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The NOOK Book: An Unofficial Guide: Everything you need to know about the NOOK Tablet, NOOK Color, and the NOOK Simple Touch, Third Edition by Patrick Kanouse

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Chapter 8. Streaming Netflix and Hulu Plus Videos and Playing Videos

Just as ebooks are changing the way we interact with books, streaming video is changing the way we consume TV shows and movies. With the NOOK Tablet, B&N introduced the hardware in terms of processor speed to handle streaming video content, providing preloaded Netflix and Hulu Plus apps.

You may see in some places that the NOOK Tablet plays HD video. Just a warning: This is not technically true. The NOOK Tablet can play HD video by rendering it down at a non-HD resolution. The lowest-quality HD video has a resolution of 1,280 × 720. (The highest is at 1,920 × 1,080.) The NOOK Tablet renders that down to 1,024 × 600. It’s still great, sharp video, especially on ...

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