Blue Ray player for a Mac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by McGiord, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. McGiord, Jan 13, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

    macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    I would like to receive suggestions for a Blue Ray player to be integrated with a Mac.
    Internal or External, please post your justifications.
    Suzuki T20 picture
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2007
    i'd love to see an internal blu ray player for mbp...
  3. McGiord, Jan 26, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

    thread starter macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    no one out there with good tips and suggestions?
    Daimler DR450
  4. macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    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.
  5. macrumors 68020


    Jul 21, 2004
    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.
  6. macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    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.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2008
    That would be sweet
  8. macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2009
    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.
  9. macrumors 604

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    You can do blu-ray via windows under bootcamp.
  10. macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2008
    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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