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Wait a minute, that screen is larger than the iphone 4's retina, which means it can hold more pixels!
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Originally Posted by Blazing angel View Post
Wait a minute, that screen is larger than the iphone 4's retina, which means it can hold more pixels!
not sure if srs
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Originally Posted by tpi2007 View Post
Well, probably because it looks even better, although you may not notice it.
This statement is an oxymoron. If you don't notice it, how can it look better?
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I am all for the higher resolution, pixel density competition. But, to think it took a trendy brand like Apple to set it off. Sigh... I just hope this rubs off in the display markets
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By the time i am due for my next phone upgrade, maybe they'll have native 1080p screens.

I can dream, can't i?
    
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This statement is an oxymoron. If you don't notice it, how can it look better?
LOL, yes kind of I didn't make it very clear. What I meant was that the perceived general quality will be greater, although you may not notice the pixels as you already don't with the iPhone 4, from a generally accepted viewing distance. The image can look sharper and with more contrast, because of that.
 
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But the benefits of using a widely used 720p resolution still stand. You'll be saving time and money on re-encoding for the mobile platforms.
If you jailbreak your phone.. which most more advanced users have... you can install VLC and it plays every movie format out there.

As for music you can either use the regular iPod app or just install dTunes / xPod, the latter two support drag and drop play, which really in the end removes the need of iTunes other than for iPhone drivers and restores / firmware upgrades.

If I missed your point on encoding, I'm sorry... if I'm wrong I'll take it, I'm hoping by encoding you mean file formats conversion... :\\

As for the screen... well, while the "retina" display is nice... technology will always move forward and so be it. My mom was perfectly fine with an e2140 for all her work stuff, bumped her to a q6600, overkill? Hell yes, but it's more future proof.

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Yay!!

Toshiba had to do it
   
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wow that's insane
indeed
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Maybe you missed my point, I can't make them out unless I put the phone within inches (less than 3") of my eyes. I just did it and right now I can't even see the pixels before my eyes can't focus. And I don't just mean make out the pixels, I can't see any jagged edges, and curves that don't look curved, etc.

And no matter what 'specialized decoding hardware' comes out, a larger resolution will take more processing power and battery juice to run. I don't think this is some worthless technology but anything past where the iPhone 4 is now is completely pointless. Once you can't see the pixels at a normal distance (obviously depends on the application) any improvement is worthless. If I have a big screen TV that is twice the density of a 1080p TV, it would be completely worthless (as a TV) since I sit 10'+ away. I can't make out and pixelation on the 1080p, why would I want more pixels?
How about a screen with an aspect ratio that isn't silly like the fail-phone?
I'd like screen that doesn't constantly have black bars when watching content. 1.5:1?

I'd take a screen like this in my next phone any day.

This screen would actually require less processing by the CPU/GPU because it can natively play 720 content and it won't have to be resized/scaled to fit.

Just my
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