Blu-Ray in the 15" MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacBook Xeon, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. MacBook Xeon macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2008
    Well, does it exist? Can it play Blu Ray movies and record BD-R, BD-RE, etc.
    Thanks in advance
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    You can already write to BD-R/E with Toast or comparable software.

    You cannot watch movies in OS X.

    You can get a slot-loading Blu-ray drive for a MacBook or MacBook Pro. It's stupidly expensive.
  3. Draeconis macrumors 6502a

    May 6, 2008
    Nope, not yet. Some reasons for that I've read suggest the form factor doesn't support the additional power requirements a Blu-Ray drive would demand. In the future though, Nehalem will probably leave enough power make Blu-Ray an option, which would be nice. Having a 1920x1200 screen and not putting in a Blu-Ray drive is nearly sacrilege!
  4. MacBook Xeon thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2008
    so, maybe 10.6 will enable playback then? and maybe cheaper blu ray too.....
    ok, thanks!
  5. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Don't need Nehalem for that!

    The Purevideo HD decoder on the 8600GT already supports Blu-ray/HD-DVD decoding; the drive is $950 right now if you want one:

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