Are we going to be able to add an external Blu Ray drive to our Macs?

Wolfpup

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I'm wondering about this-are we going to be able to add an external Blu Ray drive, once they're available?

If so, what playback software would we be able to use?
 

Eidorian

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Considering there are already internal versions available I'd say, yes. Leopard's DVD Player also appears to support playback.
 

Wolfpup

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Nice! Thanks! I'm actually thinking I may like to start renting stuff on Blu Ray in the near future, but would want to be able to play it on my computer too.
 

TantalizedMind

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Considering there are already internal versions available I'd say, yes. Leopard's DVD Player also appears to support playback.
When will Macs have INTERNAL Blu-Ray players? Dell XPS already has them. And Dell sucks. What is Apple waiting for? It doesn't hurt me though, I have a PS3 for my hd movie pleasure.

Now it's off to Best Buy for 300 on BR!
 

steamboat26

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While Apple backed Blu-ray, i think they will wait until there is a clear cut "winner" to put blu-ray in their machines. It will bump up the price of Macs, and there isn't much point in doing that if blu-ray might be obsolete in a year or so (not saying HD-DVD is gonna win, both formats will probably lose).
 

Wolfpup

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Well I hope they don't both lose, because streaming stuff is vastly inferior quality, and has even more DRM restrictions than Blu Ray and HD DVD.

It's been pretty much a forgone conclusion Blu Ray was going to win, and the analysts are pretty much all saying it's happening faster than expected.

I wouldn't want them to have it be standard (yet), but it would be nice as an option at this point. It drives up the price around $500 on Dell's systems, so definitely not standard!