Any guestimates when HD DVD / BluRay become standard in computers?

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  1. sk8ordie macrumors regular

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    Any guestimates when HD DVD / BluRay (read/write) become standard in computers? Im getting the urge to get a new computer (24" iMac looks amazing) but I would rather wait until it is standard in all computers, Mac and PC.

    Any educated guesses? I have no idea.
     
  2. zakee00 macrumors regular

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    It will be a while, methinks. In 2008 we'll probably see more of them, maybe standard in early 2009? Thats just me guessing.

    I wouldn't worry about it if I were you. If it becomes so crucial that you have one, one word: external :)
     
  3. Sir Tony macrumors member

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    It won't become a "standard" for sometime, the cost is still too high. The war needs to end before there is a standard, once a winner is decided then we can talk. The Mac Pro will see Blu-Ray/HD-DVD in the near future, but we are far away from seeing them in the iMac.
     
  4. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    Until we get dual format burners at an affordable price I wouldn't expect either to become standard in computers. The format war is pretty much over now and neither won. Its going to end up a bit like the DVD-RW and DVD+RW thingy. There are some well priced combo players coming on the market now so dual format burners at an affordable price might be only a year away or so.
     
  5. je1ani macrumors 6502

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    Superdrive aren't even standard, Apple still has base systems with combos! it's gonna be a LOOONG time before Blu-Ray comes standard.
     
  6. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    That's just because Apple likes to charge extra for standard equipment. Superdrives have been standard for *years* now on PC laptops. The last three laptops I bought (before my MB) all cost under a grand and came with Superdrives; there's really nothing "super" about them. My MB also has a "Super"drive, but if I hadn't bought a refurbished model, I'd have had to spend $1300 to get a feature commonly available on $600 laptops. The only place in the computer universe where Superdrives aren't standard is on Planet Apple.
     
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