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That's great but still means nothing when you can't buy a mac with a blu-ray drive in it.

At least I couldn't find an option for the macbook pro or the tower. Want to enlighten me?
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repackaging technology that has existed 15-20 years prior and then claiming innovation... People are so gullible, they'll buy anything if its shinny enough. Apple is this wealthy because they have good marketing and nothing more.
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That's great but still means nothing when you can't buy a mac with a blu-ray drive in it.

At least I couldn't find an option for the macbook pro or the tower. Want to enlighten me?
No - Apple originally planned to support Blu Ray (presumably in order to boost the media image) but with the success of iTunes movie downloads decided not to - and it's probably not coming soon either.

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"Bluray is looking more and more like one of the high end audio formats that appeared as the successor to the CD - like it will be beaten by Internet downloadable formats."

"No, free, instant gratification and convenience (likely in that order) is what made the downloadable formats take off. And the downloadable movie business is rapidly moving to free (Hulu) or rentals (iTunes) so storing purchased movies or TV shows is not an issue.

"I think you may be wrong - we may see a fast broad move to streamed free and rental content at sufficient quality (at least 720p) to win almost everyone over."
Personally, I'm not too worried either way. In fairness to Apple, blu ray (physical media in general in fact) does look as if it's on the way out (or will be), replaced in future by digital downloads.
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No - Apple originally planned to support Blu Ray (presumably in order to boost the media image) but with the success of iTunes movie downloads decided not to - and it's probably not coming soon either.



Personally, I'm not too worried either way. In fairness to Apple, blu ray (physical media in general in fact) does look as if it's on the way out (or will be), replaced in future by digital downloads.
Not so fast, getting bluray movies vs digital downloads are two different animals. Most people do not know how or simply don't to connect their computers to their TV's to view HD content. Even if they did where exactly are they going to get that content/ Itunes@ $20~ a pop for an HD movie download, around $5~ for rental?
The physical media would cost you $20-$30, and you often get bluray/dvd/digital media bundled.

What Apple was going to do or not do is beyond us to guess. All we know is they went in with Protection rights in mind.

Bluray won't be coming to Mac's ever according to Steve Job's statements. (Digital media=future)
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At the very least, it seems like they've (Lenovo) beefed it (HDD Protection) up since then. Wiki makes mention to the fact the software for the sensor receives updates. Apple didn't implement a similar technology until 3 years later.

Anyway. It's a moot point. You'll never convince me to buy Apple until Jobs is dead. Too many limitations and format restrictions/not existing. As I've said before, that man is a control freak. It's his way or the highway, and I'll walk that road all day long.
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Not so fast, getting bluray movies vs digital downloads are two different animals. Most people do not know how or simply don't to connect their computers to their TV's to view HD content. Even if they did where exactly are they going to get that content/ Itunes@ $20~ a pop for an HD movie download, around $5~ for rental?
The physical media would cost you $20-$30, and you often get bluray/dvd/digital media bundled.

What Apple was going to do or not do is beyond us to guess. All we know is they went in with Protection rights in mind.

Bluray won't be coming to Mac's ever according to Steve Job's statements. (Digital media=future)
True - in that post I was purely referring to media consumption on PCs.
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No - Apple originally planned to support Blu Ray (presumably in order to boost the media image) but with the success of iTunes movie downloads decided not to - and it's probably not coming soon either.



Personally, I'm not too worried either way. In fairness to Apple, blu ray (physical media in general in fact) does look as if it's on the way out (or will be), replaced in future by digital downloads.
Only with the in-the-know crowd.

My grandparents, parents, and people around their age have blu-ray players, but not itunes, netflix, or anything similar.
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True - in that post I was purely referring to media consumption on PCs.
Aha! In that case that is true, although to be honest as far as HD content goes we're still not there yet at all. As far as DVD's/TV shows we're already there with Netflix and Hulu leading the way.
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Repackaging technology that has existed 15-20 years prior and then claiming innovation... People are so gullible, they'll buy anything if its shinny enough. Apple is this wealthy because they have good marketing and nothing more.
What are you talking about? Like what? Apple didn't repackage an mp3 player and call it the "iPod", they just made a better mp3 player than everyone else.

And, they're wealthy because they have great marketing paired with great products -- you can't succeed very well without one or the other, you need both.
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