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Old April 6th, 2007, 01:24 PM   #1
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Internal Blu-Ray drive for the MacBook Pro

http://www.macnn.com/articles/07/04/...drive.upgrade/
http://www.macworld.com/news/2007/04...tmac/index.php
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Old April 6th, 2007, 01:44 PM   #2
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Cool!

great for burning, but will you ba able to playback bl-ray movies and have them play as full 1080p out put through the macbook/Pro's dvi out?

My guess is no. The dvd player in a macbook/pro is just that: a dvd player.

Maybe third party bluray play back support will be needed.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 02:07 PM   #3
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After NAB or WWDC I expect that the new macs will support BOTH HD DVD and Blu-Ray as Apple has claimed they will be supporting both formats since both use H.264.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 02:47 PM   #4
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Yeah, but I would love my current 1.83 core duo macbook pro to be able to play back bluray from either store bought movies, or ones I edit then burn to bluray disc via FCP.

Cool none the less.
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Old April 7th, 2007, 10:04 AM   #5
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There are a lot of people complaining about Apple not releasing a built to order Blu-Ray/HD DVD option and the obvious conclusion is that Apple doesnít want to take sides yet but my theory is that itís probably because of DRM issues.
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Old April 7th, 2007, 11:43 AM   #6
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There are a lot of people complaining about Apple not releasing a built to order Blu-Ray/HD DVD option and the obvious conclusion is that Apple doesnít want to take sides yet but my theory is that itís probably because of DRM issues.
I think that they will soon unvail (Likely with Leopard in June) a Dual-Blue Drive that does both. Apple is not just going to keep offering Dual-Layer SD drives. They have claimed to support both formats, and I expect either a combo drive, or the option of either especially now that the Mac Pro's have two slots.
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Old April 20th, 2007, 09:14 PM   #7
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Update

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Old April 21st, 2007, 07:49 PM   #8
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The website for the fastmac BD drive mentions NOTHING about playing back movies. Frankly I don't think it can because of HDCP and AACS issues. The thing is why are journalists "assuming" that it does?
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Old April 27th, 2007, 09:24 PM   #9
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It may not be the best Blu-Ray burner but 500 dollars is not a bad deal
http://fastmac.com/slim_bluray.php
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