Maybe I understand why not bluray option

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Parental, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. Parental macrumors member

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    I think that APPLE CINEMA DISPLAYS NOT SUPPORT HDCP.BLURAY ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH APPLR SCREEN.MAYBE when apple cinema will be update we will see bluray.
     
  2. ErikAndre macrumors 6502a

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    Nah, they can certainly support it. As a side note, I still have a gut feeling we will see Blu Ray support (for MP) and ACD at the MWSF 08. I see Apple offering the Blu Ray with a big explanation (as to why they didn't release it with the MP's Tuesday). Gut feeling.
     
  3. newtech macrumors 6502

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    Once again Blu-Ray is not a hardware problem, it is a DRM/software problem that needs to be addressed in DVDplayer.app and OS X.
     
  4. deathshrub macrumors 6502

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    This absolutely needed a new thread too, and couldn't have been added to the existing Bluray discussion.
     
  5. gdieter macrumors member

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    "Nah, they can certainly support it. "

    I don't recall reading anything about ACDs being HDCP compliant. If not implemented in HW, I don't think the current monitors will display true HD content with DRM protection. Any links to specs/docs to verify this?
     
  6. newtech macrumors 6502

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    Apple is perfectly capable of doing HDCP in software for non compliant video cards, however it would open a can of worms with content providers/producers.

    X1900XT is hardware compliant and the 2600HD and 8800GT as well, but require DVDplayer.app to support BD playback.
     
  7. gdieter macrumors member

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    Agreed. Software decrypt would have the MPAA all up in arms. I'm really hoping for a new line of HDCP compliant ACDs next week. A nice 30" to dissuade me from looking at the new Dell 3008WFP.
     
  8. qzak macrumors 6502

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    the bluray booth at CES had the logos of all the companies associated with them, and there was Apple and Dell both up there. there's a picture of it at Engadget.

    i was just surprised to see it, since as far as i know Apple hasn't publicly announced their support for either format (even though, of course everyone knows which way they'll go.)
     

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