Blu-ray BTO Option In The Next Update?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by spcdust, Oct 21, 2009.

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Will the iMac Get A Blu-ray BTO Option?

  1. iMac Blu-ray BTO option come the next update.

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  2. Not for at least another couple of updates.

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  3. Will only happen once the Pro Range has them first.

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  4. Reckon 2010 we'll see a simultaneous BTO Blu-ray option across all or part of the Apple range.

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  5. Never going to happen - who wants it anyway?

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  1. spcdust macrumors 6502a

    spcdust

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    #1
    Okay, shoot me down but with the new 16:9 ratio 27 Inch iMac and the fact that Apple are really playing up it's HD credentials who thinks we may see a Blu- ray BTO option in the next update?

    I've just got this idea that it's inevitable as the whole "bag of hurt" argument is not so strong now as Blu-ray Licensing packages were apparently simplified / made far easier for manufacturers this year. Also, there was a rumour in the previous few weeks suggesting Apple intended to include it in this update but at the 11th hour decided not to.

    Personally I could envisage come March / April / May 2010 Apple offering it as an option across the range of their Desk Top computers, including the Apple TV. Anyway, just idol thoughts;)
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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  3. MTI macrumors 65816

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    I've read the "speculation" that adopting the 16:9 format display was a prelude to BR . . . but seriously, Apple could have offered the BR drive as an "optional install" right?

    The 16:9 screen is for ATSC and HD/HDTV right now. If BR is offered in the future, that would be okay, but the 16:9 screen isn't a signal that it's a guarantee of future adoption.
     
  4. rtrt macrumors 6502a

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    think i read somewhere that to add blu ray suport is a load of OS work - including getting lots of elements certified as compliant by the blu ray association.

    suggestion was that it would be difficult to develop and keep it under wraps - with the regular OS test releases to the Mac community and Blu Ray organisation 'leaking' that they had Apple support coming.
     
  5. Porco macrumors 68020

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    I'm being optimistic (which is a ridiculous word to use about something so overdue already!) and voted "Reckon 2010 we'll see a simultaneous BTO Blu-ray option across all or part of the Apple range."

    I actually think an Apple-supplied BD drive could be a BTO option on a particular model first, whatever model that is (probably the Mac Pro after this week's Mac Mini / MacBook / iMac refreshes), but regardless of which one, once the software is out there for OS X they might as well offer it up for anyone with a mac who wants to buy a Blu-ray drive,
    maybe as a paid-for component (like MPEG-2 for QT Pro) so that all the people who aren't interested in Blu-ray don't have to have anything to do with it if they like.
     

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