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Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Mr. Eko, May 5, 2008.
title says it all. Thoughts?
Spring '09. The MacBook is a consumer machine.
Not before the Mac Pros.
I don't think it'll happen for the regular MacBooks quite yet.
lol thanks for the laugh
Give me hardware based decoding...
aye then we could at least use external drives
Well below 0%.
Didn't think so, but just making sure. No problem Squeeks, I'm so glad you laughed. That's what I was shooting for.
Heh, it's uncertain if Mac pros will see BR this June... let alone the lowly MB. Only the Mac Mini is slower on the uptake for new tech!
LOL... slim to none
yeah, i mean, the base model still comes with a combo drive, no way its going to get blu-ray for another few years, so i hope you can understand why i chuckled when i read the subject
-100%. It is just to expensive to implement this feature especially for macbook.
why are people making such a fuss over a blue ray drive?
... no chance. I agree with an earlier poster, Mac Pro 1st, then MBP...
ZOMG Blu-Ray in Mac mini's TOMORROWZ?!?!?!?!
I'm kidding with you guys, but to answer the question, the chances are next to nothing the Blu-Ray will be out for the MB until next year at the earliest.
Intel will have explicit support for Blu-ray in the Montevina chipset but the real problem is to my knowledge Panasonic is the only one delivering a slot load Blu-ray player and it's expensive. I don't think we'll have many other options by June.
I think for more hardware improvements it's going to take another CES and further momement in general
You mean it'll cut into Apple's ridiculous profit margin too much Blu-ray drives are already in sub-$1000 PCs with dedicated GPUs and 3GB of RAM.
Plus OS X has to be revised to take advantage of hardware features for video playback. Unless they plan to offload that to the CPU. Then you can expect even the fastest C2Ds to be running at near full speed.
Uhh...Spring 2010? Seriously...
There is an option. If you want to burn Blu-Ray discs (not play them), you can create Blu-Ray discs right now on regular DVD's using Toast 9.
If you want to burn data to a Blu-ray disc you can in OS X using Toast 8 or 9.
What was the confusion?
I just don't follow how you can 'burn' a BD if you can't 'read' one.....
the answer is right here
the files are burned in a bluray file structure, so they can be read, by a bluray player, from a regular DVD, in bluray format. you just cant burn over the size of a dvd, you're not burning to bluray media, bluray is just a method of storing large amounts of data, the bluray file structure can be burnt to anything, DVD, HD-DVD whatever
DVD Studio Pro can burn HD-DVD format video to regular DVD disks
and when you stick either of these DVD disks in your HD media player they will actually be recognized as HD-DVD or Blu-Ray even though they are only DVDs