Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Is the iPads 120Hz Refresh Rate Real or Strobing?

Go to solution Solved by PlayStation 2,

Knowing Apple, it could very well be a true 120Hz.

Yes, you will get downscaling via the YouTube app, alongside a better bitrate with the video. This really applies to any device that can sufficiently play YouTube but in the case of Apple products with, say, the most recent YouTube update and, again, say iOS 11, you can play up to 2160p video (most videos at that resolution get converted to VP9/Opus, so those will only allow up to 1440p as it uses the MP4 video and audio tracks) or 1080p60 video (explained above).

Im a HS student, and im in need of an iPad or Tablet. I normally like more Android/Windows products more than Apple`s, however there are certain apps only available on iPad (or iPad Pro), and I need them for school. Also I think that Ill go iPad Pro because it really doesnt have competitors in specs (unlike iPhones, long live Google and Samsung). However before buying the 10.5 inch iPad Pro (the 12.9 inch is huge, if I need something that big, ill probably need a Mouse, keyboard and desktop/laptop grade programs) I have some questions. The 10.5 inch iPad Pro and its 12.9 counterpart both claim to have a 120Hz Refresh Rate, but quoting Linus in his refresh rate Techquickie, most panels are really 60Hz Panels with Backlight Strobing or other trickeries. So is the iPad Pros 120Hz refresh rate real or is it BS?

 

 

Also since it has a resolution superior to 1080p (FHD) but inferior to 1440p (QHD) can you select in YouTube 1440p for a slightly better resolution in Video and some Interpolation (AA)?

Edited by DanielMDA
Spelling
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Knowing Apple, it could very well be a true 120Hz.

Yes, you will get downscaling via the YouTube app, alongside a better bitrate with the video. This really applies to any device that can sufficiently play YouTube but in the case of Apple products with, say, the most recent YouTube update and, again, say iOS 11, you can play up to 2160p video (most videos at that resolution get converted to VP9/Opus, so those will only allow up to 1440p as it uses the MP4 video and audio tracks) or 1080p60 video (explained above).

Check out my guide on how to scan cover art here!

Local asshole and 6th generation console enthusiast.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

It is a real 120hz, but it is adaptive. It only refreshes at 120hz when something is moving. So if you are watching a 60fps video, it will be 60hz. But if you are using the UI or playing a game, it's 120hz. So kind of like G-Sync, but it depends on the application.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, Dan Castellaneta said:

Knowing Apple, it could very well be a true 120Hz.

Yes, you will get downscaling via the YouTube app, alongside a better bitrate with the video. This really applies to any device that can sufficiently play YouTube but in the case of Apple products with, say, the most recent YouTube update and, again, say iOS 11, you can play up to 2160p video (most videos at that resolution get converted to VP9/Opus, so those will only allow up to 1440p as it uses the MP4 video and audio tracks) or 1080p60 video (explained above).

Thanks for the info, i appreciate it (this community is awesome). I read your description in 16 personalities I land on ISTJ (Architect)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, Max_Settings said:

It is a real 120hz, but it is adaptive. It only refreshes at 120hz when something is moving. So if you are watching a 60fps video, it will be 60hz. But if you are using the UI or playing a game, it's 120hz. So kind of like G-Sync, but it depends on the application.

Thanks for the info, its appreciated

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

7 minutes ago, DanielMDA said:

 

Also since it has a resolution superior to 1080p (FHD) but inferior to 1440p (QHD) can you select in YouTube 1440p for a slightly better resolution in Video and some Interpolation (AA)?

 

I have it and still haven't figured out how to change the resolution sooo....

 

Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just now, Shreyas1 said:

I have it and still haven't figured out how to change the resolution sooo....

You can't change the display resolution on iOS devices.

Really, you can't change the display resolution on most mobile devices.

Check out my guide on how to scan cover art here!

Local asshole and 6th generation console enthusiast.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just now, Dan Castellaneta said:

You can't change the display resolution on iOS devices.

Really, you can't change the display resolution on most mobile devices.

not even in youtube settings? Is it always on auto?

 

Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just now, Shreyas1 said:

not even in youtube settings? Is it always on auto?

that's video resolution not screen resolution of the device

rip

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just now, Shreyas1 said:

not even in youtube settings? Is it always on auto?

In YT, to my knowledge you can change the quality on any video

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just now, rip said:

that's video resolution not screen resolution of the device

yeah, that's what I couldn't find for some reason. Maybe because I was using safari and not the app?

 

Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler
Spoiler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just now, Shreyas1 said:

not even in youtube settings? Is it always on auto?

YouTube settings are different; click the gear icon on a video and where it says "Quality" you'll find your available options.

It's generally laid out as such on a video that tops out at either 1440p or 2160p:

1440p

1080p

720p

480p

360p

(240p)

(144p)

 

Note that the bottom two may not be available in certain instances. For videos that count as 60fps (it will show, for example, 720p48, 720p50 and 720p60), remove 1440p and add the numbers explained above to 1080p and 720p.

Just now, Shreyas1 said:

yeah, that's what I couldn't find for some reason. Maybe because I was using safari and not the app?

Yeah, Safari doesn't support changing video resolution. No mobile browser on iOS does to my knowledge.

Check out my guide on how to scan cover art here!

Local asshole and 6th generation console enthusiast.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Dan Castellaneta said:

You can't change the display resolution on iOS devices.

Really, you can't change the display resolution on most mobile devices.

Yup very few phones have this setting. I don't believe my s6 does but for some reason Samsung decided to put the option in for the s8/s8+

Screenshot_20171016-104422.thumb.png.588909ed07891b114bcb6ddf99b9253e.png

a Moo Floof connoisseur and curator.

:x@handymanshandle x @pinksnowbirdie || Jake x Brendan :x
Youtube Audio Normalization
 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

14 hours ago, wcreek said:

Yup very few phones have this setting. I don't believe my s6 does but for some reason Samsung decided to put the option in for the s8/s8+

Screenshot_20171016-104422.thumb.png.588909ed07891b114bcb6ddf99b9253e.png

We mean on the YT app, not in the device settings. (Also, the s7 and s7 edge also support dynamic resoultion)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, DanielMDA said:

We mean on the YT app, not in the device settings. (Also, the s7 and s7 edge also support dynamic resoultion)

Why wouldn't the yt app support other resolutions?

a Moo Floof connoisseur and curator.

:x@handymanshandle x @pinksnowbirdie || Jake x Brendan :x
Youtube Audio Normalization
 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share


×