Movies and Retina

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lightning33, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. lightning33 macrumors member

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    Does the Retina screen make watching movies better? I mean, does the increased resolution of the Retina translate to a DVD? Downloaded movie? HD movie? Or is it just the same?
     
  2. vpro macrumors 65816

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    Same.

    Same.
     
  3. lightning33 thread starter macrumors member

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    So if I don't do video/photo editing, would I really gain anything from a Retina?
     
  4. epigenome macrumors member

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    Well, personally, I really, really like that I'm unable to see individual pixels now at a normal viewing distance. There was some post earlier talking about how the "retina"-type displays SHOULD be the norm.

    Additionally, I can easily change the scale of the screen so that say I can easily see multiple windows at one time - it's really helped streamline a few processes I do in my normal work when I'm away from an external display.


    In regards to watching movies, I would say the viewing experience is generally improved over other mac laptops - yeah, you're not going to see things in super HD - but the colors on the retina panel are much improved and the blacks are fantastic.
     
  5. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    You'll gain when web browsing because of the crisper text and CSS styling, and as the rMBP gets more popular you'll gain in apps that are designed for the retina display :)
     
  6. vpro macrumors 65816

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    Yep you answered your own question perfectly. ^_^
     
  7. Saladinos macrumors 68000

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    Personally, the appeal of the retina display to me is text quality.

    I spend half my life in front of enormous text files in XCode.
     
  8. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    The highest non-Retina resolution on a current MacBook Pro is 1680x1050 (optional) on a 15, and 1280*800 on a 13. So the Retina models are the only ones that will display a 1920*1080 HD video in full resolution.
     
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