watching HD movies on rMBP ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macchiato2009, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

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    720p and 1080p movies look gorgeous on my current Macs (Macbook Air and non-Retina MBP)

    but how will they look like on a Retina display ?

    even more beautiful to watch or just normal because of the very high resolution of the Retina ?
     
  2. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Not as good as they don't contain enough pixel data even at 1080p Blue-ray. That does not mean they will look bad just not as good as a pixel to pixel screen ratio. A 1920x1080 screen is best to watch 1080p video from. 720 looks cloudy and out of focus. Same deal here. It has to rely on scaling.
     
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  4. vet macrumors newbie

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    Will look just as good to the human eye with a hiDPI capable player.
     
  5. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Anyone with a Retina and VLC installed will tell you that any HD content looks fabulous...
     
  6. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  7. Schranke macrumors 6502

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    i watch both 720p and 1080p on my rMBP looks amazing.
    really sharp image, and the colours OMG
     

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