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itunes HD content. 1080p not fully 1080p resolution
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Nov 29, 2012, 01:02 PM
 
I had a 720p version of a movie. I recently discovered that itunes would upgrade to the 1080p version of the movie just by downloading again. So I downloaded the 1080p version. During the download I saw that the file size was much larger than the 720p so everything appeared to be working fine.

When the download finished, I checked the resolution of the 1080p movie. The resolution of the 1080p version is (1912 x 792). How is this full HD? Full hd 1080p is 1920 x 1080. So the 1080p version that I have is just slightly better than 720p.

Has anyone else experienced this? Shouldn't 1080p movies truly be 1080p?
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Nov 29, 2012, 01:19 PM
 
1920x1080 is the maximum resolution of 1080p HD but most video content will be slightly short of that. 1912 is only 8 pixels, I'd call that negligible. 792 is obviously a bit shorter of the mark but its basically just a different aspect ratio.
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Nov 29, 2012, 03:38 PM
 
I watch a lot of content on my HTPC and 720P or 1080P is almost never a full 720 or 1080 lines of resolution. I think rather than worrying about specs you should see if the video looks and sounds good. I usually opt for 720P since I can rarely tell the difference on my 52-inch 7-series Samsung TV. Maybe if you have a bigger TV you can tell but 720P looks great.
     
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Nov 30, 2012, 06:32 AM
 
That's normal, 2.4:1 AR movies are 1920x800 on BluRay (matted to 1920x1080 for spec compliance).
     
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Jan 3, 2013, 08:12 PM
 
Thank you all three.
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Jan 4, 2013, 07:24 AM
 
Also your "720p" copy was probably 1280x534.
     
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Jan 7, 2013, 09:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by mduell View Post
Also your "720p" copy was probably 1280x534.
Probably, but if it passed the "does it look good" test it was "HD-enough" for me.
     
   
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