Hi all, I've been searching these forums about BR info and noticed it was pretty sparse. Mostly limited to topics of one of the two: 1) Which BR Writer to buy. or 2) My BR drives isn't working - how to fix? I thought it would be interesting to get a info collective going. Some of the questions I have are: What do you use BR for primarily? Which media (brand) do you find the best and why? What size media do you use most often and why? Which drives are the best, (most popular, technically the best, best price/performance)? What kind of throughput speeds do you get for writing and reading with your drive model? Would you personally recommend BR as a backup solution - either supplementary or exclusively? What software do you use to write with? What software do you use for playback? Are BR movies available for rent or sale in your neck of the woods? Is BR Media available in your local shops? If so in what sizes and for how much? Do you think or hope that Apple should include a BR with MP as standard or as an option in the future?Do you think BR is a failed technology? And so on like that. I don't expect everyone to tackle all those. I don't mean this thread to be a questionnaire but those are some of the things i wonder about when thinking of BR on MacPro. So maybe take those as suggested subtopics or something. I was recently reading around to see what was available and if any new advancements were on the forefront or scheduled for release when I came across this video: and did a double-take when toward the end they mentioned 100GB media already in circulation and 200GB being distributed as samples. I thought wow awesome! and then noticed that was back in the year 2006. So, like, umm, where are these 200GB disks now? Heck I never see any 100GB disks either. A quick trip to WikiPedia revealed that Pioneer developed a 400GB disk scheduled for release in 2009/10 and Sony was taking about 1TB BR media in 2010. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray_Disc WTH? All I ever see is 25GB and 50GB media. 50GB isn't too bad I guess for like project iterative backups but 25GB is too small for backups and both are still rather slow (6X max). At 200GB per disk with 16x speeds I would be fairly excited to get into Bluray myself. Especially if it were only a few dollars per disk - as they should be IMO. I wonder what the hold-up is then? What are these companies doing, sitting on their thumbs or something? I want 1TB disks for $3ea and I want a burner with 16x or 24x able to use them for under $300... Don't you? Thanks for any thoughts and feel free to take the conversation anywhere within the realm of Bluray and MacPro.