I am getting my Imac on the 17 the very same day Star Trek gets released on Blu-Ray

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  1. JimKirk macrumors 6502

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    I can now watch Star Trek on my new Imac just like in the Apple Ad.

    I just thought it was kind of nice:)

    R2D2 also made an appearance:)
     

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  2. 53x12 macrumors 68000

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  4. JimKirk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I rip all my blu-rays to mt2s

    And stream them to my TVs with the WDTV Lives.
     
  5. 53x12 macrumors 68000

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    I'm sure everyone who reads or posts on this forum knows this by now. :D
     
  6. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    yeah too bad you can't watch it on your new iMac. :(
     
  7. JimKirk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can watch it just fine after it is ripped.

    Also, Boot Camp is another option if you want native blu-ray support.
     
  8. Apple!Fre@k macrumors 6502a

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    Just port a Blu-ray player into your iMac with the display port. Then again, would have been so much nicer to have blu-ray already in it. :(
     
  9. bmstrong macrumors 6502

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    A glaring flaw in an otherwise outstanding machine.
     
  10. RexTraverse macrumors 6502

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    Sure you can. Star Trek Blu-ray comes with a digital copy.
     
  11. itommyboy macrumors 6502a

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    Nice catch! :D
     
  12. unamused macrumors 6502

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    apparently not the OP

    Not so easy... to hook up a PS3 or any other HDMI 1080p device (think blu ray player, cable box, sat box), your gonna need a hdmi-dvi scaler ($240) then a dvi-mini displayport converter ($180)

    i dont think the digital copy is going to be 1080P
     
  13. Troy2000 macrumors regular

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    Actually, XI was released on BluRay here today. Being the Trekkie I am, I promptly rushed to the store to get the 3-disc version.

    Now if only the iMac would support native BluRay...
     
  14. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Probably not by the OP. Lucus's ILM likes to insert hidden R2D2 into work it does. Google it and you will find the OP used a published pic.
     
  15. RexTraverse macrumors 6502

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    True, but it is a way you can watch it on your new iMac.

    The alternative is you can buy it from the iTunes store in what Apple calls "HD" and get pretty nearly the same quality as the digital copy. :p
     
  16. JimKirk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I got that pic online

    I don't have my Imac yet or the Blu-Ray.
     
  17. unamused macrumors 6502

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    agreed... its just a shame that with such a gorgeous display you cant take advantage of it with blu ray movies.

    Ive not tried the itunes "Hd" but i have heard its laughable to consider it true HD content.
     
  18. itommyboy macrumors 6502a

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    Crazy what you learn around these here mac rumor parts this is so cool I never knew that! Wow are we GEEKS! :)
     
  19. i7QuadCoreMania macrumors 6502

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    you can add Bluray support by replacing your stock super drive for a Panasonic UJ-135A (mentioned on ifixit.com)

    VLC plays the m2ts files fine, you just need to open the directories, BDROM, STREAM, look for the largest file.

    I've played blu-ray ISO rips fine even on my older 24" iMac, though native support would be awesome.
     
  20. RexTraverse macrumors 6502

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    It's not the first time. The USS Enterprise-D appears in Star Wars Episode I in the traffic above Coruscant. The Millennium Falcon is one of the ships in the Borg cube battle in Star Trek First Contact.

    ILM is just awesome like that. :cool:
     

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