Is the 15-inch Macbook Pro HD?

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  1. Boesky macrumors 6502

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    1440x900 resolution. Isn't that an HD resolution? So we can watch HD movies on the MBP?
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Yes, you can watch HD movies, but you won't be able to display 1080p movies completely. These will be squeezed to fit the screen.

    iTunes HD movies are 720p and fit the MBP perfectly.
     
  3. stridemat Moderator

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    That amount of pixels is near enough 720p, but not sure if just that means you can watch HD
     
  4. oculus42 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it's better than 720

    1280x720 is 720p. you can watch a 720p source at 100% size, with a 80-pixel gap on the sides, 90-pixel gap at top & bottom. You can also scale it up to full screen.
     
  5. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Please do some research on the subject. You don't know what you are talking about ;)

    This is correct. Command + F brings any player into full screen mode.
     
  6. antskip macrumors regular

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    True HD is 1920×1080. 1440x900 won't quite get that quality, but not too far from it.
     
  7. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    There is no such thing as "true HD". "High" definition is anything that is higher resolution than "standard" definition.
    Standard definition is accepted to be 480p (DVD/non HDTV quality).
     
  8. adamfishercox macrumors 6502

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    You can watch HD movies on any size screen you just won't get the full effect. The vertical resolution (in this case 900p) is the maximum possible you will be able to play at 100% size.
     
  9. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    SDTV is 480i, not 480p. 480p is Enhanced Definition TV. HDTV begins at 720p.
     
  10. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    So would it be better to upscale a 720p movie or downscale a 1080p movie on the 15"? How about on the 13" screens?
     
  11. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Define HD. There is no such thing as HD.

    The 15" MacBook Pro has a higher resolution that 720p content, but a lower resolution than 1080p content. It can drive a 30" display, which has a higher resolution than 1080p content.

    720 is not what I would call "HD" by any stretch. 1080 isn't much better at all.
     
  12. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    Any current macbook branded product can play at least 720p. Where as the 17inch will get what most people call "full" or "True" HD, 1080p.
     
  13. dollystereo macrumors 6502a

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    Is a 15" screen!!!
    Who cares?
    Get a nice Samsung 40" LCD TV...
    This screen are built to work, not to wacth movies, the constrast and the color are way better in a LCD TV, but try to read text document.
     

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