First of all I dont have an iPad yet so Im curious to know about the video playback. Ive read other threads and articles stating that all video played on the iPad has black bars on the top and sides of the video. However on Apples site they show a movie being played in widescreen and by double tapping the screen will change the video to full screen. Im mainly curious about videos in 1024x576 or 720p. The last couple of days Ive ripped some Blu-Rays and converted them in Handbrake under the Apple TV settings. If Apple claims that you can watch a video in 1024x576 at full screen then thats obviously the case right? Any info would be great. On another note for people out there that rip Blu-Rays through Handbrake what settings do you use? I use the Apple TV setting and I change the size to 1024 with keep aspect ratio checked and have anamorphic to none. For bitrate I kept it on constant quality 60%. Im not really too worried about the audio since the iPads speakers are small so I just output the audio to aac stereo. Anything else Im missing? I really just go by the Apple TV settings and change a couple of things mentioned above. Thanks!!