Actually I don't see Blu Ray coming to any Mac anytime soon. I think Steve will be looking at flash/external hard drive storage taking over the archive role from the DVD and the download taking over on the data/movie provision side.You'll probably be wrong. But it will only come to the MacBook after the Mac Pro, MacBook Pro and most likely iMac gets it.
I have to agree with SnowLeopard2008 here.Blu-Ray is not worth the price you pay. Sure, you can fit a lot of data on a single disc, but it's already been out for a few years with little widespread adoption. How many times do you use Blu-Ray discs? Often enough to warrant waiting X amount of time for it?
EVERYONE watches movies on their laptops. yes, there really are that many. if you don't, then you really don't need a laptopBlue-Ray is only important to people who watch movies on their laptop - are those really that many?
I can vouch that with one or two exceptions, I do not watch DVD's on my laptop and it is my primary computer. If I want to watch a movie I have my TV to do that and evon on there Blu-Ray doesn't offer much for me.are you saying that with a laptop as your primary computer you have never watched a movie?
I'm quite the opposite. I've gotten rid of all my DVDs after ripping them to an external hard drive (almost 60GB of film and animation) and instead of swapping in and out discs i plug my drive into my macbook and watch. Its so easy that i almost don't watch on a television unless i view with family and/or friends. Plus i can multi-task, watch a movie and IM someone at the same time, etc.I can vouch that with one or two exceptions, I do not watch DVD's on my laptop and it is my primary computer. If I want to watch a movie I have my TV to do that and evon on there Blu-Ray doesn't offer much for me.
If I need to watch a movie on the go I would just either rent it from iTunes or use a digital copy/DriveIn Copy. But even that rarely happens - the screen size is too small and you have to watch it from such a short distance that the experience is rather dull
I don't. Why would I waste my battery life and watch something on a small screen with rubbish speakers when I can watch something on a lovely TV Sorry but not everyone uses laptops for movies.EVERYONE watches movies on their laptops. yes, there really are that many. if you don't, then you really don't need a laptop
You said, "EVERYONE watches movies on their laptops. yes, there really are that many. if you don't, then you really don't need a laptop." That means if you don't watch movies, you don't need a laptop. So I replied that there are other things that a laptop can do besides playing movies. And no, I did not say that I have not watched movies on my laptop.are you saying that with a laptop as your primary computer you have never watched a movie?
No, it's not BS. Have you read about the bag of hurt that it is? It goes beyond just paying a licensing fee. It also requires a lot of hardware support to preventing users from installing non-approved hardware or software that could (MPAA-speak coming) potentially be used to copy HD video and audio at any point between where it comes out of the BD-ROM port to where it gets to the display and speakers. The vendor essentially has to implement a very-locked-down, end-to-end HDCP between the BD-ROM device and the display and speakers.licensing issues? that's really bs. when every other major manufacturer DOES support blu-ray, licensing is definitely not the problem.