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Originally Posted by Boinz View Post

This wouldn't be such a dumb move on apple if they at least had a contingency or alternative to offer.

they do: http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD564ZM/A/apple-usb-superdrive

It's not a blu ray player, but even when steve jobs was alive the industry knew Apple would never officially support Blu-Ray in any of their computers.

This news is unsurprising.
 
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post #52 of 603
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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.

External drives. Something like this, perhaps. Or this. (only first link supports Blu-ray).
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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".

Again, very nice to see someone in this community that isn't an idiot like the majority that post in apple threads seem to be.

BluRays are not being banned from being used by Macs. They are being banned from being built into Macs. It's been a slow process from Apple for a while now to get rid of optical disc media. The Mac Mini, macbooks, and now the iMac. A lot to do with their plan to make things slimmer and slimmer, and a disc drive, even slot load, add unneeded bulk. And Discs are a dying media. And if you really do need a disc drive, it costs $20 for an external usb dvd writer, little more for bluray, and you're good to go.

As to whoever said you can't back up your movies, you can. You are legally allowed to make backups of any movies you currently own. Period.

And I honestly haven't used optical drives in my computers for several years now, aside from my media server which is used to rip movies.
Edited by Shrak - 10/29/12 at 9:04am
post #54 of 603
Returning customers is what all companies want...
Apple gets it no-matter what...so me and you can say w/e we want, the truth is that those taking those decisions will be billionaires (bubble bursts or not).

For you making $30K a year and spending 1/10 that a year on Apple (or related electronics), get a $50-60 Bluray USB drive and watch your movies.

*BTW, mass-steaming is not ready even in Europe or the US for 1080p movies...too many limitations to name. But yeah, why have anything off the cloud really...its not like you forfeit anything by doing so...rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif
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Apple presents: The iDisc!

It plays the same format as BluRay, DVD, CD, SACD, VCD, and CD-i, except now Apple gets to cram their format codecs onto one line of code and charge ten times it's worth!

Coming soon to the iTunes store.
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Can someone point me to the place where apple allows people to stream ~50GB movies with lossless audio? No.. because no place on the internet can or comes even CLOSE to this quality.

Discs will always be preferred by people who want quality. A 5-7GB 1080p movie with lossy audio can't compare to a BD disc.
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Resolution is independent of bitrate.

Blu-ray is def capable of 1440p TV and will continue to my gold standard of media despite many online providers now streaming "1080p." Keep in mind that this content is delivered at neutered compressions, and thus compression artificating is invariably present during anything but a still picture.

For those interested in 1440p content, check out TimeScapes.
 
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They have a point. I haven't used a CD/DVD/BluRay drive on any of my PC since 2006.
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As much as I want to bash Apple for this... I can't.

Good on Apple..
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As much as I want to bash Apple for this... I can't.
Good on Apple..

Just because you like to deal with low bitrate 1080p (or low bitrate 720p) videos, doesn't mean every does.

It's a very selfish move.
Edited by Murlocke - 10/29/12 at 9:15am
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