Blu Ray playback on iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jvdrummer182, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. jvdrummer182 macrumors regular

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    Is it possible to connect a blu ray player to my iMac using a minidisplay to hdmi adapter and a mini optical audio to optical toslink cable?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yes, but you need an expensive converter box like this. It only provides 720p. For 1080p you need this
     
  3. jvdrummer182 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I'd better off getting an external usb blu ray drive for around $150?
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I don't think there's any playback software if you get a blu-ray drive for you mac, short of booting into Windows.
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It's possible but not very straightforward
     

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