4K video

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  1. R0bbie

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    Ok, should an iPad Mini3 play 4K video?
     
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    The question is, does an app exist that even plays 4K video? I doubt the screen is capable of displaying in true 4K.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum - the r-iPad Mini3 has the screen resolution shown below in the first image, which is packed into a high pixel density because of the small size of the display - the total number is just over 3 MP; also, this device records video at 1080p, i.e. blu-ray resolution (the green box in the second image).

    Alternatively, the new 4K resolution technology (see second image below; Source) has a total number of picture elements that approaches 9 MP, nearly 3x that of the iPad Mini3 - if the iPad Mini is to portray 4K imagery then the hardware would need to be greatly improved (certainly possible) and/or a software app (as already mentioned) would need to drastically 'downscale' the resolution to fit the current display. Now, I may be wrong, but that is my current understanding. Dave :)

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  4. R0bbie

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    Many thanks Dave, explains it well
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  5. giradman

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    Hi Rob - no problem - I own about 700 commercial optical discs (movies & documentaries) collected over many years - I've replaced half w/ blu-ray discs which are wonderful on my HDTV (1080p) - at my 'retired' age, I have no interest in investing in a 4K TV nor replacing my current optical collection, ALTHOUGH the experience would likely be amazing - ;) Dave
     
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