So you wanted a Blu-Ray Drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Aranince, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Aranince macrumors 65816

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  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    The details are scant. Does it have a Blu-Ray Player app similar to DVD Player app? I could not tell from unit's web page. How does it deal with Macs that lack HDCP-compliant video cards? How does it output to an HDTV? DVI doesn't support HDCP, so it'd have to go through DisplayPort only. Need more details on this before such a pronouncement.
     
  4. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816

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    Tempting to try this...anyone here have one that they can offer opinions on? Doubt I'd use this as a replacement for a full Blu-Ray player though.
     
  5. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Is this the page you're referring to?

    If so, there's little info on it, and seems that they didn't prepare a full product page before the announcement. :(
     
  6. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Yes, that's the page I saw, and this is what worries me:

    What's in the Box

    • Blu-ray Super Multi Drive
    • USB cable
    • User's Guide CD-Rom


    A User's Guide CD-Rom, but no mention of Mac software for BD video playback on the Mac. I'd like to see a picture of the back of the unit, too.
     
  7. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Announce a product, don't give enough details, releases months after it was scheduled, and then it won't perform as originally stated. Grr...:mad: :p

    This type of product release is getting far too common for my taste. :eek: :rolleyes:
     
  8. Spankey macrumors 6502a

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    Seems like it would use VLC for Blu-ray playback.
     
  9. Jowl macrumors 6502

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    :cool: I want one!

    .....as long as it will play Blu-ray using my Core 2 Duo Mac mini over a DVI-HDMI cable to teh LCD TV.
     
  10. ninja10 macrumors newbie

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    any chance that there will be a program soon that will rip blu-ray in hd and store in the hard drive for play back?
     
  11. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    We have to get playback support built in first.
     
  12. br0adband macrumors 6502a

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    You don't say... ;)
     
  13. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Yes, there already is if you can boot into Windows and pay the $100 or so for the app (AnyDVD HD).
     
  14. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    It can already be played on a Mac, provided it's a ripped file with HDCP and encryption removed.
     
  15. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I know about AnyDVD HD, but that's not a Mac solution.
     
  16. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Ninja10 did not request a Mac solution, only 'a' solution.
     
  17. Lone Deranger macrumors 65816

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    So it will play with VLC apparently.
    The question is.... when and where can one buy it?
     
  18. cyberwolf777 macrumors member

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    Whatever happened to this product?

    Any place you can buy or pre-order the Amex blu-ray drive?

    This would go perfectly with a MBA instead of the Apple Superdrive!
     
  19. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    In OS X? I don't think so.
     

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