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The replacement is simple...if you don't have an Internet connection to download them you walk into a store with a flash drive. Then you select a movie you wish to buy, pay for it and and it is then copied to your flash drive. Take flash drive home and enjoy.

The only problem is that it takes about 15 minutes to transfer the amount of data that a BluRay holds on to a USB3.0 flash drive.

In some locations (near me at least), there is often a 2-3 person line at a Red Box kiosk already, and that only takes about 20 seconds to physically hand you the disc, can you imagine the line from going from 20 seconds to 15 MINUTES?

Yeah, there will be some up sides ... like not having to worry about defective media, or being out of a title, because the "White Box" will in effect be a video file server and can make as many copies as it needs ... but the actually time to copy to USB3.0 will be the killer of it.
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I haven't really used my CD drive in a while. Most if not all computers nowadays are capable of booting off USB and it works much faster.

Still wont have a problem deploying either. Not sure I remember when the last time deploying on a widespread scale used CD drives.
 
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The replacement is simple...if you don't have an Internet connection to download them you walk into a store with a flash drive. Then you select a movie you wish to buy, pay for it and and it is then copied to your flash drive. Take flash drive home and enjoy.

Assuming you have a large enough flash drive, and assuming you have tons of storage and backup HDD's.

I've got a DVD collection and few blu-rays. For my photoshop and other editing work I do, I need the additional storage on my HDD's for work and some games, not eaten up by something I can have on a disc that I can pop in and play without issue.
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Last I checked, which has been a while since I haven't used iTunes in like 2 years, Apple didn't even offer full 1080p quality movies. The highest was 720p. Yeah sorry, if I was an Apple owner that would drive me to switch.
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post #45 of 603
he's true in the we DON'T need a bluray player in a laptop. it's stupid and unnecessary. BUT...if they plan on having these imacs with 24/27 inch screens, they better have bluray....Especially for those prices
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I don't plan on buying another iMac, but if I was this wouldn't really both me. In the last 7 years, other than for copying my own DVDs I've used discs maybe 10-20 times, mostly for OS installs, or things like driver installs for motherboards, neither of which would apply to a Mac. However, for the small amount of people that need disc drives often enough and need a new iMac, there are external drives that can still be used. The fact that external drives can still be used makes this article title very sensationalist. Blu-ray hasn't been "banned".

Yeah...my main rig went several years without an optical drive on it. I have one in it now, but only for bluray movies since sometimes I watch a netflix movie on it if some one else is using the main TV and media machine. Heh, I get a lot of foriegn movies that no one else wants to watch anyway. The media machine in my exercise room has no drive at all since it just plays hulu and stuff off a hard drive.

As a data format I think optical disks are darn near dead...definitely in their death knell. However, as a media format they are still very much the top dog...almost the only dog since steaming is never that great of quality and the selection isn't that great.

And yeah...the title should not say "banned". It should just say "not included"
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100/10 Internet for me, Go ahead, get rid of blu-ray. As for the people that have slow internet...sorry guys biggrin.gif I keep my disk drive in my PC just in case I need it, but the SATA ports are filled with extra HDDs
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he's true in the we DON'T need a bluray player in a laptop. it's stupid and unnecessary. BUT...if they plan on having these imacs with 24/27 inch screens, they better have bluray....Especially for those prices

at the same time, they would have to thicken the entire chassis (for symmetry) to even fit a slim/laptop drive in there. Meh. Unnecessary.
 
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This wouldn't be such a dumb move on apple if they at least had a contingency or alternative to offer.

My personal feelings aside, I'm not much a fan of Optical media like cd's and dvd's. That quantity of data and in such a fragile state is irritating. I brought this up with a buddy and how nintendo used to use cartridges and those damn things STILL WORK to this day.

I wouldn't mind small 64GB or 128GB SD's instead of bluray's or dvd's.
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Just, no.

It was sarcasm because I hear from everyone at my college art dept. how much better they are for graphic design. Sickening really. mad.gifsozo.gif
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