Has Anyone Installed A Blu-Ray Drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kenrobin, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. kenrobin macrumors regular

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    Blu-ray drives are beginning to hit the market. I know that OS X doesn't currently support playback but burning is supported by Toast and iDVD (not sure about this).

    I have a Sony HD camcorder and a Sony PS3 so I'd love to begin making HD home movies. I'm considering this drive at OWC.
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/MRFWU25582/

    Has anyone installed a blu-ray drive and burned discs? Please share your experiences.
     
  2. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    Just Buy A New Mac With (optional) Blu-ray Included

    My solution is to buy a new mac with a Blue-ray supported drive thanks to Leopard on-board. It's all coming together in the next 90 days folks.
     
  3. kenrobin thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's a great solution for someone looking to buy a new Mac. But those of us who already have relatively new Macs will need to upgrade to have Blu-Ray capability.
     
  4. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    Leopard Has Blu-ray Support In It

    Yes I know. Leopard will support Blu-ray in the DVD player. Toast 8 already supports Blu-ray for data writing. So one can now archive native EyeTV recordings more easily.
     
  5. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    You Can Make HD DVDs On Your Current Mac With Final Cut Studio 5.1UB

    Do you have Final Cut Studio? It lets you make HD DVDs on regular DVDs that playback in HD on any Mac.
     

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