Predict When Macs Will Have Blu-Ray

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by swingerofbirch, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. swingerofbirch macrumors 68030

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    I'd say maybe the mac pro this WWDC and consumer and notebooks around beginning of 2008? That is a WILD guess...I am asking more to see if someone who knows the topic better would like to predict.

    Will the first batch of BD drives be readable only?
     
  2. medea macrumors 68030

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    who knows that they will even adopt blue ray, or hd dvd?
    I don't think either format will catch on.
     
  3. Philberttheduck macrumors 6502a

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    Blu ray made by sony right? hmm i'm sensing a not til summer 07.
     
  4. treblah macrumors 65816

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    When the drives don't cost $1000 each?

    Maybe a BTO option but the prices need to come way way down before we see them as standard.
     
  5. swingerofbirch thread starter macrumors 68030

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    There are a few PC manufacturers, Sony notably, that already include them. I think it's rather certain that Apple will use Blu-Ray over HD DVD, as they have officially endorsed the format (source http://www.blu-raydisc.com/ ).

    Also, Apple is on the Board of Directors of Blu Ray Disc (source http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2005/mar/10blu-ray.html )

    Also, there's H.264 which links Apple and Blu Ray (source http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2005/apr/17hd.html )



    Are they a $1,000? I haven't seen the prices. If that's the consumer price, you have to remember that Apple could include it for less than that since it would be purchasing in volume.
     
  6. swingerofbirch thread starter macrumors 68030

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    LOL, I was searching for another thread, and just happened upon this one I created...guess I was way off in my guess, blu ray adoption seems less important now I suppose in some ways with the way distribution of media is changing, but I still think as a matter of convenience for both storage and viewing of movies you already own on blu-ray it will happen eventually, I guess the computer wars have changed, it's no longer about having the latest components on board
     
  7. Mintin8 macrumors 6502a

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    It's fun to look back at previous threads that were about the next big thing in apple laptops. Some of the assumptions are funny :p
     

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