When Will This Happen??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by peletrane, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. peletrane macrumors member

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    I figured I'll probably need to upgrade when Macs are fully HD compatible (ie, have Bu-Ray/HDDVD burners, able to burn to 50 GB BluRay discs, can watch 1080i content, HDMI ports, etc). I know that Apple offically supports BluRay.

    I'd also imagine that the HD space in the HD era will have to expand greatly (i.e, 2-4 TB), given the huge amount of HD that a HD video would take up. HD discs can hold about 10 times the data a standard DVD.

    When do people anticipate that Macs will have these features? Also, will 1080p be the HD standard for a while, or is there something else right around the corner???
     
  2. scan macrumors 6502

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    I won't wait. I'd just go with external solutions.
     
  3. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    Next Tuesday;)
    Just don't hold me to that.
    BluRays probably a year or so. HDMI- at least a couple of years. HD space will increase, but not in leaps and bounds.
     
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  6. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    Standardize video output. Say one wants to plug in a laptop into their HDTV, it's the same reason macs now have DVI and no ADC. Standardization
     
  7. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Is it for your ePeen or do you need it for work?

    This is insane. Right now Mac Pros barely ship with more storage than a $1000 Dell, so it is very safe that it will never come to that when all of your listed requirements will be satisfied. As for either BD and HDDVD, well the writing is still not set in stone about which standard will ultimately win, and HD is currently so premature that it is not like 99% of homes currently have 1080p to start with.

    What's very likely happen is in 4 months or so the Mac Pros will get an extra 4 processors, and the same lousy graphics card from 2006. That's  for you.
     
  8. madog macrumors 65816

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    I read on /. and a a couple of other sites that the adult film industry has chosen HDDVD. If that's true, there's nothing that BluRay can do to become a standard.
     
  9. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    The pron industry did not choose HD. It is just that Sony refuses to license the BD technology to the pron industry.
     
  10. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    I've seen a couple of Blu-Ray ones out there! ;)
     
  11. holamiamigos macrumors 6502a

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    realistically 2008-9 going from 60g to 2000g is alot
     
  12. madog macrumors 65816

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    Even better. If that is the case then I hope Sony goes under with that decision. BetaMax and VHS all over again. Even though one was technically better than the other the adult film industry eased the transition.
     
  13. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Same. I am getting tired of Sony's "We own the world" attitude.
     
  14. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    Apparently Leopard's new DVD Player will have BluRay and HD-DVD playback as a new feature, so external BRD/HDDVD players will work with DVD Player, and Apple may even make it an option on Mac Pros.

    i dont know whats worse; that there are BRD pornos, or that you looked for them :p
     
  15. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I have to just say this: I don't think that either BluRay or HD DVD will become a standard anytime soon. For most people, it's just not happening yet. Besides, I saw a BluRay player in Best Buy recently, and it's not that impressive visually. If you have a HDMI upload DVD player, it's not that different if you're sitting a few feet from the screen. IMHO, the only reason to have BluRay or HD DVD would be data storage. Most people don't care about that amount of data storage yet. I see the whole thing for video as overkill. They could both die if they don't offer anything seriously substantial soon.
     

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