Blue Ray??

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by robotartfashion, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. robotartfashion macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    ok, so i know its on the front page of the rumormill, but do you all think this is legit? bound for the newest itunes which might be still on 10.5.7 maybe?

    that would be so great, now all we'd need is an external blue ray player, and hopefully RipIt would come out with a blue ray ripper,

    I'm giddy! no more boot camp!!!

    sorry, totally jumping the gun, just had to see what other people were thinking so i though i'd start it off
  2. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    I for one hope it is true. I know a lot of people here don't think it will. But I hope! :)

    Also it is Blu-ray not blue ray.....
  3. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2004
    Missouri, USA
    I doubt there will be blu-ray support. i wish too, but i doubt it. not till they start offering drives. Do they make slot loading blu-ray drives?
  4. robotartfashion thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    yes they do, although they are priced kind of high right now, i think around $299 for one on newegg by Sony, apparently available on ebay for around $139

    doesn't mean that a company like LG isn't working on a cheap mass-produced version of them for Apple though

    hmm, good point

    we'll see i guess
  5. ceezy3000 macrumors 6502


    Jan 10, 2009
    The Valley!!
    i would assume making a blu ray mac the ripper wont come out.
  6. CPD_1 macrumors 6502

    Nov 17, 2007
    South East Texas
    I would imagine that the SL blu-ray drives are available to Apple at a bulk price that would be feasible in at least it's pro lines.
  7. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    blue ray needs some high end hardwares, i am not sure if apple tv is capable of doing it.

    But i hope its true, better later than never, blue-ray is the future, and mac should support it, one way, or another.
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Not happening. Did you even read that image? The "Blu-ray" refers only to the new Gracenote library licensing. It has NOTHING to do with iTunes.

    iTunes COMPETES with Blu-ray. It will NOT happen until Super Hi-Vision.
  9. Tilpots macrumors 601


    Apr 19, 2006
    Carolina Beach, NC
    With that logic, iTunes competes with every type of media. Macs will eventually support Blu-ray, it's more of a question of when, not if.

    Super Hi-Vision is so far from mainstream right now that it's not on any consumer's horizon.
  10. NightStorm macrumors 68000

    Jan 26, 2006
    Whitehouse, OH
    Honestly, I have no idea why Apple would have extended iTunes Gracenote capabilites to Bluray... it doesn't use it for DVD. I'm guessing it was simply a licensing update from Gracenote that required Apple to change the licensing terms shown in iTunes.
  11. gibbz macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2007
    Read my post here. 9to5 points out that DVD wasn't in the description in the previous version either. I wouldn't get excited.

    edit ** NightStorm beat me to it **
  12. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    I totally disagree

    Blue-ray along with all other physical media have maybe 3-5 years left, digital downloads is the future, that's the logical next step. When everything is available for download then who cares about physical media.
  13. iSaygoodbye macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2009
    a boat
    your always so sure of yourself,yet always so wrong...
  14. Donar macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2008
    That leaves a gap for MAC users for the next 3-5 years... :eek:
  15. robotartfashion thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    I was waiting for you to show up :) Thanks for the clarification on the Gracenote library licensing, I was unaware of what that referred to.

    I'm not that worried about it, I have a PS3, I just want easier BR ripping on my Mac Pro, and RipIt has mentioned a possible foray into a Blue Ray ripping version of their program and I could put a physical BR drive in my Pro

    ah well, who knows what the future brings?
  16. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Am I now...
  17. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    enough with the fighting.

    anyways, i don't think this will make out to be anything, but i sure hope it does. apple needs to hurry up with blu-ray licensing
  18. wackymacky macrumors 65832


    Super Hi-Vision? when's that going to be mainstream 2020?

    Plus the Dirac video codec the BBC have developed to work with it compeates with H.264 so I think Qiucktime 10. will compeate with Super Hi Vision.

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