when do you think apple will support a bluray driver

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  1. LOUDSYSTEM

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    don't feel so highendson without one?
     
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    so that's a yes.
     
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    lol.
    wtf do you need blu-ray for? just download off HDbits :bowdown:
     
  6. TheWeasel

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    Toast 8 supports Blu-ray burning.
     
  7. skolen

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    You can pop any one in there, you just won't find anything other than Toast to support it.
     
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    Rumor is it'll be available soon as a online-custom-order-only for the Mac Pros.
     
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    rumors have been saying bluray/hd-dvd for like a year
     
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    My guess is they're going to wait until the format war is over, or at least won by one side or another, before they include it.
     
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    Yeah, that happened two days ago with Walmart's announcement that they've decided to not stock HD-DVD media.

    Link
     
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    blu-ray won, son
     
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    need invite first :x:
     
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    In for invite as well.
     
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    i was thinking tonight they might include it as a high-end option on the new macbook pro's.

    like combo drive --> superdrive --> bluray drive

    i'm kind of hoping that's the "big refresh," since the tech is still too new for a laptop and i wouldn't feel like i was missing out on it. kind of like how when CD burners came out sometime around 96-98 and the were burning at like 1x but were super expensive.
     
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    Send me a PM or post your emails. I have 10 invites.
     
  17. TheWeasel

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    At $20 for a single 25GB Blu-ray disc, I think they're still a bit too expensive to be useful. You can get 100 DVD-Rs for that price. Hell a hard drive is much cheaper per GB. For movies I'll just stream them directly to my TV from my server machine.
     
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    As of this morning, yes. Before the announcement, you couldn't be sure.

    Not that it's really worth arguing about. Anyway, all hail the king.
     
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    k :ugh:
     
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    3 years away. The drives and media have to be cheap before the commit.
     
  22. deusexaethera

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    If that were the case, no Apple more than two years old would have FireWire. It's the opposite, in fact; as soon as there's a new viable technology, there's an Apple that features it. And given that Apples are known as great A/V mastering rigs, I give them about five minutes before they jump on the "burn your own HD movies" bandwagon.
     
  23. nsxrebel

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    Well Apple has been backing BluRay since day one, sooner or later they will offer it, probably sooner.
     
  24. skolen

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    You can already burn HD movies onto DVD-R's. You can't burn feature length movies because of the size obviously.

    But who really has 2+ hours of some home movie they can't edit or separate.
     
  25. TheWeasel

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    It's not home movies they would be looking to burn it would be professional video. I have a number of friends in the film industry that would love to be able to burn quick demos and proofs of the feature films they work on.

    I'm sure it will be one of those BTO options added to the Mac Pro first with a BTO option for the MBP some time after that.

    Fastmac currently offers a Blu-ray burner for the Mac Pro for around $500.
     

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