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iPad mini For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Edward C. Baig, Bob LeVitus

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iPad mini Videography

Picture this scene: The smell of popcorn permeates the room as you and your family congregate to watch the latest Hollywood blockbuster. A motion picture soundtrack swells up. The images on the screen are stunning. And all eyes are fixed on the iPad mini.

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Okay, here comes the reality check. The iPad mini is not going to replace a wall-sized high-definition television as the centerpiece of your home theater (though as you discover, you can watch material that originates on the mini on the bigger screen). Then again, it's worth pointing out that the gorgeous Retina display on the iPad mini 2 and mini 3 has a higher-resolution screen than even the high-definition television in your living room — and is among the finest-looking displays we've ever seen on a handheld device. Even a small-screen iPad is going to grab your attention.

Bottom line: Watching movies and other videos on Apple's prized tablet is a cinematic treat. What's more, you have front and rear cameras that can help turn you, under certain circumstances, into ...

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