Blu-ray in MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by applemax, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. applemax macrumors 65816

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    I'm literally about to press Buy Now for a 7200RPM 2GB 2.16GH MacBook Pro (Currently using 12inch PowerBook 867mh with a broken 'sed' key. That's why I can't type Gh_ :D ) But I thought, Hmm, Blu-ray is gonna be in Apple soon due to their partnership, but if I'm gonna have this laptop for a while, say 2 or 3 years, is it a problem that it only has a DVD drive? Your ideas and thoughts are welcomed. Cheers. Oh, and check out my new avatar. :)
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Offtopic: You have a sed key? I know OSX is a unix but a dedicated sed key is totally crazy! Do you have one for grep and another for awk :D (just joking, I assume you mean Z)

    On the blueray thing: personally I'm not worried. Blueray will not be available for a few months yet, and when it is drives and blanks will be $$$. Once blanks drop to a sensible price you will either: buy a new Mac or buy an external drive.

    Edit to add: p.s. I'm not seeing any avatar, new or otherwise...
     
  3. jacobj macrumors 65816

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    Blue Ray will be desktop only for some time after it is used in Apple machines... as was DVD. I have a Rev A 17" PB with a 1 x DVD burner in it and it fails 60% of the time due to disc standards.

    Anyway, what I am saying is that we may see Blue Ray in PowerMacs (MacPros) in 6-9 months time and then we'll see them in MBPs in 15-18 months and they will be worth having in MBPs in about 24-30 months.. so don't worry.
     
  4. mfacey macrumors 65816

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    The question is if you are really going to have any need for a BR drive for the next 12-24 months. When the first DVD Writers came out DVD+-Rs were seriously expensive the same will happen for BR.
    I wouldn't worry about the lack of a next generation drive. It'll take quite some time before software and the likes get brought out exclusively on BR or HDDVD.

    That's one hell of a computer. I'd say go and buy it!


    The upside is that Dual Layer discs may FINALLY drop in price once HDDVD and Blueray hit the market. I have a Dual Layer burner in my DVR but it has never been used because I can buy 50 DVD-Rs for the price of one DVD-R DL. Ridiculous! :mad:
     
  5. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for all your help. Apparently my avater was 150x150 which is too big!
    Does it work now?
     
  6. jacobj macrumors 65816

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    You haven't made enough posts for an avatar have you?
     
  7. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh, I didn't know that. How many posts do you need to make?
     
  8. generik macrumors 601

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    I'm not too worried about Blu-ray for now, for all we know HD-DVD may still win out eventually :rolleyes:

    But I can just so envision that $5 pricing for each disc, it's so not worth it. What I do hope to see in future revisions of the MBP is the dual layer DVD burner. Seriously there is really no excuse why it didn't come with it. The MBP is 1 inch thick. ONE INCH! They can't fit a DL burner in there? Bullocks!
     
  9. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    500. It's in the FAQ.

    You can't even set an Avatar until that point (I don't think). You have probably set your profile picture instead (which is a different thing).
     
  10. Mr. Mister macrumors 6502

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    If Apple stops making anorexic Powerbooks, they could probably put in a Blu-ray drive, a Firewire 800 port, and a whole lot of other things that they can't do in a 1-inch-thick laptop with a slot-loading CD drive.
     
  11. jacobj macrumors 65816

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    It would weigh 10+ pounds, be the size of a small surfboard and I wouldn't buy one.. Apple know their market and they do a great job of making products to match. If its not for you then buy elsewhere.
     
  12. cube macrumors G4

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    Blu-Ray and HD-DVD are delayed because of the copy protection scheme.
     
  13. godbout macrumors regular

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    Personally, I would be MORE worried about not having a DL-DVD drive! I am sure the next rev MBP that will be 64-bit Memron based must have them. I would not worry too much though because you can always get a little external one. (at least disk to disk backups will be easy to perform)
     
  14. mpw Guest

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    If you mean Z why not just say that rather than waste all of our time!:mad:
     
  15. jacobj macrumors 65816

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    Because he doesn't have a 'Z' key ;)
     
  16. verbose macrumors member

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    My advice would be to buy the stock top of the line unit now, and conserve funds for a future Blu-Ray and 64-bit CPU equipped model. Also, I always buy knowing that today's BTO is tomorrow's closeout. So to stay happy I tend to get the top offered "off the rack" unit.

    Also, Blu-Ray players may get into MacBook Pros sooner, as the new Kombo Drive so to speak. That would be a pretty cool stop-gap in my case, since I plan to use BD primarily for movie watching while flying/traveling. While reminds me, I hope someone puts out a magsafe airplane adapter soon.
     
  17. macrants macrumors member

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    That's the funniest thing I have seen all day, thanks.
     
  18. skoker macrumors 68000

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    Gee_, I think_ _at he doesn't have a _ key :p
     
  19. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    For me its the worrie that the next rev will be 64-bit , and wi-fi N but the wi-fi thing maybe just me.
     
  20. jacobj macrumors 65816

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    I'm lost...what are you saying?:confused: Is it that the next rev will be better than the current one? then yes of course it will be, but so will the one be after that and so on and so forth, as has been said so many times.
     
  21. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    Im saying for me personally, the reason I would wait to buy a MBP is the fact that its only 32 bit

    Like it has been said in this thread if you found you wanted a blu ray drive you could buy an external burner, but there is nothing you can do about the processor
     

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