad can't display resolutions of 1920x1080, but I was hoping I'd be able to convert my blurays in their native 1920x1080 format for my HDTV and not have to encode ANOTHER file that would support the iPad. Is this possible? Or do I have to have two files if I want one 1080p for my TV and 720p for my iPad?
     
  2. ExnomenDei macrumors regular

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    Let me put it this way: if it could somehow decode 1080p, it could easily output that resolution.

    720p works if your codec is supported by the default video player. If not, vlc cannot display it because it has no hardware decoding access.

    Ask yourself: Do I really want 1080p on my tv anyway? I have a Panasonic plasma with extremely high quality display, and I do not see myself wanting 1080P on my pc, which can easily decode it. If I were you, I would keep one version that works on your iPad as well as your tv.
     
  3. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Just to say that despite many Apple people dismissing it as unimportant.

    1080p on a CGI movie played back on a 24" or even larger computer monitor looks stunningly beautiful.

    It's a crime that a 27" iMac does not support BluRay as standard. It would be a jaw dropping showcase for that Monitor to display that much detail.
     
  4. dwd3885 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    i agree. I can CLEARLY tell the difference between 1080 and 720 on my imac 27". Probably not on the iPad. But I just want the iPad to be able to play a 1080 file, even if it downgrades to 720 for playback. 2 files is a hassle!
     
  5. ExnomenDei macrumors regular

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    I'm surprised you two can, especially with CGI which typically looks really good on lower resolution anyway.

    All in all, the iPad cannot display 1080p video in any way shape or form.
     
  6. dwd3885 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    right. but the main thing is that I can REALLY tell the difference between 1080 and 720 on my 55 inch LED tv. So I guess I have to have a 1080 file for the tv and a 720 for ipad. Stinks because the AppleTV can see 1080 just fine, just can't play it.
     
  7. SidBala macrumors 6502a

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    I can easily tell the difference between 720P and 1080P on my MBP17.

    I can do the same on my 42 inch 1080P LCD from 4 feet away.

    If you are going to use your iPad just around your home, then you can setup a live transcoding server on your HTPC and let that serve up iPad.

    That way you wouldn't need to have two copies. However, it may not work too well over 3G, or even outside your own wifi network.
     
  8. dwd3885 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    yea, well what i've been using is Air Video, which works great when I'm at home, but whenever I go outside the network and try to access it, the video is really bad quality.
     

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