iMac G5 + HD DVD

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by eyemacg5, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502

    eyemacg5

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    Can I play HD DVD's on my imac g5 isight, will the superdrive read them?

    and the display is 1680x1050 so just below full HD what will is do? scale down 1080i to 1680x1050 or will it scale up 720p?

    Thanks in advance

    Jake

    Specs are:
    2.1ghz Processor
    1536mb DDR2 Ram
    128mb ATI Graphics Card
     
  2. macrumors member

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    I think you should be OK. But now its more of an issue getting a Mac-compatible (or any for that matter) drive and software to read HD-DVD's.
     
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    eyemacg5

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    oh, so will i have to replace the drive or is there a mac tv tuner w/ fw400 and hdmi input?
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Superdrive will not read them.

    Apple will be going Blu-ray, maybe in January, so you will have to wait till then.

    As far as I know, I'm yet to see an external HD-DVD drive.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    A big no no when it comes to HDTV as HDMI should have HDCP, so no inputting to a computer.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Blu-Ray? I dont belive that a 900$ drive adds too much price. Also NOBODY but sony is supporting Blu-Ray.
     
  7. macrumors G4

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    This is absolutely postively untrue.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Well. The people who will let you play it arent. (Hp , Dell , Toshiba , Also a lot of people who make Tv's And Dvd players. Most companys really Are with HD-DVD. They dont like how propietary Blu-Ray is.)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray_Disc#Corporate_support
    Although There it says Apple supports Blu-Ray ..
    Bad move i hate anything sony..
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    The iMac G5's SuperDrive cannot play HD-DVDs. You'll need to purchase another drive that handles HD-DVDs, and it's probably best to get it external.

    As for Blu-Ray support, Apple is probably going to add a Blu-Ray drive soon. As long as they can make any...PS3 is taking most of the laser diodes...*sighs* :rolleyes:
     

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