iMac HD DVD?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by CBAviator, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. CBAviator macrumors 6502

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    I see that Toshiba and LG have HD DVD (internal) drives. Is there any possibility of purchasing an external enclosure for these and hooking them up to the iMac for HD DVD viewing?
     
  2. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    No.

    No drivers. There may be some 3rd party software though (awaits other's responses).
     
  3. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Without the proper drivers I do not think this would work...
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It'll more then likely only read DVDs.

    You might be able to pull something off in Windows.
     
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    I don't know how much those internal drives cost but it may be cheaper to buy an Xbox 360 drive. I have one and use it under Boot Camp on my MBP. With any luck, 10.5.2 will finally add the promised HD DVD support.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  7. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    The XBOX 350 HD DVD drives plays back SD DVD's in Leopard, however HD DVD playback does not work yet and as far as I know, there are no programs that read it on Mac yet.
     
  8. CKtoph macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone tried running Parallels or VMware to run something like Cyberlink's DVD Ultra (which can read HD-DVDs and Blu-Ray DVDs)?

    My assumption is that it wouldn't work because the PC side wouldn't recognize the Xbox360's HD-DVD player? Still, I just wanted to ask.
     
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    VMware sees the HD DVD drive, but PowerDVD won't run.
     

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