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What is the best resolution the HDMI will output

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    What is the best resolution the HDMI will output

    I don't seem to be able to get my Xoom to output a higher resolution than its native screen resolution via HDMI.

    I can't find a clear answer to what resolution it should output. Some sources state 1080p but I can't get it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    I don't seem to be able to get my Xoom to output a higher resolution than its native screen resolution via HDMI.

    I can't find a clear answer to what resolution it should output. Some sources state 1080p but I can't get it to.
    The Xoom can play 1080p video, however it is down-scaled to 720p for its screen resolution as well as through HDMI.

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    thanks' , so what i suspected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvdcatalyst View Post
    The Xoom can play 1080p video, however it is down-scaled to 720p for its screen resolution as well as through HDMI.
    So is there any point in downloading 1080p video for use on the Xoom? There is frequently a choice available for either 720 0r 1080, if the native resolution is 720p might as well save on the files size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicoaster View Post
    So is there any point in downloading 1080p video for use on the Xoom? There is frequently a choice available for either 720 0r 1080, if the native resolution is 720p might as well save on the files size?
    Unless you use your video files with something else, like a WD TV or something like that, there is no use to convert your movies to 1080 for the Xoom. It will play 1080 files, but it will be downscaled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvdcatalyst View Post
    Unless you use your video files with something else, like a WD TV or something like that, there is no use to convert your movies to 1080 for the Xoom. It will play 1080 files, but it will be downscaled.
    So in that case would the native 720p file be the best choice when downloading video to view exclusively on the Xoom as opposed to downloading a 1080p version of the same video? ie, will less conversion be better for the final outcome?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicoaster View Post
    So in that case would the native 720p file be the best choice when downloading video to view exclusively on the Xoom as opposed to downloading a 1080p version of the same video? ie, will less conversion be better for the final outcome?
    If you go for full-screen playback, there is a slight difference in resolution.

    720p is 1280x720, and in some cases 1280x500 or so.

    The Xoom has 1280x800

    If you crop the movie to make them full-screen on the Xoom, using a 1080 source your video will be down-scaled, if you use the 1280x720 (or 1280x500) and play that full-screen on the Xoom, it will be upscaled, and thus a (very) slightly lower quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvdcatalyst View Post
    If you go for full-screen playback, there is a slight difference in resolution.

    720p is 1280x720, and in some cases 1280x500 or so.

    The Xoom has 1280x800

    If you crop the movie to make them full-screen on the Xoom, using a 1080 source your video will be down-scaled, if you use the 1280x720 (or 1280x500) and play that full-screen on the Xoom, it will be upscaled, and thus a (very) slightly lower quality.
    Thanks, all good to know when making these choices...


 

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