High def DVD drives for imac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mbell75, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. mbell75 macrumors 6502

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    Being able to view HD content without a HD drive doesnt really do much good IMO. Are there any Blu Ray or HD DVD drives out there for the new Intel imacs that support playback?
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    This is the only thing i have heard, but it aint cheap.

    product here
     
  3. je1ani macrumors 6502

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  4. mbell75 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I believe that just burns DVDs, you cant watch HD DVDs on it.
     
  5. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    osx cant watch hd disks unless unencrypted, cause you need **** loads of drm.
     
  6. Aegelward macrumors 6502

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    OS X has apparently recognized the 360's external HD-DVD drive in the past

    no idea about disc playability
     
  7. JAT macrumors 603

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    It burns and plays Bluray, not just DVD. HDDVD burners are going to be few and far between. Bluray is more PC-capable and will be more popular. Nice to see the prices are dropping, these things were $1000 less than a year ago.
     
  8. peeaanuut macrumors 65816

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    you can hook it up and it will recognize it. However you will need to be in bootcamp and running xp or vista. Kind of alot of a pain to go through to watch it on your mac since, as someone mentioned above, you can get players cheaper now. $199 steady for HD-DVD players and some as low as $99 at times. Still a grand for the dual players though.
     

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