which would you rather see in a mac?

ampd

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considering apple is backing blu-ray, I dont think we will have much of a choice...but thats besides the point...I would like to see blu-ray drives in macs.
 

steamboat26

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iBookG4user said:
I would much rather see a blu-ray drive than an HD DVD drive purely from a storage standpoint.
me too, because even though its early in the contest, it looks like HD-DVD is gonna win out in the format war.

I want the 4 layer 100 GB disk!
 

Zwhaler

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steamboat26 said:
me too, because even though its early in the contest, it looks like HD-DVD is gonna win out in the format war.
Really? I was firstly hoping that Blu Ray would win, and also I read numerous web pages about how Blu-Ray has the advantage. Plus the latest Movies are coming out in Blu-Ray Format. I havn't heard much about HD-DVD in terms of movie titles.
 

zap2

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I'd a bit divided on this issue, as i like the idea of 25Gbs on a disk, and i like the name Blue-Ray(HD-DVD seems used, because DVD is common) but the price of a blue-ray player is about 1000, when a HD-DVD is about 500(which is not even looking at PS3 blue-ray player, vs 360 HD-DVD player) which is higher then a HD-DVD at. Also the first blue-ray drives on computers couldn't play blue-ray and with mistakes like that i'm uneasy to test the next format to people who would release something that does that(if it was a mistake or on purpose, i don't care, either way it makes them look bad).. also i don't like how Sony is force blue-ray on people with the PS3
 

WillMak

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So when they start putting Blur Ray drives in the macs, will the regular macs with combo drives be replaced with DVD-r drives?
 

FredClausen

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Clydefrog said:
neither. both are waste of time
Exactly. The early models of DVD players that play blu-ray and HD DVD are really awful and I don't see them getting better. Waiting 30+ seconds to read the disk before you can get to the title screen, and thats after waiting for a full PC boot. I don't see it getting better either, these DVD players for these new High Def formats need to be run on full up PCs. Expensive, and slow. Yuk.
 

Cameront9

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I want both. A combo drive that does both. I think this will be coming eventually, but it will be a few years (especially for laptops).

For the time being, until media is dirt cheap, niether is of any use to me. I honestly don't think either format will win the format war, simply because the average consumer doesn't have an HDTV and doesn't have the money to get one along with a 1000 dollar player that you KNOW will be available for 100 within 2-3 years.
 

MT37

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Well I would want a combo drive, or a HD-DVD. Whenever I go to Best Buy and watch a Blu-Ray set up, and a HD-DVD set up, I prefer the HD-DVD.
 

Josias

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I'd prefer a Blu-ray, but have anyone heard about Fuji's AO-DVD's. 850 GB!:eek:
 

bousozoku

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Neither, for now. Adding one or the other to a computer will cause prices to go up immensely. Since things are just becoming truly affordable, it would make sense until the technology has past its teething pains and one format or multiple format drives are available.

DVD players have come a long way in the last 10 years and DVD writers are still only at 16x. I think it's going to be a while for Blu-Ray or HD DVD to take hold in any but the most affluent households. They'll be in a such a minority of computers for a long time that it won't matter.
 

bbrosemer

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zap2 said:
I'd a bit divided on this issue, as i like the idea of 25Gbs on a disk, and i like the name Blue-Ray(HD-DVD seems used, because DVD is common) but the price of a blue-ray player is about 1000, when a HD-DVD is about 500(which is not even looking at PS3 blue-ray player, vs 360 HD-DVD player) which is higher then a HD-DVD at. Also the first blue-ray drives on computers couldn't play blue-ray and with mistakes like that i'm uneasy to test the next format to people who would release something that does that(if it was a mistake or on purpose, i don't care, either way it makes them look bad).. also i don't like how Sony is force blue-ray on people with the PS3
Just one question can i have a link to this $500 HD-DVD player...?
 

milozauckerman

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Don't care until the movie/game format-war is settled.

Storage capacity is a non-issue, no recordable media is safe enough to be a primary backup solution (and as a secondary solution, I'd rather have several smaller batches of files - if one fails I've still got the rest), and thumb drives should get larger and larger in the coming years for transport between locations.
 

vv-tim

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zap2 said:
Also the first blue-ray drives on computers couldn't play blue-ray and with mistakes like that i'm uneasy to test the next format to people who would release something that does that(if it was a mistake or on purpose, i don't care, either way it makes them look bad).. also i don't like how Sony is force blue-ray on people with the PS3
That's incorrect. First off, it was a software problem -- as in the software being used to play the format had a bug, not the Blu-Ray drive. Second, it couldn't play HDCP content -- not just blu-ray discs in general.

I agree, it does look bad if you take the rumor-spin on it, but if you actually look into the problem you'll see that it wasn't Blu-Ray's problem at all. You could blame the drive manufacturer for including the software that had the problems, but they didn't even write the software... soooooo.

Sony isn't forcing the Blu-Ray option on people. Don't want a Blu-Ray drive? Don't buy a PS3.

They're including it with their PS3... so what? Microsoft doesn't plan to give the option of Blu-Ray drive for their X-Box 360. Does that mean they're FORCING HD-DVD on you? No... just choose a PS3 instead.
 

Oryan

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Neither. Until I have content that requires them, I don't want to pay for them. If I did get one now, it would probably be the one that loses the format war. It's just my luck.