The Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter is apparently going on sale today for $29:I had a BestBuy employee tell me that I could run my Firewire drives into the Thunderbolt port on a MacBook . I guess it would need an adapter (if he was correct.) Anyone know on this is true? If there is an adapter, I don't see it for sale. The iMac currently seems to have one FW800 and two Thunderbolts but not so on the notebooks. Adding the HDMI port to the Pro is a good idea, but I am not buying one if I can't hook up my FW800 drives.
buy the thunderbolt firewire adaptor then!Unfortunately, some of us Musicians still need the firewire option cause firewire audio interfaces are still better than their USB 2 options when it comes to recording more than two inputs at one time. I know that UA has the Apollo, which is Thunderbolt, but the price tag on that far exceeds the price of firewire. Also, lately, the USB 2 audio interfaces cost as much as the firewire interfaces.
Wow, what an &(@hole...maybe I should've quoted where you mentioned that firewire items were pricey, or maybe you quickly forget what you say when you open your mouth. Either way, no need to come off like a jerkbuy the thunderbolt firewire adaptor then!
when you upgrade... its not hard to figure that out.
Agreed. Especially since only a few years ago Apple was refusing to recognize that USB 3.0 was the new standard and in effect forced us to purchase Firewire instead of slower USB 2.0 external drives.It's not like the iMac is lacking for surface area to put an FW800 port in, so it would be a bit cheeky of Apple to drop it from the next release.
I am curious if you find it disconcerting to have two open screens in the same room. I used to play films on my flat screen TV through the Display Port and HDMI but found it distracting to have the iMac on too. I asked a "Genius" about fully dimming the screen but was told it could not be done on an iMac, only the laptops. He had no explanation as to why.That being said, I have an Apple Thunderbolt Display connected to my current iMac, so even if they do drop it, I'm covered.
I generally do not send video from my iMac to my HDTV (I use AppleTV), but I use "Hot Corners" to blank both screens when I do. And when I watch video on the iMac, MPlayerX has the option to blank the non-active screen.I am curious if you find it disconcerting to have two open screens in the same room. I used to play films on my flat screen TV through the Display Port and HDMI but found it distracting to have the iMac on too. I asked a "Genius" about fully dimming the screen but was told it could not be done on an iMac, only the laptops. He had no explanation as to why.