HD-DVD or Blue-Ray on MBP?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gorduxo, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. gorduxo macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2007
    Hi Guys

    I just got my 17" MacBook Pro/ Hi-Res Display/ 4GB Ram/ 200GB 7200 RPM...
    Since I got the 1920x1200 screen, shouldn't I be able to watch HD-DVD's on it? Or is it Blue-Ray? Maybe both? Or none?
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Your screen resolution can handle HD easily, but the media from which it is played makes the difference.
    We had hoped that Leopard would bring Blu-Ray support to the DVD player, but alas... and same goes for HD-DVD.

    Some.. eh.. not so legal HDTV (right up to 1080p) movies can be found on dah webb, an an app like VLC or MPlayer usually can handle these types of media files.

    Also on Apple's QuickTime page you can find 1080p movies which can be played in QuickTime player... and they are gorgeous.

    But until Apple has shipped a Mac (next Mac Pro?) with a "real" hardware Blu-Ray drive, I'm afraid the software won't be able to play the media.
    So, I'm hoping for a MWSF '08 Mac Pro update with Blu-Ray drive, featuring a Mac OS X 10.5.2 update which has a Blu-Ray player on it. :)

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