I find that watching 1080p videos on a screen as small as an iPad's to be a very underwhelming experience, anyway. You can't really tell the difference between 720p and 1080p video on the iPad. Might as well use the lower resolution to save file size. Same for streaming. When the difference becomes apparently is when you scale up the screen size....try viewing the two on a 67-inch TV and you will see a difference.