One really nice benefit to having a 9.7 inch screen.....regarding movies an TV shows.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BruiserBear, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. BruiserBear macrumors 6502a

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    I own a good number of blu-ray movies these days, and quite a few of them include digital copies of the movie as well. I've got about 8 right now, and originally I was bummed out they only give you the standard definition version of the movie for download.

    However, I've been thinking about the iPad and I shrunk down my iTunes window while displaying a movie to be the exact size of the iPad screen. Sure enough these movies and TV shows in standard definition still look very nice on a screen that size. The difference between a high def show and a standard def is not that easily noticed at 9.7 inches.

    The huge upside to this is that the standard def movies and shows also take up a lot less space, so it's a win win for everyone. :)
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Now if everyone wanting an uber-high def iPhone screen would just realize this...
     
  3. Maaz macrumors 6502a

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    Haha same here man. I have so many digital copies un redeemed from buying blu rays. I can't wait to have them on my iPad.
     
  4. BruiserBear thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Tell me about it. I've never understood people talking about the resolution on the iPhone being a problem.
     
  5. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

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    I concur. I think some people are just ennamoured by the resolution numbers, and most likely couldn't even tell the difference if they actually looked at a higher resolution screen. For me, the current iphone screen is perfectly fine in terms of resolution.
     
  6. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

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    movies look pretty darn good on my touch, and even better on my Storm2, despite the diminutive screen size. Of course I wear reading glasses when looking at either. :) I use Handbrake to encode the movies, btw. love that app!
     

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