All iPads Viewing Low Res Videos

Discussion in 'iPad' started by guitarduderules, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. guitarduderules macrumors newbie

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    I am buying an ipad soon and have a question about video resolution. I watch a lot of youtube videos that are low resolution(360p). I was wondering if these videos will look better on the mini or regular ipad screen after being scaled to the screen resolution? I have been borrowing a mini and the 360p videos look fine but I'd prefer a retina screen on the regular iPad so long as 360p videos don't look any worse than on the mini. Thanks for the input.
     
  2. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    You'd have to view them yourself to determine if you'd find them acceptable. It's a given that a low res video scaled to a larger screen is going to appear worse than the same video scaled to a smaller screen.
     
  3. FrankB1191 macrumors 6502a

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    Low res YouTube videos look worse on the iPad 4, and MUCH worse on a MacBook Pro with Retina. People are demanding a Retina Mini, but you have to be careful what you wish for. I have full length movies that are between 500MB and 700MB that look fine on my Mini, and awful on my iPad 4. That means HD movies for a Retina Mini, and requires more storage capacity.
     

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