I just picked up the wifi xoom today to do a comparison and see if it could top my iPad 2. I know the strengths and weaknesses of both on paper, but the xoom's one 'strength' I was really hoping to come through was it's higher rez display. So far I've been let down... That's been the case in a few areas, but the one thing I wanted to ask about was youtube.
I was watching this video to see what some higher quality youtube videos looked like. On the iPad it's crystal clear, very nice at full screen. On the xoom... it's a blurry pixelated mess... it looks terrible! And the 'HQ' toggle is turned on. if I turn it off it gets even worse. I can't imagine this is just the higher resolution of the xoom screen, it wouldnt' make THAT much of a difference... is there some way to change the resolution on the xoom and it just comes set low out of the box or something?? Otherwise I just don't get it.
I've looked at several videos, websites etc on this thing, and the iPad's display is just looking much better to me. Really not what I expected.
Now please before anyone slams me- I'm NOT an Apple fanboy looking to bash the Xoom. I got the xoom thinking (actually hoping) 95% this thing would make me ditch my iPad almost immediately. I'm really looking to see if there's something I'm missing here.
EDIT: um...sorry for the big video thumbnail, i'm new around here. not sure how to turn that off and keep the link working...