Blu-Ray in the 15" MBP

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

  1. MacBook Xeon macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

    alphaod

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    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:

    http://tinyurl.com/3sj936
     

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