Hi-Res Screen a Sign of Things to Come?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gan6660, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. gan6660 macrumors 65816

    gan6660

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    With the addition of an HD screen to the 15" MBP is it possible Apple may be getting ready to add bluray?
     
  2. C64 macrumors 65816

    C64

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    No, they want you to download videos through iTunes. Blu-ray is still a bag of hurt.
     
  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

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    The HR screen in the 15" MBP is no more high def than the standard one is. It's still smaller than 1920*1080, so it can't natively play full HD content. Both the standard and HR options will play 720 content at native res, though.
     
  4. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    ? No more high def? Just because its not 1080p, doesnt mean it wont look better.

    Or am I missing something?!
     
  5. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    The Standard Res is capable of 720p (Its higher than the 720p res) But the HR option cannot display 1080p, so there was no gain.

    If it was 1920x1200/1080 not 1680x1050, there might be a case, but no.

    No BluRay, ever.
     
  6. NebulaClash macrumors 68000

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    I don't think we'll ever see Blu Ray in a Mac. It's old tech now, any discs are old. The future is disc-less. I realize this is not reality for many folks now, but it is the inevitable trend, and Apple has a tendency to move toward future goals. Besides Apple would like you to get movies from iTunes. Again, this is no argument a Blu Ray collector thinks is valid now, but I do think it is the way Apple is moving.
     
  7. ZTuned macrumors member

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    If that were the case, why do we still have optical drives in our 2010 MBP's? While the future may be "disc-less", it isn't yet. If Apple was as forward-thinking as you make them out to be, we wouldn't have an optical drive that can only read and write stone-age media. If Blu-Ray is "old tech" now, how outdated does that make our stupid Superdrives that only work with CD's and DVD's?
     
  8. NebulaClash macrumors 68000

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    It's one thing to keep existing tech around, and another to go through the trouble and licensing issues to bring in new hardware that is basically already out of date.

    I know disc are not dead yet, but they will be soon enough.
     
  9. rectifiability macrumors newbie

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    It's really a shame. I just got an i5 MBP with the HR screen, and for the first time ever I actually care about HD video. Any shows I download or stream now, 360 lines are just inferior (but were completely fine on previous monitors). Suddenly having this mac (my first), and this really lovely slot disk-drive, I feel inclined to buy and rent a ton of blu-ray and make even better use of this wonderful machine. Oh well.
     
  10. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    I still dont see the need for a bluray player in a laptop.

    You can just about stream/download any movies/tv shows in hd and get instant access.
     

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