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What is the max Netflix stream bit rate you can get on iPad Airs?

I thought we were supposed to be able to stream in 1080p (3850kbps), but I never go above 720p (3000kbps) - according to the available example videos.
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Check in  the iPad's settings, under Device Info, and see what the resolution of the screen is. The screen has to be higher than 720p to get a stream higher than that.


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iPad Air screens are 2048 x 1536, more than enough for 1080p.
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I haven't been able to achieve anything past 720p on my iPad Air. Not sure why.
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Engadget says that they confirmed it would max at 720p on iPhone/iPod and 1080p on iPad (http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/03/netflix-5-ios-hd-video-airplay/), but it seems like all iOS devices are maxed at 720p.

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Even on an iPad, could you really notice the difference between 720 and 1080 without putting your nose on the screen?
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Even on an iPad, could you really notice the difference between 720 and 1080 without putting your nose on the screen?

 

I would think almost certainly yes.

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While playing the test video today (to test something completely unrelated) I did (briefly) get a 1080p stream on my iPad air today, so I can confirm that it is possible. As to why we're all staying at 720p most of the time is still a mystery.

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Just tried out the test video and was able to get 1080p @4300kbps.
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