Blue-Ray CDs. When for Macs?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by tinydancer, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. tinydancer macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2004
    North Carolina
    I know the next big thing for storing information will be the move to blur-ray burners and disks. Can any of you explain what this means and how is it different from current technology. Will Apple move to this tech, and if so, when do you expect to see this tech showing up in Apple products at resonable prices for consumers ? Sorry if this isn't the best forum for this post. Didn't know where else to put it.
  2. Timelessblur macrumors 65816


    Jun 26, 2004
    well I would not be suprised to see say it to be a while after blue ray DVD burners go PC side since dual layer have been out for over a year now (and now at a very good price I might add) and they are still not coming with the Mac-.----

    As explain the tech it can hold I want ot say 5-10x more than red lazer dvds )I dont remeber the exact number) and it can go up to 10 layers thick compared to the 2 layers of the current one. The reason it can hold more is blue light wave light is much shorter then red light and that means the data can be closer together with out interfences.
  3. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

    Dr. Dastardly

    Jun 26, 2004
    I live in a giant bucket!
    I can actually see this as being one of those Apple firsts seeing that their relationship with Sony seems to be quite strong. Of course I'm thinking it will probably be an add on to the Powermac line first before it starts migrating to other lines.
  4. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    Given that the standard hasn't even been established yet, I would expect it to be a while.
  5. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    I would think that Sony would equip their own line of PCs with Blu-Ray drives before anyone else, including Apple, will.
  6. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    whoa! it's a purple-disc (well, ultra-violet but...)
    pioneer made it and it's 500gb!
    anyway i think sony has bd recorders already in japan but like 50 bucks for a disc and 3k for the player or something.
  7. Jo-Kun macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2003
    just let's hope Apple jumps onto the right wagon this time...

    remember DVD-RAM... why didn't that became popular: it wasn't compatible with ordinary DVD drives... only with DVD-RAM drives... duh!

    thats why they switched to DVD-R/RW.. and now have dual +/- burners...

    BluRay seems great... you hear more about it than about the HD DVD...
    but I think we'll have to wait until the are more commonly used to see them in a Mac + they wil preferebly continue longer with DVD +/- because its more compatible with a lot of different computers...

    so when they are affordable, I think I will get an external version with USB2 or FireWire so I can take it with me if I have to deliver data to a client who doesn't have BluRay or just burn it on DVD+/- and use BluRay for personal back-up...
  8. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
  9. octoberdeath macrumors regular


    Feb 22, 2005
    the year of HD

    So if this is going to be the year of High Def and all the video editing programs are all HD now, does that mean we can expect a HD burner to go along with everything else? Because until then I wouldn't say this is the year for HD. As long as we are held back by the hardware whats the point!?

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