Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Movies will be subpar on the iPad

I'm a big fan of watching movies in their intended aspect ratio. Watching a movie like Star Wars or Avatar on anything less than widescreen is a travesty. Guess what - the iPad has a 4:3 aspect ratio. That's the same as your old time CRT television. So you'll see big black bars at the top & bottom of whatever movie you watch. Bigger than an iPhone for sure, but most netbooks and laptops have a true widescreen aspect ratio or are pretty darn close.

TUAW has a great article about it:

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