Movies on Ipad2 quality?

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  1. Smudge

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    I am considering the IPad 2 WiFi only. What should I expect, in terms of quality, from watching HD and SD movies from Netflix and itunes? Any skips, lag, ect? Thanks
     
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    That depends wholly on the network connection/wireless connection. I have 802.11n at home with 5ghz n only and Netflix and Napster stream fine to the iPad, iPad2 and Apple TV. Every now and then I may get a pause on one of the devices but nothing too serious.

    It is all 720p anyway so the quality isn't as good as a Blu-ray or anything but IMHO I think everything looks and sounds fine streaming.
     
  3. Smudge

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    How about a movie downloaded from itunes?
     
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    I have bought a few HD movies off of iTunes - I synced them to the iPad so there really isn't any streaming there. But since it is downloaded - I tried it to my AppleTV and it streamed fine from my PC over 802.11n.
     
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    I have purchased 6 movies from iTunes, and all play great on the iPad 2, especially those that are HD (720P).
     
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    Shouldn't have any problems if you got a decent connection for Netflix.
     
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    I have converted a bunch of my DVDs. If you convert them properly, the playback is simply gorgeous.
     
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    I agree, although that has nothing to do with the current discussion... ;-)
     
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    I would have thought it was relevant to his question about how iTunes video downloads will play? If not, apologies.


     
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    I have been using DVDFAB and I use the 2nd pass high quality encoding. The quality comes out pretty good.
     
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    My Netflix connection is pretty good. I have only noticed a couple of pauses since using Netflix on my iPad. Most movies and TV shows have run flawlessly.
     
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    In a nut shell the iPad 2 can handle 720p all day long , but forget 1080 it fights to play it.......


    But high res 720p is sufficient on the best tablet on the Market
     
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    The ipad 2 runs on 5ghz?

    I run 2.4 g and streams great.
     
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    Ive download 2 movies from the iTunes store in HD and i gotta say, I was pretty impressed.
     
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    I've converted my DVDs to 1080p MP4 and they run flawlessly on my ipad2. The video quality is outstanding. Leo
     

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