external blu-ray drive?

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  1. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Since the format war is now basically over, I am thinking of looking into buying an external blu-ray drive. What I want to know is is there any software for either Leopard or Windows XP that will playback blu-ray movies, and also does anyone have recommendations for an external drive or an internal one with an enclosure. I just want to use it for playback, so I don't need one with a burner.
     
  2. elmo151 Guest

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    don't think pc/mac blu-ray is available yet.

    I have a sony blu-ray player hooked to my plasma tv.

    go to c|net or one of the home theater sites for ratings of the available players.

    players are getting better and better and will get less expensive now that the blu-ray hdv war is over. my local stereo guy advised me to get an inexpensive drive and think about an upgrade in a year or 2. that's what I did.
     
  3. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    I know that you can buy Blu-Ray drives, but AFAIK there is no playback software for the Mac yet.
     
  4. darwinian macrumors 6502a

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    Related question -- in Apple's DVD Player, there are high def options. Then what are they for? Just for the rare home movies shot in HD and burned to a DVD?
     
  5. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Yes, anything that is unencrypted will play. But all the studio movies are encrypted.
     
  6. mrkramer thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks for the replies I'll probably wait on it then until there is more software for playing the disks back.
     
  7. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Good choice, the drives will be cheaper then too.
     

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