Nehalem Mac Pros a world of hurt.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Chaos123x, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    So with all the exciment of the high prices low clock speeds, and small RAM limits we forgot about..........


    BLU-RAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek:


    I mean WTF? It's not even a CTO option? :mad:



    What year is it again?
     
  2. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    it's the year when optical media finally gets buried where it belongs.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Dear People who think that Blu-ray has a place in the future,

    Why?

    Signed,

    Apple.

    Also, who cares? Buy a drive on your own for CHEAPER than APPLE would EVER offer one and install it yourself.
     
  4. Chaos123x thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The real issue is that this is a sign that DVD Studio Pro won't have Blu-Ray either.

    How are you supposed to give a client a HD video to play on there HDTV?

    A computer file? Please, they would never ever figure out how to open quicktime to play it.
     
  5. MacFan27 macrumors newbie

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    Superdrives should include BR tech regardless of anyones opinion. For that money it should be standard in apples "Super drives" if they are truly super.
     
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  7. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    I'm not liking the GT 120 (aka 9500 GT) and the $1000 price increase in Australia.
     
  8. Chaos123x thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So nobody cares about Blu-Ray? Not even pros? :eek:
     
  9. thedarkhorse macrumors 6502a

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    we care, we just never expect apple to do it, because they don't care.
     
  10. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    pros use FW800/eSATA externals lol..
     
  11. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    Blu-ray is an awful storage media and really an external drive isn't that big of a deal if you're doing actual authoring. Plus, if your client has a Mac, they can view a DVDSP HD-DVD.
     
  12. Chaos123x thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes but pros also make content for clients.
     
  13. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    Like it or not, Blu-Ray IS the future of HD video distribution.

    The internet will not catch up since ISPs are doing everything possible to limit bandwidth, limit download amounts, minimize operating costs and expand/upgrade as little as possible.

    Holographic discs are more than a year away from public production and several years from video distribution.
     
  14. oddity macrumors newbie

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    Bought one, and installed it myself.

    I may be wrong, but toast offers a BD plugin that makes it work ?
     
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  16. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    Buy a USB thumb drive for like $25. This is an HD project after all, and hopefully you're not just giving it away.
     
  17. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Australian price ex tax = $4090
    US price ex tax = US$2499 = ~A$3900

    Price wasn't going anywhere but up.
     
  18. Chaos123x thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh that would nice, I would have to spend a hour on the phone with them everytime they want to play the video.

    Great idea. :(
     
  19. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    That has no way of testing compatibility, making master copies or an easy way to play.
     
  20. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    So "idiot proof" isn't a convienience, but rather a necessity? :eek: :p
     
  21. 321estrellas macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying not to give up on Apple's support Blu-Ray. Sure, this wave of Mac Pro's didn't have it, but I won't lose faith unless Snow Leopard and FCS3 don't include it either.

    Who knows, if either Snow Leopard or FCS3 introduce Blu-Ray support, then they can add CTO options for Blu-Ray drives for the Mac Pro, no?
     
  22. Chaos123x thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Always. Most people really don't anything know about tech.


    I love this video BTW.

    Reminds of my clients.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMeaX8Kz2TM
     
  23. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Pros who need/want BR are already leaving Apple behind. Maybe when Apple pulls it's head out of its butt, does some long over due upgrades to the ProApps, and stops trying to protect the iTMS by boycotting BR people will start coming back.


    Lethal
     
  24. Chaos123x thread starter macrumors 68000

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    True, but if these Nehalem updates are any type of sign, we will be using DVD Studio Pro 4 again with FCS 3.

    Hopefully Adobe will make Encore much better in the future.
     
  25. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    Do that. Close thread.
     

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