OMG the ABC App on 3G Is Amazing!

VvCompHelpvV

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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?
 

StBDawg

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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?
Really? It has already been stated that the video quality will be lower on 3G just like Youtube and Netflix.
 

wombat888

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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.
 

VvCompHelpvV

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Really? It has already been stated that the video quality will be lower on 3G just like Youtube and Netflix.


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.
 

Alucardx03

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Wow, that quality is really remarkable. Hopefully Netflix can increase their quality now.
 

bowlerman625

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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?


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!
 

Dammit Cubs

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Wow. I really want to see the 3G iPad performance in person. It sounding like its a dream.I have the wifi version
 

Nausicaa

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Wow. I really want to see the 3G iPad performance in person. It sounding like its a dream.I have the wifi version
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.
 

CactusHawk

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Oct 9, 2009
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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.:)
 

wombat888

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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.
 

MrDeeds

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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.
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.
 

me2000

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The quality of the video is AMAZING... OVER 3G! I'm very impressed... I was expecting a much lower quality.
 

HiRez

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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.
 

edlex

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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.
 

fishkorp

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HiRez said:
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.
House is Fox, not NBC ;)
 
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