OMG the ABC App on 3G Is Amazing!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by VvCompHelpvV, May 3, 2010.

  1. VvCompHelpvV macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2009
    Just installed the update, and the quality and load time is very impressive!

    The load time is fast, and the video quality is AWESOME!

    At least in my location. (southern Cali)

    Anyone else having a good 3G experience with the app?
  2. StBDawg macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2008
    Really? It has already been stated that the video quality will be lower on 3G just like Youtube and Netflix.
  3. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2008
    Now I just need to find an ABC show I am interested in watching :)

    Seriously, this is very cool. It would be nice if they'd remove the youtube resolution limit as well. Though I also understand that restrictions like these are meant to keep towers/local networks from bogging down under heavy use and I agree with that goal.
  4. VvCompHelpvV thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2009

    Yeah I was totally impressed.

    I couldn't even tell I was on 3G.

    Netfix isn't so bad, I got pretty good video quality on that app too. The loading times are just sloowww.
  5. Alucardx03 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2008
    Wow, that quality is really remarkable. Hopefully Netflix can increase their quality now.
  6. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area

    I didn't get the update. So I deleted the app and downloaded it again. I got the new version. I shut off WiFi and the quality is excellent on 3G here where I am in the Chicago area!

    Thanks for the heads-up on this!
  7. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    Wow. I really want to see the 3G iPad performance in person. It sounding like its a dream.I have the wifi version
  8. Nausicaa macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2007
    Just got the ABC app, and I was very impressed with quality over 3G. This has been the case since I got it Friday. Everything loads much more quickly and plays more smoothly than I anticipated. There's some artifacting, but it looks pretty outstanding for full screen video being streamed on 3G. I can't imagine WiFi looks much better.
  9. CactusHawk macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2009
    Me Likey

    So its not Hi Def but still a sweet pic.

    They also updated it so it does not start out in portrait no matter what the orientation is.:)
  10. EthanNixon macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2007
    New Jersey
    The WiFi stream isn't HD either... Nothing on the iPad is "HiDef."
  11. PsyD4Me macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2009
    under your bed
    close enough on such a small screen, better that those POS portable dvd players
  12. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2008
  13. ZenoVT macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2009
    3G is still as grim as ever here in Manhattan.
  14. CactusHawk macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2009
    See..what I was doing there was trying to indicate that the picture was not of the highest quali...oh never mind.:p
  15. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2008
    HD is not a single resolution. It's a catchall term. The iPad is HD. Its resolution is the very first one listed in the HD resolutions on wikipedia, and is the same as the majority of early-generation HDTVs. There are plenty of 50" TVs still in use with the same resolution.

    TV manufacturers like to call 1080p "True HD" or "Full HD," but it's just marketing that indicates your TV's resolution will never be the bottleneck in video quality.
  16. MrDeeds macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2010
    2 solutions for this

    1. Jailbreak and get 3G unrestrictor. It allows all video streaming apps to function as though they are on wifi, so no downsampling.

    2. If jailbreaking isn't an option then atomic browser is your best friend. You can watch YouTube videos in the browser. Just pick desktop at the bottom of YouTube's homepage and you instantly get wifi quality.
  17. marlys macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2009
    It's not HD, but better than VHS quality, I'd say.
  18. ThoseBackPages macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2010
    New York
  19. me2000 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2008
    The quality of the video is AMAZING... OVER 3G! I'm very impressed... I was expecting a much lower quality.
  20. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    Now we just need the other major networks to follow suit.
  21. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    I'm really impressed with the quality of the ABC app, they did a great job, especially for an app out on launch day. But as others have said, I just don't watch a lot of ABC shows. Would love to have the same for Fox (24), CBS (Survivor), NBC (Chuck, House), and Bravo (Top Chef, Project Runway). An AMC app would also be great.

    Still, I'd ultimately want Apple to make an app that plays back everything with a consistent UI, maybe give each network it's own channel (kind of like a mini app) where they could highlight their own shows, and offer a range of subscription options. As nice as some of the apps are, it's still a bit of a mess and a suboptimal user experience to have them all separated and inconsistent.
  22. edlex macrumors 68000


    Apr 14, 2010
    Very impressed as well! Seems like things just keep getting better and better. And the 3G has only been out for 5 days!:D Now I'm really looking forward to seeing hulu on here.
  23. cirial macrumors regular

    May 2, 2010
    Pompano Beach, FL
    I only have the wifi iPad but I'm glad they updated this for u 3G guys :)
  24. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7D11 Safari/531.21.10)

    House is Fox, not NBC ;)
  25. iKrl macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2009
    Hear that you can't use this app outside the u.s. Is that true?

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