Bluray

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by NSNick, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. NSNick macrumors regular

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    When will macs come with an internal Bluray player?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Either:

    1. when hell freezes over
    2. when the moon is in the right phase
    3. October 11th, 2008 @ 2:13PM PDT
    4. February 30, 2009
    5. when the most opinionated poster says it will
    6. when Apple is good and ready to make them
    7. no one knows for sure

    you can pick the answer you like most, but the truth is, no one has a crystal ball.
     
  3. NSNick thread starter macrumors regular

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    Isn't Apple on the Bluray board of directors?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Yes, Apple is a member (not a founding member) of the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) and on the Board of Directors, but that doesn't dictate if or when Apple would decide to release Blueray in any of its products.
     
  5. bertpalmer macrumors 6502

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    No one knows!

    Personally I think apple will try and skip this technology.

    As demonstrated with the MBP I think they think the future is in wireless communications, to download software, movies, music etc.

    Anyway - I don't think it will come anytime soon.
     
  6. superman193 macrumors regular

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    Macbook air you mean?
     
  7. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I agree with you, but I think Apple is stupid to try.

    If you have Apple TV, you know it's a product with, well, issues. It's so cute when it tells me a video is in the wrong format but then plays it after a computer and ATV restart. In other words, as slow to load as BD players are, they're a lot more stable than ATV.

    I would also point out to Apple that they don't even sell HD movies. Even if they did, you would need an ATV to play them on your $2,000 television, you wouldn't have the best sound, etc.

    HD downloads are years, maybe decades, from being "the thing." In the meantime, Apple needs to give us opinionated people our darn BD-ROM drives!
     

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