Can I attach a Blu-ray player to an iMac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by andypullen, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. andypullen macrumors member

    andypullen

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    My wife and I were dreaming about having a HDTV some day to watch Blu-ray movies, when we realized we practically have one in the form of a 24" iMac. I am wondering if I can somehow get an HDMI input into the iMac, so that I could connect a Blu-ray player to it to watch movies. I know that I would have to have some kind of a software solution that would playback the image coming through the HDMI, but is something out there that I could buy? I'm thinking something like EyeTV (except it has an analog input, not HDMI). Thanks for your help and thoughts!

    Edit: Sorry if this is a repeat... I tried searching both the forums and Google for an answer to my query with no luck.
     
  2. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    You would also need software in terms of drivers for the Blu-Ray drive and the appropriate media player to render the Blu-Ray movie.

    Short answer, no, this is not feasible yet.
     
  3. andypullen thread starter macrumors member

    andypullen

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    Sorry for muddying this up... I don't necessarily want an external Blu-ray drive that's made for a computer plugged in via USB or something else, but a home theater ready Blu-Ray player that would normally be plugged into an HDTV via HDMI. I don't know if I was understood and I am misunderstanding you. Thanks for your help.
     
  4. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    It won't work as the screens not HDCP under Mac or as a separate screen I.E no Mac OS X running just the screen
     
  5. errol macrumors 6502

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    I know you can burn Blu-Ray disks with Toast 8
     
  6. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Yes, you have to play them back on a Blu-ray player though - Mac OS X cannot playback high-def discs (yet...)
     
  7. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    I saw you post that HERE if you read my post i say it can't play with Toast only burn Data Disc, This guy wants to play them.
     
  8. LionsKiss macrumors member

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    You can boot into Windows XP via bootcamp and run Blu-Ray in that way...assuming the connection to the screen is HDCP
     

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