Confirmed HD-DVD Support in 10.4.9!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Virtualball, May 14, 2007.

  1. Virtualball macrumors 6502

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  2. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

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  3. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, that's been there a while. We're just waiting for it to be an option on Macs...
     
  4. kwong2006 macrumors regular

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    Hold on here. Apple supports Blu-Ray, and not HD DVD. How could this be true at all?
     
  5. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Apple has been on the DVD Forum in support of HD-DVD long before they announced Blu-ray support.

    They've also not pledged exclusive support to Blu-ray. They'll support both.
     
  6. Virtualball thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You are jumping the gun. High-definition content can be burned to regular DVD media. The DVD Player does not contain the official HD-DVD logo. Nor does Apple ship HD-DVD drives with Macs.
     
  8. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    "Hybrid discs" in DVD player does not refer to HD-DVD and Blu-Ray formats. A hybrid is a disc that contains a high def version and a Standard def version of the same video file, like the one you can make with DVD studio pro.
     
  9. warfa macrumors regular

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    So if i have an HD-DVD or a Blue-Ray Disk, i can watch it on my MBP?
    But i can't rip it... right?
    and do you have to have a High Definition Screen on the Laptop for it to truely be High-Def?
     
  10. Kosh66 macrumors 6502

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    NO, you can't watch it OR rip it!

    Not unless you switched out your Superdrive for a Blu-Ray or HD-DVD drive!
     
  11. tvguru macrumors 6502

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    Could you not purchase an external drive that supports Blue-Ray or HD-DVD?
     
  12. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    Currently you cannot watch a hd-dvd or blu-ray disc on any stock mac. They do not yet contain a drive that supports it.

    You can purchase an external blu-ray or hd-dvd drive but currently there is no software on the mac that will let you watch it. You will have to use windows to play them.
     
  13. scottlinux macrumors 6502a

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    The Mac Pros have an extra SATA type connector on the motherboard not being used. It is assumed it is for a Blu-Ray drive soon to come...
     
  14. warfa macrumors regular

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    I see. :(


    ..........But if apple includes HD-DVD or BlueRay in the next MBP's :)
    will the High Definition DIsks be enough to get an excellent picture or would you have to have a High Definitoin Screen too?
     
  15. dkoralek macrumors 6502

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    The Mac Pros do have 2 SATA ports for the optical drive bay (as per the Apple schematics). Doesn't particularly matter what type of optical drives, since you can get SATA dvd drives, for example. And as far as I've seen, most blu-ray and hd-dvd drives currently are actually EIDE (PATA) and not SATA.

    cheers
     

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