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This is just a move for more controllable media, at least in my mind. My brother in law is going to be pissed!
    
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post #12 of 603
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Not usually an Apple fan, but this is a good step, we don't need CDs, DVDs or Blu-rays anymore. Good job

You do until the law changes and you are legally allowed to rip what you already bought.

It's not officially legal, but it's also not illegal. MPAA is trying hard to fight that.

MPAA's face when you show documented evidence (dated sales receipt) that you rightfully own a legal copy of the movie that you have stored on your hard drive digitally and court rules in your favor. madsmiley.png
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post #13 of 603
They'll remove it from their Macs, but then come up with the iBlueRay external player with an iUSB adapter and charge people $499 for it.
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post #14 of 603
Uh, no. Bluray isn't holding anyone back. Try the ISPs for not allowing HD streaming due to bandwidth limitations, the Movie companies for not providing a platform to purchase cheap digital versions of the movies, and the storage industry for not providing large enough capacities to facilitate them.
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I may be in the minority here but I don't see this being a bad move at all. I haven't bought a physical copy of anything in the last 5 years. If anything we need more PC cases designed without so many unnecessary optical ports or just no optical ports.

I think Apple saw the recent South Park episode.
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I don't really think it's about holding anything back. It's much more likely that they just want people to buy the movies through itunes so they'll get a cut.
 
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So hang on a sec, Apple assumes that not only will we buy from the Apple store but if I want 1080P content (which is provided by Blue Ray), I will have to download this gigantic file from Apple? Not sure how the rest of the world works but I have a cap on how much I can download a month with my provider and I get perilously close to the limit pretty much every month with just regular stuff. I would have to pay for the movie or tv show (tv shows are the real killer in size) and then pay overage to my internet provider if I buy too much stuff from Apple?

I agree that discs are less prevalent than they were but it's still nice to have a Blue Ray library of some of my favorite titles (Saving Private Ryan for example).
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I got rid of disc drives long ago. Touche apple, touche.

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Except I would never really consider that iTunes movie downloads are a replacement to blu-ray disks. Movies are already compressed to fit on a bluray disk even....
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Not usually an Apple fan, but this is a good step, we don't need CDs, DVDs or Blu-rays anymore. Good job

Really, how to suppose we replace them? Before you suggest internet steaming, have you ever tried to stream blue-ray quality content via a 1.5Mb/s internet connection? I have, it didn't go well.

I really can't see the issue with discs. Perhaps CD's have had their day, what with Portable MP3 players that can connect to Hi-Fi systems and cars via Bluetooth, but DVD and Blu-Ray content remains too taxing for most internet connections to handle. Also, flash drives and HDD alike are not yet at the stage where we can effectively store our entire libraries of media upon them, not without a considerable investment in the storage systems themselves.

My family has a collection of dozens of DVD's and Blu-Rays. We have a PS3 into which the discs are put when we wish to watch a film and it just works. No waiting, no loading and most importantly no messages such as: "It appears your BTHomeHub cannot connect to broadband right now".

EDIT: Looking at a copy of "Bourne: Ultimatum" currently in my computer, It appears to be 2GB above my monthly download cap of 40GB. Though, saying this, It would most likely take me more than a month to download it anyway, so I guess this would be a non-issue.
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