ipad storage help/movie downloading

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    I just downloaded a movie from itunes onto my ipad. I have a few questions;
    1)it's saying we have no more space for any other movies. That can't be correct!
    2) We wouldn't need wireless to access that movie, correct?
    3)Should we be backing up/syncing to itunes?

    We're headed on a long international trip where wifi could be spotty, and we wanted some movies for downtime.

    Thank you!
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    1. This all depends on your iPad specs and any other apps, music, books and videos you already have on it. Look at Settings -> General -> About to find out how much available space you have.
    2. No, you will usually need to download/sync and watch the movie.
    3. Yes, I recommend regular backing up by syncing to iTunes. You can make do without it whilst traveling though. I would do a sync/back-up before leaving.
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    What size is your iPad? Movies can take up several gb of storage space for each movie.HD movies can be 5-6gb or more.Standard definition movies can be 1.5-3gb or so.

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