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Old Jan 13, 2008, 09:09 PM   #1
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Blue Ray player for a Mac

I would like to receive suggestions for a Blue Ray player to be integrated with a Mac.
Internal or External, please post your justifications.
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Old Jan 14, 2008, 12:01 AM   #2
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i'd love to see an internal blu ray player for mbp...
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Old Jan 26, 2008, 06:31 PM   #3
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Old Jan 26, 2008, 07:00 PM   #4
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no one out there with good tips and suggestions?
Here is a Mac Blu-ray player. The justification for not making it standard are:

1. The Blu-ray / HD-DVD war is not quite over.
2. Blu-ray drives cost 10x as much as the standard optical drive.
3. By "include" most people here mean provide without raising the price of the computer.
4. By the time the format war is over, distribution will be digital.
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4. By the time the format war is over, distribution will be digital.
You can say that when CDs are gone, and that will still be a long ways away. The CD will still be around for at LEAST another 10-15 years. Cheap, Reliable, Standard, Perfectly suited for music. While we may have more DVD standards coming in the future, physical discs will be around for a good while and I'm glad for that.
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Old Jan 26, 2008, 10:14 PM   #6
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The biggest issue here is that even if you get a Blu-ray player you can't play the discs on a Mac.

There is no software that can do this because Macs (in their current implementation) don't support HDCP.
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Old Jan 26, 2008, 10:25 PM   #7
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I would like to receive suggestions for a Blue Ray player to be integrated with a Mac.
Internal or External, please post your justifications.
That would be sweet
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Old Oct 31, 2009, 06:46 PM   #8
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Blueray player for mac

I just bought a mac mini.. I have been using PC's for ever. I still have 6 running in my house but I have been wanting to try a mac. When I bought this one I asked a lot of questions about it and one was is there going to be blue ray support for the mac? The guy I talked to didn't know the answer. He told me he would get back to me about it. The main reason I was wanting it was I know the video suppose to be better then a PC and I was rebuilding my home theater and wanted to try to implement the mac. The same guy called me back two days later and said that Blueray play back was in the works but no date on when the release would be. He said that I could hook up an external blue ray drive and when the OS was updated that I would be able to. But he also told me that I would have to be running snow leopard to be able to use it. I hope he wasn't pulling my chain. I have his number and know where he lives.

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Old Oct 31, 2009, 08:45 PM   #9
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You can do blu-ray via windows under bootcamp.
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Old Nov 1, 2009, 12:39 AM   #10
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For HTPC, I recommend a PC with Windows. I know its hard to switch, but if you just use it for blu ray, you'll never really get those viruses all those mac ads claim (even though microsoft is releasing virus software for all PCs).

If you're insistant on a Mac, there are some blu-ray ripping guides, but in all I recommend the PS3.
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